Lares Trek to Machupicchu


Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N is one of the best alternative routes after Inca Trail and Salkantay. This type of trek is cultural, mystical and beautiful sceneries. From our past experience, many tourists compare these valleys to  Peter Jackson ’s production of Lord of the Rings. You will see many cultural customs that are still practiced from Inca times. Examples include the cultivation of organic products, the upbringing of llamas and alpacas, offerings to Pachamama(Mother Earth), the dye of the Inca distillery with natural pigments, and Iconography. The natives found in these highlands are able to interpret Inca iconography and you are also able to see the process of the woven distillery. Enjoy with us ancient Andean rituals with the sacred coca leaves and customs that are still practiced among the locals.

Price: $ 544  per person

Why Join Us? What makes us different than others?

We truly care about all of our customers and offer you the absolute best service!

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 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, we never put you with other tour operators.

 Pick up from Airport and Hotel

 Top of the line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two Persons Learn more

 8 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg

 Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip

 Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.

 Hotel Aguas Calientes Hot Shower, Wifi private room (base on tree stars

 Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu

  Bus Ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes 35 minutes ride.

 Private Camping sites. We avoid the crowds from other explorers

 Cocalmayo/Santa Teresa Hot Springs and hike an original short Inca trail along Salkantay Trek- other tour companies offer only 1 option we include BOTH

 Early Train from  Aguas  Calientes, 2: 55 pm. We arrive in Cusco by 8  pm in case you have other tours os fly back from Cusco to Lima.

 Lunch in one of the most renown restaurant on the last day



Day 1: Training Day: Cusco – Urubamba – Pumahuanca Valley – P´acchayoq – Cuyoc campsite

We will come and pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am. Our private bus leaves Cusco at 5:40 am for a scenic drive through the Sacred Valley until we reach the town of Urubamba, which is also part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will have a shortstop to serve you a hearty breakfast and give you the opportunity to buy any last minute snacks and drinks.
As soon as breakfast is over we will head out for a 20-minute drive to the beginning of the Pumahuanca Valley. This is the place where we will meet our horsemen, horses, and chaskis (porters). All of our required equipment will be carried by mules and horses. As soon as we finish packing our equipment we begin our Lares Trek Adventure. On the way, you will see Inca remains and ancient pre-Colombian paths. You will enjoy the beautiful sceneries, waterfalls and much more. You arrive at your first campsite at around 5 pm, followed by dinner. Make sure to get a good night’s rest for the next day as it will be the most challenging day of all.
  • Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and popcorn
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,000m/13123ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,800m/9186ft
  • Distance Travelled: approximately 13km/8.1miles
  • Walking Time: approximately 7 hours



Day 2: The Most Challenging Day: Cuyoc – Pumahuanca Pass – Lares Hot Springs Campsite

Early wake-up call at 5:00 am. You will have 30 minutes to pack up your personal belongings until breakfast and coffee/tea is served. Afterward, your trip continues with scenic glaciers surrounded by native forests for a long hike towards Pumahuanca Pass. Once we arrive in Pumahuanca pass we honor the top of this mountain with coca leaves as is the local Andean custom. A glimpse of Maras and Moray (salt mines) will be seen while trekking. We then descend a gravel road towards Cuncani Village. We’ll meet local Andean people in their colorful and traditional clothing. From here we walk about 2 ½ hours towards Lares Hot Springs where you will camp and rest! This is your most challenging day of all, but it will be worth the hike as you relax your muscles in the natural and medicinal hot springs. You will feel refreshed and renewed the following day.

  • Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and popcorn
  • Maximum Altitude: 4780m /15682ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 3750m/12303ft
  • Distance Travelled: approximately 18km/11.2miles
  • Approximate Walking Time: 10 hours

Day 3: Adventurous Day– Lares Hot Springs—Totora –Salt Mines — Aguas Calientes

Early in the morning you will have breakfast at the campsite and await the bus that will take you for a 2-hour ride to Quellopuito community. From there you will trek a short pre-Colombian Inca trail to Totora Community while seeing gorgeous views of cascades and tomb remnants, lunch will be served here as well. From Totora you will get back on the bus and head to the salt mines of Maras, a site that has existed for thousands of years. After the salt mines, you will be taken to Ollantaytambo town and have dinner in a fine restaurant. The train to Aguas Calientes will depart at 7:00 pm. Your tour leader will drop you off at your hotel and brief you for the next day.

