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10 Things to Know about Hiking the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is amongst the top travel destinations for people from all across the globe. The Machu Picchu Lares Trek is just beyond praise. 

From magnificent azure lagoons and great altitudes to welcoming locals flocking their Alpacas, the Lares Trek is a treasure. Here are the top 10 things to know about hiking the Machu Picchu Lares Trek.

Both Lares Trek and Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu are considered as the best alternatives to the Inca Trail

Machu Picchu Lares Trek

You Get To See The Best Of Local Inca Culture And History 

The Machu Picchu Lares Trek doesn’t have many Inca ruins but has breathtaking scenery. You can see renowned Inca sites near the Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu Lares Trek

Incredible Agricultural Practice 

The Inca Fortresses and extraordinary agricultural terraces near the Pisac village and Ollantaytambo render an interesting look into how agriculture was maximized in the region. 

Machu Picchu Lares Trek

Less crowded 

The Machu Picchu Lares Trek is somewhat undiscovered. It still offers amazing experiences, but with different priorities. If you wish to escape into the wild while experiencing local living in Peru the Lares Trek is more suitable for you. 

You Will Feel Like You Have The Andes To Yourself

The remoteness adds to the spiritual and enchanting vibe that you will feel while arriving in Cusco. Sometimes you would just wish to halt and hear silence while encircled by mountain peaks. The Andes will have your heart. 

Machu Picchu Lares Trek

Learn Many Skills

You can visit any local family and learn some local recipes or even weaving. You could also learn to dye Alpaca wool. Isn’t it interesting? 

Machu Picchu Lares Trek

The Stellar Night

You will see the night lit by stars. The impressive constellation and Milky Way amidst the cold breeze will soothe your soul. 

Pack Light and Smart

You need to minimize the weight of your backpack during the trek. Only pack the essentials. Try carrying a day pack instead of a big rucksack.

Be Prepared for Day 2

The eye-catching views are worth your efforts. The altitude of 4800 will be challenging but is not the most difficult hike. You will also get to see many llamas and Alpacas. 

Altitude Sickness Peru Machu Picchu

This is Camping Re-imagined

During the Machu Picchu Lares Trek you will be doing three nights camping in the wilderness. The Happy Gringo Tours campsites on the Lares Trek have well-fitted shower blocks and toilets. If you do not wish to freeze yourself, use the warm water provided in the morning.

However, it is highly recommended to carry a sleeping bag. 

Altitude Sickness Peru Machu Picchu

Coca Leaves Perfect Cure

Lares Trek is a high altitude experience. The highest point is at 4850 metres above sea level. Altitude sickness can be very troublesome and could ruin your trek experience. Munching Coca leaves or simply drinking a Coca Tea can help you get rid of Altitude sickness.

Lares Hot Springs:

Nothing can be more relaxing than jumping into the hot springs of Lares after three days hiking, before taking a train to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Lares Trek is a mind-blowing hike to Machu Picchu. Get ready to discover the most incredible places in the world! If you want additional information, check our article about all you need to know before starting the Lares Trek.

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