Lares Trek Altitude

The Lares trek begins in the village of Lares located at an altitude of 3226 m, it rises to 15174 feet, then follows the descent back to the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu is at 7,972 feet.

Some people may be affected by altitude sickness, but this is not a big problem for this walk, for most people is enough acclimatized, although there are also medications to relieve symptoms.

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  • What is Lares Trek?

    The Lares Trek is one of the main alternative treks to Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu.

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  • How difficult is the Lares Trek?

    The Lares Trek is considered a moderate hike. It's not a technical hike but the altitude may affect some individuals

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  • Is purified water available on the trek?

    We recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle as boiled water will be provided in the morning at breakfast, at lunch and every evening after dinner.

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