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BEST Lares Trek 2 Days
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BEST Lares Trek 2 Days
Tour Type
Mountain Hike
BEST Lares Trek 2 Days
Maximun Altitude
4,400m (14,435 ft.)
BEST Lares Trek 2 Days
Physical Level
Moderately Strenuous
BEST Lares Trek 2 Days
Recommended Season
April to December

BEST Lares Trek 2 Days

Price from: $ 313.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Lares Trek Peru 2 Day – Discover Peru and Machu Picchu on a two-day Lares hike! Breathtaking scenery and memorable experiences await as you traverse this incredible journey.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Huacahuasi | Ipsay Pass | Patacancha | Ollantaytambo | Machupicchu Pueblo | Machu Picchu Ruins

Spectacular Landscapes on Lares Trek Peru 2 Day

Lares Trek 2 Days to the last lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu: This is the shortest circuit of all the LARES TREKS of the Andes, Cusco region. ENJOY a unique walk accompanied by many llamas and alpacas along the magnificent Lares hiking route.

Peru’s majestic landscapes offer adventure seekers an unforgettable experience. The Lares Hike to Machu Picchu is one of the most thrilling and rewarding journeys. This two-day trek combines the beauty of the Andean mountains, rich cultural encounters with local communities, and the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu.

Visit 2 of Peru’s favorite attractions – Machu Picchu and the Patacancha Valley – in one expedition with this two-day Lares Hike experience. Embrace the spirit of adventure, get immersed in the local culture, and witness the beauty of the Andes in just one day. Unforgettable memories are just around the corner!

If you want an unforgettable adventure in Peru, consider taking the two-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. This trek will take you through the stunning Andes Mountains, where you’ll experience breathtaking views and encounter local communities along the way. Here’s what you need to know about this exciting trek.

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Lares Trek 2 Days OVERVIEW 

The Lares Trek is a unique, off-the-beaten-path trek that takes you through the stunning Andean mountains and remote indigenous communities. This 2-day trek is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the Andes without committing to a longer trek. You’ll hike through breathtaking landscapes, pass by crystal-clear lakes, and witness the traditional way of life of the local people. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the hike, and our eco-friendly approach ensures that we leave no trace behind.

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Quick itinerary of Lares Hike 2 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Patacancha – Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Departure from Cusco: At 5:30 am – Overland trip from Cusco to Huacahuasi 3,872 m/12,703 ft
    • Travel from Patacancha to Ollantaytambo, “the trip takes about 40 minutes.”
  • Maximum elevation: 4,400 meters / 14,435 feet
  • Minimum height: 2,851 meters/ 9,353 feet
  • Trekking distance: 14 km / 09 miles.
  • Estimated duration of hiking: 05 hours “03 hours of ascent and 02 hours of descent”.
  • Walking Difficulty: Challenging – moderate.
  • Evening train to Machupicchu Pueblo
  • Meals: 01 Box lunch.
Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu (2hrs., guided tour) – Travel Back to Cusco.
  • Breakfast at the hotel at 05:30
  • At 06:00, bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • At 07:00, a two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station.

Why you will love the Lares Hike 2 Days

  • Discover the splendor of Machu Picchu with a two-day Lares Trek tour! See majestic mountain peaks and stunning alpine lakes, enjoy the local culture, and admire ancient Incan ruins.
  • Embark on an awe-inspiring two-day journey from Lares to Machu Picchu! With breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife, this adventure will live in your memory forever.


Lares Trek 2 Days ITINERARY

A fascinating trek through the Andes of Lares, observing vast herds of alpacas and llamas in their natural habitat, makes for a spectacular trip to take videos and photos. A brief expedition through the Andes to then enter the jungle of Machu Picchu by train and visit the eminence of the megalithic construction of the lost city of the Incas.


Cusco: Hike from Huacahuasi to Patacancha

Trip from Cusco to Huacahuasi – Lares Hike – PM Train Trip to Aguas Calientes

At 05:30 a.m., we start the trip to the heights of the Sacred Valley to reach the Lares Trek 2 Days hiking circuit. We travel in our vehicle for 2 hours and a half until we reach the beginning of the Lares trail to start the walk.

We walk through the hills of Lares for 03 hours to conquer the top of the mountain, “Ipsay Pass.” We have beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains of Pumahuanca and Chicon in the distance; it is an excellent time to take splendid videos and photos.

