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Lares Trek in Perú – Cusco -South America

Located in the Urubamba, among imposing snow-capped mountains, is the Lares Valley, a paradise dotted with beautiful glacial lagoons and warm streams.

For lovers of living cultures, Lares offers a memorable experience, as its small Quechua-speaking communities keep intact their ancestral traditions in the cultivation of tubers, herding llamas and alpacas, and making looms and weavings.

In addition, Lares in Perú offers the possibility of making one of the best trekking routes in Cusco, after the famous Inca Trail. – Lares trek to MachuPicchu.

What to do in Lares in Perú?

lares hot springs
Lares hot springs

Hot Springs of Lares

The Hot Springs of Lares are located in the district of Lares, Calca province.

300 meters from the town, at an altitude of 3,250 meters above sea level.

Of all the Hot Springs in Cusco, these are the most visited for their healing properties for various diseases, including stomach and rheumatic diseases and conditions such as arthritis.

Also, they are ideal for treating fractures, osteoarticular and muscular pain, among others.

What is the temperature of the Lares Hot Springs?

The waters of the thermal baths of Lares have a temperature that oscillates between 36º and 44ºC.

The complex has three swimming pools, the first one reaches a temperature of 41º C and is supplied by the main water hole. It has a dimension of 5 meters long, 3.50 meters wide and 1.50 meters deep.

The second reaches 35º C, is 6 meters long, 4 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep. While the third presents 38º C, about 15 meters long, 8 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep.

Chemical composition of the water in the Lares Hot Springs:

Yellowish in color, the water in the Lares Hot Springs is made up of sodium, calcium, chlorides, magnesium, potassium, sulfates, bicarbonates, manganese, iron, zinc, boron, copper and dissolved solids.

At the entrance of the Lares Hot Springs you can see the presence of stalactites and stalagmites.

Lares Trek  to Machu Picchu

Lares Hot Springs

The Lares road is another alternative way to get to Machu Picchu. If you do not find space to do the traditional Inca Trail or if you have already done it, this trek is a good opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes, interact with native peoples, get to know rustic buildings, native animals such as llamas and alpacas and learn about a culture millennial!

The journey begins in the City of Cusco where travelers are transferred by van to Calca, a district located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There you visit the traditional markets and archaeological sites and then continue to the Lares Valley, where you can enjoy the hot springs of the place (we recommend bringing a swimsuit in your backpack or bag).

Along the way you can see different snow-capped mountains, lagoons and waterfalls. The traveler will learn about the Andean customs and the crafts that are made in the different towns. At night camps are held, this gives the visitor the possibility of contacting the nature of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and with the different camping communities.

How to get to Lares with Machu Picchu?


In summary, to get from Cusco to the Lares thermal complex requires a minimum of 4 hours and 20 minutes, we offer tour for Lares trek to Machu Picchu, 4 days.

Finally, if you are a camping lover, the Lares thermal complex has a sector to be able to camp. In the same establishment you can rent a tent. And if you want to stay in the same complex, you can do so in the rooms available in the hot spring.

Another option is the Lares Valley Full Day Tour, the Lares & Short Inca Trail or the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

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