Lares valley Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days Tour

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For trekkers wanting to get off the well-beaten touristy path and escape to a part of Peru that has changed little over the last 500 years, the Lares trek is a must. This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into the real lives of Andean farmers, dressed in their traditional brightly-colored ponchos. You will have the opportunity to see thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. Inside the...
For trekkers wanting to get off the well-beaten touristy path and escape to a part of Peru that has changed little over the last 500 years, the Lares trek is a must. This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into the real lives of Andean farmers, dressed in their traditional brightly-colored ponchos. You will have the opportunity to see thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. Inside the houses’ kitchens, you’ll see guinea pigs running loose. The trek itself is about as difficult as the Inca Trail. There are, however, two passes over 13,000 feet (4,000 meters), so it is essential that you are well acclimatized to the altitude before beginning the trek. If you are arriving from sea level, plan on spending at least 3 days in Cusco and the surrounding area before undertaking the trek.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO - LARES VALLEY - HUACAWASI 

Stop At: Lares, Lares, Cusco Region
We leave Cusco early in the morning and travel by bus through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town of Calca. From Calca we ascend up for about 4 ½ hours to the village of Lares. Once in Lares we will enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and unwind after a long drive. Before the start of our hike of approximately 31/2 hours we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then we ascend to the highland village of Huacahuasi (3,600m/11,800ft), where we camp for the night. This is an authentic Andean Community where you observe their colorful distinct and colorful weavings. Meals .
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Peruvian food
• Dinner: Traditional Peruvian Food
Accommodation included: Tents

Day 2: HUACAHUASI – PATACANCHA

Stop At: Lares, Lares, Cusco Region...
Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO - LARES VALLEY - HUACAWASI 

Stop At: Lares, Lares, Cusco Region
We leave Cusco early in the morning and travel by bus through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town of Calca. From Calca we ascend up for about 4 ½ hours to the village of Lares. Once in Lares we will enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and unwind after a long drive. Before the start of our hike of approximately 31/2 hours we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then we ascend to the highland village of Huacahuasi (3,600m/11,800ft), where we camp for the night. This is an authentic Andean Community where you observe their colorful distinct and colorful weavings. Meals .
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Traditional Peruvian food
• Dinner: Traditional Peruvian Food
Accommodation included: Tents

Day 2: HUACAHUASI – PATACANCHA

Stop At: Lares, Lares, Cusco Region
Today we climb steadily, traversing through a treeless landscape of beautiful plants and flowers with roaming herds of llamas and alpacas. After about 21/2 hours we will reach the Ipsayccasa Pass (4,500m/ 14,760ft) and take in the breathtaking views of Mount Veronica (5,750m/18,864ft) and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Then we will descend to the Ipsaycocha Lake and enjoy the Andean Geese, Puna Ibis and other water birds. We will relax and eat a delicious lunch. Afterwards, we continue to the village of Patacancha (3,700m/ 12,139ft), a well-known textile community and where the people still preserve their ancient Quechua customs. This will be our campsite.Meals .
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Traditional Peruvian Food
• Lunch: Traditional Peruvian Food
• Dinner: Traditional Peruvian Food
Accommodation included: tents

Day 3: PATACANCHA – PUMAMARKA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Today, our trail will lead downhill to an outlook facing a wide valley. We will take in the scenery and your guide will point out different plants and animals along the way, including llamas and alpacas. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by huge mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. It is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and bird species. We will then take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes in the evening and spend the night there in a comfortable hostel.
Meals .
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Traditional Peruvian Food
• Lunch: Traditional Peruvian Food
• Dinner: Traditional Peruvian Food
Accommodation included: Hostel

Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU -CUSCO

Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Early after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 05.30am and arrive at the ruins at 06.15am. This time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.)

Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or by hiking four days along the challenging Inca Trail. One can imagine the excitement when intrepid Yale professor-explorer Hiram Bingham, led there by local peasants in 1911, first glimpsed the jungle-invaded citadel abandoned by the Incas four centuries earlier.Bingham eagerly surveyed the site over the next five years, clearing away brush and identifying palaces, temples, and a celestial observatory from what is believed to have been a summer palace or ceremonial center for the first Incan emperor, Pachakuteq. Most of its gold and other treasures had been looted around the time of the Spanish conquest, but he unearthed thousands of artifacts and carted them off to New Haven to study. The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods. It was placed so high in the clouds, that the conquering Spaniards never found or destroyed it. Visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: box lunch
Accommodation included: not included

Important Details

Included
  • First Aid kit
  • 3x Lunch
  • Food and drinks (3 breakfast, 3 Lunches,3 Dinners, vegetarian option )
  • Equipment (horse man , horse, cook, Tents, foam sleeping mattresses and sleeping bag )
  • 3x Dinner
  • Guide.
  • Accommodations (2 nights Camping and 1 Hostel )
  • Transportation (hotel pickup, round trip )
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
Not Included
  • Machu picchu or Machu picchu Mountain 25 usd
  • Food (Breakfast Day 1 and Day 4 Lunch , Dinner.
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we are going to pick you up from your hostel
and ask your names

5:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) student card if applicable) green card if you are student )
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots ( with ankle protectors )
  • Trekking poles metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
  • Emergency money at least 200- 300 ) extra soles.(USD$ 120)
  • Short pants , Plaster and bandages
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us (they can be used on the Inca Trail if they have rubber tips)
  • NOTE: walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu cittadel.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.