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Lares Trek Spiritual to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Created with Sketch. Lares, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru.
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Lares Trek Spiritual to Machu Picchu 5 Days, This spiritual Lares trek is prepared for those who seek peace and tranquility as well as the knowledge of nature connected with our modern life. This ancestral place was occupied by ancestral cultures, where today Andean people guard and protect their hidden mysteries and traditions in the Andes through mountains, glaciers and spectacular lagoons. The third day of spiritual Lares trek we will enjoy our Wachuma or San Pedro ritual to connect with the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) in order to renew our physical, emotional and spiritual strength. The last day of spiritual Lares trek to complete our therapy and knowledge, we will have a guided tour of one of the Modern wonders of Machupicchu.

Tour Lares Trek Spiritual to Machu Picchu 5 Days

  • The LARES TREK is an excellent alternative to the traditional Inca trail to Machupicchu with the added bonus of visiting isolated Andean communities with long weaving traditions.
  • We offer you the best service at a great value, a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • Explore the lost city of Machupicchu early in the morning with options to see the Sunrise.
  • Visit Andean communities and learn about the traditional behaviors.
  • Learn some “Quechua” words – the official Inca language.
  • We don’t want your trek to be just hiking but we want to create a memorable trip, for that, we have spiritual ceremonies perform by local Shamans, meditation sessions
We know how important this vacation is for you, so we do not want you to have any doubts or questions before you take the trip to this unique wonder of the world. Therefore, your guide will meet with you at your hotel 1 or 2 days before departure, to review all previous information, personalized details and address any concerns or questions you may have.
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    Activities: Trekking Adventure
    Shuttle to Lares: 3½ hour by bus from Cusco.
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
    Accommodation: 1 Day Hostel, 2 Days Camping
    Optional Activities: Horse Reading, Hotspring.
    Locations: Lares, Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu.
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 4:00 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at Cusco around 22:15 PM


Day 1: Cusco – Huaran – Canchacancha - Aqopata
We will leave Cusco at 5:30 am towards the Sacred Valley, we will stop in Calca town to learn, explore its traditional market, and buy the last minute things (fresh coca leaf, water, rain poncho, etc.) After 1 ½ hours ride in our private van we will reach the Huaran district (3,000 meters / 9,840 feet) the the beginning of Lares trek Espiritual. Place where we will meet our staff (carries and cargo carriers); who come from the community of Cancha Cancha. To then start our walk enjoying the view that nature offers us with a landscape rich in flora and fauna through native shrubs in the area, covering endemic bird varieties, and the capricious rock formations of the Urubamba chain with a view of the sacred valley. Then we will arrive to the community of Cancha Cancha (3,956 meters / 12,976 feet) where we will have the oppo1rtunity to observe the daily life of the Andean man and we will enjoy a delicious lunch.

After that we will continue ascending passing through small houses of the community and we will see the typical fauna of the place; such as chinchillas, alpacas and llamas. Finally we will arrive to our AQOPATA camp (4,150 meters / 13,940 feet)

Hiking distance: 12 Km. / 7 mile.
Hiking time: 6½ to 7 hour approximately.
Difficulty Levels: Moderate
Climate: hot in the day and cold in the night -5° C (23° F) / max. 15° C (59° F)
Acomodation: Camping.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3700 masl. / 12138 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 3100 masl. / 10170 ft.
Day 2: Aqopata – Paso Pacha Cutec Pass – Quiswarani
As soon as we finish an invigorating breakfast, we will ascend a very demanding path in certain segments towards the Pachacuteq Pass (4,700 meters / 15,419 feet) having a typical view of the Puna region. We will appreciate the imposing view of the Q’olque Cruz glacier (5,400 meters / 17,720 feet). On the way down we will observe the grazing of llamas, alpacas and sheeps and the formation of lagoons. We will have lunch next to one of these beautiful lagoons. Then we will continue and we will pass through a very beautiful waterfall that forms the Quiswarani valley. We are to encamp around the community that night (3,950 meters / 12,950 feet)

