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Lares Trek 4D/3N

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: Embrace Nature and Ancient Traditions

For those with a passion for the great outdoors and a thirst for cultural immersion, the Lares Trek is a dream come true. Nestled in the heart of the Cusco region, this trek is a rich tapestry of natural beauty, ancient traditions, and deep-rooted history. As we embarked on this journey, every turn unveiled a new wonder, and here’s a peek into our awe-inspiring adventure.

As you set foot on the Lares Trek, Mother Nature unfurls her beauty in the grandest manner. The landscapes are nothing short of poetic, from towering mountains that pierce the sky to tranquil lakes reflecting the world in their azure depths. What’s more, the route is alive with a myriad of flora and fauna, offering endless opportunities for those spontaneous wildlife photography sessions.

Walking Through Living History:  What sets the Lares Trek apart from other treks isn’t just its scenic beauty it lives and breathes in the Quechua communities that dot the route. As we traversed the path, we were welcomed into homes and hearts, giving us an unfiltered view of traditions and philosophies that have remained unchanged since the Inca civilization.

Our trekking adventure kick-started at the picturesque community of Acchahuata. As days turned into nights, we crossed breathtaking mountains and went to the Choquecancha community. But the pinnacle of our journey was undoubtedly the train journey from Choquecancha to Aguas Calientes. As the train chugged along, it paved the way to one of humanity’s greatest architectural marvels – Machu Picchu. The sight of the ancient citadel, with its stone structures and terraced fields, was a perfect culmination of our journey.

One of the things I love about the Lares Trek is its flexibility. Depending on your schedule and interests, you can tailor the experience. Have just a couple of days? No problem. Want to delve deeper and spend more time? There are options for that too. Every version of the trek promises the grandeur of Machu Picchu, making it a win-win regardless of your choice.

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu isn’t just a trek; it’s a holistic experience. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone looking to escape the mundane, this trek offers something for everyone. So, if you’re pondering your next adventure, let the Lares Trek be at the top of your list. Your Andean adventure is waiting to be written!


We leave the Hotel at 5:00 am. We will take private transportation with our trekking and culinary crew and drive for three hours until our starting point: the community of Acchahuata at 3700 meters above sea level, where your guide will introduce you to your Horseman. From this point, we will start our ascent gradually for three hours until lunch spot. After lunch, we continue up and down for two hours to reach the Summit Qellhuaccocha pass 4200m. After, you will descend for 45 minutes to our first campsite Quelhuaccocha. 

Today’s hike is one of the most beautiful and peaceful, with outstanding views on both sides of the trail with many South American Camels, Llamas, and Alpacas. 

Altitude 3700mtrs to 4100mtrs. Distance 10 km. Trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.


Quellhuaccocha and Mulaccocha is a sacred lagoon in this part of the Andes exceptional place very well respected by local people in the area. Highly recommended for families and people looking to hike in quietness to do meditation, Andean ceremonies, and yoga retreats. After doing any of this activity, we will depart from our campsite gradually up and down for three hours until the viewpoints overlooking the Lares area and the valley

After enjoying our free time, we will descend for lunch and continue our descent for three hours until our basecamp Choquecancha. It is a local community with unique costumes and full of traditions. This community is built on the foundation of the Inca construction and is recognized as the best weavers in the Cusco Region. 

The altitude of our camp is 3500 meters above sea level. Altitude 4100mtrs to 3500mtrs, distance 12 km, trekking time 6 to 7 hours.


This morning, our guide will introduce you to local ladies from this community. You are going to learn the Quechua language or (Inca Language). You will also learn about the daily life of this local community, the handmade weaving process of textiles, blankets, bags, table runners, etc.

You can buy as a souvenir any of their handmade work that can be very well appreciated by these local families, the best way to retribute and economic support to this local community in the Andes of Peru. Learn more about Social responsibility.

If you like to do more hiking, our guide will take you on the beautiful Inca Trail for 4 to 5 hours. After a morning full of lessons, we will take transportation to the Hot springs, where you will have the opportunity to go inside relaxing hot pools, then we will have lunch. 

We will continue driving towards Ollantaytambo, where we will take the train for 1:45hrs until Aguas Calientes town, where you will spend a night in the Hotel.


After Breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your Hotel for a short bus journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu; you will explore this magical Inca city and enjoy learning about it was built and discovered for 3 hours. You will then have free time to wander around, and if you get a Ticket for Wayna Picchu, you can climb.

Note. There are just 400 visitors allowed per day. You must book the entrance with us in advance to ensure your permit. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. Depending on the space, we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and private transportation back to your Hotel Cusco.

Tour: Lares Trek 4D/3N
Type: Alternative Treks, Best of Peru, Private
Duration: 4D/3N
Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Cusco Region
Destinations: Andes, Machu Picchu, Choquecancha, Aguas Calientes, Acchahuata, Lares, Cusco region,

Tour Price:

Lares Trek 4D/3N


$ 1,069

Per Person

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