Once we arrive at the Ipsay Pass, we descend the mountain for 02 hours to Patacancha. During the walk, we see the beautiful Ipsay lagoon. In the vicinity of the trail, we will observe several llamas and alpacas grazing in their natural habitat, “a great paradise for South American camelids.”

Upon arrival at the colorful community of Patacancha, we will board the vehicle to head towards Ollantaytambo, located within the Sacred Valley. At night, we travel by train to AGUAS CALIENTES (Aguas Calientes nestles in the foothills of the ruins of Machupicchu.)

Departure from Cusco

The adventure begins with an early morning departure from Cusco. You’ll embark on a scenic drive through the Sacred Valley, soaking in the natural splendor of the Andean landscape.

Hiking to Ipsay Pass and Patacancha

The first day’s hike takes you to the charming village of Patacancha. Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning vistas and have opportunities to interact with the locals. From Patacancha, the journey by car leads to Ollantaytambo, where you’ll catch a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes.

Train Ride to Aguas Calientes

The train ride is a visual feast, offering views of the Urubamba River and the surrounding mountains.

Train service information: [Outbound Journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: OLLANTAYTAMBO– MACHU PICCHU (1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: EXPEDITION 75
  • Departure: 19:04
  • At Station: 18:30 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Aguas Calientes Arrival: 20:45




Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

14km (9 miles)

Hiking Time

3-4 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Huaca Wasi: 3,750m (12,303 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Patacancha: 3,800m (12,467 ft)

Highest Altitude

Ipsay Pass: 4,400m (14,435 ft)


Machu Picchu Guided Tour - PM Return to Cusco by Train

Exploring Machu Picchu

Spend ample time exploring the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu—Marvel at the remarkable architecture, intricate stonework, and breathtaking panoramas.

Visit Machu Picchu (2hrs., guided tour) 

We have a two-hour excursion to Machu Picchu starting at 08:00 a.m. According to the new regulations of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, visits are at a specific time. We chose 08:00 because it is a suitable time, BUT if visitors need to enter Machu Picchu at another time, please mention it when booking LARES TREK 2 DAYS.

  • The tourist circuit of Lares Trek 2 days to Machu Picchu; today, we visit Machu Picchu exploring the entire Inca citadel after having the experience of walking the Lares route.
Train service information: [Inbound Journey]
  • Train company: PERU RAIL
    • Service: MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO TO OLLANTAYTAMBO ( 1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 74
  • Departure: 14:55
  • At Station: 14:25 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:31
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 18:20

When you get to the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Lares Trek 2 Days

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


INCLUSION for Lares Hike 2 Days

  • Outdoor activities in the Andes of Lares
  • An official tour guide fluent in English.
  • Day-1: LARES
    • Private transportation from the hotel to Huacahuasi is the “beginning of the adventure.”
      • Transport from Patacancha to Ollantaytambo “after the walk.”
    • Entrance tickets to the Lares Trek circuit 3 days
    • Food: Box Lunch.
    • Train from OLLANTAYTAMBO to MACHU PICCHU: Class: EXPEDITION 75  – Departure at 19:04 (by PERU RAIL)
    • First aid kit, including an emergency oxygen tank
    • Round-trip bus tickets
    • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours
    • Train from MACHU PICCHU to OLLANTAYTAMBO: Class: Expedition 74 – Departure at 14:55 BY PERU RAIL
    • Private transfer from OLLANTAYTAMBO to CUSCO
  • All local taxes generated by the Lares Trek 2 Days circuit

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Lares Hike 2 Days NO INCLUSION

  • Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb, or Lodges for stays in CUSCO AND AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Food that is not described in the itinerary
  • Water for walks. Prohibits plastic bottles; bring reusable bottles to have green the Lares Trek 2 Days.
  • Breakfast on day 01, Lunch and Dinner on day 03
  • Tips for the crew, guide, drivers, etc.

Travel Guide

Facts of the Los Lares Trek

Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes that make up the Lares Trek when you join our two-day trek tour! Receive a whole cultural and natural experience within only two days in the heart of Peru.

The Lares Trek is an alternative trek to Machu Picchu, and you can choose the 4-day or 5-day adventure tour. This trek is perfect for those travelers who prefer a more cultural interaction, visit uncrowded routes, and explore remote mountains where llamas and alpacas are the locals.

