“I've had an excellent time even travelling by myself. The "difficult Lares trek" (there are three types - two are more commercial) which was recommended to me by IntoLatinAmerica was exactly the sort of challenge I was looking forward to. We essentially descended down from 4800m in knee deep snow (yes, whilst crossing ourselves...). In 6 years working as a guide, he'd only seen this once before so I felt very lucky!
Even though I was a single female traveler (not planned as such but I happend to be on my own at this tour) I was put very much at ease with a professional and fun guide and really enjoyed my 4 days up in the mountains. The team of guide/cook/2 donkey handlers was excellent. When my guide realised I wanted a bit more adventure than one whole day stuck with a million tourists at Machu PIchu (although the view is a must!) we shortened the stay from 6-7h to a 3h trip, started earlier and went off for a hike of 2h afterwards and a superb "largest South American zip wire" (400m long, 200m or so high). We nearly managed a white water rafting tour on top of that but as we did this all on the spot couldnt get transport back on time and had to change trek and hitched a lift back via local "trufi" (local seven seater taxi type).
My thanks for Karen and Stephanie! Really loved it!”