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Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail 4 Days 3 Nights

  • Trekking
  • Cultural
  • lanscape
  • 02 Nights camp
  • 01 Night hotel
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunch
  • Dinners
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Enjoy the lares trek and the short Inca Trail and the city of Machu Picchu in 4 days, you can enjoy landscapes and experiences. Take a walk through the Andes and a train trip through the Vilcanota River Valley enjoying the flora and fauna of the landscape. On this tour you can visit beautiful places, enjoy the traditions and customs of the local people. The trail of lares and the short Inca trail is a new option that offers Pacha Expeditions. The lares trek and short Inca trail is a tour, for families of friends, newlyweds who want to enjoy the tranquility on their trip, since in this tour the groups are reduced, so that you can receive all The attention of our professional guides. Keep in mind that the level of difficulty depends largely on your physical condition and acclimatization.

In recent years, tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, this trip has become increasingly popular, especially since the number of hikers on the Classic Inca Trail has been limited and permits are sold 5 or 6 months in advance. The advantage of this, tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, is that it can be organized a few days in advance. However, most companies combine these walks with a tour of Machu Picchu, therefore, it is necessary to reserve in advance the availability of spaces for the city of Machu Picchu. End the lares trek & short inca trail.

  • Group size: A customer’s choice
  • Fixed departures: Depends on the client

Useful Information.

  • Start- altitude of 3800m / 1286ft.
  • Higher altitude – 4780m / 15,682ft.
  • Total distance – 34km / 21 miles
  • Larges – day – Day 2-12 km / 6.7 miles.
  • Coldest night- 1 about 0 ° C
  • Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Acomodation – camapament / Hotel
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Starting Altitude – 2.100m / 7,220ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 2.615m / 7,780ft.
  • Walking Distance – 8km / miles
  • Overall Difficulty – Moderate & Easy
  • Transport –  Bus & Train service

Overview Day to Day

  • Day 1: Cusco – Lares (HOT SPRING) – Wacawasi.
  • Day 02: Wacawasi – Patacancha – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 03: Ollantaytambo – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu.
  • Day 04:  Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco


Conditions for Mountains – Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu.


Day 01: Cusco – Lares (HOT SPRING) – Wacawasi.

Lares Trek & Short Inca Trail. We leave Cusco early in the morning, and travel in our private transport through the Sacred Valley to the town of Calca. From this point we start a 4½ hour ascent to the town of Lares. Once here, we can enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot springs after a long trip. Before the start of our trip from Lares to Machu Piccbhu, passing through the famous short Inca Trail, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then we climb to the village of Wacawasi (3,600 m / 11,800 ft), where we camp. This is an authentic Andean community where you can see its colorful fabrics and lifestyle. Dinner and overnight.

  • Meals: breakfast / lunch / dinner
  • Accommodation: tent
  • Maximum altitude: 4,458 masl
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,792 masl
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Approximate time: 6-7 hours.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 02: Wacawasi – Patacancha – Ollantaytambo.

After an Andean breakfast, we will start our trek steadily, through beautiful and pleasant landscapes of plants, flowers, herds of llamas and alpacas. After walking approximately three hours, we will reach the Ipsayccasa pass (4,500 m / 14,760 feet) and enjoy the stunning views of Veronica Mountain (5,750 m / 18,864 feet) and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Then we will descend to Lake Ipsaycocha, here we will enjoy the walk through the Andean geese and other water birds. This will be the place for lunch, here we will have a delicious lunch, then continue to the town of Patacancha (3,700 m / 12,139 feet), a well-known place and where people still retain their old customs. Here we will have a transport, towards the town of Ollantaytambo, installation in the selected hotel. Dinner

  • Meals: breakfast / lunch / dinner
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4,458 masl
  • Minimum altitude: 3,792 masl
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Approximate time: 6-7 hours.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 03: Ollantaytambo – Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu.

Very early we will board the train, bound for mk 104 of the hot water railway line. We will travel by train, along a very picturesque route for 1.40 hours, until we reach kilometer 104, the starting point of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. From here, we have a walk of approximately 3 hours to the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna (“Forever Young”) (2680 m / 8792 feet). This place is considered the most impressive of the Inca Trail in general because of its location. Here we will have our cold lunch. After lunch we will continue to “Inti Punku” (“Puerta del Sol”) (2730m / 8792ft), from where you will have your first panoramic view of the Inca city of Machu Picchu (2400m / 7873ft), after taking the pictures and enjoying the Vista, we will begin to dispense along a picturesque road, towards the Inca city of Machu Picchu. We will be very lucky to enjoy the city of Machu Picchu at sunset and sunrise. We end the day going down to Aguas Calientes for dinner and rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Private hotel.
  • Difficulty: moderate

Day 04: Machu Picchu Guided Tour – Cusco.

We have breakfast and then board the first bus (6.00.am) to Machu Picchu. We can appreciate again the Inca city. Here your guide offers you a guided tour throughout the city, then you can explore the mysterious city for yourself. If you have included the waynapicchu / machu picchu mountain climb, you can do it at this time. the waynapicchu mountain climb lasts 45 minutes and the machu picchu mountain 3 hours (approximate)

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Maximum altitude: 2.440 masl
  • Minimum altitude: 2,010 masl
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Approximate time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate





  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer by private bus to Lares.
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Camping: igloo tents: 2 people in each tent.
  • Camping equipment: dining tent, kitchen tent, bathroom tent, oxygen, first aid kit)
  • All meals during the trip.
  • Cook and cooking equipment, assistant cook,
  • Riders and horses to transport our equipment and passengers up to 6 kilos per person
  • Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Expedition Service).
  • Entrance Tickets to Inca trail 2 days
  • Accommodation Hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus: Machupicchu Aguas Calientes
  • Transfer from the train station to the hotel.


  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lunch last day
  • Expenses extras.(tips)

IMPORTANT: Prices depend on the service you hire and the number of people. You have to be flexible with your travel dates (giving alternatives of 1 or 2 days on each side of the preferred date), the availability for specific dates can change quickly since there are only 500 spaces on the Inca Trail per day.

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  • Original passport and student card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Small backpack
  • Sleeping bag up to -5
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A complete change of clothes
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle,
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunscreen (cream of protection)
  • insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Snack bars, chocolate, nuts, cookies, energy, etc.
  • Camera and batteries
  • Cash in soles and U$.
  • Swimsuit (for hot spring)

* To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a university card, with current and updated date


  • Shorts
  • Walking stick
  • bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money
  • Bathing suit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes town -not included in price-


  • Hire sleeping bag U.$25
  • Walking sticks U$.20
  • Daypacks U$.15
  • Single Tent U$.35


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100 % confiable
100 % recomendado
Buena atención en nuestra estadía de 8 días en cusco

June 12, 2022

star rating  Excelente organización. Todo genial. Súper recomendable. Los guías unos genios, bilingües a la perfeccion.

Daniela B
January 1, 1970

star rating  Muchas gracias por los servicios prestados, quedamos muy satisfechos y regresamos muy contentos a nuestra ciudad, recomendaremos por su trabajo a nuestros familiares y amigos, fue un placer conocerlos y... read more

mirian b
January 1, 1970

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