Peru - Andean Trail to Machu Picchu

This a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that culminates in the enchanting and mysterious Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

From high remote mountain trails to that first sight of the legendary Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, the Lares trek is an alternative to the classic Inca Trail trek.

This beautiful route takes you through stunning and diverse landscapes, from snow capped mountains to crystal clear lakes and green valleys. This is a challenging trek on steep trails climbing to the high Huchayccassa mountain pass of 4400m, with breathtaking views of snow capped Andean peaks.

There is plenty of time built in to acclimatise to the altitude in Cuzco and on the first day’s trek. Explore traditional mountain villages and towns en-route, and there is time at the end to explore the many attractions and markets of Cuzco, capital of the Inca Empire.

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Day 1Depart London for Peru
Day 2Arrive Cuzco; gentle acclimatisation in city
Day 3Sacred Valley acclimatisation day-trek; visiting ruins including Sacsayhuaman
Day 4Trek from Totora, along old Incan path with great views of snow-capped peaks
Day 5Gradual ascent to Huchayccassa Pass (4400m), descend via remote village to camp
Day 6Stunning views of lakes and Mt Veronica as ascend Ipsayccassa Pass (4490m); descend via villages to Rumira
Day 7Scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes; explore Machu Picchu
Day 8Return to Cuzco via Ollantaytambo; free afternoon
Day 9Depart Cuzco for UK via Lima
Day 10Arrive UK