4 Days


Embark on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: An exceptional adventure that follows the path less traveled to reach the ancient ruins.

This trek unveils an authentic glimpse into the Andean lifestyle, leading hikers through secluded villages and inviting them into local homes, fostering a deep connection with the indigenous culture. Along the way, trekkers will indulge in natural thermal baths, traverse past cascading waterfalls, and explore the thriving salt mines integral to the region’s economy. And, of course, behold the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu!

Key Features: Natural hot springs, picturesque salt mines, off-the-beaten-path villages, cultural immersion, Machu Picchu

Considerations: Given the alpine terrain, this trek presents chilly conditions. Ensure to equip yourself with ample warm layers.

Difficulty Level: While all Andean treks pose challenges, this particular hike proceeds at a moderate pace, making it a preferred choice for younger adventurers.

Best Time to Go: Available year-round.


Our journey begins early at 5:00 am with a pickup from Cusco, heading through the scenic roads of the Sacred Valley. Around 7:15 am, we arrive at the charming town of Calca, providing a brief break to stretch and enjoy the morning calm.

Continuing at 9:30 am, we reach the Lares Hot Springs by 11:00 am, offering breathtaking views amidst nature’s beauty. Here, guests can unwind in the therapeutic waters, recharging their spirits.

After a revitalizing soak, a hearty lunch is served at 1:00 pm. Energized, our trek advances toward Huacahuasi, our first campsite. Along the way, immerse in Andean vistas, interact with local communities, and delve into their rich culture.

By 5:00 pm, we arrive at the serene village of Huacahuasi. Here, we set camp, relish a delightful dinner, and prepare for the upcoming adventures on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

As the morning light graces our campsite in Huacahuasi, our day begins at 6:00 am with a hearty breakfast to energize us for the day ahead. The early sunlight unveils the majestic mountain views, setting the tone for our journey.

At 7:30 am, we'll commence our trek towards Isaycocha. This stretch of the trail presents challenges as we ascend to the highest point of our route. Along the way, we'll be surrounded by sweeping vistas, revealing the striking beauty of the Andean terrain.

Around midday, we'll reach the summit, offering breathtaking views where the mountains seemingly meet the sky. After capturing some memorable moments and relishing the views, we'll start our descent towards Isaycocha.

The downhill hike is more gradual and equally captivating. By 4:00 pm, the tranquil Isaycocha lagoon will come into view, signaling our journey's end for the day. Here, we'll set up camp by the serene waters.

Dinner at 6:30 pm will conclude our eventful day, allowing us to relax to the natural symphony around us—nature's melodies and the serene waters of the lagoon. It's a tranquil pause before we prepare for the next leg of our Lares Trek adventure towards Machu Picchu.

Embracing the serene Isaycocha lagoon at daybreak marks the start of our third day on the Lares Trek. A hearty breakfast at 6:00 am gears us up for the day's trekking.

From 7:00 am onward, our path unfolds toward Patacancha Willoq, showcasing the stunning Andean landscapes at every step. Passing through local communities, we glimpse into their rich cultural heritage, adding depth to our journey.

Around 11:00 am, we arrive at the lively community of Patacancha Willoq before continuing our expedition to Pumamarka. By 1:00 pm, we explore the ancient terraces and pause to relish lunch amid this historically significant site.

Our afternoon adventure leads us to Ollantaytambo, where by 4:00 pm, this town steeped in history warmly welcomes us.

At 5:30 pm, we board the train bound for Aguas Calientes, a scenic journey that unveils the region's beauty one last time for the day.

By 7:00 pm, Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, invites us to settle in for the night, eagerly anticipating the marvels of the lost city awaiting us at dawn.

On the fourth day of our journey, excitement fills the air. At 5:00 am, we'll kickstart our day in Aguas Calientes with a light breakfast, gearing up for the grandeur that lies ahead.

By 5:30 am, we'll set off on our path to Machu Picchu. As we ascend, mist-covered mountains will gradually unveil the lost city, one of the world's most iconic archaeological wonders. With the sunrise, golden rays illuminating Machu Picchu will offer a view we'll cherish for a lifetime.

Between 6:00 am and 10:00 am, we'll fully immerse ourselves in this marvel, exploring its nooks and crannies and understanding its historical significance. A guided tour will provide insights into the mysteries and architectural genius of the Incas.

Around 11:00 am, we'll start our descent back to Aguas Calientes. We can enjoy a fulfilling lunch in town and perhaps indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping.

At 2:30 pm, the train will transport us away from Aguas Calientes, retracing our path toward Ollantaytambo. From there, a bus will take us back to Cusco. By approximately 7:00 pm, we'll find ourselves back in Cusco, marking the memorable conclusion of our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.


  • Private Transportation To Lares Valley (Trailhead)
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided assistance
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping pad
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett)
  • Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite)
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). During Choquequirao and Salkantay Sector.
  • Porters to carry all our camping equipment as well as food.
  • Lares Valley entrance fees, valid for 4 days
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our Cook and horseman
  • Round Trip Expeditions train ticket from Ollantaytambo to aguas Calientes and aguas calientes to ollantaytambo
  • Private Transportation from the Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco
  • First-aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office)
  • Insurance policy for our porters and Cooks.


  • Chef and assistance of the Chef.
  • Cooking equipment
  • Snacks
  • Daily tea service
  • Dining equipment including chairs and tables
  • Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu
  • Vegetarian menu at no extra cost
  • Personal trekking food – nutritionally balanced menu(Buffet).
From $580
/ Adult