Lares Trek Difficulty Level


The Lares trek is a great alternative trek to the Inca trail. You will trek to Machu Picchu, but since it is lesser known, it will be quieter and you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the local people who live like their families have for hundreds of years.

Cusco- Calca – Lares – Wakahuasi

Difficulty level:

Moderate

Maximum Altitude:

3900m

Minimum Altitude:

3100m

Distance travelled:

7KM

Approximate walking Time:

5-7 hours

Wakahuasi – Yanahuara

Difficulty level:

Difficult

Maximum Altitude:

4300m

Minimum Altitude:

2900m

Distance travelled:

13KM

Approximate walking Time:

7-8 hours

Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Difficulty level:

Moderate

Maximum Altitude:

2900m

Minimum Altitude:

2100m

Distance travelled:

3KM

Approximate walking Time:

1 hour

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Difficulty level:

Easy

Maximum Altitude:

2400m

Minimum Altitude:

2100m

Distance travelled:

6KM

Approximate walking Time:

2-3 hours

Information that may interest you

  • 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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