Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days - 3 Nights

4 day

Day Trip

Lares is a very special trek. it is the trek for people who want to get to know part of the real Peru where you can appreciate the real descendants of the Incas: genuine andean pueblos where the indigenous people still conserve the ancestral customs… the way of life, the rituals, the dues to Pachamama, and the belief in the AUQUIS… the spirits of the mountain. Also the raising of llamas and alpacas, their customs...
Lares is a very special trek. it is the trek for people who want to get to know part of the real Peru where you can appreciate the real descendants of the Incas: genuine andean pueblos where the indigenous people still conserve the ancestral customs… the way of life, the rituals, the dues to Pachamama, and the belief in the AUQUIS… the spirits of the mountain. Also the raising of llamas and alpacas, their customs, their houses of stone with the thatched roofs, their traditional clothing and the food. All comes with a beautiful landscape surrounded by glacier mountains, lakes, thermal baths, etc. And ends at one of the new Wonders of the World, Machu picchu.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO, QUISHUARANI, CUNCANI.

Pass By: Cusco 08007, Peru
On the first day, we leave Cusco very early in the direction of the Urubamba Valley to the Incan town of Calca, where we will stop to have breakfast, and one can buy some things in the traditional market such as fruit for the children that will be waiting on the route.

We will continue our ascent to the Cruzqasa pass (4150msnm) but not before visiting the community of Ancasmarca where we will have the opportunity to see the Andean Condor that this community keeps in capitivity to teach the people about the importance of this bird. Next we arrive at the community of Quishuarani (3850msnm) where we begin our new hike. We descend through a beautiful valley for some 2 or 3 hours to the Huchuy Qasa pass (4150msnms) where we can apreciate a group of lakes, as...
Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO, QUISHUARANI, CUNCANI.

Pass By: Cusco 08007, Peru
On the first day, we leave Cusco very early in the direction of the Urubamba Valley to the Incan town of Calca, where we will stop to have breakfast, and one can buy some things in the traditional market such as fruit for the children that will be waiting on the route.

We will continue our ascent to the Cruzqasa pass (4150msnm) but not before visiting the community of Ancasmarca where we will have the opportunity to see the Andean Condor that this community keeps in capitivity to teach the people about the importance of this bird. Next we arrive at the community of Quishuarani (3850msnm) where we begin our new hike. We descend through a beautiful valley for some 2 or 3 hours to the Huchuy Qasa pass (4150msnms) where we can apreciate a group of lakes, as well as the snow of the Qolque cruz. From here we descend to our campsite, Cuncani. (3850msnm)


Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 2: CUNCANI/ CHULLACOCHA

Pass By: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
On the second day, we continue climbing to the second pass of Huilloq (4100msnm. For approximately an hour and a half, we descend to the indigenous village of Huilloq (3850msnm). On this walk, as on the first day, we will see a group of lakes. We will also encounter many children looking after llamas and alpacas. In the Andes, many of which will approach tourists so they will give candies. Adult women offer different woven arts. Continuing our journey we rise to the third pass of Chaullacocha (4300msnm) from where we can appreciate our campsite, Chaullacocha (4100msnm). Here we will have the opportunity to have much more contact with the children in the area.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 3: CHAULLACOCHA / OLLANTAYTAMBO / MACHUPICCHU

Pass By: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
On the third day, we visit the school of Chaullacocha to see how the children study. Then we continue climbing a little more for an hour to the last pass from where we descend until the areas called Pallqa where we will meet our transport which will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night there in a hostal, clean with a private bath and hot water.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Basic Hostal

Day 4: MACHUPICHU / CUSCO

Pass By: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
On this day, we will leave very early to take the first bus to Machu Picchu which leaves at 5:30 so that we can be at the citadel early to see the sun rise. In this place, we will have a thorough explanation of the Inca construction, at a time where there will be the least number of people. Later, many more people from the city of Cusco will arrive. We can also secure our entry to the mountain of Waynapichu from where we can appreciate Machu Picchu from a different vantage point.

Later, we will again descend to the pueblo of Aguas Calientes to take our return train to Cusco, and then return you to your hotel. End of our services.


Meals included:
• Breakfast: in your Hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Transport from Pallqa to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pack animals (mules and horses) to carry the baggage and equipment.
  • 3x Lunch
  • Snacks before trekking
  • Boiled water on all days for your bottles
  • Assistant guide for groups larger than 8 people
  • Camping tents for 2 and 4 persons depending on the requirements
  • Camping equipment, dining tents, kitchen, tables, chairs
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Bus up to and back down from Machupicchu.
  • Kitchen/eating utensils
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish and Quechua
  • An explanation two days before departing
  • Wranglers to care for the pack animals
  • 3x Dinner
  • First aid equipment and oxygen tank
  • Emergency horse
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Meals according to the program (Vegetarian available)
  • Return train ticket to Cusco
  • Cook and assistent cook
  • Tranport in private bus to the start of the trek
  • Last night celebration dinner in Aguas Calientes in a restaurant.
  • Entrance into Machu Picchu
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and hot water
  • Transfer to your hotel on return
Not Included
  • If you would like to rent an additional horse, it is $10 per day.
  • Sleeping bags (they can be rented in the office)
  • Tips for personnel: guide, cook, wranglers (according to their job)
  • Breakfast the first day
  • Dinner the last day
  • Entrances to hot springs
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
One or two days before begin your trek we will meeting at the briefing at your hotel to explain about your hike, We will need all your information about your Hotel in Cusco

6:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

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Cancellation Policy

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