LARES TREK CLASSIC 4 DAYS
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Lares Trek Classic 4 Days offers a unique experience, at an ancestral tourism route that gives us an unforgettable experience in the heights of the Sacred Valley, You will see beautiful Andean landscapes, lagoons, waterfalls and you can relax in the hot springs of Lares or vice versa before arriving at Machu Picchu.
This route offers a unique experience, an tourism route that gives us an unforgettable experience in the heights of the Sacred Valley. In the Lares Valley besides enjoying beautiful scenery you can enjoy a beautiful experience living with the local people, who will receive us with open arms showing the most beautiful thing about this place ... its "simplicity". On this route you can also enjoy the medicinal thermal baths, appreciate andean lagoons, snow-covered mountain passes and finally visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Starting Altitude - 2900m / 11151ft.
- Highest Altitude - 4780m / 15,682 ft
- Walking Distance - 34 km / 21 miles
- Longest Day - Day 1, approximately 14km / 8.7 miles
- Overall Difficulty - Moderate - Difficult
In the thermal baths of Lares there are 6 large swimming pools at different temperatures between 36 and 44 °C, you can choose to relax quietly, they are ideal for treating bone and gastrointestinal diseases.
Lares is surrounded by a mountain range that includes the Nevado Veronica (5900m high), the Sawasiray (5700m high), the Pitusiray and Chicon (5500m high). Small communities of Quechua-speaking farmers inhabit this recently-explored territory, who preserve their customs of herding llamas and alpacas, potato cultivation and textile production.
The recommended dates for traveling are the months from April to November with no rain in these months the climate is sunny, with a blue sky all day.
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, Heritage of Humanity, Historical Sanctuary of Peru and probably the most important archaeological site in Latin America.
Machu Picchu is majestic architecture comprises 140 structures throughout the citadel.
Machu Picchu is was built by the Inca Pachacutec around the year 1460
After being forgotten, it was only in 1911 that the American Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu on an expedition and spread the site worldwide.
- Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Huaran – Cancha Cancha – Acopata
- Day 2: Acopata – Pachacutec Pass – Quishuarani
- Day 3: Quishuarani – Cuncani – Lares Hot spring – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
- Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Huaran – Cancha Cancha – Acopata
We will pick you up early from your hotel to take you to the beginning of the hike at Huaran (3,000 m/9,840 ft). The trail climbs gently following the Cancha Cancha river towards the community of the same name. On this walk along the river we will see cultivated fields and pass through old qiwiña (Polylepis) forests. This type of vegetation is very interesting and the valley itself is very impressive. We will have lunch half way through the hike. We will pass by the village of Cancha Cancha (3,956 m/12,976 ft). on the way to our camp. this day we will walk 6 hours to our camp in Acopata.
Day 2: Acopata – Pachacutec Pass – Quishuarani
After our breakfast we will continue with our hike up hill, for 3 hours, then we will reach the highest point of the trek, Pachacutec Pass (4,780 m/15,678 ft.). The landscape from here is wonderful. The Pitusiray and Sahuasiray snowcapped mountains will be right in front of us.
After we will hike downhill for 2 hours until we reach our lunch spot, next to a captivating lake.
After Our lunch we will descend for another 2 hours into the valley. We will pass by several glacial lakes along the way. Also we can see herds of alpacas, llamas and sheep. It is also possible to see Gray Brocket Deer, Viscachas, Andean Geese, the rare Giant Coot, Puna Hawks and the impressive Andean Condor. Tonight we camp at 3,870 m/12,694 ft close to Quishuarani village, which has typical stone houses
Day 3: Quishuarani – Cuncani – Lares Hot spring – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
After Our Breakfast, we walk another valley and climb up to the second pass at Willcaccasa mountain (4,458 m/14,622 ft) , for 3 hours. Again the landscape of the Andes, turquoise lakes and its beautiful valleys are impressive.
