Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

(4 Days / 3 Nights)

Type of Tour: Hiking, adventure, challenge.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Start Hour: 06:00 am
Languages: English and Spanish
Visit: Cusco, Calca, Lares, Wacawasi, Patacancha, Pumamarca, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu picchu
Availability: Departures all year - every day
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Overview & Highlights

Lares trek to machu picchu is one of the forms of knowing the Andean landscape, designed for adventurous people who love to walk and enjoy your journey in valleys fertile, lagoons of crystal clear waters, forests of queuña, archaeological ruins and learn about the Customs and the inca legacy that remains intact in lares. The tour was designed so you can enjoy peace and tranquility that only the valleys Andean offer in addition enjoy the rich history left by the Incas in lares and to end your adventure visit the lost city of the Inca Machu Picchu. Overview of our Walking Tour to Machu Picchu by Lares 4 days – 3 nights.

Day 1: Cuzco – Calca – Lares – Wacawasi.

  • 6:00 pick up from the hotel. Transfer in truck to Lares.
  • 7:00 stop in the village of Calca.
  • 9:30 arrival at the town of Lares.
  • 10:10 start of the walk.
  • 15:00 arrival to the camp of Wacawasi.

Day 2: Wacawasi – Ipsaykassa – Patacancha.

  • 6:00 breakfast at camp.
  • 9:00 arrival to the passage of Ipsaykassa.
  • 9:30 visit to the lagoon of Ipsaykassa.
  • 13:30 arrival to the camp of Patacancha.

Day 3: Patacancha – Pallata – Pumamarca-Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

  • 6:00 breakfast in camp.
  • 6:30 trip by car to Pallata.
  • 7:10 start walking towards Pumamarca.
  • 8:00 Tour through the ruins of Pumamarca.
  • 12:00 arrival to Ollantaytambo Break, lunch and dinner. In the evening you will return by train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

  • 06:30 breakfast in hotel and rise in bus to Machu Picchu.
  • 08:00 home of the Grand Tour in Machu Picchu.
  • 12:00 return to Aguas Calientes by bus. 

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Day 1: Cusco, Calca, Lares y Wacahuasi.

At 5:00 in the morning, a representative from our company will go through your hotel to pick them, once already in our transport we will go towards the Calca town on our way pass through the Valley sacred Inca once we reach Calca will make a stop to buy some things that we will use in our walk of lares immediately after we will go ourselves heading to lares where to begin our adventure.

In the town of lares will have the opportunity of enjoy of some baths thermal medicinal to heat them muscles and enjoy of a delicious lunch.

After we have filled our energies We will begin walking for an average of 4 hours towards the first camp. First, we will ascend gradually for 30 minutes, and then the road is relatively flat. We will cross a small stream and continue along the valley until we reach the village of Wacawasi. In the walk, we will see local people with traditional clothes like ponchos and very colorful hats. It is in Wacawasi where we camp the first night, Wacawasi is located at 3,880 meters or 12,730 feet above sea level.

Day 2: Wacawasi – Ipsaykassa – Patacancha.

After an energetic breakfast, we continue our Trek climbing up a steep little path that will lead us to the abra de Ipsay, on our way we will see alpacas, llamas, and sheep pasteando and we can also see traditional stone houses with grass roofs. During the passage, we descend by half an hour to the beautiful lagoon of Ipsaycocha where we will have lunch (see image).

Once recover energies continues our walk towards our camp by an average of 2.5 hours. Along the way will descend gradually for an hour and a half up to the traditional village of Patacancha, where you will find our camp (3,700 metres – 12,140 feet).

Day 3: Patacancha – Pallata – Pumarca – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

After taking a delicious breakfast take a car for 40 minutes to Pallata. We begin to ascend a path for about 45 minutes to the archaeological site of Pumamarca where our guide will illustrate us with the rich history of the place. We will continue walking for 3 hours on a relatively flat path that will take us through the Valley. Again we descend to the bottom of the valley where we continue along a path along the Patacancha River until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo.

Here we will have lunch, we will have time to rest, and we will say goodbye to our support staff. Then in the afternoon we could visit the main square of Ollantaytambo, and make a short walk to the Qolqas Incas (warehouses) for an hour. In the afternoon we will have dinner at a local restaurant and then take the train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes town.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

On the last day of our Lares trek to machu picchu begins very early about 5:50 a.m. transfer to the bus station to go the Citadel of Machu Picchu. The road is zigzagging and lasts approximately 25 minutes, according to the weather we will have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive sunrise.

Then is the start to our guided through of the Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will visit important sites such as the Temple of the Sun, the main square, Intihuatana and the Temple of the Condor, among others.

After the tour, you will have free time where you can explore Machu Picchu on your own and take more photos. When they are ready, they will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, and in the afternoon they will take the train back to Cusco where we will be waiting for them at the train station to take them to their hotel in Cusco.


Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N Tour Includes

  • Transportation from your hotel to the starting point of the hike and transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • Entrance to the thermal baths of Lares
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas hot and return of water hot to Cusco
  • Bus of ascent and descent from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Basic hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Guide official of tourism professional in Spanish, English and Quechua.
  • Meals and snacks included during the walk beginning with the lunch the first day and ending with the breakfast of the last day in your hotel (the last lunch in water hot not is included).
  • Professional Chef.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N Tour No Included

  • Lunch the last day in water hot
  • Bag of sleeping or walking sticks (you can rent in Cusco)
  • Tips and other guides extra.

Prices & Availability

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4Days cost: based on the train and guide service (Group Service or Private Service) you will select, we have several options to suit your needs. The price is per person, ask for our groups discounts or last minute booking special offers. Any doubt about prices, tours, destinations? Just send us an email to, call us or write a message I will be happy to help you: Mobile – WhatsApp: +51 996 626 858 – Mobile – WhatsApp: +51 984 449809


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Reviews by Tripadvisor Travelers

Absolutely stunning!!!

Siebrand, Feb 2020

Very personal experience and well worth the money, the day before Yang our travel assistant came our hotel to give us a briefing and recommendations to make rainbow mountai tour and answered all our questions, the altitude is no joke though so definitely drink a lot of water or some pills prior to the trip. Our guides Carlos, Marta and driver Pedro were all brilliant. At all times they were helpful knowledgeable and made the experience memorable. HIGHLY recommend! these guys for your adventure in cusco. Siebrand Family.

Wonderful experience

Adventure22800695542, Jan 2020

The service was great! The driver and guide were very attentive to every detail and making sure we were breathing ok since this is such an intensive hike! It was all worth it!!!

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