Embark on an Incredible Journey: The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Lares Trek Tips

Lares Trek Tips.Lares Trek to Machu Picchu can vary enormously in terms of daily distances, ascent, descent and altitude, but all require specific preparation to ensure you get the maximum from your trekking trip. Our Lares Trek Tips — including advice on trekking equipment, nutrition, hydration and specific trekking training — will help you prepare correctly for your trek so that you’re not left nursing blisters and sore legs after the first day.

Lares Trek Tips

  • It´s very important to give yourself enough time to acclimatize
  • Drink water from bottle only
  • Take time to enjoy the view
  • Before or during don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Spend some time meeting the locals
  • Make sure you have the right clothes for the cold and warm weather
  • Keep snacking
  • Respect the customs and traditions of the natives

What You Need to Know?

Health and Experience Requirements

At “Sunrise Peru Trek”, our treks are suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 6 to 8 hours a day with a light daypack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but generally no technical skill is required.

Medical Condition

If you have special medical condition, it is good to check with your family doctor if you are fit enough to do Lares Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. If you are declared unfit to trek, we would advise you against trekking as it will not be worth taking the risk and most times evacuation can be costly. However, do not despair. There are many other ways to enjoy the spectacular views of Machu Picchu without risking your health, taking the train or a short walks. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform “Sunrise Peru Trek” before booking the trek.

Travel Insurance

For Lares Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, is mandatory that all clients be insured for expenses that may incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes evacuation by air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that “Sunrise Peru Trek” do not arrange for insurance.


Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu’s itineraries generally allows sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).


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