Lares Trek and Short Inka Trail to Machupicchu 5 Days and 4 Nights

$ 1,500.00

The Lares trek & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu gives the trekker the best of all worlds in four days. You pass through the most isolated indigenous communities who are keeping the Inca culture alive, and have the privilege to interact with them.

Quantity Price
2 S/ 1500
3 S/ 1300
4 S/ 1000
5  S/ 900
6 S/ 850
  • Dificulty
  • Highest Altitude
    4,215 m / 13828,74 ft dead woman pass
  • Lowest Altitude
    2,400 m / 7,872 ft Machupicchu
  • Group Size
    6-12 -16 max (Small)
  • Duration
    5 Days 4 Nights
  • Tour Style
Lares Trek and Short Inka Trail to Machupicchu 5 Days and 4 Nights

This hike is one of the most questionable for been very cultural and join the people with their culture, tradition and unique style of life this hike allows us to see wonderful views as thermal springs, waterfall, lagoons and salt mines along the sacred valley finally ended in one of the most amazing archeological sanctuaries of MACHUPICCHU.

Considered: this hike is not that hard than other challenging hikes consider a short hike and a big slower than others treks, group of family and children are recommended.

  • Type of hike: trekking with 2 nights camping a hotel the last night
  • Highlights: exploring villages from the country site and Machupicchu
  • Season: year around
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,500 m/ 1,4763 ft dead woman pass the highs pass
  • Minimum altitude: 2,400 m / 7,872 ft (Machupicchu)
  • Enjoy this hike with professional males or female tour guides and local porters as chefs too

Inca Trail trek permits are limited every year (only 200 spots are offered daily) and there is a high demand for this trek.

HOW TO BOOK. – Permits for Inca Trail trek are getting fully book quickly… we strongly advise that you make a booking and pay a down payment asap… (BEFORE BOOKING ON THE CALENDAR PLEASE): CHECK AVILABILLITY HERE and Register your details on Step 2 , generate a reservation code to pay a down payment on Step 3 with Visa or MC (US$ 500.00 per person) or pay through PayPal to: DISCOVER PACHAMAMA or US$ 500.00 per person. See more directions on: Booking Information

Ticket for Huaynapicchu Mt.- (This walk will be closed from April 1st to 15th on 2016). If you would like to walk the Huaynapicchu mountain after the guided tour at Machupicchu, please let us know asap and add to your booking deposit, passes are also limited… the admission is USD$ 75 per person so we can purchase your ticket for the 2nd turn at 11:00 am. (for students with ISIC card USD$40 pp)

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pre-departure briefing at 6:30 pm the night before AT YOUR HOTEL
  • Private bus to to the entire trip
  • Boiled cold water every day
  • Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch 4 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Lares trek and Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Horses to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dinning and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables).
  • Experienced top tour guides
  • Hotel in aguas calientes checkup grades too ( )
  • Professional mountain chef and assistants.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • Happy hour hot drinks every afternoon at camp.
  • coca tea in your tent every morning
  • 2 person per tent clean, new, spacious (4 person EUREKA tents BUT WE USE JUST FOR 2).
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • 2 hours guided tour in Machupicchu and extra time for yourself.
  • Snacks every day
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town.
  • Tourist Expedition train return to ollantaytambo and bus to cusco return back to cusco at 7.00 pm.
  • 7 Kg personal porter service.
  • The whole entrance fees
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single tent US$ 70 for 3 nights
  • Trekking poles US$ 15 a pair
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Extra drinks, bottle water
  • Down sleeping bag minus 8 ºC (US$ 25.00 for the entire trek)
  • Inflatable Thermal-rest mattress US$25.00 for entire trek.
  • Ticket for Huaynapicchu Mt. USD$ 75.00, USD$ 40.00 with ISIC student card.
  • Vistadome Train + car return to Cusco (Up-grade train return) extra USD$ 60.00 per person. (This service generally departs at 14:55 pm from Aguas Calientes Station and arrives 4.30 pm to ollantaytambo then a 2 hours private vehicle to Cusco.)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters. It`s a tradition

    Our first day will pick you up in our private van from any hotels around 5.00 am, then we begging our journey to the LARES TREK first our drive will take us for 30 minutes driving thought the sacred valley stopping first in TARAY an amazing look out of the sacred valley and then one hour more driving to one authentic local market here will show you the style of life of local sellers of groceries, fresh vegetable and more we recommended to buy some presents here in order to take extra supplies to the families along the hike then 30 minute lates driving will get our breakfast accompanies with views of giants mountains of the Andes afterwards will meet our entered team as horseman, porter and chef HUARAN 2,700 meter /8,858 ft beginning of our first day of hike this day we have 3 hours of hike to cancha cancha 3,900 meter / 12,795 ft, here our chef will be ready to show us the wonderful food served and prepared on – site by them once we finish our meals our tents will ready and plenty time to digest and to acclimatizes after siesta will explore this insolate and traditional village where will can visit a family house and learn about the lifestyle your tour guide as interpreter will give you the best moments of how this beautiful people survived there this a great opportunity to show your presents to them if we have time we can go to the schools where the kids still speak QUECHUA language here we can share our time with them teaching some words in English and perhaps if bring some school supplies to give them after this time with them will end our day having our happy hour and dinners at the dinning tent.

