The formidable Lares trek 4 days to Machu Picchu

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This trek follows the wonderful valley, high mountain passes and rural villages under snow capes from the Andes. Herding communities have arise under these conditions and whose way of life has not essentially changed since the last hundreds of years. This journey is the perfect option if you are looking for something off the beaten track!
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO – YANACOCHA

Pass By: Conde Travel, Av. Ayahuayco L-O-5 Plaza de Armas del Cusco Final Av. Arcopata, Cusco 084 Peru
Early in the morning we will travel by bus until reaching the town of Calca, after a break we will continue  for 3 hr. to Qiswarani (3 700 mt.), along the way we will see beautiful landscapes. At this point we will meet our horsemen and get our gear loaded on the mules and horses. Later we will start trekking going up the mountain to reach a beautiful lagoon (4 200 mt.), after a break we will hike for some more to get the pass of Hualcacassa; characterized by great views of some snow capes and lagoons. Afterwards we´ll descend into a quiet area to have lunch. Later the group will go through the pass of Qolqecasa (4 200 mt.), until reaching Yanacocha to camp.

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Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO – YANACOCHA

Pass By: Conde Travel, Av. Ayahuayco L-O-5 Plaza de Armas del Cusco Final Av. Arcopata, Cusco 084 Peru
Early in the morning we will travel by bus until reaching the town of Calca, after a break we will continue  for 3 hr. to Qiswarani (3 700 mt.), along the way we will see beautiful landscapes. At this point we will meet our horsemen and get our gear loaded on the mules and horses. Later we will start trekking going up the mountain to reach a beautiful lagoon (4 200 mt.), after a break we will hike for some more to get the pass of Hualcacassa; characterized by great views of some snow capes and lagoons. Afterwards we´ll descend into a quiet area to have lunch. Later the group will go through the pass of Qolqecasa (4 200 mt.), until reaching Yanacocha to camp.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: single room

Day 2: YANACOCHA – MANTANAY

Pass By: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
Before starting our trek we´ll eat some breakfast. Later we will start our journey for 2 hrs. going through picturesque Andean villages, later we will start to ascend for 3 hours until reaching Auroracassa (4 600 mt), the highest point of the route, where we will rest, and later we head down to the campsite at Mantanay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: single room

Day 3: MANTANAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Pass By: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru
After breakfast, the group will start the trek going through amazing landscapes and different farms until arriving at Yanuara, where we will have our lunch, Afterwards we walk for two hours to Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces from which we will be taken by bus towards Ollantaytambo. Here we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes and the group will spend the night in a hostel. *Depending on the weather, a possible show over traditional textile and weaving practices can take place

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: single room

Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Pass By: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
We will wake up at around 4 am. to start our trek toward the archeological site of Machupicchu, once there our professional guide will lead the group through the citadel during 2 hours (after, you will have free time to explore it by yourself). On the afternoon, according to the schedule of the train back to Ollantaytambo, travellers will go to Aguas Calientes to wait for the train. *** Remember to be there at least 30 min. before departure. Once in Ollantaytambo, our private bus will take you back to Cusco. The journey finishes on the main square.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • 3x Lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Tent for 3, only used for 2 people.
  • Hostel in Aguas Clientes.
  • 3x Dinner
  • Transfers
  • Cook and kitchen service.
  • Meals: 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner.
  • Horse men and mules.
  • All camping equipments.
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Guide and porters
  • 3x Breakfast
Not Included
  • First Breakfast and lasts lunch/Diner
  • Bus Up/Down Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu ($12/way)
  • Sleeping bags ($20)
  • Walking poles ($15)
  • Personal day pack.
  • Extra money
  • Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain ($30)
Departure Point
We pick you up from your palce in the Cusco area.
6:00 AM
Return Details
The tour ends at Plaza de Armas, the main square of Cusco
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend to bring:
  • Strong walking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Sweater and thick jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Just one bottle of water
  • A good rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long and short pants
  • Insect repellent
  • A sunblock with a forty degrees UV
  • Lipstick
  • Toilet paper
  • Protein snack bar
  • Binoculars
  • Lantern
  • Sunglasses, plastic bags
  • Medical or personal items
  • A lightweight backpack per person
  • Camera and charger
  • Some cash in small denominations (preferably soles)
  • 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.