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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, amazing 3 Day Tour

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Overview

The Andes traverse from South to North the South American continent, which includes Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia. Among the valleys and mountains through the andes, exist hike trails which cross these mountains. Is here, in the middle of the Peruvian andes and Cusco region that there is a trail initiating in the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas, across the Andes Mountain range and towards Lares Valley. On the route of this particular trail, our visitors will start the hike on the valley forests with lavish flora, fauna, mountains, snow capped peaks, lagoons and the best of all: our hike ends at Lares thermo medicinal baths which are very recommended.

Trip Details

Highlights

Lares 3D

Explore the best of the last Inca Communities by lares Trek to Machu Picchu with Us, lower down is why you should do lares Trek with Us.
Kenko Adventures Will provide a dufle bag per person for your personal ítems for your Trek.
We Provide Camping equipment like: sleeping tents, dinning tent, table, inflatable pats per person, a pair hiking poles per person, table cutlery, portable bathroom, and more¡¡¡

Kenko Adventures let you have a great experience Suporting the school or helping the locals to pick up the llamas and alpacas by the afternoon, then join them at their home to share some hot drinks and appetizers.
Enjoy a amazing hike though colorfull lakes and Camping on top of the Real Andes Mountains and snow capped peaks. 
We Will be Able to have Machu Picchu Sunrise and plenty time to explore Machu Picchu on the last day.
Our custumers Will have 3*** hotel in Aguas Calinetes town.
We have a professional experienced chefs making a nice a delicious food and we have a variety options for vegetarian options and vegan people.
Profesional authentic local peruvian english speaker tour guide

Kenko Adventurres tours are hiring the horsemen and horses from those communities so if you come with Us 100% that we Will suport those local people. 
Making nicer Our custumers experience we included the Vistadome service Train on the way back in all Our tours, and we Will be back in Cusco around 7 pm.
We Will provide oxigen tank and first aid and one riding horse for your safety. 
 

Briefing

We Will meet you at your hotel or Airbnb a day before your tour departure at 6 pm for your pre information about the tour and you can get recomendations for your hike to Machu Picchu.

Lares 3D Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.
Day 02: Cancha Cancha – Pachacuti Pass – Quishuarani – Aguas Calientes.
Day 03: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
 

Special Offer: Add Private Rainbow Mountain full day tour: $ 125 US per person

Experience a full day tour on Rainbow Mountain at a very special rate. This can be done after your Machu Picchu Tour. You will just need to arrange with Your Kenko Adventures sales team member. This is an magical experience so be sure to look into It ¡¡

Itinerary

Itinerary of 3 Days

This adventure will start in Cusco, picking you up from your hotel in our private transportation for approximately 1 and a half hour, we will reach the Calca District which is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will make a stop for approximately 45 minutes to visit the local market, then we will board our transport for another 30 minutes and reach the Huaran Community located inside the Sacred Valley itself, it is 2800 m.a.s.l. From here, we will start our hike which will gradually ascend to Huaran Valley which has lush flora and fauna.

This is the perfect place to see our llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat, we will also see endemic native trees and medicinal plantas which ancient Inca community of Cancha Cancha uses as natural remedies; we will also see fantastic views of the Mountain and snow capped peaks in the andes. This first stretch will take approximately 3 hours until reach our camp to have lunch. Here we will have 1 hour approx. to enjoy our delicious and nutritive menu.

With our renovated energies we will continue our hike with the first views of the nearby snow capped mountains and within an hour we will reach the Cancha Cancha ancient community which will be our campsite. Once we are settled, we will visit one of the local homes to know more about their lifestyle and share some activities with them.

Upon completion of this day, we will have a moment of relax and enjoy some hot beverages, as well as our dinner.

Difficulty Day
Intermediate
Hiking distance
10 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2900 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am

Our second adventure day will start very early in the morning with service to tent and a hot coca tea which is good for the altitude, right after we will have our sustaining breakfast. Also, our personal will offer you water to fill your bottles along the day and then start our hike. On the way we will see a lot of alpacas, llamas and Cancha Cancha local people plowing native potatoes; there will also be opportunity to see wild animals such as vizcachas considered rodents that live in the rocky terrains.

This day is considered the hardest as you will climb until the highest point of the hike, surrounded by our snow capped Mountains considered as protector entities:
Pitusiray, Sahuasiray and Colque Cruz; after we will reach our destination, Pachacuti Pass which is situated 4500 m.a.s.l. This stunning scenery will be adorned with colorful lagoons, laciers and other south American camelids.

Once we reach our objective, we will continue our hike and descend to Lares Valley which belongs to a very ancient path considered inca, through the andes, waterfals, lagoons, creeks, natural landscapes until finally reaching ancient inca community of Qishuarani, here our second lunch place it will be at a lovely rustic lodge and then we will continuing by bus to Ollantaytambo station to get our train to Aguas Calientes town.

