Lares Trek To Machupicchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

4 Days from US $ 535.00
Max Altitude
4700 m.a.s.l
Trip Length
4 Days
Group Size
Min 2 Persons
Physical Level
Challenging
Trip Style
Trekking
LODGING TYPE
Campsite - Hotel
Availability
All Year
Price From
$ 535
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Overview

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: A 4-Day Adventure Like No Other

Join us on a remarkable 4-day journey through the heart of the Andes, as we take you on the path less traveled – the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. This expedition is a fusion of cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and the grandeur of Machu Picchu, all in a compact and unforgettable package.

Explore Lares Valley 

Begin your journey by delving into the cultural riches of the Lares Valley. This remote and pristine region is a living testament to the Andean way of life. Immerse yourself in the traditions, meet the locals, and witness their daily life. join us on an exhilarating trek that traces the paths once used by the Inca. Walk amidst towering peaks, meander through lush valleys, and breathe in the crisp mountain air. Each step is a connection to history.

Marvel at the untouched beauty of the Andes. Majestic peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and tranquil hot springs will surround you at every turn. Nature is your constant companion on this journey.

Machu Picchu – The Grand Finale

Your adventure culminates at the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. As you enter this archaeological wonder, you’ll be transported back in time, connecting with the ancient Inca civilization and marveling at the architectural marvels.

Join us on this extraordinary 4-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, where every moment is a chance to create your own adventure story. Embrace the freedom of the open trail and let the spirit of exploration guide you

Lares Trek To Machupicchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Itinerary

The excitement of your trip through Lares to Machu Picchu We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:00 am. The first part of our trip is approximately 2.5 hours to the community of Cuncani. Once here, we will have breakfast with beautiful views. Then we will begin our 3-hour ascent to the Hullkiccasa Pass (4,200 m / 13,779 ft). Here you will enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged Andean peaks, lakes, valleys and much more. Then, we will enjoy our gourmet lunch prepared by our trekking chef. Finally, we will descend for 2 hours to our campsite in Quishuarani, where we will appreciate incredible views of the area.

Our camp is in the community of Quishuarani, which is a very traditional village and still keeps its culture alive, especially with its agricultural practices.

We will enjoy afternoon tea with breathtaking views of the frozen Andean peaks and seven waterfalls. We will also have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn more about their culture.

After dinner, our guide will show you the Inca constellations that the Incas depended on for agricultural guidance and that the villagers still use to this day.

  • Meals: Breakfast /Lunch / Afternoon tea /Dinner.
  • Lodging: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 12 km/7miles
  • Time: Approximately 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging

We will wake up to start our second day feeling refreshed after a good sleep and another delicious breakfast. We begin our 4-hour hike to the southwest, an intense and steep hike to the highest point of our trek known as the Pachacutec Pass (4,700 m / 15,420 ft). The views from the summit are spectacular, filled with glaciers, alpine lakes, llama herds, steep valleys and rolling farmland. After some time to enjoy the 360º views, we will descend for 30 minutes, where we will have an exquisite lunch in the Andes.

After some rest, we descend for 2 more hours until we reach our campsite located next to the Cancha Cancha community, (3,700 m / 12,139 ft). We will take isolated trails, along the way we will see llamas and herds of alpacas. The local people will greet us with a bit of shyness and interact with us in Quechua (the Inca language). Our guide will act as your interpreter to translate and teach you some Quechua words. Cancha Cancha is one of the most isolated and traditional mountain communities, where you will have the opportunity to meet with a local family to learn about their Andean lives. Depending on the time you arrive at Cancha Cancha, you may have the opportunity to visit the school as well.

Once at the camp, everything will be ready. You will enjoy tea time and dinner, then you can relax for a comfortable night’s sleep.

