Lares Trek Yanahuara MachuPicchu 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 Yanahuara MachuPicchu, Crossing the rich pastoral regions of the Urubamba mountain range, we cross gypsy peaks and subtropical valleys. Throughout the trip, we enjoyed scenic lagoons, natural hot springs, and remains of the Inca. Lares, lares trek peru.

As a remote place, the area allowed its people to preserve the traditions of llama and alpaca wool weaving, the cultivation of indigenous potatoes and the weaving of colorful handmade clothing with Inca motifs. lares trek

This tour is experimental, since you can see more closely the customs and experiences of the Andean population. 

DÍA 1: Cusco – Paso Huacawasi – Lares Aguas Calientes – Cuncani – Huacawasi

At approximately 6:00 a.m. We will pass by your hotel to leave for the city of Lares and we can cool off in the pools before continuing to the city of Cuncani, where we will begin the tour.

During this trip, we will make a stop in the city of Calca, where you can visit the local market to go shopping, then we will have our first breakfast.

Your guide can advise you on things to buy for your trip and also on gifts or food to distribute to the children you will meet during the trip.

When we arrive in Lares, we will visit the Aguas Calientes de Lares, where you can enjoy the baths while our cooks prepare a wonderful lunch.

After lunch, we will begin our journey to the first camp in Huacawasi (3,600 m.s.m.). During 3 hours, you will gradually climb the hill to be able to exercise and get used to (training) for the second day of the trip, when we reach the highest point of the trip.

We will spend the first night in the home of the members of our community, who will welcome you very warmly in their homes upon arrival; they will be ready for you to provide some snacks and a hot drink before dinner. Transportation time approximately 04h00min Hrs. lares valley trek

Estimated time of 4:00 Hrs. Walking The climate in this area is warm.

DAY 2: Huacawasi – Sondor – Sacsayllame Stage – Aruray Cocha – Yurak Cocha – Miski Unu

After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the walk to the highest point, the Sacsayllame pass at 4,400 m.s.s.m. The tour will take approximately 4:00 an hour. and it will be very steep. Of course, an emergency horse will accompany us so that everyone feels more confident to reach the top.

During this trip, you will be able to enjoy huge mountains, farmland, and breathtaking views. Keep in mind that we will reach great heights and the weather can be very cold. After reaching the highest point, we will descend and pass a beautiful lagoon before having lunch by the river.

You will have free time to rest and recuperate while our chefs prepare a delicious lunch for you. Then we will descend further through a forest, where you can enjoy the «Queuñas» (Polylepis), a typical Peruvian tree. This ride will take approximately 1:00 a.m. Before reaching our camp in Inu Miski (3,550 m.s.m.).

A wonderful place in the middle of the landscape where you will receive hot tea and some snacks on arrival before dinner. It is estimated a time of 07h00min Hrs.

Walking The weather is cold in this area.

DAY 3: Miski Unu – Queshuarchalloc – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

This day will be spectacular, we will visit the different forests. You can enjoy the rich biological diversity, the change of fauna and flora during the walk that will last approximately 3h00min hours. To get to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Be careful, you have to take mosquito repellent which is abundant in the forest.

Let’s enjoy our last lunch in Queshuarchalloc, where we say goodbye! For cooks and horses. After lunch, we will take a local transportation service to reach Ollantaytambo. We will visit the beautiful city of Ollantaytambo before having dinner at a local restaurant.

At 7:00 p.m. we will take the train to travel to the final destination of the day, the city of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel. It is estimated in the time of 04h00min Hrs. Walking The use of transport will be approximately 30 minutes.

The climate is warm in this area.

DAY 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

We left the hotel at 5:30 in the morning. After breakfast, we will go to the Citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400 m.a.s.l.) in a tourist bus. We arrived at the citadel around 6:00. After a guided tour of the archaeological site, including information about the life and culture of the Incas, you will have plenty of time to enjoy Machu on your own. Wayna Picchu (2,750 m.s.m.).

After the visit to Machu Picchu, we will get off by bus to Aguas Calientes to return to Est. Ollanta at the designated time. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurants. In addition, you can visit the warm waters of the city to relax a bit.

Walking time: 02h00min Hrs. With a moderate warm climate.




