• Combine two of Peru’s iconic treks: the Lares and the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.

  • See authentic Peruvian highland weaving and farming cultures in Lares.

  • Mix culture with high mountains and glaciers.

  • First view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate in the afternoon, away from the crowds.

  • Community-based treks means you leave only a positive footprint.

We LOVED the trek. It was hard, beautiful, cultural and well organized. Our whole family enjoyed the 3 other trekkers in our group and the staff was great including cook, guide, horsemen and other help. Yamil, our English-speaking Peruvian guide did a very good job and our cook made a birthday cake for a Scottish woman in our party!

Our guide showed us the school that is supported by the income from the treks. They apparently provide a yearly salary for one of the two teachers at the school. This seems fantastic. We camped in two villages and it didn't feel too intrusive since our group was small and no other groups were seen trekking.

K. Lindsay, Lares trek


Lares and Inca Trail Treks Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Drive Cusco to Huaran, trek Cancha Cancha, camp (L,D)

  • Day 2

    Cancha Cancha to Quisuarani, camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 3

    Quisuarani to Lares hot springs, camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Lares Hot Springs to Ollantaytambo, guest house (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Ollantaytambo to KM 104/Machu Picchu, hotel (B,L)

  • Day 6

    Machu Picchu tour, train and bus back to Cusco (B)

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What's Included?

Lares trek: Large dome tents, camping mat, dining and kitchen tent tent, basic toilet facilities, English-speaking guide, cook, pack horses (to carry 10kg of luggage per person), meals as listed (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), first-aid kit, entry and guided tour of Machu Picchu, bus to and from site, train bus ticket back to Ollantaytambo/Cusco.

Inca Trail: Bus/train to the start of the trek, Inca Trail & Machu Picchu site entrance fees, English-speaking guide (guide and assistant for groups of more than 10 people), hotel in Aguas Calientes, meals as listed, first aid kit, bus from Machu Picchu ruins down to Aguas Calientes, tourist train & bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.

What's Not Included?

International flights (we can look into these for you), meals not listed, tips, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, tips, insurance, personal items, alcoholic or soft drinks

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