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Lares Trek Inca Trail 5 Days

5Days & 4 Nights
from US$750 per person
Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail 5 days

The Lares Trail and the Short Inca Trail are one of the most popular substitutes for the 4-day Classic Inca Trail and the Salkantay Inca Trail because it is less strenuous, closer to Cuzco, and are a perfect combination of the first 3 days with a lot of culture live. and the last 2 days are of Inca ruins and Machu Picchu. We offer the classic 5-day Lares trek with a short Inca Trail that you will surely enjoy.

The 5-Day Lares Trail and Short Inca Trail is a hidden gem that offers hikers a glimpse into the timeless world of traditional Andean life, where farmers still tend the fields their ancestors worked and herds of llamas and alpacas graze. Beneath the sacred snow-capped peaks, they worshiped like gods. The Incas initially used this trail during the height of their empire.

Lares is a valley near Cuzco inhabited by weavers and farmers who still use ancestral methods and languages (Quechua and Spanish) and tools (ancestral, knitting needles and agricultural implements) developed by the Incas.

Peasants, many of whom are descendants of the Incas, still use it today. The road links Cuncani, Huacahuasi, Quisuarani, Patacancha, and Lares with the Sacred Valley. We will board the train very early on the fourth day towards km 104 where the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will begin. On this day we will visit Inca remains such as Chachabamba, Wiñay Huayna, and the famous Puerta del Sol (INTIPUNKU) and then descend to Machu Picchu to take some photos and board the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes to check in at the hotel. Take a hot shower and then have dinner at night and the next day visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu again.


  • Walking to the Lares Valley Indigenous Settlement and visiting the short Inca trail is a rewarding journey and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
  • Hot springs: Here we can take our time to relax in each of the baths, whose temperatures vary between 28 and 34 degrees Celsius and have unique natural charms.
  • The trekking route is pleasant and takes us to a small community in the Andes, north of the city of Cusco.
  • We will witness stone huts with thatched roofs surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas as we begin our journey. Guinea pigs will be able to roam freely in their homes.
  • The trek takes place in a remote valley that has been visited by only a select few people from outside the area.
  • There is amazing mountainous beauty, glacial lagoons, cloudy valleys, and genuine Quechua textile settlements.
  • The trek culminates in the town of Machu Picchu, part of the Urubamba Valley.
  • Short Inca Trail: Walk the original Inca trail and visit the different Inca centers such as (Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Inti Punku, Machu Picchu
  • Peruvian Gastronomy: you will taste Peruvian food for 5 days and one of the most popular dishes are Ceviche and Lomo saltado and very delicious soups
  • Visit Machu Picchu after an incredible hike



  • Day 1: Travelling from Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – HuacaWasi
  • Day 2 : Huaca Wasic- Abra Ipsay – Patacancha
  • Day 3: Patacancha – Willoq to Pumamarca – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 4: km 104 – Chachabamba – wiñayhuayna – Intipunku – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 5: Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu – Cusco
Tour Price 5 Days Tour 4 Nights
Lares Trek Inca Trail 5 Days Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail 5 days
Price From
$ 750 per Person
Group SizeUP TO 8
Activity LevelMODERATE
Trip StylesHIKING

Trip details


  • Start point: Cusco, hotel pick up from 4:30 to 5:00 am
  • Ending point: Cusco city
  • Duration:5 days – 4 nights
  • Departure: Daily departures
  • Group size: Up to 8
  • Duffle Bag: Included (7 kg capacity)
  • Machu Picchu tickets: included in the package
  • Meals included:4 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Vegetarian/vegan: Food available upon request at no extra charge
  • Free storage: Available
  • High season: From April to October

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