The Lares Trek March 3rd 2009 We did a four-day hike to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Instead of walking the traditional Inca Trail, which is filled with other trekkers and must be booked months in advance, we did an alternate route called the Lares Trek. It starts in the small city of Lares, in the mountains.
We (Simon, Lorenzo, Blaise, and us) were picked up early from our hostel and driven several hours to Lares, where th ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Lares Trek Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more