  • Tourist Transport Cusco – Calca – Lares.
  • Professional bilingual guide service (request language)
  • This tourist train. Ollanta to Aguas Calientes – Est. Ollanta, depending on availability.
  • Bus Consettur Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
  • Hot water houses entrance.
  • The entrance citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • 01 nights in Basic Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tent, dining tent, mats, tables, chairs).
  • Crutches and crutches (camping equipment and food).
  • Cook and Assistant (kitchen equipment)
  • Meal 3 breakfasts – 3 lunches – 3 dinners.
  • First aid kit – Oxygen balloon.
  • Emergency horse (minimum 2 people)


  • Sleeping bag.
  • First breakfast, last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Extra tips for horses
  • Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu (+ 30.00 USD – depending on availability)
  • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes. (This is possible on foot and takes 1:20 Hrs. Or also the possibility of buying a ticket and it costs $ 12.00 per person)


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  • The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
  • All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
  • Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
  • DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
  • Children over 11 years old considered adults.
  • Minors must travel with an identity document.
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Information Aditional 

Altitide Sickness On The Lares Trek Perú

One of the biggest difficulties during the Lares Trek Perú is altitude sickness (also known as ‘soroche’).

Our recommendation and the best options for the »Soroche» is to acclimatise in the city of Cusco, most of the travelers who suffer from altitude sickness fight it by taking short tours in the city of Cusco. lares trail

Another traditional option is Mate de coca, it is a drink based on the coca leaf that effectively fights the ailments and symptoms of soroche.

Coca since the times of the Incas until today is used by the coca leaf as a remedy for ailments. lares peru

Acclimatisation And Altitude Sickness

Lares Perú is a high altitude trek that comes with obvious altitude sickness risks. Acclimatising to the high altitude is a key factor in ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable trek to Machu Picchu. lares trek to machu picchu

Weather in Lares

Lares is temperate, with cold at night. The average temperature is 11ºC. During the day, the heat can reach 21ºC. At night, temperatures can reach 1ºC.

When Is The Best Time To Do The Lares Trek?

Our recommendation to do the Lares Trek are in the dry seasons (April to Ocutube), the sky is clear and less possibility of thunderstorms, in that season the roads are in the best conditions to do the Trek. lares trail peru

Lares Trek Distance

The total distance in Lares Trek is 37 km / 23 miles

Lares Trek vs Inca Trail

Inca TrailLares Trek
DifficultyHardModerate to hard
Duration4 days4 days
RemotenessRemote mountain routesPass through the villages
Maximium altitude4,200 masl4,450 masl
Best seasonApril – OctoberApril – October
Permission requiredYesNo

Lares Trek vs Inca Trail Differences

During the Inca Trail, you will see 7 small ruins, whose access is only by walking. What makes the Lares route unique is that it passes through several traditional mountain villages.

The Inca Trail is the only hike that actually ends at the Machu Picchu ruins. The Lares Trek require participants to travel to Aguas Calientes for the final night followed by a visit to Machu Picchu the next day.

The classic Inca trail is by far the most popular and busiest of all the hiking trails in the area. You should not expect solitude or peace and quiet on the trail.

In the Lares Trek you most likely don’t meet many other groups along the way. The experience is a bit more private, the more remote campsites.

The classic Inca Trail is also highly regulated, the numbers are strictly controlled and the documents must be shown at various checkpoints. Remember to book well in advance as places are limited and tickets sell out months in advance.

Taking into account the difficult between the Lares Trek vs Inca Trail, the Lares trek is a little less difficult than the Inca Trail, but it is still not an easy hike.

Which One To Choose?

The classic Inca Trail is also highly regulated, this can detract from the overall authenticity of the experience. If you are expecting a true taste of the wild Andes, the Inca Trail might not be the best option.

If you want to complete a trek in the Sacred Valley and it is not important for you to reach Machu Picchu on foot, then the Lares trek offers a more rewarding and authentic trekking experience. The Lares trek is suitable for those with limited time as it is shorter than some of the other alternative walks to the Inca Trail. machu picchu expeditions

What trails do i take for the lares trek?

The tour for Lares trek to Machu Picchu with Dreamy Tours

What kind of hiking boots should i get for the lares trek?

You should to use the tradional hiking boots.

Where does lares trek end?

It is end in Machu Picchu

What is the summit of the lares trek?

What to bring on the lares trek?

Everthing basic for treks.

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