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Lares Cusco Trek to Machu Picchu

Lares Cusco trek 5 days via Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Our best combination with two important Machu Picchu hikes ► Lares trek & Inca Trail Tours

Overview on the 5-Day Lares Trek Tours to Machu Picchu

Lares Hike Via 2 Day Inca Trail – Feel the pulse of snow-clad mountains, isolated Andean Quechua villages, Inca Trail Peru, and reach Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun, on this 5-day expedition through one of Peru’s most timeless and wilderness regions.


Original section of Inca Trail Tours, exploration of two Inca sites before Machu Picchu, amazing views of the citadel from the Gate of the Sun, and gaze out Machu Picchu in the late afternoon.

The trek is officially operated by Lares Trip, a 100% locally owned company

Itinerary on Lares Trekkking to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Pumahuanca – Puyoc Village

→ We leave early in the morning to Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pumahuanca) where you start hiking all the way up the valley to get the first lunch place, covering approx 14 km in total, along the way there is a small Inca site to explore, native plants, spectacular rocky sharpy mountains and a small crystalline stream along the hike to get the campsite Puyoc.

Day 2: Puyoc – Yanacocha Lake – Cuncani Village

After breakfast, we start ascending for three hours to reach the highest point of the expedition Siclla Qasa pass at 4850m – 15,682 ft. After the summit you start going down to the lunch spot Yanacocha lake. Today you see beautiful sceneries, landscapes, andean lakes, potato fields and local people dressed in their traditional bright red clothing. The campsite is going to be close to a small Quechua village Cuncani.

Day 3: Cuncani Village – Hot Springs – Ollantaytambo

After breakfast, you only hike in the morning focusing to meet local Quechua people, see typical andean huts and Llamas on the way to the hot springs that takes you in 2 hours. After enjoying the hot springs comes the lunch, therefore since the hot springs the trip is easier because you take bus to Ollantaytambo to spend the night in a hotel before to enter

Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Aguas Calientes

Catch the train from Ollantaytambo to Km. 104 of the railroad and visit the ruins of Chachabamba on arrival. Then, start your 12 kilometer hike of the Inca road and get impressive views of Wiñay Wayna and the terraced farms of the Andes. Marvel at the ruins of Choquesuysuy across the Sacred Valley and pass the highland jungle cliffs to arrive at the ceremonial gate of Inti Punku. Get your first glimpse of the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu before traveling by bus to Aguas Calientes for your overnight stay

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo  – Cusco

Rise early to board a bus to Machu Picchu, and take a 2 hour guided tour of the citadel on arrival. Then, get some free time to explore on your own. Use the time to climb Huayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu mountains if booked in advance. Return to Aguas Calientes town where you can relax in the hot springs. Take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then return to Cusco by private car. Avail of the option to stay in Aguas Calientes for as many nights as you like and climb Putucusi Mountain, hike to the Mandor Waterfalls or explore the Machu Picchu Museum at leisure

Price on the 5-Day Lares Cusco Trek to Machu Picchu

The price depends on the number of participants

 Number of Travelers  Price – Based on number of people 
1 peopleUS$1300.00 Solo Traveler
2 peopleUS$870.00 per person
3 peopleUS$825.00 per person
4 peopleUS$.790 per person
5+ peopleUS$750.00 per person

Inclusions on the 5-Day Lares Cusco Trek to Machu Picchu

Transportation from your hotel to the head-trail in Lares.

Transport from Lares town at hotel in Ollantaytambo.

Bus tickets in Machu Picchu.

Train ticket from Ollantaytambo – KM 104.

Train ticket from Machu Picchu town to Ollantaytambo.

Entrance ticket and permits to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu.

2 nights hotel (Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes).

Official Tour Guide

Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (4), Dinner (3), and snacks, with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.

Camping Equipment 4 season tents (04 people tent for 02 people)

A dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.

A professional chef.

Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items (Only on Lares hike section).

Oxygen Tank.

Emergency Horse to escort us during the expedition.


Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)

Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5

Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain

Vistadome 50 USD one way


Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your lares expedition.