The town of Lares is located approximately 150 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco. Geographically it is located at 3,150 meters above sea level (10,334 feet). It belongs to the province of La Convención in the Cusco region. The thermal baths of Lares are an excellent option to relax and enjoy the benefits of nature in the Andean towns. It is a great option if you are going to perform the famous
What properties do the waters have in Lares?
The waters of these baths are nourished by minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, among many others, which combined help fight diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, as well as contributing to the rehabilitation of broken bones, to combat muscular and stomach problems.
What is the temperature like?
The temperature of the thermal waters of Lares oscillates between 36°C and 44°C and the pools have a surface area of between 17 m2 and 120 m2, with depths that do not exceed a meter and a half, which makes them suitable for a higher number of visitors.
How to get there?
An alternative to the popular and historic Inca Trail, the Lares Trek is a slightly shorter and more challenging route to Machu Picchu. On the way to the ancient Inca citadel, the trail winds through spectacular Andean landscapes, remote villages, hillside markets, and overnight lodges.
The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu will take you to visit the most remote, authentic and unknown places in the Andes. Go through incredible landscapes with a mountain guide, discover unique fauna, and walk among llamas, alpacas or falcons from really close. In addition, you will get to know the local way of life closely with the Quishuarani community and you will visit unique places such as Pisac, the volcanic hot springs and Ollantaytambo, until finally arriving at the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Discover all the details of this guided trek in Peru below
We offer this is an incredible trek that takes you well off the tourist trails as you climb out of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and continues over into the valley of Lares, crossing the mountains you have the chance to enjoy spectacular Andean scenery, including lakes and wildlife, and also visit traditional Andean villages and Incan ruins.
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