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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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STRENUOUS: Designed for experienced active travelers in excellent physical condition. Full-day hikes (6-9 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 ft) on many hikes. 4-day to 6-day trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 14,500 ft are in this category with some exposed sections.
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UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.
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Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days: Scenic and stunning Andean scenery, local Quechua villages, curious llamas, and Machu Picchu color this 4 day Lares Trek as one of the must-do treks towards Machu Picchu if looking for off-the-beaten-track trekking.

Hike this stunning trail to Machu Picchu with less crowded, which is a great alternative to the famous Inca Trail, and rightfully so. Set up your tents at highland valleys amid the Andes mountains with spectacular views around while breathtaking sunsets paint the Andean sky at the end of each exciting day, and at the end of the day enjoy our exceptional Peruvian cuisine and top-notch accommodations, all manned by professional staff.

The trek goes through the golden Polylepis forest in the valleys to the snow-dusted peaks, an autumn hike along the North of Pumahuanca Mount in the Western Sierra of Cusco, overwhelms with sheer beauty and the largeness of the landscape with full of llamas, alpacas, and locals in colorful usages. Our expert Trek Leaders will tailor your experience from delivering great history of the Incan civilization and local culture to providing insights about local flora and fauna. An absolute 4-day trek to Machu Picchu through the ancient history, living culture, breathtaking landscapes of the Urubamba mountain range, and the iconic citadel of the Incas: Machu Picchu.

Lares Trek 4 days to Machu Picchu offers opportunities for insight into rural Andean life as the trail passes through very remote mountain communities, allowing hikers to learn about the Inca’s fascinating culture through these Quechua communities where you can mingle with local people and learn about their daily life, customs, and local tradition

This 4 day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu offers a blend of experiences where you’ll witness the cultures of isolated towns, the history of Peru, the awe-inspiring vistas of the Andes, and the fascinating archaeological remains from the Incan times along with an experienced crew from Peru Summit Adventures. This trek to Machu Picchu is truly amazing!

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Think Green, Think Global for a Better Place for Everyone

Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.

Trip Details

Upgraded Comfort

UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.

STRENUOUS: Designed for experienced active travelers in excellent physical condition. Full-day hikes (6-9 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 ft) on many hikes. 4-day to 6-day trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 14,500 ft are in this category with some exposed sections.

Hiking, Camping, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures

While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Pro 4-season tents in Black Diamond and North Face with Pro Sleeping pads in Therma-Rest and pillows, tents are roomy and cozy designed for 3 people but used only for 2 guests. Our hotel in Machu Picchu town is the Inti Punku Suites & Hotels (or a similar hotel) a lovely hotel for pleasant rest.

Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.

Yes, to protect MACHU PICCHU, the number of people allowed a day is limited to 4500 (spaces may vary depending on new regulations). That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up 3 to 4 months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.

Please allow a minimum of 1 day in Cusco city before your hike begins to Lares Trek 4 Days.

Why experience the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

  • Visit remote rural communities preserved in rich Incan culture.
  • Taste our innovative cuisine made by our professional cook like “Peru Summit Quinoa Salad®”
  • Travel & Trek with someone who hiked the Inca Trail for over 300 times, Salkantay Trek for over 200 times, Choquequirao Trek for over 150 times, Ausangate Trek for over 100 times, Lares Trek for over 50 times, being at Machu Picchu for over 600 times.
  • Your own private guide, muleteers, horses, delicious camp cuisine prepared by your personal cook.
  • Hike at elevations between 10,000′ and 15,000′ with several passes around 15,700′.
  • Spend the last day at Incomparable Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas” with a private guide.
  • Trek in a high Andean realm close by to herd of llamas, and alpacas. Stay in a mountain 4 season roomy tents (Black Diamond tents).
  • Direct & official local tour operator with headquarter in Cusco, accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism..