Difficulty Day
Challenging
Hiking distance
11 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
4500.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3800 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am

Today at a previously arranged time we will visit Machupicchu inca citadel, we advise to start very early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise and avoid the crowds as the demand increase day by day and nowadays we have around 6000 people per day.

Your tour will start with the bus ride towards Machupicchu, this ride takes 25 minutes approx. and then reach the Main access point. Our guide will lead you to the exact location in which the most famous Machupicchu postal photo is taken; from here you will start your 3 hours guided tour including precise information about inca civilization and Machupicchu citadel.

Following your tour, you will have some time to visit interesting places like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (we advise to book the tickets with a minimum of 2 months in advance)

After finishing the tour, our clients will board the bus down to Aguas Calientes in which the train station is located and then catch the VISTADOME TRAIN 360 VIEW  according the arranged schedule to Ollantaytambo train station. From here our transfer will pick you up with our private transportation and lead you to Cusco city, directly to your hotel. 
End of our services.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
08:00 am ~ 07:30 pm

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Equipment : 01 pair of Walking Sticks per person
Other Services : 01 Riding Horse for emergency ( in case our clients feel very tired or to take photos. )
Accommodation : 1 night at campsite
Transport Services : All private transfers during the tours and specified on the itinerary.
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Tour Services : Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Accommodation : Hotel at Aguas Calientes 3 stars ( We included Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu or Inti Punku Hotel.If you want to get a 4* or 5* hotel let us know to help you to get one a good one. )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : Pick up from your hotel ( (has to be locate in Cusco center). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private guided walking tour in the visited sites.
Tour Services : Professional Bilingual speaker tour guide.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Train Tickets : Round trip Expedition Class train ticket for Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
Transport Services : Round trip transportation service.
A1 Service : Superior private service. ( Our Superior quality service offers private tours and small groups with personalized service, we take care details and we create the best unforgettable experiences in our client lives through our wonder Machu Picchu and our beloved region Cusco. Superior private service. )
Equipment : We provided you a dufle bag for your trek.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Huayna Picchu - (45 min walk) ( check Huayna Picchu Availability. )
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Mountain - (1:30 hours walk) ( check Machu Picchu Mountain Availability. )
Food and Meals : Meals not specified on the itinerary.
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Prices Options

Prices for Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 3 Days - Group Service

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 3 Days service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD $ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD $ 549.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 529.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 499.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!
Reservation price: USD $ 300 per person

FAQS

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

Do I need my original passport for the Cusco Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

How do i get the student ISIC card discount?

The ISIC Student can get Discount..

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

How do I qualify for the student discount? (-$20)

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

  • Students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • Children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • Children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

Important information for your tour

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

May I change the departure date after the tickets have been bought?

“No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

Note

Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

Second, we require a deposit of US $ 300.00 per person

In order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by  PAYPAL Online or you can do a deposit in our Bank account at Interbank.

Bank account number: 4203107104602.

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Packing List

Kenko Adventures Peru is going to give you a duffel bag for your hiking tour at briefing time mostly a day berofe prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 6 kg of your personal items and a sleeping bag. Our Porters or horses will carry those bags, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 23 kg (this consists of 18 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You have to bring a small daypack to pack your personal ítems for the day hike as water bottle, a camera and sun protection cream as you will have access to your dufle bags carried by the Porter sor horses at Lunch time and at the campsites because Porters always go ahead the group but the group is going to join for lunch and you can get your dufle bags.

Appropriate guear for Inca Trail or alternative hikes to Machu Picchu

We higltly recomend hiking pants and long sleeved T-shirts during the day, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It traveller are coming during the rainy season so we Recomend (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes very frequently. We over camping nights we recomend warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful. About Machu Picchu tour day is warm  and some times very hot climate, so we recmend you covertible hiking pants to swtch as a shorts, so the most important things that you should bring for Machu Picchu hiking tours is:
 

Antibacterial hand gel
Binoculars
Camera
Clothes in layers
Insect repellant - DEET 20 strongly recommended.
Passport
Personal medication
Plastic bags for rain situations
Pocket money in Soles or USD dolars
Sandals or flip-flops
Sleeping bag
Small pack towel and hand towel
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
Swimsuit
Toilet paper
Torch (flashlight)
Warm clothes for overnights
Water bottle to be refil in campsites
Water purifier
Waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Wet wipes

Highlights

Lares 3D

Explore the best of the last Inca Communities by lares Trek to Machu Picchu with Us, lower down is why you should do lares Trek with Us.
Kenko Adventures Will provide a dufle bag per person for your personal ítems for your Trek.
We Provide Camping equipment like: sleeping tents, dinning tent, table, inflatable pats per person, a pair hiking poles per person, table cutlery, portable bathroom, and more¡¡¡

