The Lares trek is a hike in Cusco, starting nearby the town of Lares, approximately 64 kilometers north from Cusco and 56 kilometers east from the citadel of Machu Picchu. It is placed on the mountain rage of Urubamba (on the east) crossing part of Sacred Valley.The Lares trek route crosses typical zones from the mountains of Peru.This tour combines the best of the Andean traditions and original indigenous villages. Valley of Lares takes you truly to remote locations and unknown destinations. This trip takes you to the heart of the Andes where few tourist have ventured, mountain forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and all the time enjoying majestic views. This guided route is a unique experience that will be engraved in your heart forever.
Embark on an incredible Cusco Andean exploration through Lares trek with a taste of the iconic Incas Culture. Take a guided tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping at a women’s weaving in Calca, before beginning your hike. The Lares Trek might not be as touristy but it’s no less breathtaking with scenic views of lagoons, the snow-capped mountains of Chicon,Sawasiray, Pitusiray, andean flora, and opportunities to meet local Quechua people along the way.
The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu includes Inca ruins, such as, Ancashmarca, Unu Urqo, Ollantaytambo, and of course the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu.The incredible agricultural terraces and Inca fortresses above the village of Písac and in the town of Ollantaytambo provide a fascinating look into how farming was maximized in the empire. You will have the time needed to truly appreciate and understand the Inca Empire’s history.
The Lares Trek is relatively undiscovered, offering incredible experiences. If you want to escape into the wild, experience local living in Peru and still challenge yourself on a hike, the Lares Trek may be more suited to you. In our carefully designed itinerary we have included a visit to one of the most reputed ethnohistorical museums in Peru, it is the Inkarry museum that is located on the Lares Trek route, and you will also visit the Inca religious sanctuary, the most sacred that ever existed. during the Inca empire. Unu urco is certainly the greatest proof of the cult of the mountains and totems of the Incas.
A guided tour through Machu Picchu at sunrise, the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas, is a suitably stunning way to conclude your adventure.With the Lares Trek, there’s the option to take a train to Machu Picchu. Not only is this one of the most stunning rail journeys in the world, but it gives you the chance to enjoy all the magnificent Andean landscapes of Cusco.