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco - Calca - Lares Hot Springs (optional) - Cuncani Village

Off to Andes Realm

Your Peru Summit Adventures Trek Guide will pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am, next, we’ll drive to Calca town through the Sacred Valley where we’ll have a short stop to grab some breakfast and get some items for children along the trail. We’ll then keep driving to Lares hot springs crossing the Amparaes Pass (4,500m/ 14,764 ft) for 2 hours and 30 more minutes. Upon arrival at the trailhead, we’ll meet up with our local muleteers, horses, and get ourselves introduced to them, and make our rucksacks ready to get the adventure started.

Following the meeting, we’ll start our hike up the highland valley close by to local houses, as we’ll get hiking further, we’ll start seeing some llamas and alpacas close by, the perfect time to snap some great shots of course. The first section to the lunch spot on day 1 is basically gentle, the trail goes up gradually for 2 hours. Today, we’ll have lunch at a nice scenic spot (3,650m/ 12.139ft).

After lunch, we’ll still hike for 2 more hours to our first campsite located in Cuncani Village at an elevation of 3,850m/ 12,631ft. Upon our arrival at the campsite, our crew will welcome you, you will have time to take a rest and change into something warmer clothes before tea time. At this campsite, we will spend some time mingling with local children dressed nicely and colorfully. Later, we’ll enjoy our just-made dinner followed by a briefing for the second day. Lunch and dinner included.

  • Hiking Distance: 11 km / 6.83 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 6 hours.
  • Lowest elevation: 3,350m / 10,991ft (trailhead).
  • Highest elevation: 3,850m/ 12,631ft (campsite).
  • Meals: Lunch, tea time, dinner, and snacks with option for vegetarians.
  • Highlight: Hiking in the Andean valleys with pretty scenic views, interact with local people (children), llama and alpaca herds along the trail, and camping in a highland village.
  • Accommodation type: Tents (roomy 4-season tents, 3 people tents are used for 2 people) come with inflatable mattresses and a pillow.

DAY 2: Cuncani Village - Sicllacasa Pass – Cuyuq

Reaching over 15,748 feet.

You’ll be woken up with a hot tea or coffee in the morning still in our tents and we’ll have a nutritious breakfast, which will make us ready for the toughest day. Next, we’ll start hiking up to the highest point for 4 hours, we’ll be rewarded with beautiful highland scenery of snow-capped mountains, llamas, and alpacas, we can even spot condors soaring overhead if we are lucky, an important symbol of the Incan people.

After strenuous hiking, we’ll reach the pass called Sicllacasa located at 4,800 m/ 15,748 ft, this place offers us some of the most stunning vistas in every direction. At this place, we’ll have time to rest and make some offerings to the mountain spirits and Pachamama (Mother Earth). After taking some pictures and resting, we’ll walk downhill for 1 hour to reach our lunch spot.

Following lunch, the trail comes all downhill until the next campsite for 3 hours. This evening we’ll stay at the campsite called Cuyoq (4,100m/ 13,451ft) where we’ll have our afternoon tea followed by a delicious dinner. All meals included.

  • Hiking Distance: 16 km / 9.94 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 9 – 10 hours.
  • Lowest elevation: 4,100m/ 13,451ft (camp site).
  • Highest elevation: 4,800m/ 15,748ft (pass).
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner, and snacks.
  • Highlight: Llama and alpaca herds along the trail, reaching the highest point, beautiful lakes along the trail, and camping in a highland valley.
  • Accommodation type: Tents (roomy 4-season tents, 3 people tents are used for 2 people) come with inflatable mattresses and a pillow.

DAY 3: Cuyuq - Pumahuanca Valley - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Town 

Hike and train to Machu Picchu: Closer and closer to this iconic place.

After breakfast, we’ll walk downhill for 3 – 4 hours through Pumahuanca highland valley, passing many Queuña native trees towards Pumahuanca village located in the Sacred Valley, which is located at 2,950m/ 9,678 ft.

