Make your journey to Machu Picchu extra special by taking on the challenging 1 Day Lares Trek in just one day. Prepare for a truly incredible adventure and discover hidden gems few have seen.
Lares Trek Full Day adventurous expedition through the heights and surroundings of the Sacred Valley through the Andes of Cusco. Embark on this adventure where the flight of the condor and the alpacas dominate the Andes.
Strap up for an unforgettable journey with a 1 Day Lares Trek from Lares town to Sacred Valley! Enjoy 360-degree views of the Peruvian highlands and uncover many breathtaking sights.
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."
Set off for a whole adventure on the magnificent Lares Hike 1 Day! Explore the stunning mountain scenery, ancient Inca ruins, and local communities.
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Embark on an epic adventure with the 1 Day Lares Trek! Discover the stunning Andean highlands while trekking over vast plateaus, and explore local villages and cultural sites. Here’s everything you need to know!
Description of the Lares Trek of a full day through the Andes
We start the car trip at 05:00 am from the city of Cusco, Peru. We head northwest towards the town of Calca, where we will take the path that will take us to the beginning of our adventure. During the vehicular trip, we will have spectacular panoramic views of the Andes and the southern Andean camelids.
Upon reaching the community of Huaca Wasi, our Lares walk begins. The Lares adventure is an ascent to the top of approximately three and a half hours until you reach the mountain pass called Ipsay. Then we will descend downhill for 2 hours to reach Patacancha, and for the last visit, we will observe more alpacas until the end of our adventure.
A lifetime experience awaits you on the unforgettable Lares Hike 1 Day! This full-day trek will take you to spectacular mountains, traditional villages, and beautiful archaeological sites.
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 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.
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:
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 locals consider good for bones, stress, muscles, and headaches.
Waterfalls of The temperature of these waters go: Beautiful seven beautiful near the village of The temperature of these waters goes the first day.
All trekking trails lead to Machu Picchu; the best itineraries with different experiences are:
This itinerary will allow you to walk from Lares to Machu Picchu instead of going back and forth.
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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 02 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 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.
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PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023 (Full-Day Lares Trek)
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