The Lares Trek

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

There’s more than one way to earn your Peru hiking stripes. On the Lares Trek, you’ll get three days of trekking through the mountains around the Sacred Valley, passing by remote communities, farms, and friendly faces.



Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Day 3 Lares Trek
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.

Day 4 Lares Trek
Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 5 Lares Trek/Aguas Calientes
Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cusco
Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.

Day 7 Cusco
Depart at any time.


Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Start/Finish: Cusco to Cusco
  • Price: From £699
  • Trip Code: SPLT

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G Adventures The Lares Trek Reviews

Fantastic trip

Me and my family and I went on the Lares Trek in August. During that time, G Adventures offered the best experience out of all the tour groups we had during the trip. Our guide was great and kept us going. He interacted with the group and in turn, the group interacted with him and each other. The only gripe we had during the trip was the accommodation at Machu Picchu. After a long day of hiking and a promise of a hot shower, most of our group didn’t have any hot water at all. I let some use my shower since I had running hot water. Other than that, it was a fantastic trip.

By: Jonathan
Nationality: Australian
Age: 27

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