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Lares Trekking & Inca Trail 5 Days Tour Package

Cusco, Peru
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The Epic Off-the-Beaten-Path Combo Trek – 5 Days / 4 Nights
Skip the crowds and embark on the Lares Trek & Inca Trail combo to Machu Picchu. This 5-day tour offers stunning scenery, interactions with rural Andean communities, and the ancient Inca Trail.

Enjoy majestic glaciers, vibrant lakes, waterfalls, streams, and encounters with llamas and alpacas. Spend three days in the Andean highlands, then take the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Connect with nature and explore incredible archaeological sites before ending your adventure at the magical Machu Picchu.

Day 1:
Cusco | Calca – Lares Hot Springs – Cuncani – Willkikasa Pass – Quiswarani

Enjoy the Hot Springs and Start Your Exciting Trek
Begin your adventure with an early pickup and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a brief stop in Calca, continue to the Lares hot springs for breakfast and a relaxing dip in the thermal baths. Next, drive to Cuncani, the starting point of our trek.

Hike to the Pacchayocc waterfall and cross the highest point of the day, the Willkikasa pass, before descending to the camp in Quishuarani. In the afternoon, explore the small community, meet the locals, and visit a children’s school. After dinner, enjoy stargazing before heading to bed for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Camp
Difficulty: Moderate
Walking Distance: 7 km / 4.35 mi
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Starting Elevation: 3,800 m / 12,467 ft
Lares Hot Springs Elevation: 3,200 m / 10,499 ft
Highest Elevation: 4,400 m / 14,436 ft
Campsite Elevation: 3,850 m / 12,631 ft

Day 2:
Quiswarani – Qoyalay Lake – Pachacutec Pass – Cancha Cancha

Immerse Yourself in Andean Culture Amid Stunning Scenery
We’ll start your day early with a hot drink and a hearty breakfast to energize you for the hike. First, we’ll ascend to the Pachacutec Pass, the highest point of the trek, where you can enjoy breathtaking 360° views. Afterward, we’ll descend for lunch.

Following lunch, we’ll hike for another two hours to our camp in Cancha Cancha. Spend the afternoon with the local villagers, observing their beautiful handicrafts and learning about their lifestyle. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner and then settle in for a restful night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Camp
Difficulty: Challenging
Walking Distance: 11 km / 6.83 mi
Walking Time: 7-8 hours
Starting Elevation: 3,850 m / 12,631 ft
Minimum Elevation: 3,850 m / 12,631 ft
Highest Elevation: 4,700 m / 15,420 ft
Altitude of the Camp: 3,950 m / 12,959 ft

Day 3:
Cancha Cancha – Huaran – Maras Salt Mines – Ollantaytambo

Discover Amazing Sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Today, you’ll rise early to begin the final leg of the Lares trek. Along the way, you’ll encounter beautiful scenery and unique flora and fauna as you enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We’ll reach the small town of Huaran for lunch and bid farewell to our horsemen and cooks.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Maras Salt Mines, a unique sight nestled in the mountains. Afterward, we’ll head to Ollantaytambo, a charming Inca town, for dinner at a local restaurant before spending the night in a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Difficulty: Moderate
Walking Distance: 9 km / 5.59 mi
Walking Time: 4 hours
Starting Elevation: 3,950 m / 12,959 ft
Minimum Elevation: 2,792 m / 9,160 ft
Highest Elevation: 3,950 m / 12,959 ft
Accommodation Elevation: 2,792 m / 9,160 ft

Day 4:
Ollantaytambo | KM 104, Chachabamba – Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Retrace Ancient Steps and Explore Historic Sites
Our Inca adventure begins today. After breakfast, we’ll board the train to KM 104 to start our hike. Our first stop is the archaeological site of Chachabamba, where you’ll get your first insights into the trail. On the way to Wiñay Wayna, an important Inca site, you’ll see waterfalls and numerous wild orchids. Here, you’ll learn about its history and admire the incredible structures before having lunch.

In the afternoon, we’ll continue hiking to Inti Punku, the famous Sun Gate, where you’ll get your first breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. Then, we’ll hike to the Machu Picchu entrance and take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. You’ll enjoy dinner in a nice restaurant and spend the night in a hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Difficulty: Moderate
Walking Distance: 9 km / 5.59 miles
Walking Time: 5 hours
Starting Elevation: 2,100 m / 6,890 ft
Minimum Elevation: 2,040 m / 6,693 ft
Highest Elevation: 2,720 m / 8,924 ft
Accommodation Elevation: 2,040 m / 6,693 ft

Day 5:
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Tour of the Incredible Incan Citadel: Machu Picchu
Today is the day you’ve been waiting for—your visit to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Starting early to beat the crowds, you’ll head to the citadel for a guided two-hour tour, where you’ll learn about the site and enjoy the stunning scenery.

After the tour, you can climb an additional mountain if you’ve pre-booked your ticket. You’ll then return to Aguas Calientes for lunch before catching the train to Ollantaytambo. From there, our transportation will take you back to your hotel in Cusco. It’s time to rest after this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Meals: Breakfast
Difficulty: Easy
Activity Duration: 2-5 hours exploring
Machu Picchu Citadel Elevation: 2,430 m / 7,972 ft
Machu Picchu Mountain Elevation: 3,000 m / 9,843 ft
Huayna Picchu Mountain Elevation: 2,720 m / 8,924 ft
Optional Activities: Moderate to Challenging (2-4 hours)

What Is Included?

High Quality Service & Safety
Pre-departure briefing
Experienced tour guide
Private camping equipment
Portable travel toilet
One duffel bag
Medical kit or first aid kit
Extras included in our service
Satellite phone

Lodging in campsites
Best camping tents
Hostel in Ollantaytambo
Comfortable hostel in Aguas Calientes

5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
Water on the trail
Wake-up tea
Tea time or happy hour
Snacks on the trail daily
One cloth snack bag per person
Hygiene products

Exclusive transportation for our groups
Round-trip Consettur bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Day 4)
Round-trip train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Day 4)
Transportation of personal belongings (duffel bag)
Pick-up from your hotel (within the Historical Center of Cusco) to the hike starting point and return to your hotel in Cusco

Permits & Entrance Tickets
Entrance ticket for Lares Hot Springs
Entrance ticket for Maras Salt Mines
Permits and ticket for Inca Trail
Entry to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site

What Is Not Included?
Sleeping bag
Walking sticks for the hike
Entrance ticket to:Huayna Picchu Mountain (60.00 USD per person)
Machu Picchu Mountain (60.00 USD per person)
Lunch in Aguas Calientes and dinner in Cusco (Day 5)
Clothing and personal trekking equipment
Travel insurance
Tips for staff
Additional costs or delays out of our control

What You Should Bring?
Valid passport
Extra money (recommended in soles)
Personal medication
Water bottle or CamelBak (optional water purifying pills)
Sunblock (factor 70 or more)
Insect repellent
Personal care products
Hiking boots or shoes (preferably waterproof)
Light footwear or sandals
Trekking pants
Trekking socks
Waterproof gaiters
Long sleeve t-shirts
Warm jacket
Waterproof jacket
Raincoat or rain poncho
Sun hat to protect neck and face
Neck gaiter or buff
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sleeping bag (-15°C)
Trekking poles
Medium trekking backpack (15-25 liters)
Camera and charger
Power bank
Snacks (energy bars, chocolate, candies, dried fruits, etc.)
Bathing suit

*Price per person from 813 USD



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