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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco is one of the most preferred treks. It is considered as one of the best alternatives to the renowned, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail however, requires an advance booking of at-least six months. Hikers are also required to obtain permit as the authorities have restricted the number of visitors to maintain the trail.
Lares Trek on the contrary, requires no permit or an advance booking.
However the sooner you book you will be able to obtain a booking in your preferred train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back.
The highest point of Lares trek to Machu Picchu is at 4600 metres above the sea level. It is highly recommended to take your time in Cusco and get used to high altitude before trekking.
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco offers an extensive introduction to Peruvian culture and history. It is also offers incredible views at every turn. The trek will take you through tropical forests and green valleys offering sights of some remote lakes and waterfalls and camping in rural Peru.
The trek will give you an authentic cultural experience of Andes. There are many small communities in the valley who have maintained and preserved their 500 years old traditions and customs.
You will be meeting many farmers and weavers who continue to wear their colourful traditional attire. The region is popular in Peru for weavers who knit from home. If you are planning to buy some authentic handmade outfits, this will be the place to get a good bargain.
Our tour guides are tourism professionals and locals. They have an extensive knowledge about the sites and history and are fluent in English. With Treks in Cusco, you are certain to have a memorable and a lifetime experience.