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There are many beautiful alternative treks to the inca trail toward machu picchu less crowd and exploring the real life of the peruvian andes with many opportunities during the hike like enjoying the natural hot springs, interacting with the locals, horseback riding, zip lining, waterfalls, lakes , llama farms, coffee farms, stargazing. The most popular alternate walks to the Inca Trail are the Lares Trek and Salkantay Trek.

Your wish was to arrive walking to Machu Picchu through the sun gate, then the 5-day lares trek or 4 day Lares Trek is for you. This excursion takes you through the Quechua villages such as Cancha Cancha, Kiswarani where there is no modern technology and they still practice the way to work and live as Incas time with many ancestral knowledge. Lares trek also takes you through farms of llamas, lagoons, waterfalls, natural hot springs and the path crosses near the snow-capped mountains even higher than the classic Inca trail.

The great thing about this trek is, after completing the hike in Lares you can connect to the short Inca Trail km104 and reach Machu Picchu through the Puerta del Sol by the same path that the classic Inca Trail trekkers arrive.
This trek really offers you in a single excursion a cultural trip, history and reaching Machu Picchu through the famous Inca trail, that for most travelers is a dream.

You should also keep in mind that Machu Picchu permits are limited but do not run out as fast as Inca Trail permits. Making your reservations in advance is always a good idea.

Lares Trek Routes

Lares mountains offer a number of trek routes

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay mountain offer two popular routes
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