Unlock the hidden gems of Peru on a 4-day trekking adventure around Lares, Short Inca Trail, and Rainbow Mountain! Don’t miss out on this life-changing experience.
4 Days Lares Trek Short Inca Trail – Venture through the northern Andes on the Lares trek and then enter the cloud forest on the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and culminate in the southern Andes on the lovely Rainbow Mountain trail for a combination of top-notch hiking trails class.
Immerse yourself in Peru’s vibrant culture and history with this best-of-Cusco four-day trek combo between the guided 4 Days Lares Trek hiking trails connecting the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, culminating in glory on the Rainbow Mountain of Peru. Don’t miss out on a lifetime experience!
If you’re looking for an adventure combining breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and physical challenge, the 4 Days Lares Hike with the Short Inca Trail in Peru is perfect. This journey will take you through remote Andean villages, over high mountain passes, and to the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu. Prepare for an unforgettable experience that will give you a deeper appreciation of Peru’s natural and cultural wonders.
Experience the best of both worlds with our Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail tour package. This 4-day adventure takes you through the stunning Andean mountains, past remote villages, and ancient Incan ruins. You’ll also experience the iconic Machu Picchu, one of the World’s Seven Wonders. You’ll witness breathtaking landscapes, encounter local communities, and learn about the rich history and culture of the Incas.
Suppose you are an adventure enthusiast passionate about exploring ancient civilizations and breathtaking landscapes. In that case, the 4-day tour encompassing the Lares Trek, Short Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain is the perfect journey for you. This immersive expedition takes you on a remarkable adventure through the heart of Peru, where you’ll experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Andean mountains, encounter the remnants of the mighty Inca civilization, and discover the colorful wonders of Rainbow Mountain. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable experience.
At 5:00, we start the vehicular Journey from the city of Cusco to get to Calca and then continue to the Andean community of Wakawasi. From Huacawasi, we begin the one-day Lares trek until we reach the Ipsay Pass, 4410 meters (15,431 feet). We descend towards the IPSA COCHA lagoon at 4,200 meters. We continue the walk until we reach Patacancha, the neighboring community of Rumira. In Rumira, our tourist vehicle awaits us to complete the trip until we get to the “site of our overnight stay” in Ollantaytambo.
Informational note: The walking route takes hikers through two attractive weaving communities in Huacahuasi and Patacancha. We will be able to observe alpacas grazing in their natural habitat.
The Lares route is easily accessible from Cusco:
Ollantaytambo Overnight (No included)
14km (9 miles)
Huaca Wasi: 3,750m (12,303 ft)
Patacancha: 3,800m (12,467 ft)
Ipsay Pass: 4,400m (14,435 ft)
At 07:00, we walk to the Ollantaytambo train station (a 12-minute walk)
Onboard, at km 104, you will find our starting point for trekking. SERNANP MACHU PICCHU, where you must register and show your permits and passports. Right after the first checkpoint is the ruins of Chachabamba.
The path climbs gradually, taking three hours to reach the Wiñay Wayna complex. The walk offers breathtaking views of the ruins of Choquesuysuy and the Urubamba Valley.
Wiñay Wayna was mainly agricultural, and the curved terraces on the incredibly steep slope are impressive. Given the importance of water, this seems to indicate a religious preference.
After a packed lunch, continue the trail and walk from Wiñay Wayna to the Intipunku “Sun Gate,” taking two hours. The path to the ruins itself lasts about half an hour. You descend by CONSETUR bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night at our hotel.
Aguas Calientes Overnight
10km (6.3 miles)
KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)
Finally, we have the principal day of all vacations in the Andes of Peru: the visit to Machu Picchu 🙂
At the chosen time of the group organized with our tour guide, we start the tour by tourist bus that takes us to the entrance gates of Machu Picchu. We enter the Inca citadel, ascending in a walk of about 15 minutes to obtain the best panoramic view of Machu Picchu.
We explore the Inca citadel thoroughly from above to cover all the important sites like the Inca quarry area, the temple of the sun, the sundial, the temple of the condor, etc.
After the spectacular visit to Machu Picchu, we can put the stamp of the Machu Picchu logo “optional stamp; it is free; it is interesting to put it in the passport (the real proof that Machu Picchu visited).”
At noon or early in the afternoon, we began to return to the city of Cusco. It takes three and a half hours by “train and ground transportation.” Thank you for exploring the Andes and the jungle of Cusco.
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)
Hikers begin the expedition at 6:00 in the morning. You will see hundreds of alpacas throughout the trip. On top of the colored mountain is a 360-degree view to enjoy the views.
OPTIONAL THE RED VALLEY: Highly recommended; this extension takes 35 minutes of additional walking. The red valley has an incredible view. From here, we continue our way back to the beginning of the trail to return to the imperial city of Cusco.
Helpful information about the trek.
7km (4.3 miles)
Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)
Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)
Rainbow Pass: 5,100m (16,732 ft)
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Get off the beaten path on a 4-day trekking adventure through some of Peru’s most iconic trails. You’ll be surrounded by incredible beauty, from the Lares Trek to the Short Inca Trail and Rainbow Mountain. Explore with us!
The dry season begins in May and typically ends in September or October. During these months, the Inca Trail is the best alternative since good weather allows you to appreciate the majestic valleys and beautiful mountains along the way without clouds or fog.
In other months, the rainfall increases.
We recommend that you make your reservation at least twelve months in advance because tickets for this incredible hike are sold out months in advance due to its great popularity.
In our experience working with travelers worldwide, many enthusiastic travelers have sadly tried to book a month in advance. We have told them there are no more spaces, so please follow our recommendation to book many months in advance.
Three hundred admission tickets are reserved for agency personnel, i.e., porters, cooks, helpers, porters, and other staff.
Two hundred admission tickets are available for sale to the general public.
The Inca Trail closed annually in February due to maintenance work in various route sectors.
According to the international classification on the level of difficulty of a hike, we have the following:
On the other hand, the Inca Trail is considered by travelers and experienced hikers with a degree of difficulty three because the Inca Trail route passes through various types of climates and different altitudes.
The most important thing is that the original ID card or passport is valid and that it is the document with which we made our reservation. Otherwise, we will not be allowed to enter.
Kondor Path Tours recommends wearing boots one size larger than usual that are not new or have had some use, as wearing new boots can cause scrapes on the ankles or heel of the foot.
In 2000, the Peruvian government made it mandatory for travelers to enter the Inca Trail route through a tourist agency.
Lares Trek: Ipsay Pass
Short Inca Trail: Inti Punku Pass
The entire Inca Trail is properly signposted, and the guides and tour operators are the first responsible for the care of the traveler during his Journey. However, this does not guarantee that travelers always follow the indications, and in some cases, accidents have occurred due to the imprudence of the visitor.
It is essential to consider that the physical condition of the traveler must be adequate, as well as having previously done two or three days of acclimatization in Cusco.
The Inca City is located within the so-called ‘Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu,’ which covers 35 thousand hectares (350 km2).
Machu Picchu is located in the Aguas Calientes, province of Urubamba, department of Cusco in Peru.
Its coordinates are 13º 10′ 19” and 13º 14′ 00′ (south latitude). It is also located at 72º 30′ 5” and 72º 36′ 33” (west latitude).
Season 2023 – 2024
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|2||$ 795.00 USD|
|3||$ 664.00 USD|
|4||$ 581.00 USD|
|5||$ 546.00 USD|
|6||$ 510.00 USD|
|7||$ 484.00 USD|
|8||$ 465.00 USD|
|9||$ 449.00 USD|
Embark on a 4-day trekking adventure through some of Peru’s most spectacular sceneries. From the Lares Trek to the short Inca Trail and Rainbow Mountain, this is a fantastic journey you won’t forget!
Explore four of Peru’s most breathtaking sites on one unforgettable trekking journey! Enjoy the Lares Trek, Short Inca Trail, and Rainbow Mountain in four days.
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 4 Days Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail
4 Days Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail – Embark on a thrilling 4-day adventure to discover some of Peru’s hidden gems! Experience unique ancient sites with stunning views and marvelous hidden hiking treasures.