BEST Lares Trek 2 Days

Price from: $ 369.00 USD (See: Price List)

BEST Lares Trek 2 Days

Price from: $ 369.00 USD (See: Price List)

The 02-day Lares hiking trail is the route from Wakawasi to Patacancha Ollantaytambo Cusco (THE NUMBER ONE TREK IN CUSCO). A hiking adventure to have an expedition through the Andes of Lares to the Sacred Valley via Ipsay Pass.

A 2-day experience by Lares Trek to Machu Picchu with hotels

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 route.

What is the reason for creating LARES TREK 2 DAYS? 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 2 Days OVERVIEW 

Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Patacancha – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu (2hrs., guided tour) – Travel Back to Cusco.

Why you will love this Lares 2 Days

  • 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 Kondor Path Tour.
  • All you need is an urge for adventure.
Lares Trek 2 Day

Lares Trek 2 Day


THE DETAILED ITINERARY of Lares Trek 2 Days to Machu Picchu

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 have a wonderful visit to the eminence of the megalithic construction of the lost city of the Incas.

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

Day 01: Trip from Cusco to Huacahuasi – Lares Hike – PM Train Trip to Aguas Calientes

At 05:30 am, 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; 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 to stay in the hotel (Aguas Calientes nestles in the foothills of the ruins of Machupicchu.)

Lares Hiking Summary:

  • 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 elevation: 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.
  • Meals: 01 Box lunch + Dinner in a tourist restaurant.

Train service information: [Outbound Journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: OLLANTAYTAMBO– MACHU PICCHU (01 hour and 40 minutes of trains ride)
  • Class: EXPEDITION 75
  • Departure: 19:04
  • At Station: 18:30 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Aguas Calientes Arrival: 20:45

AGUAS CALIENTES OVERNIGHT: Hotel 02 stars “Organized by Kondor Path Tours.”

Day 02: Visit Machu Picchu (2hrs., guided tour) – PM Travel back to Cusco

We have an excursion to Machu Picchu starting at 08:00 am for two hours. 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.

Summary of The Lost Inca City

  • Breakfast at the hotel at 06:00
  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • Two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the POROY train station.

Train service information: [Inbound Journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU – POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35

When you get to the POROY 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 🙂


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.”
    • Horseback riding from Patacancha to Ollantaytambo “after the walk.”
    • Entrance tickets to the Lares Trek circuit 3 days
    • Food: Box Lunch and Dinner
    • 01 night in a Hotel 03 star in Aguas Calientes (HOTELS: Santuario Machupicchu, Waman Hotel Machu Picchu, or Hotel Retama Machu Picchu based on a DOUBLE or Matrimonial room). The rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers, Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast. Check-In: 11:00 Hrs | Check-Out: 10:00 Hrs.
    • First aid kit, including an emergency oxygen tank
    • Breakfast: At the hotel
    • Round-trip bus tickets
    • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours
    • Train from MACHU PICCHU to POROY: Expedition 34 BY PERU RAIL
    • Private transfer from POROY to CUSCO
  • All local taxes generated by the Lares Trek 2 Days circuit

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Is it not included in the Lares Trek 2 Days circuit?

  • 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 Facts

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Frequently asked questions for the Los Lares Trek

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.

What is the Lares Trek?

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.

How many days does the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu last?

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.

Where is this Lares Trek tour located?

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.

At what altitude is the Lares hike?

  • In Cusco, when we pick you up from your hotel, we will be at an altitude of 3399m / 11151ft.
  • The lares hot springs are at an altitude of 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.

What is the best time of the year to visit Lares Trek to Machu Picchu?

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). At night it is usually colder, 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: This month, we still have rain, but with less intensity, and the temperature is warmer; 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, really, 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). In the mornings, it is much colder due to the fall of frost; it can rain; therefore, we must carry the necessary equipment.
  • Lares Trek climate August: this month is celebrated in the Andes; the day of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) is usually made 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; in the lagoons, we will be able to see more migratory birds, 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 so that we can have very sunny days and greener landscapes, and the night is not so cold.
  • Lares Trek Weather November: This month, we expect more rain than in the 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.

What exciting places will we find in Lares Trek?

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 are 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 that locals consider good for bones, stress, muscles, and headaches.

Waterfalls of The temperature of these waters go: Beautiful 7 falls near the village of The temperature of these waters goes 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: Looking at 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 is located at 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 is extracted, 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.

What is the best itinerary for the Lares Trek?

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.

How to book the Lares Trek?

The best way to have a unique travel experience, 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.

How to prevent altitude problems in the Lares Trek?

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.

When is the best time to do the Lares Trek and visit Machu Picchu?

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

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to November, when it is the dry season, April and November are the dry months, and the weather is expected to increase.


Cost Lares Trek 2 Days 01 night

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out this trekking circuit through Lares Trek 02 Days as a private service.

  • Solo travel is $743. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 02 participants $550.
  • 03 participants $485.
  • 04 participants $430.
  • 05 participants $420.
  • 06 participants $395.
  • 07 participants $385.
  • 08 participants + $369.

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There is a considerable variety of hotels in the town of Aguas Calientes that are at your service to rest peacefully after your adventure through the Andes of the Cusco region before visiting the beautiful Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Here we show you some hotel alternatives for your best stay in Aguas Calientes, Peru.


-$30 Book on your own “It is possible to reserve this excursion without a hotel.”

Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu
+$25. DBL/MATRIMONIAL | +$43 Suite

Inti Punku Machupicchu
+$25. Standard | +$33. Superior | +$39. Junior Suite | +$63. Senior Suite

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
+$29. Traditional | +$35. Superior | +$45. Suite

Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL | +$80 Suite

Jaya Suite Machupicchu

El MaPi ByInkaterra
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL | +$91. Suite SGL o DBL

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
+$244. Superior | +$271. Superior Deluxe |+$298. Junior Suite | +$389. Junior Suite Deluxe | +$488. Suite | +$555. Inkaterra Suite


By PeruRail / PER PERSON

+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña

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Machu Picchu Fee

College students$25 off


  • Due to the new regulation, the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu, keep in mind that from January 01, 2023, the tickets have a specific entry time: From 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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