Lares Machu Picchu 4 days

This unique trek will allow you to visit remote villages while being surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes and valleys. You will be able to view the magnificent snowcapped peaks of Colque Cruz, Pitusiray and Chicon mountains...

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude: 3300m / 10035ft
  • Highest Altitude: 4220m / 12829ft
  • Overall Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlight: Hiking alongside the original Inca Trail
  • Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
  • Inca Trail Permits: Not, required for the trek
  • Departure Dates: any day with 2 people
  • Acclimatization: Minimum 1 day at altitude recommended
  • Walking Distance: 18 km / 14.7 miles
  • Accommodations: Camping and 2 Star Hotel



Day 1: Cusco - Lares - Quishuarani

Leaving from Cusco at 6:00 on a private bus and drive for 3 hours towards Lares, the starting point of our journey. Here, we will spend time bathing in the hot springs before having lunch. Accompanied by mules and llamas to carry our packs, we begin our hike up the Andean community of Quishuarani (3700m) where we have a stunning view of the snowcapped peak of Colque Cruz. Enjoy watching the villagers herding their sheep and llamas unfold before your eyes. We will slowly hike upwards to our camp site next to the turquoise lake at Qoyalay. (L,D)

Day 2: Quishuarani - Cancha Cancha

Today, we venture to the small Andean community of Quishuarani and we will see beautiful waterfalls following the original Inca stone path. As we reach the Pachacutec mountain pass (4500m.), we have spectacular views of the rugged peaks of Pitusiray and Chicon in the distance. Also on the path, we will see the Suirococha lagoon located next to the village of Cancha Cancha (3800). (B,L,D)

Day 3: Cancha Cancha - Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

On our last day hiking, we will pass thatched-roof stone houses and pastoral farmlands along our route. After 3 hours, the trail ends at Sayhuapata (2800m.) and this is our private bus will pick us up to take us to the legendary Inca town of Ollantaytambo. We will enjoy our lunch here and take a train to Aguas Calientes. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco      

After breakfast in the hotel, we will travel ½ hour by bus to Machu Picchu for a 2 hour walking tour of the site, visiting the temples, palaces and many other interesting places. You will have time to climb up Huayna Picchu that overlooks the ruins. We will return to Aguas Calientes at about 2pm to take the train back to Cusco. (B)

  • • Private shuttle
  • • English / Spanish speaking tour guide
  • • Admission fee to Machu Picchu and Huchuy Qosqo
  • • 03 Breakfast, 03 lunch and 03 dinner
  • • Camping equipment: 2 person large
  • • Mattress and tent
  • • Cooking / dinning tent, tables, chairs
  • • First aid kit
  • • Horses and horsemen to carry personal gear and equipment
  • • Cooking supplies
  • • Bus to Machu Picchu ruins and return to Aguas Calientes
  • • Overnight accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • • Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo, and bus to Cusco


• Lunch in Aguas Calientes on day 4

• Tips or additional spending money


  • • Original passport
  • • Sleeping bag
  • • Water bottle
  • • Insect repellent
  • • Sun block
  • • Sun glasses
  • • Hat
  • • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • • Change of clothes including rain coat
  • • Flashlight


Price per person US$ 550



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