4D Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Cusco, Peru

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

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
  • 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
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