Lares Trek and Machupicchu
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  • Lares Trek and Machupicchu

Cusco, Lares Trek and Machupicchu 5 Days / 4 Nights


  • DAY 1:5:00 a.m. Bus CUSCO LARES.11:00 – 16:30 PM LARES  -PASCANA - QUISHUARANI
  • DAY 2: Trekking 7:00 a.m. -16:00 p.m. QUISHUARANI-CANCHA CANCHA
  • DAY 3: Trekking 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CANCHA CANCHA-HUARAN-OLLANTAYTAMBO 14:55 p.m. Train OLLANTAYTAMBO-MACHUPICCHU
  • DAY 4: Full Day MACHUPICCHU. 8:00 a.m. - 16:00 p.m. Afternoon Optional. Visit Hot Spring
  • DAY 5: Morning, return to CUSCO 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MACHUPICCHU Village to OLLANTAYTAMBO and bus to CUSCO


Day 1: Cusco - Lares - Pascana - Quishuarani

5:00 am Early morning Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we drive through the Sacred Valley turning off at the town of Calca to head to Lares village – the drive takes around 3 hours.Once we arrive at the town we go upto the Hot Springs where we can relax and enjoy these beautiful outdoor hotsprings. Lunch is provided here. Our bus awaits us during this time and then we continue our journey for around 20 min to the start of the trail known as PASCANA. From here we start our hike to Quishaurani. Here we meet up with our horseman and pack the horses and llamas. The trek will take us around 3 hrs. When we arrive our campsite would have been set up for us. In the free time that we have, we can meet some of the locals and see some weaving techniques.This is a lovely day filled with great landscapes and the opportunity to visit several Andean villages. (The temperature drops at night).

Meals: Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

Day 2: Quishuarani - Cancha Cancha.

After a delicious breakfast Leaving Quishuarani this is going to be our longest day on the trail we continue northeast up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After a ½ hour the path flattens out before climbing steeply for the 2½ hour trek to the highest pass, called Pachacutec Pass (4758m). From the pass you'll be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray. The path continues for an hour along a narrow ridge until dropping down into a beautiful secluded corrie filled with glacial lakes (Lunch). The lip of the corrie descends into the next valley, following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Cancha Cancha. We'll camp here for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

Day 3: Canchacancha - Huaran – Ollantaytambo - Machupicchu

After a delicious breakfast we start our easy hike today. Following to the small Cancha Cancha river. It's a 4-hour trek to our destination, the small village named Huaran. From there we take local transport to the town of Ollantaytambo – a beautiful well preserved Andean town, you will have some time to explore before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. Approximately, at 15:00 pm we take the train to Machupicchu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Teatime, Dinner.

Day 4: Full Day Machupicchu

We have breakfast and then take the bus (8am) up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! (It takes about 45 minutes to reach the top). Optional: evening visit to the Hot Springs. Overnight in Machupicchu Village.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: machu picchu - cusco.

After breakfast train back to Ollantaytambo. Cerrojo backpacker (to Ollantaytambo) and bus to Cusco. We'll be in Cusco approximately at noon.

Meals: Breakfast.

  • Include

    1. Briefing (usually scheduled one or two days before your trek)
    2. Tourist bus from your hotel in Cusco to beginning of your trek
    3. Machu Picchu entrance ticket
    4. First Aid basic equipment and oxygen for emergencies
    5. Horses to bring camping/kitchen supplies and 5 Kilos of your personal belongings including your sleeping bag
    6. Professional bilingual (Spanish/English) guide (guides who speak other languages upon request)
    7. Camping equipment: Tent ( 4 person tent which will sleep 2 people), foam mattress
    8. Kitchen supplies for cook (kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, etc.)
    9. Professional cook
    10. Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners (vegetarian, vegan, etc. dietary requirements available if requested during time of booking at no extra charge)
    11. Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    12. Expedition Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (see note about train availability, changes in times, etc.)
    13. Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Not Include

    1. First breakfast and last lunch.
    2. Sleeping bag (can be rented in our office $ 15 for the entire trip).
    3. Trekking poles, you can rent in our office (the $ 15.00 USD for the entire trip).
    4. Entrance to the mountain Waynapicchu (optional $ 20 USD).
  • We recommend carrying

    1. Original passport 
    2. Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
    3. Walking boots
    4. Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
    5. Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    6. T-shirts
    7. Comfortable trousers
    8. Sun hat
    9. Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
    10. Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
    11. Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).
    12. Insect repellent
    13. Toiletries
    14. Personal medication
    15. Camera and films
    16. Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)


    1. Shorts
    2. Walking stick (with rubber tip)
    3. Plasters and bandages
    4. Sandals
    5. Extra money
    6. Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

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  • Departure dates: We have groups for the Lares trek every day of the year. But it is more advisable to make this trek between the months of April to December, since 
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  • Peruvian tourists with their current ID, tourists with an Andean Community passport (Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia), get a discount. "It does not apply to the Inca Trail"
  • Foreign tourists with a student card and current date, get a discount.
  • We also offer special discounts for groups of more "05 people" For more information send us an email to

Waynapicchu and Machupicchu Mountain

  • To climb to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, there is a limit of spaces per day, it is recommended to make the reservation in advance.
  • Once the quotas for Huaynapicchu or Montaña are exhausted, there is no option to obtain income.
  • The cost to climb the Huaynapicchu or Mountain Machu Picchu is $ 25.00 USD, must be increased to the total cost of the package.
  • People who make the Inca Trail and want to climb to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, have to make an extra payment of $ 75.00 USD.
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