Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 4 Days

Tour 2024

Overview

Explore the hidden gems of the Lares Valley and hot sprins on a captivating Lares trek to Machu Picchu over 4 days. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Inca communities such as Cancha Cancha, Quishuarani, and Cuncani – the last Inca towns, where the ancient Quechua language is still spoken. Engage with locals, including children preserving their heritage, and witness their dedication to herding llamas, alpacas, guanacos, along with cultivating over 3000 varieties of potatoes, as our ancestors did centuries ago and finally enjoy the Lares hot sprins at the end of your hike.

After a unforgettable Andean adventure through the Lares Valley, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Following this cultural immersion, board our scenic touristic train to Aguas Calientes, leading to the grand finale – the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Discover this globally recognized wonder, a testament to the engineering brilliance of the ancient Inca civilization.

Join us on the Lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days for an enriching journey that seamlessly blends adventure, cultural discovery, and the iconic marvel of Machu Picchu.

Trip Details

Highlights

Lares 4D

Lares Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu: Embark on a cultural and adventurous journey with Kenko Adventures through the last Inca communities, offering a unique Lares Trek experience.

Comprehensive Equipment: Enjoy a comfortable trek with a personal duffle bag, professional camping gear, and essential equipment, including sleeping tents, dining tents, tables, inflatable pads, hiking poles, and more. (click here to see our staff)

Cultural Engagement: Immerse yourself in local culture by supporting schools, participating in llama and alpaca herding, and sharing hot drinks and appetizers with the welcoming communities along the Lares Valley.

Scenic Hiking Experience: Explore the Real Andes Mountains, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks during an amazing hike, creating lasting memories of the stunning Andean landscapes.

Hot Springs Relaxation: Unwind after the trek with a visit to hot springs, offering a perfect way to rejuvenate and relax.

Machu Picchu Sunrise Visit: Witness the magic of Machu Picchu at sunrise with ample time to explore this iconic archaeological site on the last day.

Comfortable Accommodations: Stay in 3-star hotels in Aguas Calientes town, providing a comfortable and convenient base for your Machu Picchu adventure.

Delicious Local Cuisine: Indulge in the flavors of Peru with delicious local Peruvian food prepared by experienced chefs, offering a variety of options, including vegetarian and vegan choices. (click here to see our food)

Expert Local Guides: Enhance your journey with professional, experienced local Peruvian English-speaking tour guides, providing insights into the history and significance of the sites visited. (click here to see our guides)

Community Support: Contribute to the well-being of local communities by choosing Kenko Adventures, which hires horsemen and horses directly from the Lares Valley.

Vistadome Service Train: Enjoy panoramic views on the return journey with the included Vistadome service train, enhancing the overall travel experience.

Safety First: Prioritize safety with provided oxygen tanks, first aid, and a riding horse for added security during the trek.

Book your Lares Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu with Kenko Adventures for an unforgettable and culturally rich expedition through the heart of the Andes.
 

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 4D Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.
Day 02: Cancha Cancha – Pachacuti Pass – Quishuarani
Day 03: Quishuarani – Kunkani –  Lares Hot springs - Ollantaytambo – Aguas Caliente.
Day 04: Aguas Calienets – Machu Picchu – 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 4 Days

The adventure begins in Cusco, where you will be picked up from your hotel and transported in our private vehicle for approximately 1.5 hours. The journey takes you to the Calca District in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A 45-minute stop at the local market allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Afterward, a 30-minute drive brings you to the Huaran Community, nestled at an elevation of 2800 meters above sea level within the Sacred Valley.

The hike kicks off from Huaran, gradually ascending through the picturesque Huaran Valley, adorned with lush flora and fauna. This scenic route, part of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, provides the perfect opportunity to witness llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat. The trail also introduces you to endemic native trees and medicinal plants used by the ancient Inca community of Cancha Cancha. Throughout this first stretch, you'll be treated to fantastic views of the mountains and snow-capped peaks of the Andes. The hike to the lunch camp takes approximately 3 hours.