After the pass we will walk downhill for 2 hours, passing many awesome lakes. This takes us to Cuncani village (3,900 m/12,792 ft).
We then continue downhill for 3 hours towards the Lares Valley and its hot springs, where we can have a well deserved soak. This is also our lunch spot.
Then that we are fully relaxed, we will get in our private van, which will be waiting for us, for the 3 hour drive to Ollantaytambo (2,792 m/9,158 ft). We will have dinner in Ollantaytambo. After dinner, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. We’ll spend the night there before climbing the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we walk uphill to Machu Picchu at 5:00 am. or take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Optional bus $16 each way), upon arrival at the Citadel we can appreciate the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable example of architectural perfection and hydraulics of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours, where we can appreciate the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, Intihuatana, The Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemetery, you are then given free time to stroll around the citadel . You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures, maybe to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, enjoy this mystical place. Then we´ll descend by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then calmly return by train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist transport to the city of Cusco will be expecting us, and will later transfer you to your hotel.
Climb up Huayna Picchu and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there (We recommend that you book in advance) Not Included
Climb Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there (We recommend that you book in advance) Not Included
Visit the new local museum or the hot springs in Aguas Calientes later in the day. Not Included
- Meals: Breakfast
- Tour: 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Pre-departure briefing at your hotel.
- Tourist transport Cusco - Huaran or Cusco - Lares.
- Transport Lares – Ollantaytambo Or Huaran - Ollantaytambo
- Backpacker Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
- Backpacker Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (subject to availability)
- Transportation Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Entrance to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
- All entrance tickets and permits for Lares hike
- Professional tourist guides (English / Spanish). 02 guides for groups over 9 people.
- Camping equipment: tents, inflatable mattresses, dining tent, kitchen; tables, chairs, tablecloths.
- First-aid kit and oxygen.
- Horsemen and porters (support team) also mules to transport food, camping equipment and personal luggage of passengers.
- Luggage 6 kilos per person.
- 1-2 emergency horses depending on group size.
- Meals mentioned in the program: 04 breakfasts, 04 lunches, 04 dinners.
- One night accommodation in Aguas Caliemntes.
- Sleeping bag
- Entrance to the hot springs in Lares
- Day 1: Breakfast
- Lunch and Dinner on the last day
- Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
- Huayna Picchu (US$25.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$20.00) – if you want it
- Inflatable mattresses
- Travel Insurance
- Tips: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish
WHAT TO BRING
- Zapatos de trekking.
- Ropa abrigadora para la noche.
- Poncho de plástico para la lluvia.
- Ropa impermeable en caso de lluvia.
- Gorra o Sombrero.
- Pantalones largos, no recomendamos llevar jeans.
- 4 o 5 polos.
- 1 o 2 Pequeñas toallas.
- Papel higiénico, pañuelos.
- Desinfectantes de manos.
- Bloqueador Solar.
- Repelente para insectos.
- Medicina y/o artículos de uso personal.
- Snacks: galletas, barritas energéticas, chocolate, frutas, muesli, agua, etc.
- Botella de agua, usted debe de tomar mucha agua en la caminata.
- Tabletas purificadoras.
- Pasaporte original (para el Control de ingreso a Machu Picchu).
- Carnet de estudiante (ISIC - % Descuento) si es el caso.
- Tener a la mano cheques y monedas en pequeñas denominaciones dolares, euros o soles.
- Bastones de caminata.
- Bolsa de dormir/sleeping
- Cámara fotográfica o filmadora.
List of objects to take to the trek.
This walk leaves every day of the year.
- Pre payment per person: 50% of the payment per person
- Balance: 50% before departure. - Terms and Conditions -
- PERSON - - PRICE - 2 $ 650.00 3 - 4 $ 610.00 5 - 7 $ 570.00 8 - More $ 530.00
“This Trek to Machu Picchu is available on any date that is best suited for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers”
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