  • Meals: B/L/D and snacks
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Maximum Altitude: 3750m/12303ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2750m /9022ft
  • Distance Travelled: approx 6 km
  • Walking Time: approx 3 hours




Day 4: Your Awaited Destination: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Early breakfast (5:00 am) before taking the earliest bus to Machupicchu. We recommend everyone to try and be the first ones in line because it fills up incredibly quick. As soon as you arrive at Machupicchu enjoy the sunrise (depending on the weather). Your tour leader will guide you throughout this magnificent site and one of the seven wonders of the world for about 3 hours. Afterward, you will have your own free time to explore this citadel and take numerous photos. If you book well in advance and have a Huayna Picchu or Monta~na Machupicchu ticket, your tour leader will guide you to the entrance where you can explore these sites on your own.

Make sure to book you Huayna Picchu Mountain

Not everyone explores these sites, if interested be sure to mention this while you book your trip. If you choose to not purchase these extra sites, the Inca bridge or Sun gate are free options located within Machupicchu. Be sure to arrive back to Aguas Calientes on time well before your train departure as the bus lines fill up quickly. Your tour leader will specify the exact times after your guided tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast included at your hotel. Lunch not included
  • Maximum Altitude: 3400m/11155ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6890ft
  • Distance Travelled: approx 6 km
  • Approximate Walking Time: 5 -6 hours exploring

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How to Book

We are available to speak to you by phone, chat, or email. We highly suggest you contact us directly and confirm with us before your booking. Please fill out our Booking Form and pay the $250 deposit of your tour. Tour Leaders Peru Adventure will email you back that same day with your confirmation. We always send out confirmations. If for some reason you do not hear from us, contact our office and we will resend. We are so happy and ready to take you on this exciting travel adventure. Thank you for trusting us.

Additional Upgrades

Huayna Picchu

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu make sure to book in advance as there are only 400 permits allowed daily to this location.

$40 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade

Machupicchu Mountain

Machupicchu Mountain offers even more magnificent views than Huayna Picchu. There are also only 400 permits allowed daily to this location. A 360-degree view of Machupicchu and the surrounding valley and glaciers are seen from this mountain.

US$35 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade

Inka Bridge

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is an hour and a half round trip hike.

Sun Gate

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is a two-hour round trip hike.

Vistadome Train

From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: Prices vary from $57.00 to $73.00 per person one-way

Additional Night in Aguas Calientes hotel

Price depends on the season and Hotel availability

Items for rent

  • Single Tent $40 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $20 per person (minus 5 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI mattress)
  • Walking Poles $20 per pair (Professional ones that can be extended)
  • Extra kilograms $15/kg (Example 3kg=$45)


We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Only 2500 people a day are permitted in Machupicchu. Don’t miss your adventure!

Group Service

Our tours are personalized and customize for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with TLP Adventure!

Price per person $680.00

  • 2 Trekkers: $680.00
  • 3 Trekkers: $659.60
  • 4 Trekkers: $632.40
  • 5 Trekkers: $612.00
  • 6 Trekkers: $578.00
  • 8+ Trekkers: $544.00

Note: An initial deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve your spot.  We require this deposit in order to buy train and bus tickets, entrance to Machupicchu and to reserve your hotel. The remaining balancing is due 21 days prior to your trek departure. Please see our Terms and Conditions.


This tour includes a three-star Hotel in which wifi, private bathroom, and a hot shower are included. Prices are based on shared room occupancy. Single rooms are available for an extra fee ($40). Please inform upon your booking if you wish to have a single room otherwise you will share with another member of the group. Other hotels are available upon requests such as Sumaq hotel, La Cabana, Tierra Viva, Casa Andina, El Mapi and etc. Prices vary depending on the season. If you want a luxurious hotel that is located right next to Machupicchu then the BELMOND SANCTUARY LODGE MACHUPICCHU is your best option.

*If you book your own hotel there is a $40 discount per person*

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