The Incredible Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Nov 13, 2023


Welcome to Pacha Expeditions, your premier provider of exceptional travel services and transformative tours. Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Embark on an extraordinary Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – 4 Days / 3 Nights, where you'll immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Peruvian Andean highlands and witness the wonders of one of the world's most iconic archaeological sites - Machu Picchu. Let us guide you through this incredible journey, filled with cultural immersion, scenic landscapes, and exhilarating experiences.

Exploring the Lares Trek

The Lares Trek is a lesser-known but equally mesmerizing alternative to the Inca Trail, offering a more off-the-beaten-path experience. This 4-day, 3-night trek takes you through ancient paths, traditional Andean villages, and picturesque valleys, all while surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain peaks.

As you embark on this journey, prepare to be captivated by the diverse landscapes that unfold before your eyes. From glacial lakes to lush meadows, you'll witness nature's wonders at their finest. The Lares Trek is not just about the stunning scenery; it's also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Andean culture and connect with local communities who have preserved their traditions for centuries.

Day 1: Cusco - Lares - Huacawasi

Your Lares Trek adventure begins in the historic city of Cusco, known for its vibrant culture and Incan heritage. We'll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the town of Lares, where the trek commences. Upon arrival, you'll have the chance to soak in the natural hot springs and prepare for the journey ahead.

Once we start the trek, you'll hike to Huacawasi, a small village situated at an altitude of 3,600 meters. Along the way, you'll encounter breathtaking landscapes, encounter local villagers, and learn about their traditional way of life. Rest assured, our experienced guides will ensure your safety and make your trekking experience as comfortable as possible.

Day 2: Huacawasi - Ipsaycocha - Patacancha

On day two, be prepared for a day filled with captivating natural beauty. As we ascend to higher altitudes, you'll come across the stunning Ipsaycocha Lake, surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks. Take a moment to absorb the tranquility of this pristine alpine location while enjoying a delicious picnic lunch.

Continuing along the trail, you'll eventually reach the village of Patacancha. Here, you'll have the opportunity to interact with local weavers, known for their intricate textile crafts. Discover the vibrant colors and intricate patterns that represent their culture and traditions.

Day 3: Patacancha - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

As we bid farewell to Patacancha, we'll make our way to the majestic archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Prepare to be awe-struck by the impressive Incan ruins and the storied history that surrounds you.

From Ollantaytambo, we'll board the scenic train that will take us to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Relax and enjoy the ride as you marvel at the breathtaking landscapes that pass by your window.

Day 4: Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco

Finally, the day you've been waiting for – a visit to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. As the sun rises over the ancient ruins, prepare to be overwhelmed by a sense of wonder and admiration. Our expert guides will unveil the mysteries of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, sharing fascinating insights into the Incan civilization that once thrived here.

After exploring Machu Picchu, we'll return to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch, and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, we'll transfer you back to Cusco, where you can relax and reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken.


Embarking on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – 4 Days / 3 Nights with Pacha Expeditions is an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. From the breathtaking landscapes to the rich cultural encounters, this journey combines adventure, exploration, and personal growth.

Book your trek now with Pacha Expeditions and let our experienced team guide you through an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu. Choose us for our passion, expertise, and dedication to providing you with an extraordinary travel experience.

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