Lares Trek
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Art-Malik Jodi
    Napier, New Zealand1 contribution
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    I had an absolutely wonderful time at Lares Trek with Terra Quechua Peru
    We used Terra Quechua Peru for the Lares trek to Machu Picchu for 4 days, we loved it and enjoyed every second of it. everything was very well organised down to the smallest detail, the Lares Trek was a really fun and challenging trip that we will never forget! It's a great alternative route for those who want a less intense trek and for those who want to meet some of the locals and take in some of the Peruvian Andean culture. our guide Jorge was amazing! Kind, understanding, knowledgeable and enthusiastic: exactly the kind of energy we needed for a trip like this! We were able to learn about him and his culture throughout the trip. He also speaks Quechua, so we were able to interact with the people we met along the way and the food was amazing, some of the best we ate during our stay in Peru. The views and wildlife we encountered were breathtaking and the visit to Machu Picchu was fantastic, I highly recommend it
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Veronica
    Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Cultural hike with Orange!
    The views here are unbelievable, and this route is much less travelled to Machu Picchu. My wife and I went over Labor Day weekend 2023 and it was only us and our guide (required for this route). I believe we saw 2 other groups the whole 4 days. Also, we camped in local villages and met our hosts who were very gracious. A very cool experience. There were women along the trail and at some of our campsites that were selling woven goods / other trinkets and we got to try some chicha (corn beer). There are many animals along the route (llamas, alpacas, donkeys, horses, sheep). We had cooks and a mule team...they were all very nice and put in a lot of work for us. We felt we didn't deserve them, but I believe this is how all tour companies operate here. Once in Aguas Calientes we left early the next morning and hiked to Machu Picchu (lots of stairs). We also went up to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain which (vs Huayana Picchu) is steeper, longer (2.5 -3 hours), and less popular. Either of those hikes are optional and a permit is required. We went with Orange Nation Peru. They were by far the best choice ever!
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Adrien thomas grieves
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
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    I had an unforgettable time at Lares Trek
    the travel company Terra Quechua Peru; I designed an itinerary according to my holiday days, they offered me tour to Lares Trek and Palcoyo mountain which was perfect. Great scenery, quiet areas, nice to see the local communities working in their fields and looking after their alpacas. Our lovely guide Josue had fascinating stories to tell us throughout the trip. He spoke very good English and was very kind to us. Adrian, our chef, made amazing meals and we were impressed every time! I didn't expect to eat as well high up in the mountains as we were, what a great team, I highly recommend them!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Tommy Galvin Rennie
    Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
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    We had an exceptional experience on the Lares 4 day trek.
    We did the Lares trek 4 days tour with my 3 friends from Canada with Terra Quechua Peru and we found it fabulous: the organization from the beginning until the day we left Cusco was very well planned, our guide was Carlos and he was always on top of the smallest detail so that the whole service was impeccable. The views on this trip are incredible and he's very informative about everything he sees along the way. You also get to see small villages and meet some of the people. It really is an unique experience. I really recommend you try this hike yourself because words cannot fully describe how amazing this trip was.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Jean Bruce Saunders
    Europe1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lares Trek to Machu Picchu with Terra Quechua Peru
    We wanted to look for something different from the Inca Trail and chose this excursion (Lares Trek). Fortunately, this trip turned out better than we could have imagined. We booked it through TERRA QUECHUA PERU travel agency and they provided excellent customer service throughout the trip. We wanted not only to see the scenery but also the local culture. We saw almost no other tourists on this trek but a considerable number of Quechua people. If you want to interact with farm animals and people who live off the altitude this tour is for you. Also, as you can imagine there are far fewer people doing the Lares Trek, Ah, and the scenery .... breathtaking!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 11, 2024
  • Exploringtheworld243
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    69 Explorer is the best!
