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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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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Emmanuel Leão
Emmanuel Leão
2024-01-14
Excelente viagem de 4 dias a Cuzco Todos os serviços contratados mais do que atenderam minhas expectativas. O pessoal de apoio, os guias nos locais visitados, a pontualidade, etc... enfim, uma agência excelente e cem por cento recomendável. País lindo e a melhor agência de turismo que você pode encontrar no Peru,
Jade Lucinda
Jade Lucinda
2024-01-07
Incredible Trek! Wonderful landscapes, adventure and exquisite attention. Choquequirao Trek totally recommended. The company is very professional. From the day of the briefing, prior to departure, to the organization of each departure and route, accommodations, food and of course the guide. For us MIGUEL was the key to the Trek! Funny, eloquent, kind, responsible... he took care of each one of us, he made sure that we all went well in the Trek, he woke us up before the departures with a great warm tea, and he gave us the best explanations 10 out of 10 to the service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
2023-12-28
Incredible experience in the Peruvian mountain range We did the Salkantay Trek (4 days / 3 nights) and it was an incredible experience. The landscapes are spectacular and reaching Machu Picchu was the best ending. The organisation was perfect, we didn't have to worry about anything, everything was super controlled, the rest of the staff was super and the food was delicious. Special mention to our guide who explained everything in detail and made our trip very enjoyable, always looking out for our enjoyment and safety. We will definitely repeat with Terra Quechua Peru when we return to Cusco for our next adventure. Congratulations to all the staff of this company!
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Sunshine10167476492
2023-12-19
Tour Inca Jungle consigliato Ottimo tour di 3 giorni Inca Jungle. È una buona alternativa al cammino Inca. Esperienza ricca di adrenalina, con bici, rafting, zip line e trekking. Si chiude con visita guidata a machu picchu. Ottima e molto professionale la guida Jerson, che ci ha accompagnato per tutto il tempo.
Maria Ysabel M
Maria Ysabel M
2023-12-17
Hicimos tour 5 días en Cusco y todo fue mágico, desde que llegamos hasta el día en que nos fuimos.. Edwin Medina gracias Un tour recomendadisimo, siempre fueron atentos con nosotros y se cumplido todo lo pactado, nos divertimos muchísimo
Mike L
Mike L
2023-12-10
6 day Lares trek and package tour. This locally owned company was fantastic. Very easy to work with and far exceeded our expectations! Fantastic food on our Lares trek, totally unexpected, and worthy of the finest restaurants anywhere. We had a custom-made cake in the middle of nowhere for my wife’s birthday out of scratch. I’ll Our guide Bernito (author, archeologist, teacher, expedition mountaineer, chef, and guide all in one!) was a true professional, and very well trained. Very fun to be around as well and great conversation. We highly recommend this excellent company. We feel that we got extra information at Machu Picchu with his years of training. We got a private track and tour and that was worth just a few extra dollars. You should definitely consider these good folks. We are from the mountains of Colorado, US, and found this to be an amazing country and people.
Melynda S
Melynda S
2023-12-10
Lares trek, short Inca trek Fantastic experience! This is a local company with local insight and guidance. I cannot recommend this company enough. Everything was perfectly arranged. Bernito was excellent! We learned so much about the local culture and Incan history from him. This was an experience that we will carry with us in our daily lives forever.
Romain B
Romain B
2023-12-08
4 jours de bonheur en pleine nature Nous avons fait ce super Trek en compagnie de Reynaldo. 4 jours de bonheur dans les montagnes péruviennes. Reynaldo est super, très à l’écoute et très attachant. En ce qui concerne la nourriture, on pourrait se croire dans un restaurant gastronomique, même si nous sommes dans un campement en pleine montagne. Merci pour tout
Gary Dosney
Gary Dosney
2023-12-06
Sacred Valley Tour Connection Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night 2d/1n , not to be missed We had an amazing experience with this company. We chose them because of the many 5 star reviews and we are so glad we did. Edwin was committed to giving us the best experience. We loved that they booked everything for us: train tickets, hotel, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, so we didn't have to worry about anything. We were able to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and rich history. Our group was small (the two of us and other couples), which resulted in a very intimate and personalized experience. There were many other groups at Machu Picchu that had groups of 15-20 people and we were very happy to have such a small group. It was well worth the cost and I would recommend it to others.
Marilyn
Marilyn
2023-11-30
Machu Picchu Thank you for a wonderful day tour at Machu Picchu. Jose met us at the main square in Aguas Calientes at 1pm and walked with us up to the bus station to take the half hour journey to the gates of Machu Picchu. It was pouring with rain but we managed to climb up to the observation level and waited until the rain stopped and the wind blew the clouds away and we were able to view the amazing citadel. Being 70 & 80 years young and not the fittest we were worried about how we could make the tour but Jose was extremely patient and helped us along the way. It truly was an amazing experience to be able to walk around such an incredible site. Everything was organized for us, the car from Cusco to Ollyantambo, then the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes, bus up & entry into Machu Picchu and the return journey back to Cusco. Effortless. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone.