BEST Lares Trek 2 Days

Price from: $ 359.00 USD (See: Price List)

BEST Lares Trek 2 Days

Price from: $ 359.00 USD (See: Price List)

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.

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.

Visit 2 of Peru’s favorite attractions – Machu Picchu and the Patacancha Valley – in one expedition with this two-day Lares Hike experience. Unforgettable memories are just around the corner!

Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”


Lares Trek 2 Days OVERVIEW 

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.

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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.


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

Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu (2hrs., guided tour) – Travel Back to Cusco.

  • 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.

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.
  • 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: 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 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.

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.

Lares Trek 2 Days: DAY 1

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.)

Train service information: [Outbound Journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: OLLANTAYTAMBO– MACHU PICCHU (1 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.”

Lares Trek 2 Days: DAY 2

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

We have a two-hour excursion to Machu Picchu starting at 08:00 am. 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


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
    • Train from OLLANTAYTAMBO to MACHU PICCHU: Class: EXPEDITION 75  – Departure at 19:04 (by PERU RAIL)
    • 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 OLLANTAYTAMBO: Class: Expedition 74 – Departure at 14:55 BY PERU RAIL
    • Private transfer from POROY to CUSCO
  • All local taxes generated by the Lares Trek 2 Days circuit

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Lares Hike 2 Days NO INCLUSION

  • 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

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.

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.

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 does locate 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?

  • 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 does locate 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: 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, 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: 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 can 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 to 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 do recommend 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 go: Beautiful seven 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 does locate 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.

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 hike 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.

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 COST

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.

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

  • Solo travel is $759. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 02 participants $540.
  • 03 participants $480.
  • 04 participants $425.
  • 05 participants $411.
  • 06 participants $385.
  • 07 participants $375.
  • 08 participants + $359.

Item Upgrade

Excellent upgrade services for your next vacation: Experience Peru on this incredible Lares Trek Peru 2 Day journey! You won’t forget all the fantastic sights, cultural artifacts, and historical sites you’ll discover.



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


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña


Many hotels in Aguas Calientes 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 – 3-Star Hotel
+$43 Suite

Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$25. Standard
+$33. Superior
+$39. Junior Suite
+$63. Senior Suite

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$29. Traditional
+$35. Superior
+$45. Suite

Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL
+$80 Suite

Jaya Suite Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel

El MaPi ByInkaterra – 4-Star Hotel
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL
+$91. Suite SGL o DBL

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – 5-Star Hotel
+$244. Superior
+$271. Superior Deluxe
+$298. Junior Suite
+$389. Junior Suite Deluxe
+$488. Suite
+$555. Inkaterra Suite


For the following services
Machu Picchu Fee

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: 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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