Lares Trek Challenge 4 days 3 nights

Machu Picchu

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

3 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

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


Our guide was amazingly informative! This place is magic!
By Kim S for Gladys Kouts's Group - Full day Machu Picchu trip by VTD on 14 Feb, 2020


Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020