This trek follows a path through deep green valleys, towering mountain passes, small rural villages, chilly snow caps and communities herding farmers whose way of life has essentially not changed since hundreds of years ago. The Lares trail is located east of Cusco. This journey is the perfect option if you are looking for something more off the beaten path than the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Difficulty: Moderate.
- Professional guide english/spanish.
- Private transportation from your hotel, Cusco - Lares.
- Horsemen and horses to carry all the luggage camping.
- Cook and assistant cook.
- All meals as indicated in the schedule: 3 x breakfasts, 3 x lunches, 3 x dinners and snacks daily.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- Kitchen tent.
- 4 person tents for 2 people. Very comfortable and safe for your backpacks.
- First aid kit.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Expedition train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
- Sleeping bag.
- Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day.
- Horses to carry your luggage or to ride.
What is Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
When to go to Machu Picchu?
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
How much luggage can I take on the train?
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Can Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
From what time can I enter Machu Picchu?
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What to see in Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.