Peru is the perfect destination for a superb blend of culture and adventure, brimming with fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife, colonial cities, deserts and waterfalls with the Incan inspiration of Cusco and Machu Picchu. From high remote mountain trails to the first magical sight of the legendary Lost City of the Incas, you will be in awe throughout this unique Peru Machu Picchu trip.
The Lares Valley route is known for going through parts of Peru where the local people still preserve their traditional way of life that has existed since the time of the Incas. In these parts, Spanish is the second language, since most people speak mainly Quechua. Families who have lived in these areas for generations dedicate much of their time to agriculture and their weaving traditions.
On the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, you will journey along the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of ancient roads that connected the Inca Empire. You will experience the culture of the rural communities as you hike through spectacular mountain scenery along the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Áncash.
The Lares trek is considered a moderate hike. It’s not a technical hike but it does follow steep trails, and the altitude of up to 4200m may affect some individuals.