Hiking distance: 14 Km. / 8.5 mile.
Hiking time: 8½ to 9 hour approximately.
Difficulty Levels: Challenge.
Climate: hot in the day and cold in the night -5° C (23° F) / max. 15° C (59° F).
Acomodation: Lodge: Camping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 4400 masl / 14435 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 3900 masl / 12795 ft.
Day 3: Quiswarani – Q’allaqasa Pass – Cuncani
After a healthy breakfast we will start the 1½ hour hike through the steep trail to reach the Q’ALLAQASA Pass (4,450 metros/ 14,622 pies) and enjoy the stunning Cuncani Valley with colorful lagoons and sawed mountains. On the way down we will descend to the colorful lagoon where we will perform our ritual invoking the Pacha Mama or Mother Earth, and beg her to bless us. Right afterwards we will start with the Wachuma or San Pedro infusion, to find our peace and tranquility from the deepest part of our interior. After that we will appreciate the wild life of the area full of chinchillas, geese, Andean gulls, hawks and with luck some condors.

Our campsite Cuncani is at one hour away (3,900 meters / 12,795 feet), and at night looking towards the clear sky we will be able to observe the Milky Way and the Andean constellations.

Hiking distance: 5 Km. / 3.1 mile
Hiking time: 2½ hours approximately.
Difficulty Levels: Moderate.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Camping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3900 masl / 14435 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2700 masl / 8858 ft.
Day 4: Cuncani – Lares Hot Baths – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
We will wake up very renewed after the amazing therapy, feeling literally as if we had been born again, our staff will spoil us with a hot drink in bed (coca tea, tea, coffee or hot chocolate, etc), after breakfast we will continue downhill for about 2 hours to the Lares thermal medicinal baths (3,120 meters / 10, 2660 feet) and as a reward we will soak enjoying the hot baths.
Our lunch will be in the same place. After being totally relaxed, we will ride our private transport, and travel for 3 hours back to the town of Ollantaytambo (2,792 mt. / 9,158 ft). We will have dinner in this town. After dinner, we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes for 1 hour 45 minutes. Upon arrival we will go to the hotel for our accommodation and rest.

Hiking distance: 5 Km. / 3.1 mile
Hiking time: 1½ hours approximately.
Difficulty Levels: Easy.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night. -5°C (23°F) / max. 24°C (76°F)
Acomodation: Hostel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 3900 masl / 14435 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2700 masl / 8858 ft.
Day 5: Hiking & Explore Machu Picchu — Cusco.
Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu! We will wake up early after a refreshing night at our hostel to beat the crowds to the top of Machu Picchu and enjoy its serenity in the soft morning light. The Machu Picchu entrance check point is open from 06:00 AM until 17:00 PM. We will hike up to Machupicchu (a bus ride is optional for $12.00) and enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas. Here we will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today! Without having modern tools or even steel and iron to work with, the people who built this city were genius in organizing this community in a sustainable and beautiful way on the side of a mountain, even bringing water in canals through its streets for the people to use. When a Peruvian guide showed this site to Hiram Bingham, it was almost unrecognizable, covered in thick vegetation and in a state of disrepair. It has since been cleaned and restored and is now protected and treasured by the world at large!

After this tour, you are free to climb up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Be sure to book in advance to get tickets for these!). Each mountain takes approximately 3 hours to hike up and down. Another lower-impact option for which you do not need an extra ticket is to trek to the Sun Gate, the main entrance from the Inca Trail (this takes about 2 or 2.5 hours round-trip). Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for more than 7 hours before hiking back down to Aguas Calientes for the train ride at 18:20 hrs (subject to availability) to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at about 21:30 hrs. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

Distance Travelled: 6 Km. / 3.7 mile
Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours approximately.
Machu Picchu guided tour: 2½ hour.
Climate: tropical warm.
Shuttle to Cusco:3 hours by train and bus from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast.
Maximum Altitude: 2429 masl / 7972 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2040 masl / 6692 ft.

What is Included?

