This trek from Lares trough the plains of Fundo Huaran is a route scarcely traveled by tourists. It's not one of the commercially available treks like the Inca Trail or the Salkantay Trail, which makes this route special and unique. This trip offers close contact to Andean life with all its customs and traditions as well as the unforgettable delight of experiencing the nature of the Andes with their terraced valleys, impressive mountain tops, glaciers and lakes. It's a world where time has stopped, where farmers still farm the land of their ancestors according to tradition and where they watch over their flock of lamas and alpacas under the close watch of the snow capped mountains – the “Apus” in Quechua – which they worship like gods. This trail is still frequented by the locals, direct descendants of the Incas. The path connects the communities of Cancha Cancha, Quishuarani, Cuncani and Lares which is famous for its medicinal hot springs. The last part of this tour from the town of Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes will be done by train. The train ride takes about 2 hours, after which you can relax in your Hotel. Finally the most important day of your trip has arrived, you will be visiting the sanctuary of Machu Picchu (named a world heritage site by UNESCO). In the afternoon you will return to Cusco.
|Best time to travel:
|| April - Nov December
||Culture, History, Fauna, Flora, Trekking & Hiking.
||Medium / Hard
||Cusco, Calca, Huaran, Lares Valley, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
||Private bus, Train and Trekking
||Camping and Hostel or Hotel in Aguas Calientes
||Cusco or Urubamba
||(no more than 7 travelers)
||From your Hotel in Cusco city
|Trip Length||Group Service||Private Service|
|Lares Trek 4 days / 3 nights||$ 550 p.P||$ 600 p.P|
|*Prices are per person in USD, all taxes and fees included.
*Optional hike to Huayna Picchu add $ 10 per person.
*$20 off for students with International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
*Ask for our special group rates when booking together with 3 or more people.