  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Afternoon tea / Dinner.
  • Lodging: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 14kms / 10.3 miles
  • Time: 7 to 8 hours approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This day will be memorable. We start the tour with a hike downhill for 3 hours until we reach Huaran which is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will say goodbye to our team of muleteers, and then we will take our van to Ollantaytambo. Then we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lodging: Accommodation in aguas calientes
  • Distance: 9 kms/ 6 miles
  • Time: 3 hours approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This day will be the most exciting of our adventure because we will visit one of the 7 wonders of the world. First of all we will start this great day with a delicious breakfast, at 5:00 am we will leave to take the first bus to the historic santuary of Machu Picchu, the duration of the trip is 25 minutes. Our first objective is to be the first to enjoy the great sunrise in Machu Picchu, feel the energy and magic that holds the ancient Inca citadel. Then we will make an excursion through the most important areas of the sanctuary, viewpoints, temples, residences, stairways, courtyards, sacred temples etc. all archaeological sites in which our professional guide, will delight you with his explanations of history, meanings and theories for a space of 2 hours, After the tour, you will have free time to explore and take some good pictures.

Optionally you can enjoy some of the following activities on your own (not included in the tour price):

  • Hike up Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain to appreciate the beauty of Machu Picchu (Additional cost).
  • You can also do the Inti Punku tour, 2 hours round trip or the Inca Bridge, 1 hour round trip (No additional charge).
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes such as visiting the local museum Manuel Chavez Ballon or visiting the thermal baths (general fee).

When you are ready, you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes, have lunch on your own and then board the train at 14:55 for the return trip to Cusco. From Ollantaytambo train station where our private transportation will be waiting to take you to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Ollantaytambo-Cusco
  • Difficulty: Easy

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Briefing prior to the start of the trek with our guide at our Terra Quechua Peru office.
  • Pick up from hotel in Cusco.
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Cuncani (starting point of the trek).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Experienced professional guide.
  • Tent or tents (quadruple tents for two people), mats or inflatable mattresses.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary – vegetarian option (no extra charge).
  • All camping equipment such as: dining tent, tables, chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent.
  • Expedition class train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • Celebration dinner in Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes in a tourist restaurant.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom.
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • First aid kit including oxygen balloon.
  • Expedition class train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Horses for camping equipment, food, cooking utensils and passenger’s belongings (up to 7 kg).
  • Emergency horse in case you feel exhausted or sick.
  • Boiled water to drink.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Lunch and dinner on last day
  • Sleeping bag US$15
  • Pair of walking sticks US$10
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: US$60 per person (book one month in advance)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: US$60 per person
  • Optional upgrade (hotel).
  • US$60 can be added for the Vistadome train.
  • Tips

Prices

Price information: Price per person 2024- 2025
Group Size: 2min – 10 Max  All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Departure Dates: Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November. All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.

DEPARTURE DATES 2024 – 2025

PRICE PER PERSON US$535

(GROUP SIZE: 02 People MINIMUM & 10 People MAXIMUM) To confirm we need you to send us a deposit of US$100 per person as well as filled out booking form)

DECEMBER 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,25,27,
JANUARY 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29
FEBRUARY 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27
MARCH 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
APRIL 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29
MAY 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
JUNE 2023: 1,3,5,7,9,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
JULY 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
AUGUST 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
SEPTEMBER 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,17,19,25,27,29,30
OCTOBER 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
NOVEMBER 2023:  11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,30
DECEMBER 2023:  1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31
JANUARY 2024: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,29,31

Faqs

The Lares Trek is 33 kms ( 20.5miles) long and depending on which campsites are used the approximate hours hiked per day are: Day 1: 5 hours Day 2: 8 hours Day 3: 4 hours

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: IS ALTITUDE SICKNESS COMMON? AND HOW HIGH IS THE LARES TREK?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: IS IT POSSIBLE TO SKIP THE LARES TREK EVEN IF THE TOUR INCLUDES IT?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: WHEN DO WE REACH MACHU PICCHU AND HOW MUCH TIME DO WE SPEND THERE?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: DO PORTERS CARRY OUR LUGGAGE WHILE ON THE LARES TREK?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: HOW COLD DOES IT GET ON THE LARES TREK (WILL I NEED TO BRING HATS AND MITTS)?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS USED ON THE LARES TREK?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: IS A SLEEPING BAG AND MATTRESS INCLUDED?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: IS PURIFIED WATER AVAILABLE ON THE TREK?

