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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

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Trekking Lares to Machupicchu 3 Days.

This Hike Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days is an exciting adventure that combines stunning landscapes, cultural immersion, and the impressive finish of reaching the iconic Machu Picchu. This 3- Days Lares Trek to Machupicchu, offers an unforgettable combination of natural wonders, cultural richness, and the profound experience of following in the footsteps of the ancient Inca civilization.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days.

This 3 Day Lares Trek to Machupicchu is a captivating alternative to the classic Inca Trail, offering adventurers a unique and culturally rich experience in the Peruvian Andes. While the Inca Trail is known for its historical importance and popularity, Lares Trek offers a more intimate encounter with indigenous communities, stunning landscapes, and ancient ruins.


  1. Scenic Beauty:
    • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Peruvian Andes, characterized by snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush green valleys.
    • Trek through diverse landscapes, including high-altitude plateaus, traditional Quechua villages, and picturesque mountain passes.
  2. Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure:
    • Unlike the more popular Inca Trail, the Lares Trek offers a quieter and more off-the-beaten-path adventure, providing a more intimate and authentic experience of the Andean way of life.
  3. Cultural Encounters:
    • Interact with the local Quechua-speaking communities along the way, gaining insight into their ancient traditions, customs, and way of life.
    • Visit traditional Andean villages, where you can witness the locals engaged in traditional textile weaving, farming, and other age-old practices.
  4. Hot Springs Relaxation:
    • Reward yourself with a soothing soak in the natural hot springs of Lares. This is a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate after days of trekking, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Andes.
  5. Ancient Ruins and Archaeological Sites:
    • Explore lesser-known Inca ruins, such as Pumamarca and Ollantaytambo, which provide a glimpse into the fascinating history of the Inca civilization.
    • Discover ancient agricultural terraces, religious shrines, and stone structures nestled in the mountains, showcasing the engineering prowess of the ancient Incas.
  6. Diverse Flora and Fauna:
    • Experience the rich biodiversity of the Andean region, with opportunities to spot unique wildlife and endemic plant species. Keep an eye out for llamas, alpacas, and a variety of bird species.
  7. Challenging Mountain Passes:
    • Conquer challenging high-altitude mountain passes, such as the Huacawasi Pass, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and a sense of accomplishment for trekkers.
  8. Sustainable and Responsible Tourism:
    • Many trekking operators in the Lares region prioritize sustainable and responsible tourism, ensuring that the trek benefits local communities and preserves the natural environment.
  9. Connect with Nature:
    • Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, camping under the starlit sky and waking up to the sounds of the Andean wilderness. The Lares Trek provides a unique opportunity to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with the natural environment.

Trip Details

Day 1: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.
Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quiswarani – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco



Day 1: Cusco – Pisac– Huaran – Cancha Cancha.

This Lares Valley to Machu Picchu begins early with your pickup at 6 :00am from your Cusco hotel.  which will be just what you need to get ready for the first day trekking! Driving onward for 35 more minutes to Huaran, we meet our horsemen and horses.

Time to get ready, boots on, and begin our first 3 hours gradually ascending towards Cancha Cancha. in the way, we will have lunch next to the river, replenishing your energy for the trek ahead with a delicious meal prepared by your trekking chef.

Cancha Cancha(3,900m/12,800ft) is one of the most isolated and traditional communities, self-sustaining as it has been for hundreds of years. There is no road to the community and they were recently connected to electricity in December, 2019.

After settling into your tents and having afternoon tea, you will have the opportunity to visit a local family. You will learn all about life in a traditional Andean village, with your guide as your interpreter.

  • Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities with bathroom building
  • Distance: 9kms / 5.6 miles
  • Time: 3.5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quiswarani – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

After another delicious breakfast, we begin our 7 hour hike northeast. It starts out as an intense walk, accomplishing high passes on our way to the highest point of our trek at Pachacutec Pass (4,500m /14,800 ft).

This is where you pat yourself on the back and embrace the satisfaction and exhilaration for making it up to the summit. Motivating you along the trail for this intense part of the trek are the views of glaciers, remote lakes, alpaca herds, rugged valleys and spectacular mountain vistas.

Keep your eyes on the sky for the Caracara falcons and Andean geese. After enjoying the summit, we descend for 3 hours until we reach our campsite located by the Quiswarani community at 3,700m/12,139ft.

On the way, we will be taking an isolated trail where we will see indigenous highland people in their traditional outfits herding their llamas and alpacas. The local people will open their hearts and interact with you in the Quechua language (the Incas’ language). Your guide will act as your interpreter to translate and teach you some Quechua language.

When you arrive at the spectacular seven waterfalls, you are almost to Quishuarani! Finally,we arrive to Quiswarani, take our transportation for 2 hours to Ollantaytambo and then, the train to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in a hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Distance: 12kms / 7.5 miles
  • Time: 7hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: challenging

Day 3: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Cusco

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll take one of the first busses up to Machu Picchu so that you can be there to witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! Your guide will give you the full tour, which takes about two hours.

You will see all of the most important parts of Machu Picchu, including the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Sun Dial, Quarry and the House of the Inca. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.

After your tour, those who have booked in advance for the extra hikes up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will have time to enjoy those views on their own. When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included).

Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping, sightseeing Your train will depart at 14:55 or 18:20. The train will take you back to Ollantaytambo, following the spectacular Urubamba River.

You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private transport. you will be in your hotel by 19:00.aprox.


  • Transfer from the airport to hotel (this can be done on any date).
  • Private transportation from the hotel to Pisac Inca ruins and the Huaran trailhead
  • Local licensed guide, fluent in English
  • Round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes with a van transfer back to Cusco
  • Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Admission ticket to the Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours
  • Hotel with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast included
  • 4 person EUREKA TIMBERLINE tent for every two trekkers
  • Comfortable foam mattress
  • Delicious gourmet meals during the 4 days as indicated in the itinerary
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)
  • Provision of a horse in case of emergency – In case of illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottles
  • Transfer back to Cusco only for our group
  • Interaction with the local kids and community people
  • Backpack rain cover

No Included

  • Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters
  • Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
  • Rain poncho
  • Not mentionet in the program

What To Bring

  • Original passport and some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone, power bank battery, camera charger and adapter.
  • Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Camera.
  • Torch or headlamps.
  • Hands sanitizer.
  • Deet or mosquito repellent (recommendable 30% deet).
  • Hiking poles (or you can rent one pair from us).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Thermal layers (pants, t-shirt).
  • Hiking socks.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Credit or debit card.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

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