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Lares Trek 4 Days

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Lares Trek to machu picchu


Spectacular 4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Embark on an awe-inspiring 4-day journey through Peru’s magnificent Lares Valley, commencing from Quishuarani and ascending to the Condor Pass or Abra Pachacuteq. This outdoor adventure includes campsites, a hotel stay in Aguas Calientes, a captivating hike along the Lares tourist circuit, and a guided tour of the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

Experience the allure of Peru’s Lares Valley on an unforgettable 4-day trek, immersing yourself in ancient ruins and pristine landscapes. Witness majestic mountains, glaciers, and lagoons, creating a captivating blend of history and natural wonders. Join us for a four-day exploration of the breathtaking Lares Valley in Peru, complete with guided tours and the exploration of ancient Incan sites, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Uncover the Wonders of the 4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – A Thrilling Expedition!

Tour Price

4-Day Lares Trek

$ 375 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 18

Activity Level:


Trip Length:

4 Days

Overview of the 4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Embark on a mesmerizing 4-day journey through the stunning Andes Mountains, concluding with a visit to the renowned Machu Picchu. This less-traveled trek leads you through secluded Andean villages, alongside glacial lakes, and across lofty mountain passes, providing an immersive experience in the vibrant culture and history of the region.

Connection with nature:

  • Walk along ancient trails through landscapes of great natural beauty, from the Andean mountains to the rainforest.
  • Admire the unique flora and fauna of the region, such as llamas, alpacas, spectacled bears and exotic birds.
  • Enjoy the hot springs of Cocalmayo, an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature.

Cultural experience:

  • Learn about the Andean traditions of the local people, such as their customs, handicrafts and gastronomy.
  • Visit the town of Lares, a picturesque village with a rich history and culture.
  • Learn about the history of the region, from pre-Incan times to the present day.

Challenge and reward:

  • Overcome the Lares Pass, a challenging hike with panoramic views of the Andes.
  • Discover Machu Picchu, a wonder of the world, as a reward for your effort.

Additional information:

  • Distance: 53 km approximately.
  • Duration: 4 days.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Includes: Professional guide, internal transportation, food, lodging and entrance to Machu Picchu.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4-Day Itinerary

This four-day hiking expedition serves as a popular alternative to the conventional Inca Trail, offering a unique and less crowded journey to the renowned Machu Picchu ruins.

Day 1: Lares Trek Kickoff -  Quiswarani to Coyalay

Embark on an exciting journey from Cusco to Lares, soaking in stunning mountain views and reaching the Lares Valley. Day 1 includes a visit to the natural hot springs and a gentle hike from Quiswarani to Coyalay, offering panoramic photos of the Andean landscapes.

Day 2: Pachacutec Pass Challenge -  Coyalay to Cancha Cancha

Day 2 presents the most challenging section of the trek, ascending the Pachacutec Pass with incredible views. Trekking from Coyalay to Cancha-Cancha, you'll witness glacial lagoons, snow-capped peaks, and vibrant wildflowers, creating a tapestry of colors.

Day 3: Cultural Exploration - Cancha-Cancha to Huaran

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of remote Andean villages as you trek from Cancha-Cancha to Huaran. Encounter traditional clothing, witness skilled weavers, and enjoy the unique beauty of the Lares region. The day ends with a train journey to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Day 4: Machu Picchu Marvels, Guided Tour

The final day is dedicated to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Explore the archaeological park with a two-hour guided tour, witnessing the sunrise over the ruins. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore before returning to Cusco by train and bus.


  • Trek briefing with guide.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Private transport to Lares.
  • Mules for camping supplies.
  • 7 kg personal item allowance.
  • Camping with equipment.
  • Duffle bag provided.
  • Experienced cook for meals.
  • Tea time before dinner.
  • Boiled water provided.
  • Coca tea in the morning.
  • Hot water for daily washing.
  • Oxygen tank and first aid kit.
  • Train service by PERU INCA RAIL.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee.
  • Bus transfers to Machu Picchu.
  • 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • All local taxes.

Not Included:

  • Accommodations in Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals not specified.
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent).
  • Energy snacks.
  • Additional meals.
  • Tips for guide, cook, and porters.
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Essentials for 4-Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu:

  • Daypack: Opt for the Eagle Creek Afar Backpack, suitable for personal items.
  • Passport: Essential for train travel, Machu Picchu entry, and hotel check-ins.
  • Sleeping Bag: Recommended -10°C/-5°F; available for rent in Cusco.
  • Trekking Boots: Lightweight with ankle support.
  • Trekking Pants: Two pairs (hiking and cotton).
  • Raincoat: Necessary for potentially cold nights.
  • Winter Jacket: Ensure warmth in varying temperatures.
  • Thermals: Wool socks, gloves, scarf, and hat for cold nights.
  • T-Shirts: Two, along with two long-sleeve shirts.
  • Altitude Sickness Medication: Iron tablets and relevant pills.
  • Sun Protection: SPF 45 or higher sunscreen.
  • Water: Carry for the first-day hike.
  • Camera: Capture the breathtaking landscapes.
  • Headlamp: Modern with extra batteries for evenings.
  • First Aid: Include bandages or moleskin.
  • Flip-Flops: Comfortable footwear for evenings.
  • Medication: Carry essentials like Imodium.
  • Plastic Bags: For dirty or wet clothes.
  • Entertainment: Bring a book for leisure.
  • Extra Money: Ensure you have additional funds.


Travel Highlights

Duration:4 Days
Type:Adventure, Trekking
Ideal group size:1 to 18  explorers
Physical Intensity:Medium
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingRecomendable. – Muy recomendable el servicio, el cual ya lo tomamos en cada visita al cusco y siempre ha cubierto y superado nuestras expectativas.

    avatar thumb osmardaga77
    4 December, 2023
  • star ratingTodo excelente – Todo excelente! Buenos servicios, buenas ubicaciones de los hoteles y personal muy amable y responsable.

    avatar thumb Iris R
    3 September, 2023
  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
    Todo fue excepcional, la atención fue de primera, les agradezco la colaboración para el… read more

    avatar thumb Davazca
    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

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    28 August, 2023
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