Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4d/3n



  • Lares trek to Machupicchu
  • Lares Trek
  • Train to Machupicchu


The Lares Trek to Machupicchu is an excellent alternative to the Inca Trail taking you off the beaten track with visits to authentic Andean communities whilst being surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes and valleys, this fabulous trek offers a real insight in to the lives of the people of Cusco as it once was, Peru Hiking Tours is 100% recommended travel operator to do this trek.


Day 1: Cusco - Calca - Lares Hot Springs - Huacawasi

We leave from Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving to the Lares valley where will find some natural hot spring of Lares community and spend the morning in the medicinal hot springs, after our lunch we keep going 4 hours walk to get the first camping spot of Huacawuasi.

Day 2: Wacawasi - Ipsaycocha

After continuing up through the Lares Valley, we arrive to the community of Huacawasi. People here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru. Here, we can observe their great skills and brilliant techniques in the fabrication of ponchos and other garments. Passing the village we begin climbing up to Condor Pass, the second of the trip at 4300m.. From here, we catch a stunning view of the renowned Mount Veronica (5750m.). Descending gently for about one hour, we come to the beautiful Ipsaycocha Lake close to Patacancha , our last campsite.

Day 3: Ipsaycocha - Patacancha - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Today our Lares Trail leads downhill to an overlook facing a wide valley. Descending into the valley, we eventually arrive to the community of Willoc where we have lunch, from here takes two hours to arrive to Pumamarka and enjoy the inca terraces, finally we arrive to Ollantaytambo. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and birds species. The group takes the train at 4:50 pm or 6.00 pm see below please the timetable of the train .from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and spends the night there in a comfortable hotel.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After an early breakfast, we start walking up to Machu picchu to be the first one (1 and half hours) or we can take the bus up to Machupicchu ( 30 minutes up) and bus leaves at 5:30am. once we are there we register and start on our 3 hours guided visit. After enjoying Machupicchu, we will walk down or take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will have free time to enjoy hot springs have a lunch before we return to Ollantaytambo and then Bus back to cusco.


  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private transportation to Lares.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Camping equipment including a 2-persons tent, sleeping inflatable pads, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, tables and chairs.
  • Meals: 04 breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners and snacks everyday.
  • Horses to carry camping equipment and food.
  • Horse in case of emergency.
  • Tea time every afternoon.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • First aid kit and Oxygen.
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu picchu.
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
  • Tourist bus transport Ollantaytambo - Cusco.

Not Included

  • Breakfast on day 01, lunch and dinner on day 04.
  • Sleeping back.
  • Entrance tickets for Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain.
  • Entrance ticket for the hotsprings.
  • Additional expenses and tips.

We recommend to bring:

  • Personal and warm Sleeping Bag.
  • Personal ID (Passport and ID).
  • Backpack or Daypack.
  • Hiking shoes and poles.
  • Raincoat and rain poncho.
  • Water bottle, flashlight, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes, light clothes, 4 pairs of socks, long sleeve T-shirts, shorts and sandals.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Snacks (Chocolates, candies, dry fruits, energy bars and salty snacks).
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Cash in Soles.