As we descend, we’ll see the change in flora, fauna, and temperature. When we arrive at the lunch spot, we´ll have the last lunch prepared by our cook. After lunch, we’ll say goodbye to our cook and muleteers, right after this farewell ceremony, we’ll settle in and scan the scenery for 30 minutes from the convenience of a private vehicle until the Ollantaytambo train station. Once at the train station, we’ll go aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the train ride to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes Town) for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Upon arrival in the town, we’ll walk to our hotel and make our hotel check-in. Later, we’ll have dinner at one of the local restaurants (this dinner is not included). Breakfast and lunch included.

  • Hiking Distance: 8 km / 4.97 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours.
  • Lowest elevation: 2,950m/ 9,678 ft (end of the trail).
  • Highest elevation: 4,100m/ 13,451ft (last campsite).
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Highlight: Hiking through the highland forest, train journey to Aguas Calientes town, cozy hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Train schedule: It can be at 3:37 pm or a later train in expedition class (depends on the availability).
  • Accommodation type: Hotel at a 3-star hotel.

DAY 4: Guided Tour at Machu Picchu - Cusco 

Bucket list fulfilled!

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes Town), we’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu’s main entrance for 25 minutes, this morning, you’ll have a 3-hour private guided tour of this spectacular and mystical site.

This private guided tour includes walking through the different sections of the city like shrines, granaries, farming terraces, dwellings, solar observatory, and much more where you’ll learn the real significance of this unique place from your guide. If you have booked a permit for Huayna Picchu Mountain, you’ll either climb the mountain before or after the tour because the tickets are subject to availability.

In the unlikely event that Huayna Picchu tickets are not available for your departure date, you will climb Machu Picchu Mountain instead. If you are planning to hike one of these mountains, please let us know at the moment of booking to purchase an extra ticket. After Machu Picchu exploration, we’ll take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town where we’ll celebrate our Lares Trek accomplishment with some Pisco Sours or Inca Kola and why not with a roast guinea pig. We’ll eventually take the train to Ollantaytambo from Ollantaytambo, you’ll be transferred by private van to your hotel in Cusco city. End of the adventure. Only breakfast included.

  • Highlight: The lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu”
  • Train schedule: It can be at 1:37 pm, 2:55 pm, or 3:20 pm or a later train in expedition class (depends on the availability).

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!

Inclusions

Included on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

  • Private transportation from your hotel to the hot springs of Lares (trailhead).
  • Private transportation from Pumahuanca valley to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Round trip bus tickets in Machu Picchu town.
  • Round trip train tickets.
  • One night hotel in Machu Picchu town at a 3-star hotel.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Camping Equipment 4 season tent (03 people tent for 02 people)
  • Inflatable sleeping pads (Therma-Rest mattress) and Pillow.
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Transportation from the train station to the hotel in Cusco.
  • Trek Leader.
  • Meals: Breakfast (3), lunch (3), dinner (2), and snacks.
  • A professional chef.
  • Horses and muleteers; horses carry your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items.
  • Oxygen Tank.

Not Included on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

  • Sleeping bag (available for rent).
  • Trekking poles (available for rent).
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot springs in Lares and Aguas Calientes.
  • Gratuities for the guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff.
  • First breakfast and dinner on day 3.
  • Travel insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Prices & Dates

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14 Nov 2023
End Date
17 Nov 2024
Group size
8
Price per person
$ 920.00 USD
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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Note on Prices

  • A personal porter included to carry your 8kg / 16 pounds personal items.

Prices are quoted in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars. Prices are per person based on SEMI-PRIVATE service; we depart with 2 ppl as a minimum, 8 ppl as maximum, and an average of 4 ppl in a group. This trek is also based on double occupancy for tents in the trail and a double twin-bed (matrimonial if requested) or triple occupancy in case of families or friends for hotel rooms, single rooms are subject to a single supplement fee.

Trip Payment Schedule
  • At time of reservation: 30% of the total balance.
  • 60 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
  • Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $120 per person
  • 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

What Makes Us Different!… Here’s, Why You Should Book With Us!

Making a choice of your right travel company/ tour operator is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated dreamed adventure. At first glance, some companies may seem cheaper. However, when you research a little deeper, you will see why traveling with Peru Summit Adventures assures that you will have the most memorable travel experience possible. In fact, we guarantee it, our TripAdvisor reviews say that.

Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translate to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices, here are the reasons why you should go with us!


Little insignificant details make all the difference to get a successful trip and an unforgettable experience, that’s the point where our tailor-made trip specialists and destination experts work intensely. No stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver exceptional private tours, trekking tours, and expeditions in Peru. With us, it’s all about you and your traveling mates too, for sure! We take your wants, needs, time constraints, budgets, and personal travel style into account to deliver experiences that are far from standard.

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously. Put away your concerns and start enjoying the trip of your life knowing that you are on safe and sound hands. Peru Summit Adventures is a registered trademark and a licensed company by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism (MINCETUR).
What an awesome to travel with someone who is from the same destination, a professional expert, it’s how you get the first-hand information. Our Peru Summit Adventures staff are friendly, funny, with deep knowledge on the route and destination, and great storytellers. We love what we do and it’s obvious. A simple concept, yes, but it makes all the difference. The team at Peru Summit Adventures all live and breathe the trip, experience, adventure, (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, and it’s obvious. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the buzz and excitement that Peru Summit Adventures offers.
Could you imagine trying to hike silently along an isolated trail, carefully not disturbing shy wildlife, with 10 or 20 other travelers? Or walking on a remote area to explore the pristine wilderness with dozens of other tourists at your side? We know meaningful nature encounters must be undertaken in small groups. That’s why our trips come with an average of just four travelers, by far the smallest groups in the tourism industry across the country. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.

Besides, Machu Picchu offers one of the world’s most spellbinding travel experiences. But it’s also a world-renowned destination, and touring the site in a big group with multitudes of tourists shoving for photos, and competing to hear the guide, your once in a lifetime visit to this World Heritage Site may lose its magic. Our Machu Picchu Trips are scheduled with an average of just four travelers, allowing for a deeper exploration of the lost city of the Incas, with our Local Experts / Tour Leaders.

We are very confident the quality of our Lares Trek 4 Days will get your expectations and that you will savor the best possible of cultural travel experience, nature travel experience, and adventure travel experience if you are dissatisfied, we’ll happily give you credit for an extra trip or for a future journey. It’s, to our knowledge, the best guarantee in the travel business.

We don’t believe any other tour companies make comparable trips when you take into account our unique itineraries and signature itineraries, impressive locations, small groups and quality Trek Leaders / Tour Leaders. But, should you come across a similar itinerary or matching itinerary of our quality at a cheaper price, even within 45 days after booking with us, we will happily refund the difference. It’s how we deliver our promise.
While other tour companies generally cancel their trips due to low participation of travelers or outsource to other big group tour operators for their travelers, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low signing-up or participation for the departure date neither get our travelers to other tour operators! This makes to our travelers the assurance and peace of mind to know their travel plans are insured and guaranteed.

Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax. 

Be a responsible traveller! Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! The natural environments that we travel to are fragile and abundant with beautiful culture and traditions that are often reliant on tourism. We have a responsibility as travelers to minimize the impact of our presence, protect what is delicate, and leave a positive influence everywhere we can.

As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too. 

With Peru Summit Adventures, you will receive our exclusive high-end equipment for camping, which will guarantee a comfortable stay every night. We use proper gear for this type of terrain, our gear is thought to resist harsh weather at extreme elevations. Our gear is the best on the trail.

No hidden fees or middlemen, as a local tour operator to Machu Picchu, at Peru Summit Adventures we ensure you an exclusive guarantee that clearly says that we will meet the high expectations we set forth on our website or promotional materials because this tour is operated exclusively by us.

