We prepare a complete adventure experience in the alternative to the Inca Trail route from the trail and Lares Valley to Machu Picchu.
Lares Trek is a great alternative to the traditional inca trail, although it is true that the conventional inca trail reservations season is too short and with few passes on the day, we have many other walks in cuzco to Machu Picchu and the inca trail is the most picturesque.
We Will Have A moderate walk easier than the traditional Inca trail because it was designed for families, the road is short to travel and with more experiences along the way.
The highest point of the Lares Trek hike is (4550meters). And will fall asleep in the camps on anaverage of (3600 meters).
To not be affected by this tour altitude sickness, it is better to spend a day in the city of the cusco (3400 m) or in the Sacred Valley (2900 m) relaxing and taking enough water of coca.
The hike brings us back to the town of Ollantaytambo with free time to relax and travel to Aguas Calientes to prepare ourselves for our last excursion of the next day. Meet the Citadel of Machu Picchu!
Finally in this adventure of Lares trek to Machu Picchu, Andean culture through their traditional communities have experienced where has time not passed.
Our Tour Lares Trek is the best walking experience for families.
This Road starts from the Lares valley through severalvillages that keep their Andean culture intact.
In our destination of the first day are the thermal bathsof Lares and is hidden by some mountain peaks that wewill have to pass.
On This day we will live the most challenging and the hike, we will arrive to height of (4800 meters) in the highest peak and beautiful views in the whole route, asalso we pass by the towns with more tradition in their customs back centuries ago.
While the height may be a problem, you better take iteasy, you can walk at your own pace.
Our hike continues through small towns with their owncustoms where they even practice forgotten activities.
We will also pass through some archaeological remainsand areas of cultivation where we learn about theplants, flowers and native birds of the region.
Then we arrive to the town of Ollantaytambo where wewill have a free time to rest from the hike we had and inthe evening we will go by train to the town of Aguas Calientes (Village of Machu Picchu).
Best of all in the end. Machu Picchu reminds us that itwas worth doing the Lares walk to learn the lifestyle ofthe Incas and even their descendant’s continuepracticing day to day today.
In the evening we will board the train that takes us backto Ollantaytambo and a bus to Cusco.