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This trek is our cultural trek! There are no ruins enroute but you will be taken back in time traversing through the beautiful Lares Valley. You will pass by many rural farming communities and see how the Andean people still live the way they did 100 years ago! You will see lots of llamas and alpacas and a get a true feel for the Andes! We end our trek in one of the Worlds Wonders, Machu Picchu.

Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture

Good For: All hikers, including families with younger, active children

Difficulty: Moderate, but challenging

Considerations: Emergency horse is available throughout the trek.


  • DAY 01/


    Our first day of the trek starts in the small village of Pumahuanca in the Sacred Valley. We'll gently make our way up one of the side valleys covering about 14 km in total and climbing about 1150m / 3373ft as we make our way towards the village of Puyoc. On our way up we'll visit the small Inca site of Pumahuanca and learn about the native plants, flowers and birds that inhabit this region... to be continue.

  • DAY 02/


    Today is the most spectacular day of the trek and quite a bit easier going than yesterday. From our campsite it's about a 13km walk to the village of Cuncani but most of that is downhill as the pass is only about a 2 hour walk right at the beginning.


    As we make our way to Cuncani we'll pass by snowcapped peaks high above us, Serene mountain lakes (including Yanacocha - Black Water) and get to meet the local people dressed in their traditional bright red clothing. This side of the pass is completely different culturally to the other side and as we wind our way down from the pass your guide will teach you about the people and their way of life... to be continue.

  • DAY 03/


    The focus of today is to meet the local people. Waking up early we'll be taken by our guide to one of the houses where we'll get to meet a local family. The people are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you are of them - hopefully by now you'll have mastered a few phrases and be able to ask a few questions (much to everyones delight and amusement). After the visit you'll have the opportunity to give any gifts you've brought for the local people and also to buy some of the locally made alpaca products that the region is famed for... to be continue.

  • DAY 04/


    Waking up early we'll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco... to be continue.


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What's included and what's not

Cautious man is worth two

  • (Included)

    Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.

    Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.


    Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus 7kg of your personal items.


    Pick-up from Plaza Regocijo

    Transportation by bus to Pumahuanca and from Lares to Ollantaytambo


  • (Included)

    Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes


    Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco


    Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)

    3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.


  • (Included)

    Dining tent with tables and chairs


    4 man tent for every 2 trekkers


    3 Star Hotel on Day 3


    Sleeping mattress


    Oxygen bottle


    First aid kit


    Entrance to Machu Picchu


    Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes


  • (Note)

    We higly recommend booking the Huayna Picchu Mountain Climbing  starting at 7:00 am so you will have access to Machu Picchu from 6:00 am which is more convenient in order to spend more hours in the Citadel of Machu Picchu.


  • (Not Included)

    Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)


    Breakfast on Day 1,  lunch and dinner on Day 4

    Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain

    Entrance to Lares hot springs


    Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip




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  • From US$580 per person


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    Student Discount: $25 off per person.

    Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to our email.

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