For those who want to take the path less traveled to Machu Picchu there is a path that is stunning in its beauty and could be exactly what you are searching for.
Think glacial lakes, waterfalls, hot springs and quaint Andean Villages, the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu will take you on a journey where you will discover the true beauty of Peru, all whilst avoiding crowds.
That’s not to say there aren’t people about, but the Lares provides a more locally flavoured adventure.
It allows the opportunity to see the people who inhabit these mountains going about their lives, largely unmolested by tourists.
Instead of young children skipping school to pose in costume and beg from tourists, you’re more likely to witness a farmer tend their flock, or a small shy smile from behind a dark door.