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Lares Treks & Hiking Tours

Interact with Traditional Villagers along the Lares Trails!

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The Lares Treks do not require permits to hike along these trails. We offer two main treks through this stunning region, both including Machu Picchu. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Cusco and Machu Picchu – a once in a lifetime experience! We can also modify either of these treks to be longer or shorter – just ask! Contact us if you need some guidance in choosing which trek is best for you!

Killa Expeditions is dedicated to excellent customer service and adventure experiences. We are also proud of the fact we do not charge extra to “upgrade” as we offer the best option included in the price already. There are no hidden meal costs and best of all no booking fees!

Lares Hot Springs Trek 

4 Days 3 Nights

Lares Valley Trek 

4 Days 3 Nights

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THE LARES TREKS

The LARES TREKS consist of two beautiful trails in the Vilcanota Mountain Range. It is more cultural as you see local stone houses and encounter traditionally dressed local people along the way. This is an excellent and popular alternative to the Inca Trail, offering more connection to the local people and culture. On this trek you also see many beautiful lakes, snow-capped mountains, and herds of alpacas and llamas. The LARES VALLEY TREK is a moderate trek, is 40 km/24.86 miles and goes up to 4,600m/15,092ft. The LARES HOT SPRINGS TREK is a less strenuous way to see the beautiful Lares Valley and Machu Picchu. This trek is easy to moderate, is approximately 32 km/20 miles long and goes up to 4,700 m/15,420 ft. Both Lares Treks are usually completed over 4 days (4th day being in Machu Picchu), however, we can offer alternative lengths (3 or 5 days).

This is a moderate to challenging trek, not technical, with several high passes and often below freezing nights. It is essential to be properly acclimatized for this hike, spending at least two days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before starting. The campsites are at high elevations and therefore will be quite cold in the evenings, below freezing. Minimum passengers necessary for trek departure: 2 people (1 person or private/custom treks possible with extra fee). Maximum trekkers per group: 10 people (special, private party groups can exceed maximum).

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The Good Old Fine Print

Itinerary and Price Changes

Itinerary is subject to change. Peru is a developing country and because of this the company cannot guarantee that everything will go according to plan.  Events may occur that are beyond our control and could force us to change the itinerary (examples: strikes, road blocks, road work, landslides, natural disasters, inclement weather, flight cancellations, train problems, etc). The company accepts no liability for these problems but we will do our best to change the itinerary and ensure the smoothest trip possible.  Additionally, sometimes service providers in Peru increase their prices with little or no notice (example: train, flights, entry fees to ruin sites).  When this happens will we notify you of the price increase and tour cost change. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.

Travel/Medical Insurance for your trip

Travel Medical Insurance: is required to depart on any trek (including emergency evacuation coverage and high altitude hiking). We also suggest personal travel interruption insurance in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Please be sure you have adequate travel/medical insurance to deal with any health emergencies or travel interruption, and associated costs, that might occur.  Killa Expeditions is not responsible for losses incurred due to any travel interruption (ex: weather/natural phenomena, missed/delayed/canceled flight, acts of war/terrorism, strikes, pandemics/epidemics, site or trail closures, etc.), passport, visa, family emergency, or illness/medical issues.

Please keep track of all of your personal items at all times. The company is not responsible for loss of personal effects. All trekkers will be required to sign an accident waiver and medical status form prior to departure.

Pre-Trek Briefing

All treks have a briefing the night before departure and all questions can be answered at that time by your guide or office staff. However, any questions you have about the treks before or after booking please feel free to contact us. We also have a lot of information about Cusco that we can provide, hotels and restaurants we can recommend and offer discounts to, and we can also arrange any special, custom travel needs you may have - just ask!

We hold most of our briefings the night before at 7pm (for treks and day hikes) in our office. We will confirm this with you a few weeks prior to departure.

Post-Trek Reports

After each trip or tour, your guide will provide you with a survey report to fill out about your overall satisfaction. Please be honest and make suggestions where you feel they are warranted, but please do be realistic and keep in mind you are in a foreign, developing country with different cultural values and not everything you have grown accustomed to and expect in your country is available here. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Terms and Conditions

SUMMARY: Highlights of the key points, please see below for full terms and conditions

Multi-day treks & Train Tours: A deposit is required to secure your spot and is non-refundable. It is used to purchase non-refundable items such as train tickets, Machu Picchu entrance tickets, etc. The balance of the trek/train tour is due within 60 days prior. If you book your trek within 60 days the full amount is due. If you pay the deposit only upon booking, please note that our system will auto-debit the card on file the next day.

Day Tours & Day Hikes: The full cost of the tour/day hike is required at time of booking. 50% of this is non-refundable. The balance of the tour (if any) is due within 60 days prior

Cancellations: Initial deposit is non-refundable. You may cancel your booking by notifying Killa Expeditions or Agent used and the applicable cancellation fees shall be determined based on when the request is received by Killa Expeditions or Agent. (a) Cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of the first Product to depart in relevant booking: 60% of the Product total shall be refunded to you (Inca Trail excepted where 25% of the Inca Trail product total shall be refunded to you). (b) Cancellation received 59-30 days before departure of first Product to depart in relevant booking: an amount equal to 25% of the total Product shall be refunded to you. (Inca Trail excepted where no refund is payable). (c) Cancellation less than 30 days before departure of first Product to depart in relevant booking: no refund shall be payable to you.

The minimum number of trekkers required for departure is 6 (7 for the 4 Day Classic Inca Trail) for the price quoted online. If the minimum is not met within 2 weeks of departure, Killa Expeditions reserves the right to offer the 1-2 paid trekkers the option of 1) paying the difference to take a private trek, 2) transferring their payment to another trek with more trekkers booked, or 3) cancel the trek and provide a full refund. Please contact us with questions.

Please note itineraries are subject to change for a variety of reasons (safety, weather, natural phenomena, strikes, etc). For example: if the weather is very poor the trail could be dangerous and we may have to cancel or alter the itinerary and may be able to substitute another trek/tour instead, depending on the circumstances.

Travel Medical Insurance: is required to depart on any trek (including emergency evacuation coverage and high altitude hiking). We also suggest personal travel interruption insurance in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Please be sure you have adequate travel/medical insurance to deal with any health emergencies or travel interruption, and associated costs, that might occur.  Killa Expeditions is not responsible for losses incurred due to any travel interruption (ex: weather/natural phenomena, missed/delayed/canceled flight, acts of war/terrorism, strikes, pandemics/epidemics, site or trail closures, etc.), passport, visa, family emergency, or illness/medical issues.

For Full Terms & Conditions please see the policy linked at the bottom of our website in the footer. It is also available here: https://killaexpeditions.com/terms-conditions-peru/

 

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DROP US A LINE!

Don’t want to book online? Have a private group or want to build your own adventure? We can help you book over the phone. Give us a call at +1 (619) 736-TREK or drop us a line with your number and we will call you back!

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