    • Meals included: breakfast – lunch – tea time happy hour – dinner.
    • Accommodation: camping eureka tents portable toilets
    • Distances: 9 km / 5.6 miles
    • Difficulty: Moderate gradually up hill
    • Time of hike: between 3 to 5 hours of hike

    Our second day is considered the hard part we begin making the wake up with hot mog of coca tea in your tents around 5 am after one hours once you will finish to pack all your own belonging, will get our breakfast and provide water for the day and some snacks so around 6:30 am will start the hike with gradually terrain for 1 hours then will climb for 3 hours until to reach the high pass PACHACUTEQ 4500 meter / 14,763 ft so once we are here will enjoy some hot drinks and to feel the energy of the mountains and to admired the wonderful snow peaks as the PITUSIRAY which is 5,700 meter / 18,700 ft if we really have good time will make a ceremony to the APUS ( mountains) afterward will decent in one gradually dusty and muddy terrain for 2 hours anti our lunch spot along the way we have the opportunity to see llamas, alpacas, blue lagoons and one of the dry microclimate with such a nice flora and fauna will eat near to one of those lagoons after that will continue for 2 more hours to QUISWARANI 3,700 meter / 12,139 ft will arrive here around 4 to 5 pm at the camp site everything will be ready if you want you can go straight to get siesta or at this place if we have time your tour guide will visit another local family and to share some drinks and food with then, after having delicious dinner don’t forget to enjoy the constellations out site or if you want to enjoy your tent and see you tomorrow.

    • Meals included: breakfast – lunch – tea time happy hour – dinner.
    • Accommodation: camping eureka tents portable toilets
    • Distances: 12 km / 7.5 miles
    • Difficulty: challenging day
    • Time of hike: between 7 to 8 hours of hike

    As every day our team will wake up again with coca tea at your tent around 4:30 am then around 5.30 will enjoy our last breakfast cooked by our chef then will continue the hike for 3 hours until WILLKAKASA pass 4,200 meter / 13,779 ft here you will be about the cloud and about the mountains again where will see the last amazing views of the ANDES then will continue to one of the beating path for 2 more hours enjoying our last agriculture lands and grassland spots from CUNCANI will meet our driver and will ride the van for 30 min to LARES HOT SPRING here our chef and our team will be ready to serve us our last lunch and to eat together, then join us to have the hot spring, which are divided up between 5 ranging pools from 36 to 44 degrees Celsius / 96.8 and 111.2 Fahrenheit this medicinal mineral water outcrops have the following chemical compositions: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chlorides, sulfates, bicarbonates, iron, manganese, zinc, boron, copper and dissolved solids and considered to be relived for bones, muscles, stress, headaches and wonderful reliver sore of muscle from hikes. After our bath we will take our private van to OLLANTAYTAMBO for 2.5 hours then will check at the hotel and finally having a nice rest from one long trip. DINNER in a restaurant

    • Meals included: breakfast – lunch – dinner in a restaurant
    • Accommodation: hotel in ollantaytambo
    • Distances: 15 km / 9.2 miles
    • Difficulty: moderative
    • Time of hike: between 5 to 6 hours of hike

    Early in the morning you will get breakfast at the hotel then wil pick you up from the hotel around 5.45 am will take the train at around 6:10 am until km 104 beginning of the short Inka trail. The train ride is between one and a half hours along the way will see beautiful landscapes, farmlands and the beginning of the tropical forest once will arrive to CHACHABAMBA an archeological site around 7:30 am and from there we will start our hike. The hike is mostly flat but has some short uphill sections where you will enjoy following the steps of the original Incas. Along the way, you will notice different ecosystems and enjoy the views of the Vilcanota mountain range and MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN. Afterwards hiking for 3 hours we will arrive at WIÑAYHUAYNA, (forever young) 2.600 meters /8.500 ft, here your tour guide will explain the history and significance of this ancient site of the Incas. Then it will be time to sit down and eat our packed lunch around at 12:30, we will continue our hike, another hour of original inka trail until we reach the Sun Gate, this will be a short but beautiful hike with plenty of flora such as orchids, begonias and bromeliads to enjoy along the way.

    Once we reach INTI PUNKU (The Sun Gate) we will have a view of MACHUPICCHU (2,400 meter/ 7,874 feet) we will be able to stop here and take photos before continuing down to the city of Machu Picchu around 3:30 pm. Finishing our hike here, we will now take a bus back to AGUAS CALIENTES, to your hotel “Inti Punku” where you will have time for a rest before your guide organizes dinner at INDIO FELIZ at around 6:30 pm. Here the guide will also give you a briefing about your return to MACHUPICCHU the following day.

    Train from ollantaytambo to km 104: 1 and half hours

    • Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles
    • Lowest elevation: 1.800 meters / 5.902 feets
    • Highest elevation: 2.650 meters / 8,694 feet
    • Considered: a short hike

    Breakfast will be ready at the hotel at 4:30 am after which we will take the bus from Aguas Calientes to MACHUPICCHU. It is about a 25-minute ride so we will be one of the first groups to arrive at MACHUPICCHU. Here we will have a 3-hour guided tour where you will visit the Inca temples and magnifies places in the area. We will take our time and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience and views. Finishing the tour, we will return by bus to AGUAS CALIENTES, at around 12:30 pm, where you will be able to have lunch before taking the 2:55 pm train to Ollantaytambo. Here our private van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco arriving around at 7:00 pm

    • Distance: by bus 25 min from AGUAS CALIENTES to MACHUPICCHU.
    • Train to ollantaytambo: 2 hous
    • Bus from ollantaytambo to cusco. 2 hours
    • Lowest elevation: 2.400 meters / 7.875 feet MACHUPICCHU
    • Highest elevation: 2.000 meters / 6.561 feet
    • Considered: walking tour