Upon reaching the campsite, you'll have around 1 hour to savor a delicious and nutritious meal, replenishing your energy for the rest of the Lares Trek. After lunch, the hike continues, offering the first glimpses of nearby snow-capped mountains. Within an hour, you'll arrive at the Cancha Cancha ancient community, your campsite for the night.

Once settled, you'll have the opportunity to visit one of the local homes, gaining insight into their lifestyle and engaging in shared activities. As the day concludes, take a moment to relax and enjoy hot beverages, followed by a satisfying dinner. This immersive experience, part of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, allows you to connect with the local culture and nature, setting the stage for the adventures to come.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2900 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:30 am

Our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days adventure begins early in the morning with personalized tent service and a cup of hot coca tea, perfect for acclimatizing to the altitude. Following a sustaining breakfast, our team will provide water refills throughout the day as we embark on our hike. Along the way, you'll encounter alpacas, llamas, and witness Cancha Cancha locals tending to native potatoes. Keep an eye out for the fascinating vizcachas, rodents that inhabit the rocky terrains.

Considered the most challenging day, you'll climb to the highest point of the trek, surrounded by snow-capped protectors – Pitusiray, Sahuasiray, and Colque Cruz. The breathtaking scenery at Pachacuti Pass, 4500 m.a.s.l., includes colorful lagoons, glaciers, and South American camelids.

Descending through the ancient Inca path in Lares Valley, you'll traverse diverse landscapes – from Andean landscapes to waterfalls, lagoons, and creeks then we will break for lunch some where near a lake for a perfect relaxing time after that we will haike for 1 more hour to culminate the hike in the ancient Inca community of Qishuarani, where our second campsite awaits for Us.

Embark on this unforgettable Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days for a perfect blend of challenging hikes, stunning landscapes, and cultural experiences.

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 ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am

After savoring a hearty breakfast, embark on our exhilarating 4-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. The first leg involves a challenging uphill hike for approximately 2 hours, offering breathtaking panoramic views and encounters with llamas and alpacas grazing in the nearby valley. Marvel at the natural lagoons along the way, each creating unique microclimates that make this scenic journey truly exceptional.

Our trek culminates in the ancient Inca community of Cuncani, nestled in the Lares district. Here, immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting community schools and interacting with the children. Following this enriching experience, we'll board transport to Lares thermo medicinal baths for relaxation and a delectable lunch.

As the day unfolds, our private transportation will take us to Ollantaytambo train station, where we'll catch a train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, settle into your 3-star hotel before your guide coordinates the perfect time to explore the Inca citadel the following day, capturing the sunrise.

This comprehensive journey combines the thrill of the Lares Trek with the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu, creating an unforgettable adventure. Witness the magic of the Andean landscapes, ancient communities, and the iconic Machu Picchu, all in a 4-day trekking experience."

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
8 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 08:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am

Today at a previously arranged time, we will embark on Machu Picchu tour via lares trek, starting very early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise at Machu Picchu and avoid the crowds, as the demand increases day by day, and nowadays we have around 5000 people per day.

Your tour will start having breakfast at your hotel then you will get bus ride towards Machu Picchu, taking approximately 25 minutes, and then reach the main access point. Our guide will lead you to the exact location in which the most famous Machu Picchu postal photo is taken; from here, you will start your 3-hour guided tour, including precise information about Inca civilization and the Machu Picchu citadel.

Following your tour, you will have some time to visit interesting places like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (we advise booking the tickets with a minimum of 2 months in advance). After finishing the tour, our clients will board the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where the train station is located, and then catch the Vistadome train 360 view according to 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. Door to Door service!