TERRA QUECHUA INFO: WHAT TYPE OF FOOD WILL WE GET ON THE LARES TREK?

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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Marion S
Marion S
2024-06-23
Fünf -Tages-Trekking-Tour über Salkantay nach Machu Picchu Unser Trip, gebucht über Getyourguide, durchgeführt von Terra Quechua Peru, hat in fast allen Punkten unseren Erwartungen entsprochen. Von der Abholung am Hotel, die zwar deutlich eher als erwartet war bis zur Verabschiedung unseres Guides hat alles prima und reibungslos geklappt. Mir Renaldo und Asencio hatten wir zwei überaus liebenswerte Guides, die immer ansprechbar waren, die Bedürfnisse des Einzelnen berücksichtigt haben und dafür gesorgt haben, das alles reibungslos abgelaufen ist. Unser Koch Javier hat alles getan, damit zu jeder Mahlzeit verschiedene, abwechslungsreiche Gerichte auf den Tisch kamen und an unserem letzten gemeinsamen Frühstück sogar noch eine Torte gebacken. Das einzige, was wir nicht so machen konnten wie gebucht, war der Aufstieg auf den Machu Picchu Mountain. Terra Quechua Peru hatte uns den Aufstieg auf den Huayna Picchu gebucht, obwohl es im Vorfeld anders abgesprochen war. Daher ein Punkt Abzug. Trotzdem war auch die Aussicht von diesem Berg sensationell und abschließend bleibt zu sagen, wir würden Terra Quechua Peru jederzeit wieder buchen🙂
Andre F
Andre F
2024-06-10
Excellent travel agency! We highly recommend it! Mr. Edwin did all the intermediation of our tours in both Cusco and Lima. Always attentive, responding quickly on Whatsapp, in addition to being clear about the information about each of the tours. The prices are fair and he works on the basis of trust, which helped us a lot during our stay. Its staff is punctual, helpful and lively, explaining in detail the main points and historical events. They are also bilingual (Spanish and English), making the experience even better. We highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru!
Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés
2024-06-03
Highly reliable agency. The truth is we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service received by this agency. From the first moment we had contact, until the moment we boarded the plane back to Costa Rica, everything was in perfect harmony and control on their part, they always made us feel safe and confident in every move we would make. Not only are they worth recommending, but when we return, God first, they will be our first choice for the activities we will do. We are really very grateful to their entire work team, which is more than qualified for the activities they dedicate themselves to, and yet, giving more than what they offer. Blessings to each of you and we hope to meet again very soon.
Martin G
Martin G
2024-05-31
salkantay road Incredible experience with this travel agency, which was attentive to all the details. I would definitely recommend it, highlighting the attention of Edwin who was always available to us for any questions or reasons. And thank the entire work team from Reynaldo and Ivan the guides, who accompanied us along the road to Salkantay, the cooks and muleteers.
Claudio
Claudio
2024-05-30
Cusco & Machu Picchu: an unforgettable trip We contracted Cuzco city tour, excursion to Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, Montaña de Colores and Laguna Humantay with this agency before traveling. The organization was impeccable and any problem that arose, Edwin resolved it immediately, always very attentive at any time. Super recommended. The places visited are spectacular, beautiful. They were all worth seeing. Combination of natural landscapes of great beauty, archaeological sites, culture, history, gastronomy.
Abigeal V
Abigeal V
2024-05-28
Outstanding Experience Our experience with Terra Quechua was outstanding. The guide's deep knowledge and passion for the site were evident, and the tour was perfectly organized. We left with a deeper appreciation for the history and beauty of Terra Quechua
Abdul Q
Abdul Q
2024-05-28
Informative and Fun Tour Terra Quechua provided an informative and fun tour. Our guide was excellent, sharing detailed information and engaging stories about the site. The tour was well-structured and thoroughly enjoyable
Kate Caroli
Kate Caroli
2024-05-24
e do the City tour Cusco, Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu and Coloured Mountain If you want to take your mind off everything and enjoy your trip, you can't miss the chance to choose these travel organisers to show you Peru. The guides are superb, they know the area perfectly and all the stories behind every corner, which makes every visit more magical. At all times they have been concerned about us and have shown great flexibility in terms of preferences. I am very grateful to have had this amazing experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Lau Menendez
