Lares Valley trek to Machu Picchu

04 Days / 03 Nights

Lares Valley trek to Machu Picchu

per person
“Explore and enjoy in four days the exciting and immortal Lares Valley to Machu Picchu”

This authentic trek Lares Valley is to explore and enjoy the Andean towns, hot springs and beautiful mountains on the way to Machu Picchu. Learn more about this place and follow the advice that we prepare for you.

Places to Visit

Aguas calientes
Machu Picchu

Built before the 15th century, located in the Eastern Mountain Range South Peru. In a mountain chain 2430 m.a.s.l. The sanctuary - National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu is a cultural and natural area according to the UNESCO. With an area of extension of 37302 hectares. It is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity of the Peru and has more than 60 archaeological monuments, articulated through a complex network of Inca roads.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pick up from your hotel / hotel
  • Departure Time
    5:00 AM (subject to changes)
  • Return Time
    8:00 PM (subject to changes)
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Lares Valley trek to Machu Picchu
    Personal Guide
1st Day: Cusco – Urubamba – Pumahuanca – Puyoc

We will pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel to head towards to Pumahuanca village (2840 m.a.s.l.); located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here, we are going to gather with the rider and the horse.

Leaving behind the Sacred Valley, we head north along a smooth path that climbs and goes parallel to the small Cancha Cancha River. Then, we have lunch at Cancha Cancha town, to continue hiking up to our camp in Puyoc.

  • Camp: Puyoc (4,100 m.a.s.l. / 13,451 ft)
  • Distance: 14 km / 8,6 miles)
  • Highest point: Puyoc (4,100 m.a.s.l. / 13,451 ft)
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
2nd Day: Puyoc – Yanacocha – Cuncani

We get up early for breakfast and then we continue our route. We walk along the Valley, the road is flat for about half an hour, then we walk up a steep Pachacutec pass. The highest pass on this trek, it will be rewarded by an incredible view of the Yanacocha Lake and the beautiful mountains of the Sacred Valley.

After recharging energies with a delicious lunch, we continue our Trek down to our next camp Cuncani.

  • Camp: Cuncani (3,700 m.a.s.l. / 12,139 ft)
  • Distance: 13 km / 8,06 miles)
  • Highest point: Pachaqutec pass (4,758 m.a.s.l. / 15,610 ft)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
3rd Day: Cuncani – Lares – Aguas Calientes

Everyone in the tour will wake up around 5:45 am to enjoy the hot springs, divided into several pools ranging from cold to boiling point water.

All the pools are composed of pure, volcanic and natural water, considered medicinal for bones, stress, muscle and headaches. After taking a relaxing bath in this magical hot spring, we continue by bus to Ollantaytambo to take our train to Aguas Calientes. After 2:00 hours approximately in train, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes town. Finally, we go to the hotel and you will have the day off to prepare for Machu Picchu.

*Accommodation in Aguas Calientes

*Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

4th Day: Machu Picchu – Cusco

The most important and magical day has finally come. We are going to visit, explore and discover the enigmatic Machu Picchu. We have breakfast at 5:45 am and then take the first bus to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, it takes about 25 minutes. We will arrive early to appreciate the magnificence of Machu Picchu while the sun rises.

You will have a tour guided for approximately 2:00 hours, and after you can explore the mysterious Inca citadel at your own pace.

Later, you will meet with your guide in Aguas Calientes town for lunch, you will get your train ticket back to Cusco, once at the train station, our transport will take you to your hotel in Cusco.

*Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch


This authentic Valle de Lares Hike, is to travel and enjoy the Andean communities.

It includes

Briefing with your guide about the detaiñs of the trip.

Pick up and transfer from Cusco – Pumahuanca.

Professional tour guided bilingual.

Three (03) breakfast, three (03) lunches, Three (03) snacks (hot drinks, cookies, pop corn), three (03) dinners. In case you have an specific type of diet (vegetarian or vegan) please lets us know in advance.

Dining tent with chairs, tables and cook.

Camping equipment (tent + matras).


Horse rider and mules to carry the kitchen and camping equipment.


First aid kit.

Bathroom tent (use for personal hygiene).

Warm portable shower.

Round trip train ticket (Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo).

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.

One (01) bus ticket to Machu Picchu.

Pick up from Ollantaytambo train station and transfer to Cusco.

It does not include

Day 01 breakfast and lunch and day 05 dinner.

Water during the first four hours. (our staff will provide you after).

Travel insurance: we highly recommend purchasing one during your journey.

Airplane tickets.

Food, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks not mentioned in our program.

Extra expenses and laundry.

Hot spring entrance tickets in Aguas Calientes.

Optional, you can hire from us

Huayna Picchu mountain entrance (you must book it in advance).

Machu Picchu mountain ticket (you must book it in advance).

Sleeping bag and walking stick.

Get ready for you trip

Drink coca leaf tea to avoid altitude sickness.

Drink water during your trip.

Items you must carry with you at all times

Original passport or any other document used in your booking.

Sleeping bag (you can rent/buy one in our office).

Trekking shoes.

Waterproof jacket / water poncho.

Warm clothes such as; wool sweater, peruvian hats (chullos) and gloves.

T-shirt, long sleeve shirt, long comfortable trousers.

Hat or cap.

Sun glasses, sun cream (35 factor recommended).

Water container (plastic or aluminium).

Bug spray or mosquito repellent.

Personal hygiene items.


Binoculars, video camera.

Coins or small bills either dollars, euros or peruvian soles.