Take a 3-day tour through the sprawling Peruvian Andes on the Lares Trek for an adventure of a lifetime! Journey through beautiful villages, explore remote valleys, and discover incredible ancient ruins.
Lares Trek 3 Days is through the heights of the Andes of the Sacred Valley—one of the spectacular treks to reach Machu Picchu. On the Lares Trek 3 Days route, you will see several herds of alpacas and llamas in their natural habitat at each step on the hiking circuit until we reach Ipsay Pass. After IPSAY, we enter the valleys of Patacancha and Willoq to spend the night in Ollantaytambo and then in Aguas Calientes.
Embark on a truly magnificent journey with the Lares Valley Trek, three Days full of discovery, colorful culture, and awe-inspiring beauty in the Peruvian highlands. Rejuvenate yourself while trekking through majestic mountains and unspoiled nature with a 3 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu! Join us for an unforgettable experience in the Peruvian Andes.
Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure? The 3-Day Lares Hike to Machu Picchu is a must-do for avid hikers or travelers. This trek takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in Peru, including snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys.
Experience the beauty and culture of Peru on this 3-day hike through the Lares Valley to Machu Picchu. You’ll trek through stunning mountain landscapes and visit traditional Andean villages. Your journey will culminate with a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites.
BRIEFING OF LARES TREK 3 DAYS: Our Lares route guide explains the entire tourist circuit. All questions are welcome. The briefing is at 6 p.m. one day before starting the trek at the reception of your hotel.
Discover the remote beauty of the Peruvian Andes on a 3 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu! Hike through vast mountain ranges, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys for an unbelievable experience. Explore the Andes of Lares Andes Valley through the Ipsay Pass, heading to the Patacancha Valley and Ollantaytambo.
At 05:00 in the morning, towards Pisac, Calca, ascend towards the Andes and reach the Lares district in the Huacahuasi area.
Already from Huacahuasi, we walked along the paths of Lares to conquer the IPSAY Pass. The panoramic views at every step are magnificent of the terrain and the area, with excellent photographic angles of the snow-capped neotropical mountains. We descend the Ipsay Pass towards the lagoon to border the Andes Mountain range and have a broad panoramic view of the Andes of Patacancha.
Throughout this day’s Lares Trek 3 Days circuit, we find several herds of alpacas and llamas in different areas, such as walking near the snow-capped peaks or grazing on different slopes. Each photo and video shot is beautiful to remember the Lares area with the colorful llamas and alpacas.
In the Patacancha sector, our tourist vehicle awaits us to descend towards the Sacred Valley to go to Ollantaytambo and spend the night in the hotel near the train station (a 40-minute trip).
14km (9 miles)
Huaca Wasi: 3,750m (12,303 ft)
Patacancha: 3,800m (12,467 ft)
Ipsay Pass: 4,400m (14,435 ft)
Today, we continue our adventures on the Short Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu, thus having the experience of walking inside the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu via Inti Punku.
At the time indicated by the tour guide, they go to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train service to travel to kilometer 104 of the railway “starting place of the Inca Trail via Chachabamba.”
INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAIN SERVICE
SHORT INCA TRAIL DATA:
Enjoy the spectacular view of Machu Picchu from the Intipunku ruins until you reach the house of the Inca watchman of Machu Picchu. We will board the tourist bus in the afternoon to go to Aguas Calientes to rest in our hotel.
IMPORTANT TO MENTION: It is forbidden to bring plastic bottles or any plastic to the hiking trails; bring canteens or reusable bottles for the care and protection of nature, etc.
11km (6.1 miles)
KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)
After walking the Lares Trek for 3 days, we have a guided tour of Machu Picchu. We explore the agricultural and residential sectors of the ruins of Machu Picchu. We have two hours of a guided tour of the circuit designated by the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we travel back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, we leave in the Kondor vehicle until we reach Cusco.
The 3-day trek through Lares to Machu Picchu is intended for vacationers who quickly get to know the Andes and the Inca trails offered by the Cusco region to have more time and continue exploring other tourist attractions.
Summary of the Machu Picchu Day Tour
Train service information: [Inbound journey]
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 3 Days
A light walk
2-hour guided tour
Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)
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.
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 more cultural interaction, visit uncrowded routes, and explore remote mountains where llamas and alpacas are the locals.
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.
The climate of Lares Trek is the same as that of Cusco. The average temperature during the day is 10 °C to 21 °C (50 °F to 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.
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 at 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 locals consider good for bones, stress, muscles, and headaches.
The temperature of these waters is beautiful—seven waterfalls are near the village.
All trekking trails lead to Machu Picchu; the best itineraries with different experiences are:
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.
It is to experience walking through the mountains with a view of the snow-capped mountains and then entering the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. On the third day, we visit the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the morning, and in the afternoon, we return to Cusco. Welcome to the 3-day Lares Trek route to see the last descendants of the Incas grazing their alpacas and llamas in the remote Andes region.
PRIVATE HIKING SERVICE
We carry out this trekking circuit through Lares Machu Picchu.
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|2||$ 645.00 USD|
|3||$ 551.00 USD|
|4||$ 493.00 USD|
|5||$ 466.00 USD|
|6||$ 442.00 USD|
|7||$ 424.00 USD|
|8||$ 411.00 USD|
Explore Peru’s breathtaking mountains up close on a 3 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu! From handmade villages to wild, pristine beauty, this trek offers an unforgettable experience of the Andes.
PERU TRAINS By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+$90. Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO-MACHUPICCHU-OLLANTAYTAMBO)
+$498.00 Hiram Bingham train (Inbound Journey: Train MACHUPICCHU-POROY)
+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
This applies to the following services:
Machu Picchu Fee
College students: $20 off
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Lares Hiking Trail 3 days
3 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu