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.
🙂 Lares Trek & Short Inca Trail plus Rainbow Mountain
Lares Trek Short Inca Trail 4 Days – 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 Lares Trek hiking trails connecting the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and culminating in glory on the Rainbow Mountain of Peru. Don’t miss out on a lifetime experience!
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.”
Experience the beauty of Peru’s mountains in just four full days. Go on a tour of the breathtaking Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail, plus an excursion to the majestic Rainbow Mountain!
Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail Highlights
The Lares Trek Short Inca Trail offers us one of the alternatives in only 04 days. We will cross beautiful waterfalls, Inca archaeological remains, and varied flora and fauna until we reach the Inti Punku, where we will have an impressive view of Machu Picchu.
This beautiful route starts with cultural and natural attractions from the beginning to the end and will captivate us even more when we get to one of the world’s wonders Machu Picchu.
Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and hike one of the most beautiful sections of the world-famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This adventure is an undemanding hike that includes a visit to Wiñay Wayna. One of the most beautiful and best-preserved archaeological sites of the entire Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This vacation is the perfect option for travelers who want to experience a short hike before visiting the Inca city of Machu Picchu!
Explore the natural beauty of Peru with an incredible 4-day trek around Lares, the Short Inca Trail, and Rainbow Mountain! Discover fascinating history and culture while taking in breathtaking views!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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.
300 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: 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 recommend 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 does locate 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).
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!
PRICES PER PERSON 2023
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
Sol Natura Hotel – 3-Star Hotel
+$20. Suite MWB/ DWD Comfort Superior
Pakaritampu Hotel – 3-Star Hotel
El Albergue de Ollantaytambo Hotel “The hotel is inside the train station.”
+$75 Superior Jardín
+$85 Superior Balcón or Casita
Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$39. Junior Suite
+$63. Senior Suite
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL
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
+$271. Superior Deluxe
+$298. Junior Suite
+$389. Junior Suite Deluxe
+$555. Inkaterra Suite
This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee
College & students$20 off
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail
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.