4D Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Cusco, Peru

9 reviews
Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 10
4D Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
Cusco, Peru

9 reviews

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the Alternative Treks available to the Machu Picchu Inca site. Along this route you will be spoilt with amazing views of native forests, crystal lakes and the Peruvian Andes. You will get the chance to meet the local Quechua people of Cuncany village, see native animals such as llamas and alpacas and sleep under the starriest skies. 

The Lares Trek 4 Days has been specially designed for people who could not book the oversubscribed Classic Inca Trail and as a result we offers the best less crowded Route and more authentic, peaceful trekking experience. This Lares Valley Hike 4 Days is a perfect Alternative Route to get into the beautiful site of Machu Picchu passing throughout the unique and spectacular landscape of Urubamba mountain range and sacred snow peaks of Colque Cruz which are still worshipped as gods for the Quechua people. 

What’s included

  • Professional tour guide
    Bilingual (English, Spanish)
  • Assistant tour guide
    For groups of 9+
  • Chefs
  • Horsemen
  • Mules
  • Pick up and Drop off
    Hotels in Cusco
  • Private Bus transport
  • Return Train tickets
  • Machu Picchu ticket
  • Boiled Water
  • Tent
    3 man sized tent used for every 2 people for comfort
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners

What’s not included

  • 1 Breakfast
    (First day)
  • 1 Dinner
    (Last Day)
  • Walking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Air Mattress
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
    Passengers must purchase their own private Travel insurance

Available Packages

Group Traveller
Available until 10 days before departure

This price is for people booking in groups of 2 or more

Deposit: $200
Solo Traveller
Available until 10 days before departure
Deposit: $200

Available options


Day 1
Cusco – Quishuarani – Cuncani

We will pick you up from your hotel at 5.30 am in our private tour bus and drive for approximately three hours to reach Lares town, the starting point of Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. This hike combines beautiful views of local Quechua villages, deep valleys and scenic lakes, The Lares Trek will begin at a leisurely pace with a 3 hour uphill hike to our first summit of cuncani pass from there we will spoil colque Cruz mountain and cristal lakes below.After all those views we keep going downhill for 1 hrs to our lunch spot at yanacocha at an elevation of about 4000 m. After lunch we will continue along the mountain path downwards for another 1:30minutes stopping to take in the beautiful vistas and meet the local children. At approximately 5 pm we reach our campsite for the night, a small community run site in the remote village of Cuncani (elevation approx. 3800 m). After having a hearty dinner we will settle into our tents for the night to get some much needed sleep ahead of the following day’s early start.

STARTING ELEVATIOn: 3224 m / 10,853 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3800 m/ 13,853 ft

Your Organizer

Andean Path Travel
9 reviews
Andean Path Travel is a Peruvian Travel Company that caters to world´s travelers that want to step off the beaten truck, embrace the unexpected and immerse in the authentic and extraordinary of alive culture of peru, history and nature. Our staff people have the ideal balance of passion, attitude, intuition and high-guality expertise to make and deliver truly unique and unforgettable experience for you, under a fulfilling selection of innovative and off the beaten truck trekking adventures, non-conventional tourism and most authentic


Excellent trip, highly recommended for the entire family. The guide was great, full of interesting local facts. The camping experience, including waking upright in the middle of these impressive mountains, was very interesting. The entire experience is very recommended and the price tag seemed very competitive. Thanks to all the staff that care of us during this amazing experience.
By Jorge S for Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail with Camping on Apr 07, 2024
David was an artful guide in sharing his love for his country and its rich history. He was able to share a wealth of knowledge with the adults as well as engage our inquisitive and challenging teens. He had an infectious positive energy and made the trip immensely better! We will never forget our amazing by experience and would be happy to host him if he ever visits the Hill Country in Texas!
By Ashley E for 4D Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Experience on Mar 19, 2024
The trip to Machu Picchu was one of the VERY BEST travel/hiking expeditions that I have ever experienced. Period! From START to FINISH, we were treated with expert gentle guidance by our leader (David) that had spent FIVE YEARS in "college" studying the environment; so, yes, expert knowledge and gentle delivery were superb! Every accommodation was spot-on brilliant and a perfect fit for excited travelers to R&R AND just get out and visit. The hike to Machu Picchu proper was nicely challenging. It was a bit challenging in that some of the upsides (hills) are a bit steep, and all are entertainingly narrow with a great view down sans guardrails. In summary, an adventure brilliantly unique hosted by a team in a great location that certainly adds to the brilliance!!
By Jo ann P for Machu Picchu 2 day Hike + Huayna Picchu Mountain on Sep 20, 2023
It has been a tremendous experience: the hike during lush countryside up to the sun gate and down to Machu Picchu is both enjoyable and dramatic. Andean Path's tour arrangement was impeccable with train and bus times such that we were able to enjoy Machu Picchu when the huge crowds were either already gone or not there yet. The pick of accommodation in both Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes were good choices. Central to our experience being so positive was our tour guide Ronald. His incredible wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the tour made a huge difference. We enjoyed three glorious days.
By Joachim B for 3 Day Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on May 08, 2023
Let me start by explaining how David went above and beyond to get permits for our trip in the last minute. We called Andean path travel via WhatsApp, one day before of our trip to check if he can accommodate us. He did some magic and got permits for next day. It’s just unbelievable. We did the 2 day short Inca Trail and David was beyond exceptional. His English was excellent, his local knowledge from being from a near by town meant we got a very personal history tour, not only about the Incas, but the local fauna and Flora. His passion was admirable. David made the experience perfect for someone who wants to hike and learn about the history! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend!
By Srikanth M for 2 Days Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Hotel on Jan 19, 2023
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