Opt for the Lares Trek to Beat the Crowd

If you are the kind of person who likes to trek around exotic locales, Lares trek is just the right choice for you. This is an alternative to the Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail and has also been featured on the National Geographic. The venerable publication urges hikers to take this route in order to avoid other travelers. They also admit that all you can see along the trail are probably alpacas which want to be left alone anyway. 

At Karikuy, we offer a complete package for those of you interested in the Lares trek. The Lares Trek itinerary takes you to the campsite of Huacawasi, which is located at an altitude of 11,811 feet above sea level. You will spend the night at one of Karikuy-designated horsemen’s houses. You can expect warm tea, snacks and dinner. 

The second day, you will arrive at the pass of Sacsayllame which is located at 14,345 feet above sea level. This place can get really cold and may not be very comfortable unless you wear the proper attire. However, you will be pleased to look at the beautiful scenery and otherworldly ambience. 

On the third day, you will no longer be required to gasp for breath, as you will walk downhill. You will explore the ruins at Ollantaytambo and stay overnight at Agues Calientes, which is not too far from Machu Picchu. The town is endearing to tired travelers and you can explore the quaint streets and grab a drink before having a delicious Peruvian dinner. 

On the last day of this trek, you will arrive at Machu Picchu where you can explore the ancient site. This is one of the most important historical sites in the world, and is located in a beautiful setting where you can admire both the natural vistas and historical ruins. You may wish to spend the afternoon at a nice restaurant and relax your tired bones. 

For more information on this tour, please contact us today. 

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Jude C

I am a travel enthusiast who has closely worked with different communities. My interests range from alternative rock to English literature. I also happen to love cats a lot.

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