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 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 : 2 nights at campsite
Transport Services : All private transfers during the tours and specified on the itinerary.
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 : Lares Hot Springs
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private guided walking tour in the visited sites.
Transport Services : Private transportation from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional bilingual guide very well trained in adventure tourism.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Transport Services : Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
Train Tickets : Round trip Expedition Class train ticket for Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
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. )
Other Services : We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us
Equipment : We provided inflatable matras for your trek.
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Food and Meals : Meals not specified on the itinerary.
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Prices Options

Prices for Lares Trek 4 Days - Group Service

The Lares Trek 4 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 $ 599.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 569.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 549.00 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 stored 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.

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 4D

Lares Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu: Embark on a cultural and adventurous journey with Kenko Adventures through the last Inca communities, offering a unique Lares Trek experience.

Comprehensive Equipment: Enjoy a comfortable trek with a personal duffle bag, professional camping gear, and essential equipment, including sleeping tents, dining tents, tables, inflatable pads, hiking poles, and more. (click here to see our staff)

Cultural Engagement: Immerse yourself in local culture by supporting schools, participating in llama and alpaca herding, and sharing hot drinks and appetizers with the welcoming communities along the Lares Valley.

Scenic Hiking Experience: Explore the Real Andes Mountains, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks during an amazing hike, creating lasting memories of the stunning Andean landscapes.

Hot Springs Relaxation: Unwind after the trek with a visit to hot springs, offering a perfect way to rejuvenate and relax.

Machu Picchu Sunrise Visit: Witness the magic of Machu Picchu at sunrise with ample time to explore this iconic archaeological site on the last day.

Comfortable Accommodations: Stay in 3-star hotels in Aguas Calientes town, providing a comfortable and convenient base for your Machu Picchu adventure.

Delicious Local Cuisine: Indulge in the flavors of Peru with delicious local Peruvian food prepared by experienced chefs, offering a variety of options, including vegetarian and vegan choices. (click here to see our food)

Expert Local Guides: Enhance your journey with professional, experienced local Peruvian English-speaking tour guides, providing insights into the history and significance of the sites visited. (click here to see our guides)

Community Support: Contribute to the well-being of local communities by choosing Kenko Adventures, which hires horsemen and horses directly from the Lares Valley.

Vistadome Service Train: Enjoy panoramic views on the return journey with the included Vistadome service train, enhancing the overall travel experience.

Safety First: Prioritize safety with provided oxygen tanks, first aid, and a riding horse for added security during the trek.

Book your Lares Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu with Kenko Adventures for an unforgettable and culturally rich expedition through the heart of the Andes.
 

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 4D Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.
Day 02: Cancha Cancha – Pachacuti Pass – Quishuarani
Day 03: Quishuarani – Kunkani –  Lares Hot springs - Ollantaytambo – Aguas Caliente.
Day 04: Aguas Calienets – Machu Picchu – 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 4 Days

Day 01: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha

The adventure begins in Cusco, where you will be picked up from your hotel and transported in our private vehicle for approximately 1.5 hours. The journey takes you to the Calca District in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A 45-minute stop at the local market allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Afterward, a 30-minute drive brings you to the Huaran Community, nestled at an elevation of 2800 meters above sea level within the Sacred Valley.

The hike kicks off from Huaran, gradually ascending through the picturesque Huaran Valley, adorned with lush flora and fauna. This scenic route, part of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, provides the perfect opportunity to witness llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat. The trail also introduces you to endemic native trees and medicinal plants used by the ancient Inca community of Cancha Cancha. Throughout this first stretch, you'll be treated to fantastic views of the mountains and snow-capped peaks of the Andes. The hike to the lunch camp takes approximately 3 hours.

Upon reaching the campsite, you'll have around 1 hour to savor a delicious and nutritious meal, replenishing your energy for the rest of the Lares Trek. After lunch, the hike continues, offering the first glimpses of nearby snow-capped mountains. Within an hour, you'll arrive at the Cancha Cancha ancient community, your campsite for the night.