Lau Menendez
2024-05-23
Salkantay 5 days Very good experience! I did the 5-day Salkantay trek, domo by domo. As previously the height made me feel bad and after passing 4500 meters I started to feel bad, we looked for an alternative to be able to do the path but ignoring day 2 when we reach 5000 meters. Edwin helped me re-coordinate everything and also kept an eye on the departures. It was a little chaotic at the beginning because the day I had the meeting at the agency I had to go to the doctor to evaluate my lungs and that meant I didn't make it to the previous meeting, but Edwin still received me later at the agency and I help reorganize everything. The guides were 10,000! Edison and Brian, two young guides helped us all the way and were super attentive. It was fun. Edison incredible patience! The chef Gabriel made magic with his hands, the meals were incredible. I am not going to deny that when I paid online from Argentina I was a little afraid, but everything went super well and more than recommended! Then I hired them again for a day trip! Thank you Edison for all the support and Edwin for all the coordination.
leonardo f
leonardo f
2024-05-15
Good agency for first timers in Peru This comment is for people like me who had more questions than answers when seeing the previous reviews of this post. I did an 8-day tour including Lima and Cusco with their main trekking and tourism attractions. In general, the agency fulfilled what was promised from the beginning and in general terms our trip went very well and we did not have any major setbacks. Additionally, the weather was very good throughout the week and that helped a lot. However, there are some things that no one tells you and some pros and cons of taking tours with Quechua terra. 1. In our case, the agency only coordinated and booked the tours with third parties who do offer the tours. There was never a presence of anyone from the agency on the tours, I only saw Edwin (manager) once during my entire stay and it was to cancel the entire tour. Apparently many agencies work like this in Cusco 2. By not having the presence of anyone from the agency, you depend on the subcontracted third party and the luck you have in terms of the guides. In our case everything went according to plan except for the colorful mountain guide who left us abandoned during the walk and we had to go to people around us because my partner suffered from an asthmatic attack. Additionally, he did not give any relevant historical explanation during the tour. 3. The agency's daily communication was reactive and not proactive. Personally, I had to write to them every night so they could give me the instructions from the other day. I felt that they were not very attentive to us, although every time the third parties were delayed or something like that, the agency always responded attentively to my calls. So much so that we finished the tour, left the country and to date we have not received even a goodbye or a thank you. 4. When you arrive in Cusco they literally give you an envelope with documents and reservations and you depend on yourself so that your itineraries and reservations are fulfilled, the agency does not intervene directly and again you depend on third parties. In our case we realized this and we had to rush our visit to Ollantaytambo (we hardly enjoyed it) to be able to take our trains to Machupichu, in this case the outsourced agency left us on our own in Ollantaytambo as if to say "from here on ahead they are alone.” 5. The city tour in Cusco and the sacred valley is done with a tourist ticket that is valid for 10 days, however the agency never tells you this and neither does it tell you that you have access to many other tourist attractions included in the ticket if You have free time in Cusco. We found out about this during the tours but it was too late and we couldn't take full advantage of it before leaving Cusco 6. Hotels and transportation are excellent, especially in Cusco and Lima respectively. We did not have time to plan the trip in its entirety, so this agency was a very good option for us, however I consider that for a second time it is better to plan the trip on your own, it is more enjoyable, without races and of course a lot cheaper since you deal directly with the companies that do the tours.