Kenko Adventures let you have a great experience Suporting the school or helping the locals to pick up the llamas and alpacas by the afternoon, then join them at their home to share some hot drinks and appetizers.
Enjoy a amazing hike though colorfull lakes and Camping on top of the Real Andes Mountains and snow capped peaks. 
We Will be Able to have Machu Picchu Sunrise and plenty time to explore Machu Picchu on the last day.
Our custumers Will have 3*** hotel in Aguas Calinetes town.
We have a professional experienced chefs making a nice a delicious food and we have a variety options for vegetarian options and vegan people.
Profesional authentic local peruvian english speaker tour guide

Kenko Adventurres tours are hiring the horsemen and horses from those communities so if you come with Us 100% that we Will suport those local people. 
Making nicer Our custumers experience we included the Vistadome service Train on the way back in all Our tours, and we Will be back in Cusco around 7 pm.
We Will provide oxigen tank and first aid and one riding horse for your safety. 
 

Briefing

We Will meet you at your hotel or Airbnb a day before your tour departure at 6 pm for your pre information about the tour and you can get recomendations for your hike to Machu Picchu.

Lares 3D Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.
Day 02: Cancha Cancha – Pachacuti Pass – Quishuarani – Aguas Calientes.
Day 03: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
 

Special Offer: Add Private Rainbow Mountain full day tour: $ 125 US per person

Experience a full day tour on Rainbow Mountain at a very special rate. This can be done after your Machu Picchu Tour. You will just need to arrange with Your Kenko Adventures sales team member. This is an magical experience so be sure to look into It ¡¡

Itinerary

Itinerary of 3 Days

Day 01: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha

This adventure will start in Cusco, picking you up from your hotel in our private transportation for approximately 1 and a half hour, we will reach the Calca District which is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will make a stop for approximately 45 minutes to visit the local market, then we will board our transport for another 30 minutes and reach the Huaran Community located inside the Sacred Valley itself, it is 2800 m.a.s.l. From here, we will start our hike which will gradually ascend to Huaran Valley which has lush flora and fauna.

This is the perfect place to see our llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat, we will also see endemic native trees and medicinal plantas which ancient Inca community of Cancha Cancha uses as natural remedies; we will also see fantastic views of the Mountain and snow capped peaks in the andes. This first stretch will take approximately 3 hours until reach our camp to have lunch. Here we will have 1 hour approx. to enjoy our delicious and nutritive menu.

With our renovated energies we will continue our hike with the first views of the nearby snow capped mountains and within an hour we will reach the Cancha Cancha ancient community which will be our campsite. Once we are settled, we will visit one of the local homes to know more about their lifestyle and share some activities with them.

Upon completion of this day, we will have a moment of relax and enjoy some hot beverages, as well as our dinner.

Difficulty Day
Intermediate
Hiking distance
10 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2900 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am
Day 02: Cancha Cancha – Pachacuti Pass – Quishuarani – Aguas Calientes.

Our second adventure day will start very early in the morning with service to tent and a hot coca tea which is good for the altitude, right after we will have our sustaining breakfast. Also, our personal will offer you water to fill your bottles along the day and then start our hike. On the way we will see a lot of alpacas, llamas and Cancha Cancha local people plowing native potatoes; there will also be opportunity to see wild animals such as vizcachas considered rodents that live in the rocky terrains.

This day is considered the hardest as you will climb until the highest point of the hike, surrounded by our snow capped Mountains considered as protector entities:
Pitusiray, Sahuasiray and Colque Cruz; after we will reach our destination, Pachacuti Pass which is situated 4500 m.a.s.l. This stunning scenery will be adorned with colorful lagoons, laciers and other south American camelids.

Once we reach our objective, we will continue our hike and descend to Lares Valley which belongs to a very ancient path considered inca, through the andes, waterfals, lagoons, creeks, natural landscapes until finally reaching ancient inca community of Qishuarani, here our second lunch place it will be at a lovely rustic lodge and then we will continuing by bus to Ollantaytambo station to get our train to Aguas Calientes town.

Difficulty Day
Challenging
Hiking distance
11 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
4500.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3800 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am
Day 03: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Today at a previously arranged time we will visit Machupicchu inca citadel, we advise to start very early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise and avoid the crowds as the demand increase day by day and nowadays we have around 6000 people per day.

Your tour will start with the bus ride towards Machupicchu, this ride takes 25 minutes approx. and then reach the Main access point. Our guide will lead you to the exact location in which the most famous Machupicchu postal photo is taken; from here you will start your 3 hours guided tour including precise information about inca civilization and Machupicchu citadel.