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Trip CheckList

  • Original passport and some copies.
  • Travel insurance and some copies.
  • Sleeping bag (available for renting).
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
  • Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Camera.
  • Torch or headlamps.
  • Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
  • hands sanitizer.
  • Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Credit or debit card.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Diamox (acetazolamide), Aspirin, Band Aids, Anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

Whats the Trip Like

Since the number of tickets a day to Machu Picchu was reduced a couple of years ago only to 4044 tickets per day (from which only 3044 for the public), tickets have been selling out 2 – 3 months in advance, that’s why we strongly recommend booking this trek 5 months in advance to secure the entrance tickets. And if expecting to find a ticket in Aguas Calientes town at the last minute, unfortunately, that’s not a guarantee, and we do not recommend it as things are very crazy and chaotic.
Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55º – 75º F with evenings cooling down into the 40º and 50º. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains, where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30º and 40º. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of rainfall, and morning temperatures usually range from 35º and 45º with some frost on the tents, and frosty plains in some locations. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are over 14,104 ft, so should you be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.
Located at 11,150 feet/ 3400 m in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is an extremely high-altitude city and travelers must take extra precautions to prevent altitude sickness, most of the travelers who arrive from lower elevations can find this city harsh as altitude sickness is common.

Although you’ll be excited to try the trails once you arrive in Cusco City, plan a few days to get acclimated and rest from travel before your 4 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu begins. There’s plenty to do roaming the city while you get acclimated or you can even take one of our acclimatization programs.

If you start having problems with the altitude, the best recourse is to immediately go down in elevation or ask for oxygen therapy at your hotel. Regardless of where you decide to stay, keep hydrated and skip alcohol. Altitude sickness (hypoxia) medication can be purchased over the counter, and locals recommend drinking muña tea (Andean mint) and coca tea (mate de coca) to relieve symptoms.

The trek on the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu is rugged, mountainous, strenuous, and at high altitudes. Even the fittest travelers will want to be in hiking shape for this trek and that’s what we recommend. Make sure to have good hiking shoes or boots that are broken in and sturdy enough for rough trails, trekking poles, and a daypack with a hydration bladder to have access to water at all times.

Train on basic aerobic fitness when preparing for your hike and keep in mind that because of the high altitudes, you should not plan on walking as far in one day as you normally would; Before the trek, at home, go walking, running, and hill/stair work will all work, with these activities, you’ll build cardiovascular endurance and aerobic capacity.

Although most travelers are mentally prepared for the uphill climbs, the 4 Day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu has steep uphill and downhill sections, and very long hiking days. Here, you’ll take your time to fulfill every hiking day. Machu Picchu is situated at a much lower elevation than the Lares Trail, which means, you’ll be already acclimated for your arrival to this iconic site.

The best time to trek the 4 day Lares Trail to Machu Picchu is between May and September. Mostly sunny days, starry nights, and stunning sunrise and sunsets are enjoyed during these months. Only the morning, evenings, and nights are freezing cold but with proper gear, you’ll not find it a big deal. As well, during this time of the year, Machu Picchu will have great weather every single day, perfect to enjoy the sunrise.

Trip Leaders

Trek Leaders or Guides Are Part of the Core of Peru Summit Adventures and Your Perfect Local Companion

The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.

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Camping Equipment: Great gear is a key part of every great journey, so we’ve made our gear warehouse featuring top-performing brands like Black Diamond, Patagonia, North Face Summit Series, Therma Rest, Marmot, Leki, this is a fantastic collection of our outdoor gear, accessories, which are offered in all trekking adventures, expeditions, and Peru Summit Adventures Logo items.

In all hikes, you’ll enjoy Pro 4-season tents in Black Diamond and North Face with Pro Sleeping pads in Therma-Rest and pillows, tents are roomy and cozy designed for 3 people but used only for 2 guests.

Hotels: We select carefully our hotels in each destination all over the country. And we select our accommodations for how well they represent the distinctive character of the destination you’re in. Some of these rooms and cabanas draw their inspiration from history and others from the views they offer. What’s consistent, however, is that we stand by each and every one of these for what they’ll add to your experience.

Suggested Reading List

We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days, Machu Picchu and Peru, Machu Picchu, and Peru travel books for this trip. Our reading list Peru is custom-designed to complement specific Peru Summit destinations. We feature a handpicked selection of travel guides, maps, literature, books on art, cuisine, nature, and culture, designed to help you get more out of your travels to Machu Picchu & Peru.

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