Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Day

If you are looking for a new and spectacular hike, Lares valley trek 4 days is for you, this amazing hike is located on the right side of the urubamba river. Lares valley trek is an alternative route to the inca trail, it has 44 km of distance from thermal baths of Lares to Ollantaytambo.

We will cross the Peruvian Andes from the beautiful valley of Lares to the sacred valley of the Incas in Ollantaytambo, walk through beautiful lagoons and spectacular Andean landscapes.We can also see people who preserve their traditional clothes, customs and traditions, they descended from the Incas.

lares Valley Trek is a very good option if you want a unique and true experience on the sacred valley of the Incas.

Duration 4 days
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Tour briefing one day before the hiking.
  • Transportation from the hotel to Lares Hot Springs.
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • chef and assistant
  • Mules to carry cook and camp equipment.
  • x3 breakfast, x3 lunch, x3 dinner, snacks.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • four station tent for 2 trekkers and mattresses
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Mobility from Yanawara to Ollantaytambo.
  • Roundtrip Train tickets from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
  • ntrance to Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Lares Trek
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
What's excluded :
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on the first day, lunch, and dinner on the fourth day.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains
  • Entrance to Lares hot springs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional horse
  • tips

Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Wakawasi.

Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
To start Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. We will leave Cusco at 5:00 am in a minivan in the direction of Lares hot springs, it will take us approximately 3 hours. During the bus trip, we will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, beautiful villages and the scenery along the way is spectacular.

When we arrive at the Lares hot springs, we will enjoy an excellent relaxation and here we will have our delicious lunch. After half a day, we will start trekking towards to the small Wacawasi community, where we will spend our first night of camping with the local families.

The hiking will take us approximately 4 hours by a moderate route, when we arrive we will take a good rest in our tents, at 6:30 pm we will meet to dine under the endless stars.

- Lares: 3240 masl /10,628 feet
- Camp Altitude: 3800m / 12464ft
- hot spring: 30ºC – 35ºC
- Length: 7 kilometers 4.4 ml
- Weather: Warm in the day and cold in the night.
- Hiking Time: 4 hours approximately
- Camping Altitude: 3800m / 12464ft

It includes:
- lunch and dinner
- Bus Cusco to Lares
- Camping equipment
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Wakawasi- Ipsay Pass – Willoq.

Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
On this second day, our excursion will be fantastic because we will pass to the highest point of Lares Trek 4 days, we will have panoramic views in 360 ° and take many beautiful pictures.

After breakfast, we will start our hiking to Ipsay Pass (4350 metros), the highest point of our trek, this is the amazing place. From here, we will have spectacular views of the Pitusiray, Sawasiray and Veronica snow-clads, then go down to the Ipsay Lagoon where we will have our lunch.

After lunch, we will continue going down enjoying the most amazing Andean landscapes and through small agricultural areas, where the natives still employ traditional ways of life, a place where Spanish is their second language and continue Living in harmony with Mother Nature.

Finally, we will arrive at Willoq, where we will spend our second night accompanied by the inhabitants of a small Quechua town.

- Ipsay Pass: 4,350 masl /14.435 feet
- Willoq: 3,600 masl /1.246 feet
- Temperature: 4ºC

It includes:
- breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Camping equipment
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Willoq – Yayawara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

Stop At: Lares Trek, 08002 Peru
On this day, we will have to wake up very early and have our breakfast (6:30 a.m.). After breakfast we will start ascending little by little along a slightly inclined road until we get to the Yanawara viewpoint, from where we will have excellent views of the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas and in this place we will stop for a few minutes to eat our snacks, then we will begin to go down to Yanawara where our mobility will be waiting for us to take us to Ollantaytambo. Here we will have our lunch and in the afternoon we will take the train (4:36 pm) to Machu Picchu Town where we will spend our third night in a chosen hotel.

Machu Picchu Town is a small and modern city where we can find all the amenities: internet, restaurants, bars, ATMs, and shops.

Ollantaytambo altitude: 2790 masl / 9151 feet
Machupicchu town (Aguas Calientes): 2050 masl / 6720 feet

It includes:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Train ticket from Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)
Hotel in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Visit Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco.

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Today is our so dreamed day and last of the Lares Trek 4 Days.

After breakfast, we will begin to climb the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, walking or by bus (optional).

It is a good idea to go early because we will able to see the magical views, like receive the first rays of the sun, see the mist rises between the rugged mountains. We will also able to see the city with few tourists. Once here, we will have our guided tour for 2 hours touring the most important points and then we will enjoy our free time to explore more and we can climb the mountains Huaynapicchu, Machupicchu (optional) and Sun gate.

Later, we will descend to Aguas Calientes Town, where we will have free time for lunch, also where we will take the return train to Ollantaytambo and from here by bus to Cusco.

Machupicchu: 2450msnm / 8036 feet
Bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu. 25 minutes up or down
Walking: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 1,600 meters /1 mile

It includes:
Return Train from Machu Picchu Pueblo – Ollantaytambo. 1 hour and a half.
Bus from Ollantaytambo – Cusco. 1 hour and a half
Ticket to Machupicchu
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Cusco, Peru
Departure Time :
5:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Machu Picchu Hike Tours

Activity ID: V-220608P12

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