This is no runner-up. The Lares Trek is just as worthy of a spot on your Bucket List as any other famous trails to Machu Picchu that you might have heard of. 

Get off the beaten path and taste what life was like in Machu Picchu on this more cultural route to the ancient Inca settlement. 

Incredible ruins, azure lagoons and alpacas galore await you on your hike along the Lares Trek to one of the most celebrated new wonders of the world. 

Honestly, if you’d rather a busier, bustling route to Machu Picchu, Lares might not be for you. But if you want to escape into the wild, challenge yourself and experience Peruvian local life in its most authentic form at the same time, look no further. 

Surrounded by peaks more than 5,000m high and with few tourists around, Lares will truly humble you on your journey to Machu Picchu. It’s just magical up there. 

Read our article on the Lares Trek vs Inca Trail here.