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Full Wachuma or San Pedro ceremony (4th day)
  • Entrance to the Lares thermal baths
  • Entrance ticket to the Machupicchu citadel
  • Hostel (4th night) in a double room
  • Bus service Aguas calientes – Machupicchu (round-trip)
  • Return train ticket (Aguas Calientes station – Ollantaytambo)
  • Food during walking: 4 (lunches, dinners and breakfasts)
  • Boiled cold water along the walk (after each meal). You will only bring the first day until lunch
  • Mattress (sponge)
  • Pillow
  • Camping Tents (accommodation for 2 people)
  • Beasts of burden that will carry the equipment, food and personal things of 8 kilos or 16 pounds at the most.
  • Transportation Cusco – Lares trek – Station Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation station Ollantaytambo- Hotel Cusco
  • Oxygen tank

Not Included:

  • 5th day lunch
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from the company)
  • Inflatable mattress (can be rented from the company)
  • Walking sticks (can be rented from the company)
  • Tips for the guide and support staff

Lares Trek 5 Days Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Lares, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru.

Tour Map Lares Trek Spiritual to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Lares Trek 5 Days FAQs

What Should I Bring for the Tour?
– Original passport
– For students: ISIC card
– Insurance card/certificate
– Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
– Hiking boots
– Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
– Warm jacket
– Hat and gloves
– 2-4 t-shirts
– 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
– Long underwear for sleeping
– Hand sanitizer
– Comfortable trousers
– Sun hat or cap
– Sunscreen
– Insect repellent
– Water
– Toiletries/ Toilet paper
– Personal medication
– Camera
– Flashlight or headlamp
– Extra money for tips/snacks/beer.
How Difficult Is The Lares Trail?
This is very difficult to answer definitively, but if you are reasonably fit, then trekking is moderate but not challenge. Most treks are designed so that you walk a comfortable distance each day and still have enough power left for the next. It’s very important to acclimatized to the altitude, Lares Trail pass over an altitude of 4400m /14435ft
How Long Is The Lares Trek And How Many Hours Do We Hike Per A Day?
The entire Lares Trail is a distance of 39 kms (24.2miles); the beginning point is the Lares’s hot springs and the ending point is the town of Ollantaytambo. You’ll walk in 3 days. The first day is relatively easy and you’ll walk for 4 hours; the second day is probably the hardest day since we have to walk over the highest pass at 4400m /14435ft, the walking time is for 8 hours; the third day you’ll walk manly down for 5 hours passing waterfalls and picturesque communities; the last day we’ll explore Machu Picchu I the morning and in the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco.
What Is The Scenery Like On The Lares Trail?
Since the trekking takes you through the Andes, the Lares Trail provides stunning mountain scenery; several snow Peak Mountains, Waterfalls, ice-cold rivers, lagoons, meadows, farms, etc. What make this Trek so popular are the local Andean communities that the trail passes through. The Authentic weaving communities are one of the highlights. On this trail you also will explore Inca site where your trekking guide will take you in an informative tour.
Do I Need A Permits?
The Lares Trail does Not require permits as the Inca Trail, but it is important to reserve in advance do to the trip requires train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu which once are limited.
Is Altitude Sickness Common? And How High Is The Lares Trail?
It’s impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly. One or two days spent in Cuzco (3,400m/11154FT), taking it easy and drinking plenty of water is usually enough for most people; or you also can stay in other place at same altitude or higher.
The highest point you will reach while hiking the Lares Trek is 4400m / 14435ft. You will sleep at 3600m / 11811ft for one or two nights. The trail is climbing gradually up to the highest pass and you can step in any place you want, IT IS NOT like the Inca trail with several stone step and very steep
When Do We Reach Machu Picchu And How Much Time Do We Spend There?
We’ll reach Machu Picchu early in the morning on Day 4th; we’ll try to take the earliest bus from the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (25 minutes); Once in Machu Picchu, Your Trekking guide will take you for an informative 2-3 hour tour, where you’ll visit the most important places of Machu Picchu and you’ll have enough time to take pictures. After the tour you will have a free time to explore along. When you finish All in Machu Picchu you’ll take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where you can have your lunch in one of the restaurants.
Does The Porters Carry Our Luggage While On The Lares Trek?
No, llamas, pack mules and/or horses will be provided to carry your personal items in duffel bags that we’ll provide one night before the tour (During the briefing time). The duffel bags will be transported from camp to camp. You will still need to bring a day backpack (30lts) to carry any essentials you might want or need, such as water, snacks, camera, sweater, rain jacket.

