Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

The trip from Lares to Machu Picchu 4D3N is a spectacular way to visit one of The New Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. On the other hand, the Lares trek from Cusco offers you many unique opportunities to enjoy your Machu Picchu adventure.

The Lares Trek, Peru combines beautiful lakes, snow-capped mountains, local Quechua communities and herds of llamas, alpacas and Vizcacha (Andean Rabbit). You will visit communities of farmers and weavers who are still living traditional lifestyles in the mountains, cultivating the practices of ancient knowledge and continuing to build stone houses similar to those of Inca times. Therefore, after three days of hiking and reaching a summit of 4850m (15912 ft), you will finish the trek in the Lares Hot Springs. The Lares Trek is an exciting adventure to make your way to Machu Picchu.

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Staff (Tour guide, chef and porters)
    • Entry/Admission - Pumahuanca Camp House
    • Entry/Admission - Cuncani
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    What's excluded :
    • Equipments (sleeping bags, Inflatable mattress & Walking poles).
    • Tips for guide, cook and porters
    • Travel and health insurance.
    • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

  • Day 1: Cusco - Pumahuanca - Puyoc

    Stop At: Pumahuanca Camp House, Zurite 13, Andenes 08630, Peru
    We leave early in the morning to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pumahuanca), where you start hiking all the way up the Pumahuanca valley to get the first lunch place - Paqcha Pata "Waterfall", covering approx 14 km in total, along the walk there is a small Inca ruin "CHUPANI" to explore, you see native plants, spectacular rocky/sharpy mountains and a small crystalline stream along the Lares hike to get the BASE campsite - Puyoc at (4150m).

    ✎ NOTE: The coldest campsite of the three nights

    Includes: Lunch - Dinner (Extra snack in the morning and happy hour before dinner).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 2: Puyoc - Yanacocha Lake - Cuncani Village

    Stop At: Cuncani, Calca Province, 08125, Peru
    After breakfast, we start ascending for three hours to reach the highest point of the Lares expedition "Siclla Qasa" pass at 4850m - 15,682 ft. The highest point of Lares Cusco trekking- After the summit you start going down to the lunch spot "Yanacocha" or Black lake. Today you see beautiful sceneries, landscapes, andean lakes, potato fields, vizcacha "Andean rabbit" and local people dressed in their traditional bright red clothing. The campsite is going to be close to a small Quechua village - Cuncani.

    Note: Hikers might go directly to the Lares hot springs, where you can have plenty of time to relax/enjoy of the thermal bath in Lares Valley.

    Meal Includes: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner (Extra snack in the mornings and happy hour before dinner).
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: Cuncani Quechua Village - Lares Hot springs - Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    After organic breakfast, you only hike in the morning focusing to meet local Quechua people, see typical andean huts and farming lands on the way to the hot springs that takes you 2 hours, after enjoying the hot springs we have the last lunch with our Happy Gringo team. Since this place the trip is easier because you take bus to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes, where you spend the last night in a hotel before to visit Machu Picchu.

    → Meal Includes: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner (Extra snack in the morning and dinner in Machu Picchu Pueblo).

    Note: We stay in Presidente hotel or similar in Aguas Calientes town.

    → ☼ After taking Inca hot springs (Entrance fee does not include s/10 soles or $3 per person) – We take bus to Ollantaytambo train station for 2 and half hours, then train to Aguas Calientes for two hours where we spend the last night of Lares trek.

    → Say goodbye your amazing team, give them your gratitude according your satisfaction. The Company recommends S/60 per assistant cook and horsemen and double for the cook.

    The tour guides recieves their tip after Machu Picchu tour.
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Presidente hotel or similar in Aguas Calientes town

    Day 4: Machu Picchu “The wonder of the world”

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    The tour starts very early in the morning to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to visit the citadel for the guided tour which lasts 2 hour while you explore the most important temples of the citadel. After the guided tour you have free time to walk around the site by yourself. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where you will carry on by bus to Cusco city.

    Meal Includes: Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner on your own after Machu Picchu you can have lunch in Aguas Calientes town).

    → The Final destination to get back to Cusco. Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station by train 2 hours and Ollantaytambo to Cusco another two hours. We will drop off in your hotel or by the center of the city.
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco
    Departure Time :
    4:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Happy Gringo Tours

Activity ID: V-176745P5

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