    First: The Lares hike is spectacular, with beautiful views of the mountains, lakes, waterfalls and lots of fauna. Second: 69 Explorer Peru, the company that organized the trekking for us, was wonderful and very professional. Third: The food prepared by our cook Julian was better than any restaurants in Cusco and all of Peru. It is really worth doing this hike, and what better way to do it with 69 Explorer Peru!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Hayley James Larson
    Los Angeles, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My experience on the Lares tour was simply unforgettable.
    My partner and I just completed the 4-day Lares Trek and we highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru to anyone thinking of doing this trek. The Lares Trek is an extraordinary experience that takes adventurers through breathtaking landscapes and local communities in the highlands of the Andes. This tour offers a less traveled but equally amazing alternative to the famous Inca trek. The scenery along the trail is overwhelmingly beautiful. Majestic mountains, lush valleys and serene lakes paint a breathtaking picture that changes with each day of hiking. The team of guides and porters played a crucial role in making the trip smooth and safe. Their expert knowledge of the region, impeccable organization and friendly spirit created a positive and supportive atmosphere. The campsites were welcoming, the food delicious, and the attention to detail evidenced a commitment to providing an exceptional experience.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 20, 2024
  • Jacunamatata
    Denmark5 contributions
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    Lares Trek with a local Company; Sam Travel!
    Incredible Lares Trek experience! This is by far the best way to appreciate the beauty of the Andes Mountains and the isolated communities of the Lares Valleyin. Top notch tour guides and we loved that SAM Travel Peru is 100 a local Peruvian run business. Tour was authentic to Peruvian-Inca culture and the guide was so passionated about Inca history and making this experience incredible. If you want to do the Lares Valley this is the ONLY company you should book with. Each day was thoughtfully organized, which included a wonderful morning wake up with warm tea brought to our tent! Shoutout to our guides Raymer for making this an experience of a lifetime! Sulpayki Waikey!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2024
  • Bruck Clement Strang
    Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
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    I recommend 100% this trek, it was an unforgettable experience
    Our experience in the Lares Trek was really spectacular, we enjoyed every day according to the itinerary planned with Terra Quechua Peru, excellent service, very professional, they took care of everything, excellent logistics, food, accommodation, guide, everything was very organized, very punctual and attentive. Jhonatan was an exceptional guide, he was extremely interested and it was a lot of fun to do the trip with him. The food that was cooked was amazing and inspired by Peruvian cuisine. The benefit of doing the Lares trek is that you walk through the local communities and really get to know how many families live in the Andes. Our trek was excellent value for money and simply the highlight of our trip to Peru 10/10.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Dhyk V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lares Trek, Unique Experience with Local Trekkers Peru.
    My friends and I did the 4 days and 3-nights Lares Trek to MachuPicchu with local Trekkers Peru, and personally it was the best adventure I've done in my entire life. Everything was very well organized from our hotel pick-up on the first day to our drop-off at the airport on the last day. Alberto the Manager, sent us with his best team of people. Augusto was our guide, and from whom we learned a lot, especially about the culture and traditions of the surrounding towns. Augusto made our trip something unique and invaluable, and of course at the end of it all he ended up being a great friend who we still keep in touch with from home. Our great chef Cristobal's food was delicious, always balanced and plentiful, 5 or 6 dishes to choose from, Thanks to him we gained a few extra kilos hahaha. The visit to MachuPicchu was the perfect closing, Augusto demonstrated there why everyone who visits MachuPicchu should do it with him, he is a walking encyclopedia. Finally, thank Local Trekkers Peru for all the organization and for sending the best team with us. I only have words of gratitude for them. 100% recommended.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 31, 2024
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TPYreginal
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Lares Trek was one of the most beautiful treks I have done in my entire life. Me and my family chose Local Trekkers Peru, as our operator, and in the end we made a very good decision. Alberto the Manager, provided us with everything he promised us, good camping equipment, a good guide, a super cook who fed us very well throughout the tour and thanks to him I think we gained a few extra kilos hahaha. The landscapes and the local people make this trek something very mystical and authentic, it is not very crowded like other treks and the fact of feeling in the heights with no one more than a few people is something that fills your soul and especially finishing the adventure visiting machupicchu is a dreamed ending. Local Trekkers made our experience unfforgetable and we highly recommend them for the Lares trek to MachuPicchu.