The duffle bags provided for your personal belongings which will transported by Pac animal from camp to camp during the Lares Trail.
How Cold Does It Get On The Lares Trail (Will I Need To Bring Hats And Mitts)?
Yes, it will be cold spatially the second day. The high altitude means it can get quite chilly, especially during the Andean winter (May – September) when the temperature can drop to below zero degrees (Celsius) at night. It can still be cool at other times of the year and so we recommend bringing thermal underwear and a warm sleeping bag. You can purchase warm, inexpensive and locally made hand-woven hats and gloves in Cusco.
What Type Of Accommodation Is Used On The Lares Trail?
During the Lares Trek to Machupicchu we’ll use camping tents for 2 nights and one night hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes. The tents are a 4-people capacity tent which will be provided for only two people of the same-sex (if you are solo traveller). Trekkers will be served a bowl of hot water (and a hot drink) in their tents during morning hours.
What Type Of Food Will We Get On The Lares Trek?
Our cooks prepare excellent high-energy meals appropriate for a trek of this nature. The menu usually includes pasta, rice, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of oatmeal, eggs and other breakfast foods. Vegetarian alternatives are available upon request at the time of booking.
When is the Best Time to hike Lares Trek?
The best time to hike Lares Trek to Machupicchu is during the dry season (April to September). During these months the views are splendid, the camping sites are dry and nice, the trail is particularly quiet, and weather is often very pleasant.

Trekking the Lares Trail is the third most popular trek to Machu Picchu, after the Inca Trail and Salkantay Trek, so during the height of the peak season the trail can be busy. That being said, there are so many variations on the Lares Trail that in general the routes never feel over-crowded.
However, in the last years the weather is unpredictable, instead of dry season we are having rain, and it is difficult to predict the weather spatially in the Andes, so we highly recommended being prepared all the time for sun cold and rain, we‘ll provide always the best quality equipment for your comfort and our staff always will decide the best places where to set up the camps.

Important info
For Lares Trek to Machupicchu, the night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).
All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
Is LARES TREK for me?
Have you missed out on doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Do not miss out on adventure!!… Come and see four-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

This may at first seem totally devastating but there are some Alternative treks to Machu Picchu such as this which do not require the same permits and so are available. The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is not just a perfect alternative if you miss out on Inca trail permits but many people choose this trek instead of Inca trail for its cultural aspect of visiting remote Andean villages on and off the beaten track style trek.

Where the Inca trail has become a bit too popular Lares Trek to Machu Picchu still has moments when you are the only people to be gazing over the stunning lanscape from a high mountain pass. At Lares Trek to Machu Picchu will be most probably be some alpacas accompanying you during your hike. There are less Inca archaeological sites along the trail itself until you get Machu Picchu but if you like awesome scenery and the popular history then Lares trek is for you.
Huayna Picchu VS Machu Picchu Montaña
Many people ask about Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña and few people know the difference about this 2 climbing hike mountains in Machu Picchu.

Huayna picchu: It is located at the northeast area and it is famous because since the summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and Machu Picchu.

huaynapicchu have a steep road and people arrive to the summit in approximately 45 minutes hike up. In the summit you can enjoy and take picture for not longer then 20 minutes. This is because huaynaPicchu pick do not have a big space and not to of people can login there.

if you plan hike up to Huayna Picchu You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu altitude: 2789 masl.

Montaña Machu Picchu: It is the taller Mountain. You need at list 3:30 hours to enjoy the hike up to this Montaña. This mountain ofer different altitudes view of Machu Picchu and also a amazing panoramic view of all machu picchu, Aguas calientes, hidroelectrica and others areas around.

In the summit you can spend longer time. this is because not lot of people go to this mountain yet because the new accest it is.

if you plan hike up to Montaña, You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Montaña altitude: 3240 masl.


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  • Mountain Huayna Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Mountain Machu Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Buffet Lunch in Machu Picchu ⇨$35,00
  • Bus Up and Down ⇨$25,00
  • Vistadome Train 360º | Return ⇨$40,00
  • Sleeping Bag & Walking Sticks ⇨$40,00
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