Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

icon clock Duration: 04 Daysicon sleep Accommodation: Camping/Hotel
icon clock Total Distance: 65 kilometresicon mountain Difficulty: Average
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Trip Overview

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days, This adventure offers us the best views of the valley, walking through the mountains, crossing high Andean communities with impressive views of the blizzards and beautiful waterfalls and lagoons, in addition to the people of the Andes, you can enjoy the beauty of the panoramic views, each day traveling a different stage in the Lares valley, Lares, lares trek, and a section of the classic Inca trail. 


Day 1: Cusco – Quishuarani – Cuncani

In the morning, our transport will pick us up in Cusco. We will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will make a detour that, after approximately 3:00 hours. Traveling will take us to the Quishuarani community.

There we will find the tropeiros and we will load the equipment on horses to start the walk. We will start with an increase of approximately 2:30 a.m. Until we reach Queuñaccasa  (4,400 meters above sea level), continue with a descent with a spectacular view of a group of brightly colored lagoons and a wide variety of birds and vizcachas, until we reach our first camp near the community of Cuncani.

Day 2: Cuncani – Lares – Ollantaytambo

This day will be easier at 7:00. We will have breakfast. In this small town, we have the opportunity to visit the house of one of the members of the Community who will share with us the way they live in a simple way, in deep connection with nature, preserving the traditional customs of agriculture. , weaving, displaying your textile skills from past generations, using medicinal plants, etc.

After 04:00 h. We will go down the hill, we will arrive at the city of Lares, where we will find the thermal baths of Lares. We can enjoy the medicinal waters that this place has. After lunch, we will continue the trip at 03:00 hrs. In our tourist transport to the city of Ollantaytambo. Where we are going to spend the night.

** Accommodation: Basic

Day 3: Ollantaytambo – Km. 104 – Aguas Calientes

Let’s take the train at the Ollantaytambo train station. We will travel by train for an hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (the beginning of our trip).

At this point, after presenting the passports in control, we will begin to walk without problems a few meters from the Vilcanota river. Starting the road, we will see the ruins of Chachabamba, a stone altar that served to worship the sun and the mountains, still venerated by the local population.

We will continue our way south and begin a gradual ascent up the mountain. After walking for 3 hours, the path descends into an incredible forest. Here we will find a beautiful waterfall and we will reach the bottom of the Wiñaywayna center archeological. We will appreciate the beauty of this place, complemented with the information of our expert guide.

After having breakfast (Box Lunch) in Wiñaywayna, we will continue in the afternoon in the forest, full of bromeliads, orchids and ferns. As we walk this last part of the road, we will pass many impressive features, such as stone stairs and tambos (“resting places”).

You will descend 60 stairs before reaching Inti Punku (“the door of the sun”). From this point, you can contemplate and observe this wonderful place. Then we will go down for 45 minutes until we reach the viewpoint, from here you can see the sunset.

We will go down to the entrance of Machu Picchu, where we will board the bus to the city of Aguas Calientes.

** Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Breakfast starting at 04:30, then we will board the first bus to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and we will begin the guided tour in this enigmatic and mysterious city that is explored for approximately 2-3 hours with a Professional Guide.

You can visit the most impressive places such as the Royal Mausoleum, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Main Temple, the Santa Plaza, the famous Intihuatana, where the wise Inkas anchored the Sun on the winter solstice in June, Pasos, Plazas, Fonts, etc. lares trail

After the tour, we will return to the city of Aguas Calientes. In coordinated time, we will take the train back to the Ollantaytambo station, where a transfer will wait for us to take us to the bus to the city of Cusco. lares peru


The tour schedule will be confirmed at the destination.
The entrance to Huaynapicchu must be confirmed at the time of booking and is subject to the availability of fees. (maximum 400 seats per day) lares trail peru




  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the first visiting point.
  • Tourist Transport Cusco – Quiswarani.
  • Tourist transport Lares – Ollantaytambo.
  • Horses and muleteer for the Camping and Food team.
  • Camping equipment (kitchen tents, dining tent, sleeping tent, balloon, tables, benches, etc.)
  • Train ticket to km 104 (starting point of the tour.)
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail park and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Guided visits to Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy.
  • Guided visit to the Citadel of Machu Picchu on the second day.
  • Food according to the itinerary 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • 01 Box Lunch.
  • 01 nights of basic accommodation in Ollantaytambo.
  • Consettur RT Machu Picchu bus ticket – Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket to and from Ollanta – Cusco.
  • Transfer to the city of Cusco.


  • Services not detailed in the Valle de Lares program – Inca Trail 2D / 1N
  • 01 Breakfast on the first day.
  • Dinner in Ollantaytambo.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • Life insurance.
  • Additional nights due to bad weather
  • Personal care items.
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu (+ 30.00 USD – depending on availability)

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