Lares Trek Peru
The Lares trek is a great alternative to the popular Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which has limited spaces which can be sold out quickly. The Lares Valley route is known for going through parts of Peru where the local people still preserve their traditional way of life since the time of the Incas. Spanish in these areas is a second language since most speak mainly Quechua and most families who have lived in these areas for generations, dedicate much of their time to agriculture and their weaving tradition. The Lares Valley is home of many traditional weavers and farmers and famous for homemade textiles. The Lares people speak Quechua and Spanish and will often give you a chance to weave something yourself.
The classic Lares Trail is about 3 days, this trek has starting in the Lares Community approximately 40 miles north of Cusco and 35 miles east of Machu Picchu. the trek route transverses Andean mountain land places in this route you can see lagoons, andean animals as LLamas, Alpacas.
Lares Hot Springs
The hot springs of Lares is located at 3250 above sea level, and are a tourist attraction in the area temperature is between 36 ° and 44 ° C, the outcrops of medicinal mineral water have the following chemical composition: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride , sulphates, bicarbonates, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Copper and dissolved solids, have a yellowish tinge, here we find the presence of stalactites and stalagmites at the entrance of these baths.
- The first pool has a temperature of 41 ° C, This pool has a dimension of 5 meters long by 3.50 meters wide and 1.50 meters deep.
- The second pool has a temperature of 35 ° C, This pool has a dimension of 6 meters long and 4 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep.
- The third pool has a temperature of 38 ° C, This pool has a dimension of 15 meters long and 8 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep.
Unlike the Classic Inca Trail trek which has a limited number of permits which the Peruvian government issues daily, the Lares valley trek is still unregulated, so make sure to go with a responsible company. We are authorized tour operators for treks (including the Inca Trail which is limited to authorized operators in the Cusco area only) and as a local Peruvian business we feel that we should help bring more opportunities to the local rural communities in the areas where we operate. We hope that with tourism we help improve living standards and bring more benefits to the Peruvian people.
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