The Lares trek is a spectacular alternative route filled with traditional culture, gorgeous vistas, and the chance to glimpse modern-day Andean life in remote, un-touristed villages.
Located in the eastern Urubamba mountain range, the Lares Valley is a fantastic alternative Peru hike when the Classic Inca Trail is sold out. What makes the Lares Valley stand out? Definitely the exposure to traditional Andean culture! The Lares trail takes you through several Andean villages where you will meet Quechua-speaking indigenous people who continue to live as they have for centuries.