Once settled, you'll have the opportunity to visit one of the local homes, gaining insight into their lifestyle and engaging in shared activities. As the day concludes, take a moment to relax and enjoy hot beverages, followed by a satisfying dinner. This immersive experience, part of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, allows you to connect with the local culture and nature, setting the stage for the adventures to come.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2900 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:30 am
Day 02: Cancha Cancha – Pachacuti Pass – Quishuarani

Our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days adventure begins early in the morning with personalized tent service and a cup of hot coca tea, perfect for acclimatizing to the altitude. Following a sustaining breakfast, our team will provide water refills throughout the day as we embark on our hike. Along the way, you'll encounter alpacas, llamas, and witness Cancha Cancha locals tending to native potatoes. Keep an eye out for the fascinating vizcachas, rodents that inhabit the rocky terrains.

Considered the most challenging day, you'll climb to the highest point of the trek, surrounded by snow-capped protectors – Pitusiray, Sahuasiray, and Colque Cruz. The breathtaking scenery at Pachacuti Pass, 4500 m.a.s.l., includes colorful lagoons, glaciers, and South American camelids.

Descending through the ancient Inca path in Lares Valley, you'll traverse diverse landscapes – from Andean landscapes to waterfalls, lagoons, and creeks then we will break for lunch some where near a lake for a perfect relaxing time after that we will haike for 1 more hour to culminate the hike in the ancient Inca community of Qishuarani, where our second campsite awaits for Us.

Embark on this unforgettable Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days for a perfect blend of challenging hikes, stunning landscapes, and cultural experiences.

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 ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am
Day 03: Quishuarani – Cuncani – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

After savoring a hearty breakfast, embark on our exhilarating 4-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. The first leg involves a challenging uphill hike for approximately 2 hours, offering breathtaking panoramic views and encounters with llamas and alpacas grazing in the nearby valley. Marvel at the natural lagoons along the way, each creating unique microclimates that make this scenic journey truly exceptional.

Our trek culminates in the ancient Inca community of Cuncani, nestled in the Lares district. Here, immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting community schools and interacting with the children. Following this enriching experience, we'll board transport to Lares thermo medicinal baths for relaxation and a delectable lunch.

As the day unfolds, our private transportation will take us to Ollantaytambo train station, where we'll catch a train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, settle into your 3-star hotel before your guide coordinates the perfect time to explore the Inca citadel the following day, capturing the sunrise.

This comprehensive journey combines the thrill of the Lares Trek with the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu, creating an unforgettable adventure. Witness the magic of the Andean landscapes, ancient communities, and the iconic Machu Picchu, all in a 4-day trekking experience."

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
8 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 08:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am
Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Today at a previously arranged time, we will embark on Machu Picchu tour via lares trek, starting very early in the morning to appreciate the sunrise at Machu Picchu and avoid the crowds, as the demand increases day by day, and nowadays we have around 5000 people per day.

Your tour will start having breakfast at your hotel then you will get bus ride towards Machu Picchu, taking approximately 25 minutes, and then reach the main access point. Our guide will lead you to the exact location in which the most famous Machu Picchu postal photo is taken; from here, you will start your 3-hour guided tour, including precise information about Inca civilization and the Machu Picchu citadel.

Following your tour, you will have some time to visit interesting places like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (we advise booking the tickets with a minimum of 2 months in advance). After finishing the tour, our clients will board the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where the train station is located, and then catch the Vistadome train 360 view according to 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. Door to Door service!

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 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 : 2 nights at campsite
Transport Services : All private transfers during the tours and specified on the itinerary.
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 : Lares Hot Springs
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private guided walking tour in the visited sites.
Transport Services : Private transportation from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional bilingual guide very well trained in adventure tourism.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Transport Services : Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
Train Tickets : Round trip Expedition Class train ticket for Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
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. )
Other Services : We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us
Equipment : We provided inflatable matras for your trek.
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Food and Meals : Meals not specified on the itinerary.
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Price & Options

Prices for Lares Trek 4 Days - Group Service

The Lares Trek 4 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 4 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$ 599.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD$ 569.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 549.00 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 stored 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.

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 4 Days

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… ...

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.

Gallery: 4 Days

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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