4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu - Behind the Mountains

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4 days
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What You'll Do
  • Relax in the Natural Thermal baths in Lares Town
  • Enjoy the Nice view of the Mountains
  • Meet a Local people and share a good time with them
  • walk around Inca terraces
  • Great journey in train to Machupicchu town
  • Relax in Machupicchu town
  • Visit the Lost city of the Incas- Machupicchu
  • Share your journey experience when you return to Cusco
This trek is a great alternative to the traditional Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu. It is more remote and less crowded and will leave you with unforgettable impressions of the unspoiled natural beauty of the Andes.
What to Expect
Along the trek you will see amazing landscapes, discover typical Andean villages in which life has only changed little In the last century, visit various archaeological sites and take relaxing baths in the hot spring waters, until you finally reach the Lost City of the Incas and one of the 7 New Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu! Exploring this unique and sacred place is worth all efforts of the journey and a guide will make sure to provide all the information about the place you desire.


Early at morning, we will begin the tour, with your pick up with direction to Calca, crossing Sacred Valley. After a few hours, we will arrive to Lares town, where we will visit the thermal and medicinal baths. Finishing the morning experience until the lunch, then, we will begin with our trek (approx. 2 hrs. with 30 min.) with direction to Wacawasi (first camp). Overnight,

Driving distance:
Cusco to Calca: 31.6 miles (51 km) paved road
Calca to Lares: 26 miles (42 km) dirt road
Approximate bus journey time: 3 hours
Total trekking distance (thermal baths to Wacawasi): 3.9 miles / 6.3 km
Approximate Walking Time: 3 hours
Maximum Altitude: 10,775 ft / 3285 m


After the breakfast we will continue with our Trek and will see the highest abilities of the people with respect to tissues and dressmaking; after that, we will continue ascending until the Condor high pass (4100 m.s.n.m. or 13451 feet). Since this place we will have the amazing view of famous snowcapped mountain of Veronica or Wakayhuillca (5750 m.s.n.m. or 18865 feet).   

Later on, we will descend by the average of an hour to last camp that is located in beautiful Ipsaycocha Lake.

Total Trekking Distance (Wacawasi – Ipsayqocha): 5.6 miles / 9 km
Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours
Maximum Altitude: 14,248 ft / 4347 m (Ipsayqocha)


On this day we will get to viewpoint that will give us an amazing view of the valley for reach to Huylloc, where we will lunch. Then, we will continue by the average of a two hours for to reach Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces, finishing the route in Ollantaytambo.

Later on, we will take the train with direction to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in your reserved hotel.

Approximate Walking Time: 3 hours
Driving distance:
Patacancha to Ollantaytambo 17 miles: (28 km) dirt road (1 hour)
Maximum Altitude: 14,248 ft / 4347 m (Ipsayqocha)
Driving distance:
Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu 34 miles (55 km) by train (2 hours)


We will begin the tour to Machu Picchu very early and after the breakfast. We will take the bus for entrance and sting our ticket in the entrance to begin our expedition by the average of a two hours and a half, into the Machu Picchu citadel. Then, you will have free time to explore the amazing Inca city by your account, visiting the Huayna Picchu.

Finally, we will end this day, returning by train to Ollantaytambo and after that we will take the bus with direction to Cusco.
What's Included
  • International Group
  • Hotel Pick up you and drop off
  • All Tourist Transportation's
  • All Entrances (Machupicchu & Huaynapicchu )
  • Bilingual Guide speak English/Spanish
  • All Meal mentioned in the itinerary + Vegetarian Option
  • Cooking and Camping equipment
  • Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg)
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • All Accommodations Camping + Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Hot drinks in the afternoon or Evenings (tea or coffee)
  • First-aid kit
What's Not Included
  • Breakfast on the First day
  • Mule to carry extra 7kg of your personal items
  • Walking stick
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meals not stated in itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bus Up and down to Machupicchu
  • Entrance to the Thermal baths ( Lares & Aguas Calientes )
  • Travel insurance
  • Extras not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips to guides
  • Tips to the staff
What to Remember
• Once you book the tour, you must send us a copy of your passport. Instructions are included on your voucher.
• This tour in non-refundable once confirmed.
• Huayna Picchu ticket subject to availability

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