Lares Trek Challenge 4 days 3 nights

Machu Picchu

10 reviews
Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 12
Lares Trek Challenge 4 days 3 nights
Machu Picchu

10 reviews

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

 Overview of Lares Trek Challenge

Explore remote mountains, pristine Andean lakes, beautiful waterfalls, and hike along with llamas and alpacas.
Combine the Lares Trek where you will be hiking far away off the beaten path, with the Short Inca Trail, and arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate.

Highlights of the Trek:

  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • Visit the hot springs of Lares
  • We offer a real camping experience with tents and hot showers
  • Hike along with llamas and alpacas
  • Explore the Inca Trail Short Version
  • Come back to Cusco on the Vistadome Panoramic trains     

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Lares Thermal Baths – Kiswarani Falls – Blue lake (14 km, 7 hrs)
Start in your hotel in Cusco and drive for 3 hours to the hot springs of Lares, these are several natural pools with different temperatures. After breakfast, we will drive to the village of Cuncani where we start a scenic 4-hour hike visiting beautiful Andean lakes. Lunch is served in Kiswarani Village, next, it's another 2-hour hike to the campsite at the banks of the Blue Lake.  

  • 7 hours hiking
  • Camping
  • Moderate

Day 2: Blue Lake – Condor Pass – Sacred Valley (18 km, 10hrs)
Wake up with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy breakfast with the mountains and the lake. After breakfast you will start a 3-hour hike up to condor pass at 4750mts, then 2 more down to lunch at Cancha Cancha where Lunch is served at 3600mts.
After Lunch is another 3-hours downhill to reach the Sacred Valley where we board the bus to travel to Ollantaytambo and spend the night in a hotel.  

  • 10 hours hiking
  • Challenging
  • Hotel

Day 3: Ollantaytambo - Short Inca Trail - Sungate - Machu Picchu ( 15km, 7 hours)
Hike for 7 hours the Classic Inca Trail Short Version, visit Wiñaywayna, Sungate, and arrive at Machu Picchu with the sunset. Spend 1 night in Aguas Calientes.  

  • Accommodation: Hotel (Intipunku or similar)
  • Moderate

DAY 4: Explore Machu Picchu
You will be able to visit Machu Picchu early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise. After the tour, go back to Cusco on the Vistadome Panoramic Train.                  


  • Safety briefing the day before the tour at 6:00 pm in our Office
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of the tour
  • All transportation during the duration of the trek
  • Duffle bag up to 7 kilos for your personal stuff carried by horses
  • Professional highly trained mountain tour guides
  • Experienced chefs, porters, and horsemen
  • 1-night camping in the mountains with comfortable equipment
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calientes
  • All meals during the trek with local organic ingredients
  • Entrance ticket to Lares, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu
  • Buses up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Panoramic Vistadome train to come back to Cusco

Not Included  

  • Sleeping bags, air mattress, or trekking poles
  • Last day Lunch
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña entrances
  • Tips for porters, chef, guides

Available options

Sleeping bags
Trekking Poles
Air Mattress
Machu Picchu Montaña
Huayna Picchu Mountain

Your Organizer

10 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco


We will never forget those 4 days walking the Inca trail with the amazing team Trexperience!! We are a french family of 4 with our 2 daughters 10 and 8 years old and we were really pampered by the Trexperience team who makes us live a wonderful experience. First, our french speaker guide, Oliver, was very friendly and attentive with a great knowledge on the Inca culture. He met all our expectations and he had a great connection with the girls also. Then, the cook was really excellent, congrats to the chef Rolando and sous chef Rene for making us enjoy each meal so much, served by the super smiling Bacilio. Finally, the porters were so kind, we felt a real family spirit thanks to them and the porter principal Uriel. We would 100% recommend Trexperience, high quality profesional service, owned by peruvien people, which was important for us visiting Machu Picchu.
By STEPHANIE P for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 25 Nov, 2021
It was a great and very memorable experience, the guide Maribel, the driver Elvis and the chef Felix all did an excellent job to keep me safe, comfortable and motivated to complete the tour. From the time I was picked up in my hotel, everything was handled in a very high standard professional manner and I truly enjoyed having Maribel as my guide to climb the mountain (she also helped me to take many remarkable pictures). I look forward to returning to Peru and booking more tours with TreXperience.
By NEILPING C for Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley ( Beat the crowds) on 25 Nov, 2021
Hiking with our group of 8 people was very cool. We quickly formed a team with our great guide Charly that always had fun and motivated us. Learned a lot of the Inca culture on the way. Thanks to our "crazy chef" Rolando who made such tasty meals with a big variety to choose. I loved it!
By Felix A for Final Invoice: Classic Inca Trail 4 days / Felix Albertskirchinger on 14 Nov, 2021
A real great team (included all, guide, cooks and porters) made great work! We got a lot of interesting informations about plants, animals, the Inka-culture and the people living in Perú. Charly does his job with passion, takes care for his guests. Perfect-I won't forget this perfect trip! The food was incredibel: tasty, healthy, everything fresh and prepared with so much love . Again : Thank you so much, Celso!-we miss your food already now... . The porters were so nice and friendly and the comfortable tents were always ready, when we arrived in the camp. We got so much more then expected! The only thing that we didn't appreciate was the trip back to Ollantaytambo (by train) : it was too luxouriosy, too much show for our taste. We would have preferred to have the option for travelling earlier and a class lower and to give the difference to the porters...
By Iris H for Final Invoince: Classic Inca Trail 4 days /Iris Haab + Kurt Winkler on 11 Oct, 2021
Great trek, an amazing experience. Just hard enough to keep motivation really high and live the effort. Great views constantly, amazing paths and overwhelming landscape. Elisban was a perfect guide, caring and providing what was necessary to live a great 4 days. Jorge cooked for us like the great chef he is, delicious fussion food with Peruvian and international touches well mixtured. Edgar had all the team in control, they were fast and neat, and everything was in perfect time and place. Thank you all for this great Inca Trail. Trexperience is a sensible and experienced agency, who give what they offer, and organize the trip well. It's clear they know their business well, they're local and friendly. Would do it again anytime.
By José Ignacio C for Classic 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 05 Oct, 2021
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Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020