Written January 10, 2023
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EDMUND P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My family just got back from a fantastic trek through the Lares valley, followed by our bucket list visit of Machu Picchu! With fit teenagers we weren’t deterred by the altitudes on this trek and it all turned out fine. We booked with Orange Nation, which sent an extra horse with us in case somebody needed to ride for part of the trek. They even offered to just have the horse carry our daypacks, which was very helpful on the highest two passes.
It was a tough choice between Lares and the Inca Trail, but we were all happy to have chosen what Orange said was more ‘off the beaten path.’ The mountains are incredible and we really felt like we were out there in the wilds of the Andes. We are all avid mountain climbers from Colorado and are glad we got more of the mountain experience than the developed trail experience. There was less wildlife than we expected, but it was pretty cool to walk through herds of alpaca along the way. We were also surprised by the few stone homes scattered through the mountains. Even after our guide introduced us to some of them, it’s still hard to imagine what it would be like to live so far from any road or electricity.
Orange sent us with a great guide who was very supportive for the trek itself and we were also impressed with how much he knew about the local culture and people. Gael has done that trail a lot and it was cool to be there with somebody who actually knows people in the villages we walked by. I was surprised how many kids were along the trail, selling bracelets and little things that they had made. Normally I don’t like buying from kids, but it was a weekend and Gael said the kids wouldn’t be in school anyway and that I shouldn’t feel bad about buying from kids. With the wide open valley and lack of vegetation (we were way above treeline) they could see us coming from a long way away and all came to greet us along the trail.
We were also impressed with the food on the trek! Our cook made us three course meals on a camp stove in a tent and each meal was delicious and filling. We’ve never managed to make such elaborate meals when camping before. It was quite inspirational! Overall a great trek!
Written January 8, 2020
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Tommy Galvin Rennie
Manchester, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We did the Lares trek 4 days tour with my 3 friends from Canada with Terra Quechua Peru and we found it fabulous: the organization from the beginning until the day we left Cusco was very well planned, our guide was Carlos and he was always on top of the smallest detail so that the whole service was impeccable.

The views on this trip are incredible and he's very informative about everything he sees along the way. You also get to see small villages and meet some of the people. It really is an unique experience.

I really recommend you try this hike yourself because words cannot fully describe how amazing this trip was.
Written November 21, 2023
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Hayley James Larson
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My partner and I just completed the 4-day Lares Trek and we highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru to anyone thinking of doing this trek.

The Lares Trek is an extraordinary experience that takes adventurers through breathtaking landscapes and local communities in the highlands of the Andes. This tour offers a less traveled but equally amazing alternative to the famous Inca trek.
The scenery along the trail is overwhelmingly beautiful. Majestic mountains, lush valleys and serene lakes paint a breathtaking picture that changes with each day of hiking.
The team of guides and porters played a crucial role in making the trip smooth and safe. Their expert knowledge of the region, impeccable organization and friendly spirit created a positive and supportive atmosphere. The campsites were welcoming, the food delicious, and the attention to detail evidenced a commitment to providing an exceptional experience.
Written February 20, 2024
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AnnnR
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Me and my girlfriend we changed our trek from the Inca trail to the Lares trek to Machupicchu, because we had delays in our flights to Peru and because of that we could not arrive on the starting day of the trek. But Alberto, the Manager of Local Trekkers Peru, in order not to lose everything we had paid, proposed us to do the Lares trek with which we accepted instantly, truly Local Trekkers, cares about the well-being of its passengers and Alberto proved it with this generous act. We enjoyed very much the Lares Trek, everything was perfectly arranged from start to finish, our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his culture (Raul), our Cook Timoteo five stars for him as well, his dishes was deliciuos, each plate very well decorated and our horseman Don Sivirino was very helpful, thank you guys. This may sound surprising but perhaps our happiest memory of the trek isn't the mountains and the views (good as they were) but was of our Guide Raul and the rest of the crew. I really enjoyed their company and it made all the difference, buoying me up when the going was tough.