Following your tour, you will have some time to visit interesting places like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (we advise to book the tickets with a minimum of 2 months in advance)

After finishing the tour, our clients will board the bus down to Aguas Calientes in which the train station is located and then catch the VISTADOME TRAIN 360 VIEW  according the arranged schedule to Ollantaytambo train station. From here our transfer will pick you up with our private transportation and lead you to Cusco city, directly to your hotel. 
End of our services.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
08:00 am ~ 07:30 pm

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Equipment : 01 pair of Walking Sticks per person
Other Services : 01 Riding Horse for emergency ( in case our clients feel very tired or to take photos. )
Accommodation : 1 night at campsite
Transport Services : All private transfers during the tours and specified on the itinerary.
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Tour Services : Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Accommodation : Hotel at Aguas Calientes 3 stars ( We included Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu or Inti Punku Hotel.If you want to get a 4* or 5* hotel let us know to help you to get one a good one. )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : Pick up from your hotel ( (has to be locate in Cusco center). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private guided walking tour in the visited sites.
Tour Services : Professional Bilingual speaker tour guide.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Train Tickets : Round trip Expedition Class train ticket for Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
Transport Services : Round trip transportation service.
A1 Service : Superior private service. ( Our Superior quality service offers private tours and small groups with personalized service, we take care details and we create the best unforgettable experiences in our client lives through our wonder Machu Picchu and our beloved region Cusco. Superior private service. )
Equipment : We provided you a dufle bag for your trek.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Huayna Picchu - (45 min walk) ( check Huayna Picchu Availability. )
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Mountain - (1:30 hours walk) ( check Machu Picchu Mountain Availability. )
Food and Meals : Meals not specified on the itinerary.
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Price & Options

Prices for Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 3 Days - Group Service

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 3 Days service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 3 Days service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD$ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD$ 549.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD$ 529.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 499.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!.
Reservation price: USD $ 300 per person

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

Do I need my original passport for the Cusco Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

How do i get the student ISIC card discount?

The ISIC Student can get Discount..

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

How do I qualify for the student discount? (-$20)

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

  • Students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • Children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • Children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

Important information for your tour

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

May I change the departure date after the tickets have been bought?

“No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

Note

Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

Second, we require a deposit of US $ 300.00 per person

In order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by  PAYPAL Online or you can do a deposit in our Bank account at Interbank.

Bank account number: 4203107104602.

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Packing List

Kenko Adventures Peru is going to give you a duffel bag for your hiking tour at briefing time mostly a day berofe prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 6 kg of your personal items and a sleeping bag. Our Porters or horses will carry those bags, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 23 kg (this consists of 18 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You have to bring a small daypack to pack your personal ítems for the day hike as water bottle, a camera and sun protection cream as you will have access to your dufle bags carried by the Porter sor horses at Lunch time and at the campsites because Porters always go ahead the group but the group is going to join for lunch and you can get your dufle bags.

Appropriate guear for Inca Trail or alternative hikes to Machu Picchu

We higltly recomend hiking pants and long sleeved T-shirts during the day, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It traveller are coming during the rainy season so we Recomend (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes very frequently. We over camping nights we recomend warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful. About Machu Picchu tour day is warm  and some times very hot climate, so we recmend you covertible hiking pants to swtch as a shorts, so the most important things that you should bring for Machu Picchu hiking tours is:
 

Antibacterial hand gel
Binoculars
Camera
Clothes in layers
Insect repellant - DEET 20 strongly recommended.
Passport
Personal medication
Plastic bags for rain situations
Pocket money in Soles or USD dolars
Sandals or flip-flops
Sleeping bag
Small pack towel and hand towel
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
Swimsuit
Toilet paper
Torch (flashlight)
Warm clothes for overnights
Water bottle to be refil in campsites
Water purifier
Waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Wet wipes

Reviews for 3 Days

Niek

Kenko (and our guide Elvis) spared no detail in our 4 day trek on the Lares route and visit to Machupiccu. The logistics, guiding, meals, and overall experience was incredible. We live in Ecuador, and… ...

Audrey 20h

We did the Lares hike with 4 kids between 7-10. Elvis was exceptional with the kids and everyone. He speaks quechua, is indigenous and we felt like he was committed to helping local communities to continue to conserve this amazing landscape.

Hfeldman 0

My husband and I happened to be the only 2 who took this tour last week and was so blessed to have Elvis as our guide. He was a great communicator, explaining history with facts, not only about the places but about the people and culture as well. I unfortunately suffered from altitude sickness but Elvis was kind enough to ensure we had everything taken care of and would still enjoy the trip. He even brought along some traditional medicine and… ...

Free warm jacket for my litle friend!

Kenko Adventure Peru founder decided to add a social proyect in all Our tours that means, if you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket for Our litle kids that have very hard living in very cold conditions near by the Andes Mountain

f you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket

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