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Lares Trek via Quishuarani – Huaran 4 Days

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 04:30
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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure

4 Days Trek to Lares by Quishuarani - Huaran

The Lares Trek via Quishuarani offers a unique experience and tourism route that gives us an unforgettable experience in the heights of the Sacred Valley. In the Lares Valley, besides enjoying the beautiful scenery, you can enjoy a beautiful experience living with the local people, who will receive us with open arms showing the most beautiful thing about this place … its “simplicity.” On this route, you can also enjoy the medicinal thermal baths, appreciate Andean lagoons, snow-covered mountain passes, and finally visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

This alternative trek is one of the best opportunities to see the Mountain range of Urubamba, interact with the communities living in this area, walk around the woods of Queuñas and relax in the famous thermal baths of the town of Lares, as a good way to recharge batteries. To finish the tour, we will visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:30am – 5:00am).

Lares Trek via Quishuarani highlights:

  • Enjoy the natural hot spring in Lares.
  • Visit fascinating and isolated authentic communities that had existed long before the Spanish arrived in the area.
  • Visit the legendary Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Learn a lot about the Inca culture.
  • Chance to see local flora and flora, including the Andean condor.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine which our master chef will prepare.

We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.

About us:
Choquequirao Expeditions is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!


Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Pascana – Quishuarani.

At 5:00 am, our guide picks everyone up from their hotels and drives them through the Sacred Valley to the city of Calca and then to the town of Lares – the journey takes about 3 hours. Once we arrive in the town, we go up to the hot springs where you can rest and enjoy these beautiful outdoor hot springs. Lunch is offered here. Our transport awaits you during this time and then continues the trip for about 20 minutes to the start of the trail known as Pascana.

Here we meet the muleteers who embark our stuff on the horses. Then we get ready to start our trek to Quishuarani for around 3 hours. When we arrive at our camp, everything will be prepared for you. We can walk through some of the premises in our free time and appreciate their weaving techniques.

This is a beautiful day filled with incredible scenery and the opportunity to visit various Andean towns. Be careful when the temperature drops at night.

Day 2: Quishuarani – Cancha Cancha.

After a delicious breakfast, we leave for Quishuarani. This will be our longest day on the trail as we continue northeast up the valley, passing small stone houses with thatched roofs. The trail flattens out after half an hour before climbing steeply for the 2 ½ hour trek to the highest pass, called Paso de Pachacutec (4758m). From here, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Lake Pachacutec and the snow-capped peaks of Pitusiray.

The trail continues for 1 hour along a narrow ridge until descending into a beautiful secluded area filled with glacial lakes. We will have lunch in that beautiful place. Then we continue following the edge of the place to descend to the next valley, passing through a series of waterfalls until we reach the town of Cancha Cancha. Here we camp for the night.

Day 3: Cancha Cancha – Huaran – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu.

After a delicious breakfast, we start our day hike to the small river of Cancha Cancha. It is a 4-hour walk to our destination, the small town called Huaran. From here, we take a local transport to the town of Ollantaytambo, a wonderfully preserved Andean town; you will have some time to explore it before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night in a good hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco.

This day will be the visit of the citadel of Machupicchu. You will have to get up at 4:45 am, after having your breakfast at the hotel, you will have to make the line at the bus station to Machu Picchu, the first bus leaves at 5:30 am, after 30 minutes You will arrive at the entrance door, where you will have to show the entrance tickets with your original passport. For that we make the reservation of the tickets in the first shift from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. With the guide we go through the most important points of Machupicchu, and then you will have an extra time to stay a little longer.

Remember that since January 2019, tickets to visit Machupicchu are valid only for one use. At midday you should go down again to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can have lunch, and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo, the schedules of return are as follows: ( 2:55 pm and 6:20 pm), you can indicate at the time of your reservation for us to organize in advance. Remember that the total time with train plus bus to Cusco is 4 hours. After two hours by train you will be picked up by our transfeer, who will bring you to the city of Cusco, the final point is the Plaza de Cusco.


Price Includes for Lares Trek via Quishuarani:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu US$ 40 extra) and Lares trek.
  • Entrance fee to Incarry Museum
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Professional Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables.
  • Local food service in the campsites (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks).
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Daily tea service (weak up Coca tea and afternoon tea time or happy hour with full of popcorn, chocolate, coffee, and special snacks made by our cooks).
  • Water for Drinking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each mealtime. please bring enough water for the first day only.
  • Single tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Horseman and horses. (they will carry our duffel bag of 7 kilos including your sleeping bag, matt, and clothes.).
  • Local Transportation from Yanahuara to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Tourist Expeditions Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes(round trip).
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • 1-night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (twin bedroom with private bathroom and hot shower).
  • Insurance policy of life for cooks and horsemen.
  • Visit Machupicchu on the last day (2 hours guided tour to explore the whole incan sites).

Price Excludes for Lares Trek via Quishuarani:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 4.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you).
  • Huayna Picchu entrance US$ 40 extra.
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Walking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Lares Trek via Quishuarani:

  • Original Passport.
  • Original Student Card (if you book as a student).
  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes include jackets, fleeces, gloves, scarves, and knit / tour beanies. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films, and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own first aid kit with special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you think swimming in the hot springs)
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Lares Trek via Quishuarani – Huaran 4 Days in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Lares Trek via Quishuarani – Huaran 4 Days private service, includes additional items such as:

  • Extra Horse to ride (1-2 days only).
  • Hotel 3 Stars (At Aguas Calientes Town).
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Entrance to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain.
  • Vistadome Train (First Class train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo).
  • Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus Round Trip (Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes).
  • Lunch in Machupicchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • 02 Waking Poles per Person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bags, self-inflating pad as well as clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu all day. And of course, we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.


We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.


(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

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(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

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(Group Size: Upon Request)

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Can I be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick-up time.

Why travel with Choquequirao Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We never pass you on to another operator or third party.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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Chris Grice

Couple Traveller

Huaynas E. really works hard to make an awesome excursion! We trekked to above 15K feet and played soccer with some local kids, which was probably my favorite experience. This is a fabulous way to enjoy the Peruvian countryside.

May 30, 2019
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