Local Trekkers Peru were recommended to us by some Friends who had used them years ago. After our own experience we could not imagine anyway better.
Written March 6, 2021
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Filip Jemaine
Kingston, Jamaica2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
For our 4 day lares trek we hired the Terra Quechua Peru agency. I would recommend them 100%. Our tour guide, Erick, was incredibly knowledgeable. The food provided was very good and the tents were always set up and ready for the night when we arrived at the campsite. Everything is well organized and being able to meet local people to accompany and guide you during the 4 days is a very nice opportunity.
I really enjoyed it. We saw beautiful scenery, we climbed to 4800m, which was not the easiest, but it was worth it. The valleys, lagoons, local people and Inca places that we visited were excellent. Our guide, Moises, was amazing. He very entertaining and motivating, but above all he had incredible knowledge about Peru, the Incas, etc. He made the hike that much better. The food was also great. Very tasty and nutritious but also very well presented. We would love to eat that food at home. We are very happy that we booked our trip with this company Terra Quechua Peru.
Written September 8, 2022
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Bruck Clement Strang
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Our experience in the Lares Trek was really spectacular, we enjoyed every day according to the itinerary planned with Terra Quechua Peru, excellent service, very professional, they took care of everything, excellent logistics, food, accommodation, guide, everything was very organized, very punctual and attentive.

Jhonatan was an exceptional guide, he was extremely interested and it was a lot of fun to do the trip with him. The food that was cooked was amazing and inspired by Peruvian cuisine. The benefit of doing the Lares trek is that you walk through the local communities and really get to know how many families live in the Andes.

Our trek was excellent value for money and simply the highlight of our trip to Peru 10/10.
Written March 21, 2024
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Dhyk V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
My friends and I did the 4 days and 3-nights Lares Trek to MachuPicchu with local Trekkers Peru, and personally it was the best adventure I've done in my entire life. Everything was very well organized from our hotel pick-up on the first day to our drop-off at the airport on the last day. Alberto the Manager, sent us with his best team of people. Augusto was our guide, and from whom we learned a lot, especially about the culture and traditions of the surrounding towns. Augusto made our trip something unique and invaluable, and of course at the end of it all he ended up being a great friend who we still keep in touch with from home. Our great chef Cristobal's food was delicious, always balanced and plentiful, 5 or 6 dishes to choose from, Thanks to him we gained a few extra kilos hahaha. The visit to MachuPicchu was the perfect closing, Augusto demonstrated there why everyone who visits MachuPicchu should do it with him, he is a walking encyclopedia. Finally, thank Local Trekkers Peru for all the organization and for sending the best team with us. I only have words of gratitude for them. 100% recommended.
Written March 31, 2024
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Bryans Braunstein
Brighton, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We found this hike absolutely stunning and extremely peaceful and authentic, we went with a company called TERRA QUECHUA they were an excellent company that I highly recommend, the whole trip from start to finish was great, the tour guide was very efficient and friendly and helped me finish the hike although much later than the rest of our group. There are small amount of people making this expedition, the views were beautiful, we had perfect weather, not too hot, a little clouds and mountain fog. The hike was the most difficult and satisfying thing I have ever done
Written October 23, 2022
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Vincent McTavish
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My partner and I did a 4 day tour of Lares with Terra Quechua Peru and it was amazing. The truth is that everything is very well organized, and the Lares path is very beautiful, with a spectacular finish in Machu Picchu. We visited all the circuits Peru has to offer in a different order than most tours, so we were able to avoid the crowds at some of Cusco's most visited sites. We were 4 tourists, 2 couples. Our guide Nilo was very helpful and informative, the hike itself was somewhat strenuous although it was absolutely stunning and very beautiful. We would certainly do it again
Written August 17, 2022
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