And so it begins! Said goodbye and wished those who were doing the Lares trek good luck. After a 45-minute bus ride from Ollantaytambo, we arrived at Km82 , the starting point of our trek. With nerves, anticipation, and excitement rising, we were off! No turning back now. We met our guides, Pedro and Jesus, and were joined by a couple from another G Adventures tour. We were reassuringly informed that the first day is the easiest day of the trek – agreed. We were walking a good 6-7ish hours (including lunch and stops along the way). The food was impressive and the toilets were not but hey, it’s all part of the experience! We had our own private campsite for the night with a beautiful view of the mountains.