Hiking to Machu Picchu in Peru via the Lares Trail gives you a unique opportunity to experience a remote, relatively unexplored part of mystical Peru that very few outsiders have ever entered.
You will be able to hike the Andes of Peru, explore the spectacular ancient Inca ruins at Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman, relax in natural hot springs and experience first-hand the vibrant native communities and indigenous cultures that still live as they have for hundreds of years.
Each day of the Lares Trek, we will hike for approximately four hours a day and porters will accompany our trip leaving us free to carry just a day pack. Our Bio Bio Expedition’s camp provides full comforts of a dining tent, full camp kitchen and double-occupancy sleeping tents with your knowledgeable guides and cooks attending to your every need while en route.
Along the route you will observe an ancient Andean tradition: the shearing of llamas, carding of the wool, dying with natural colors and the weaving of the cloth into beautiful ponchos performed by llama herders who still wear the clothing styles originally brought to Peru by the Conquistadors from Andalucia in Spain during the 16th century.
One the last day of trekking, we will be transported to K,104 of the Inca Trail and trek to the Sun Gate, entrance to the greatest archeological wonders of the world — Machu Picchu. A full day at Machu Picchu the following day provides with the opportunity to hike one hour to the amazing nearby ruins of Winay Wayna or up the dizzying ladder-stairs to Huayna Picchu.