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.
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.
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.
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.
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.