You want to do the Lares Trek in Peru. Why else would you be here? You’ve done all the research about the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. You’ve found out the permit situation is real or you just know that the Lares Trek is better than all the other treks to Machu Picchu. Good on you! You are right. The Lares Trail will deliver. Nature, history, the altitude, remoteness, no crowds and the beautiful Quechua culture on and next to the trails. Are you hearing Machu Picchu calling? Choose the Lares Trek.
Most people end up choosing the Lares Trek because they started researching their dream destination Machu Picchu, ended up at the Classic Inca Trail and then found out there are no more permits available for their dream dates. If Machu Picchu is the goal and you realize the Incas built trails all over the place, you will understand that the alternative Inca Trails are maybe not so alternative at all. They served a purpose, just as that famous Inca Trail did.
See what we did there? It doesn’t really matter which trek to Machu Picchu you choose. But what does matter, is that if you have to compare all the treks, the Lares Trek will likely become your favorite.