For the Lares Trek, you can choose the 4-Day Lares Trek  and 5-day  Lares Trek options:

The 4-day Lares Trek begins in the district of Lares. We will visit the thermal medicinal waters of Lares and walk through picturesque and beautiful Andean villages to finish the expedition to Machu Picchu.

The 5-day Lares Trek follows the same route as the 4-day Lares Trek and includes the Short Inca Trail trek at the end instead of just traveling to Machu Picchu by train.

It is located in the eastern Andes, in the district of Lares, approximately 150 km – 93 miles from Cusco. The hike begins at the hot springs of Lares (3250 m / 10662 ft), a 3-hour drive from Cusco. This district belongs to the province of Calca.

  • When we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, we will be at 3399m / 11151ft.
  • The Lares hot springs are at 3250 m / 10662 ft.
  • The first camp of the Lares Trek is located at 3750 m / 12303 ft.
  • The highest point is Condor Pass at 4700 m / 15354 ft.
  • The Lares Trek’s second camp is at 2700 m / 8856 ft.
  • The final destination is Machu Picchu at 2430 m / 7972 ft.

The climate of Lares Trek is the same as the city of Cusco. The average temperature during the day is 10 ° C to 21 ° (50 ° F – 70 ° C). It is usually colder at night, reaching temperatures of 0 ° C (30 ° F).

The entire Cusco region has only two seasons; we do not have summer, winter, autumn, or spring in the Andes; we only have rainy and dry seasons:

  • In January for the Lares Trek: this month starts with the rainy season; this is the month we expect the rainiest days and an average of 16 to 17 days of rain in the whole month. During this season, the nights are not as cold; on the trail, we will see much less of other trekkers, and the landscape is more beautiful, green, and mysterious, so your experience will be more enjoyable.
  • Lares Trek weather in February: This month, we will have less rain than in January; we expect heavier rains. As in January, Lares Trek is the route to hike during the rainy season.
  • Lares Trek weather in March: We still have rain but with less intensity; it is harvest season, so we will see local people working, and we can share with them. We will also see the children going back to school, which is a unique experience that other treks do not have.
  • Lares Trek weather in April: This month, we will only have occasional rainfall; the day is sunnier, and the night is more fantastic.
  • Weather in Lares Trek in May: The professional team of Kondor Path Tours recommends you travel this month, as it is the beginning of the season of little rain, sunny days, and cold nights.
  • Lares Trek weather in June: During the day, the temperature is 21 ° C (70 ° C), and at night it could reach below 0 ° C (30 ° F). The mornings are cold and fresh, and we can see snow-capped mountains.
  • Weather in Lares Trek July: The temperature during the day is 21 ° C (70 ° C), and at night it can get below 0 ° C (30 ° F). It is much colder in the mornings due to the fall of frost; it can rain; therefore, we must carry the necessary equipment.
  • Lares Trek climate August: The day of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) is usually when offerings and ceremonies to the earth. If you wish, you can participate in these ancestral ceremonies. And thus have a different experience in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Lares Trek weather in September: this month marks the beginning of spring; therefore, the landscapes become greener. We can see more migratory birds in the lagoons; the day is warmer, and the night is not so cold.
  • The climate of Lares Trek October: this month begins the rainy season, but sometimes the rains are delayed to have very sunny days and greener landscapes, and the night is not so cold.
  • Lares Trek Weather November: We expect more rain this month than in previous months, so we should bring the right equipment. We will have very sunny days and greener landscapes, and the night is not so cold.
  • Weather Lares Trek December: This month, we must consider that the weather is more changeable; we expect much more rain. In Machu Picchu, it is almost always cloudy.

Thermal medicinal waters of Lares: These thermal waters are highly therapeutic; although it is true that on many tourist routes in Cusco, we will find thermal waters of all times, these waters are unique and recommended to soothe muscle aches; we recommend you try them. The temperature of these waters ranges from cold to scorching (36 ° C – 44 ° C or 96 ° F – 112 ° F). Pure volcanic water contains many minerals locals consider good for bones, stress, muscles, and headaches.

Waterfalls of The temperature of these waters: Beautiful seven falls near the village of The temperature of these waters go the first day.

