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Beautiful but strenous

We did the 3 day Lares Valley hike starting in Huaran and ending at Lares. We booked through Sun Gate tours and would highly recommend them. We wanted a hike with less people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We did the 3 day Lares Valley hike starting in Huaran and ending at Lares. We booked through Sun Gate tours and would highly recommend them. We wanted a hike with less people and mountain passes and this trek delivered. In fact, we did not see a single other tourist on the trail during the hike. We did the hike... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were a bit upset we could not get on the very demanded Inca trail and decided in favor of the Lares Trek instead. And there could not have been a better decision! In comparison with the Inca trail, the Lares trek takes you through villages, where you actually get to meet Inca descendants. We bought some pencils, hair pins,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This hike will NOT disappoint. This was a very late booking, so the Inca Trail was fully booked. They are very strict about that. Peru government offers ~200 trekker permits (+ ~300 staff)/day. No more! You must book well in advance. However Lares requires NO permit. After checking out some pictures online and doing a little research we concluded that... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went with Mountain Lodges of Peru on a a trek of Lares Valley. To put things into perspective, I hate hiking but thought that was the only way to see Machu Picchu *this is not true, you can go for the day * Despite the excessive amounts of hiking, I had an AMAZING time. They are true professionals. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of the best experiences I have ever had. Peaceful, educational, beautiful landscapes and well organised. Our guide was Ali, he did an amazing job. All the lodges were very nice. Highly recommended vs. the more crowded Inca trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was the Maoist amazing experience. My husband and I we the only ones in the tour. We spent 4 days on a trek culminating in Machupichu. It is a better trek than inca trail because you get to see communities travel through Andes as well as visit ruins. It involves trekking up to 4600m above sea level. Very challenging... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We left it too late to get inca trail tickets but this is a great option. The route is very remote, we only saw a couple of other groups, and you get to see stunning scenery. One of the best bits was seeing local people as they live and getting to speak to them (with the help of our guide!).... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Lares Trek is an alternative to the classic inka trail to Macchu Picchu, and it is really rewarding. Don't tell anyone but there is hardly another soul (tourist) to be seen, and the landscape is awesome. and there isn't the thousands of steps like the classic trail. it's rocky, hard and tiring. wonderful! Big downside (like everywhere in Peru... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This 4d/3n trek was a great option to really feel like you're trekking through the Andes without being surrounded by a horde of tourists along the way (unlike the traditional Inca Trail). Beautiful scenery surrounded us every morning when we woke up and we experienced and were informed about the local way of life! Such a worthwhile experience overall! My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are actually several Lares trails,-all I think pretty similar and all apparently a bit higher but also somewhat shorter than the Inca Trail and less crowded.The two night, three day trek I took with G Adventures was perfectly organized and breathtakingly beautiful, and we only saw one other group.In fact, Lares is often noted for the chance to go... More 

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