Lares Trek


1st Day Cusco-Kiswarani-Cuncani

Early pick up at your hostel for one hour drive to Breakfast at Calca, and visit of Ancascocha lake. We then go two and a half hours more drive to trailhead at Kiswarani where we make a brief stop to get ready for the hike. We start with a gentle ascend to Lake Qweñacocha(4,200mt) with a slow steady pace that allows you to enjoy the impressive views of snow capped mountains  such as, mount Veronica (Wacay Willca), mount Qolque Cruz (silver cruz)  and mount Sawasiray. Lunch stop and rest to keep moving on for an hour and half up to Halcajasa pass (4,400mt) and finally two more hurs down to our campsite at Cuncani (3,650mt)
(6 hours hike up and down)

2nd Day Cuncani-Ipsaycocha

We start early this day with a hot drink room service to welcome you to another day hike with more exciting things to discover. We will get to know about peasant’s daily activity for instance farming, herding llamas, alpacas, etc. Lunch at Chancachaca valley, we then hike up to the pass and down to Ipsaycocha Lake, where we set up our campsite. (6hours hike up and down)

3rd Day Ipsaycocha-Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

After breakfast we set off to commence two hours hike down to Patacancha village to enjoy the views and the llama and alpaca children herders, and people on their daily farming work. Patacancha and Willoc have kept most of their ancient costumes and clothing more than any other village has done around in the valley of Ollantaytambo.
Patacancha is famous for making natural colour weavings and Willoc for its village folk and dress red colour ponchos.
We will see local farmers tending llamas, alpacas and their famous terraced crops. Then we board the train to Aguas Calientes (one of the nicest and most spectacular train journeys in South America). On arrival we check into our hostal for the night with hot showers!
(6 hours hike up and down)

4th Day Machupicchu

Early breakfast at the hostel to either walk up or get bus up to Machupichu for an early guided tour so as to avoid crowds. After guided tour take more time to wander about Machupicchu or walk up to Waynapicchu by yourself. Get the bus down to Aguas Calientes for Lunch group and wait for the train ride back to Cusco.


  • Transport to trail head at Kiswarani
  • English speaking tour guide 
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu 
  • One night hostal in Aguas Calientes
  • A chef 
  • Two person tent and sleeping roll mattress
  • Mules to carry 7 kilos belongings per person plus heavy gear
  • An emergency riding horse
  • 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners and afternoon teas.
  • Return train and bus to Cusco
  • Oxygen tank

Not included

  • First breakfast
  • Bus up to Machupicchu
  • Last lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Sleeping bag
Duration 4 days
Difficulty 1
Code UM016

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