  • Laguna Azul: Known to locals as K’oyalay, this beautiful Andean lake is located at 3750 m / 12303 ft.
  • Llamas and Alpacas all along the Lares trekking route: On the first day, you will see herds of llamas and alpacas grazing high in the mountains.
  • The majestic flight of the Condor: At 4700 m / 15354 ft, it is the highest mountain pass on the Lares trek and is so named because sometimes we can see the Andean Condor and other birds—spectacular views from here.
  • Canchacancha Village: Cancha Cancha 2700m/8856 ft.; this remote village is 4 hours from the closed route; here, we can stock up on supplies for the trek.
  • Salineras de Maras: On the hike, you will be able to visit these beautiful pools where medicinal salt, as well as see the archaeological site of Moray,
  • Ollantaytambo: “Inca Citadel of the Last Living” as the locals still use the original Inca streets, gates, and even water channels that run from the time of the Incas
  • Machu Picchu: After our trek of several days, we will visit the beautiful lost city of the Incas.

All trekking trails lead to Machu Picchu; the best itineraries with different experiences are:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Kiswarani Village
  • Day 2: Quiswarani – Condor Pass – Cancha Cancha Community
  • Day 3: CanchaCancha – Huaran- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu (The Lost City of the Incas)

This itinerary will allow you to hike from Lares to Machu Picchu instead of going back and forth.

The best way to have a unique travel experience is to contact us by any means, and we will make a memorable trip for you.

Kondor Path Tours is an agency specializing in adventure treks that will make your trip the most exciting and safe for you and your friends.

We cannot avoid altitude sickness; no matter your age, fitness, or experience, altitude sickness can affect anyone, even experienced hikers. The best way to prevent this is to arrive at least two days before the trek departure, rest in Cusco before the tour, eat lightly, and drink plenty of water; you should also bring altitude medicine.

Unlike the Salkantay Trek or Inca Trail, the Lares Trek is available all year round due to heavy rains.

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to November during the dry season. April and November are the dry months.

Exploring Lares to Machu Picchu in two days to have more time to organize other destinations or tourist circuits of your interest, the explorers travel the same route from Lares Huacahuasi to Patacancha. At night, we board the train to reach AGUAS CALIENTES. On the second and last day, we visit Machu Picchu in splendor.

Lares Trek Peru 2 Day FEATURES:

Experience epic views and Explore Remote hiking trails on a thrilling two-day Lares Trek tour! Traverse highlands, get up close and personal with extraordinary wildlife and visit centuries-old Incan settlements.

Lares Trek 2 Day ADVANTAGES:

Walking outdoors, where nature and the mountains call us, makes our vacations unique in PERU, SOUTH AMERICA. Explore the landscapes and mountains of Mother Nature in these two days through Lares towards Machu Picchu.

What’s it like

  • Explore the 2-Day Lares Trek in all its loveliness. We are direct operators in the adventure of Lares Trek 2 Days; you will always be hiking with the Kondor Path Tour.
  • All you need is an urge for adventure: Come and join us for an unforgettable two-day trek tour in the Lares region of Peru! Enjoy spectacular landscapes, rich ecosystems, and a cultural immersion experience – all within two days!
Lares Trek 2 Day

Lares Trek 2 Day

We are sure you already know many trekking routes that can reach Machu Picchu, such as the Salkantay Trek, the Classic Inca Trail, and the Inca Jungle Trek, and we also have lesser-known routes, such as the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

This trekking route takes you through less explored sites surrounded by beautiful landscapes in the Peruvian Andes, visiting lakes, glaciers, and virgins, and walking along with llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat.

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Lares Trek 2 Days COST

Season 2023 – 2024
We carry out this trekking circuit through Lares Trek 02 Days

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 683.00 USD
2 $ 496.00 USD
3 $ 429.00 USD
4 $ 384.00 USD
5 $ 365.00 USD
6 $ 346.00 USD
7 $ 332.00 USD
8 $ 321.00 USD
9 $ 313.00 USD

Hike through the stunning Lares Valley on this unforgettable 2-day trek to Machu Picchu! Immense mountain scenery, local villages, and diverse wildlife await you.

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+$80. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY)


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña


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College students$25 off

RECOMMENDATION of Lares Hike 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Explore Peru’s stunning landscapes and fascinating culture with Lares Trek Peru 2 Day! This unforgettable Journey is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Peru’s wonders.

  • Due to the new regulation, the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu, remember that from January 01, 2023, the tickets have a specific entry time: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, and 14:00.
  • Tickets can only be used once a day from the chosen time.

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Explore the Lares Region of Peru with this 2-Day Trek Tour to Machu Picchu! See stunning natural beauty and diverse cultures and interact with locals on a fantastic experience – within two days!

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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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