Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days
Lares Trek & Machu Picchu
This trip combine the best of the Lares Trek Valley and the fascinating Inca archeological remains of Ancasmarca, Choquecancha, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Our first stop is Lares village, there, we can enjoy the hot springs before begin our four-day trek through the mountains.
Each day is reasonably paced with enough time to enjoy the wonderful scenery, appreciating the life of the Andean farmers. On the fourth day we reach the legendary Inca town of Ollantaytambo, Next, we will take the short train ride to the Machu Picchu Inca citadel, one of the worlds most beautiful and important archeological remains.
Day-by-Day Summary Lares Trek
Day 1: Cusco - Lares - Huacahuasi.
Day 2: Hacahuasi - Cuncani - Patacancha
Day 3: Patacancha - Willoq - Ollantaytambo
Day 4 : Machu Picchu - Cusco
Full Itinerary: Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
Day 1: Cusco / Lares / Huacahuasi.
We will Depart from Cusco early morning pick you up in our private bus from your hotel, through the Sacred Valley, until the Colonial town of Lares (3,100 masl. Or 10,230 Ft.). Here, we will spend some time taking a bath in the hot thermal springs, lunch, After it, accompanied by mules to carry all our packs, we will begin our hike up the lares river, and we will continue for about 3 hours until reaching the charming community of Cuncani (3,600 masl. Or 11,880 Ft.) Campsite.
Day 2: Hacahuasi / Cuncani / Patacancha
After a nutritious breakfast. Early in the morning, we will be soon in front of the snow-capped peak called (qolqe cruz)Today we will walk to the dizzy heights of 4,600ms and the mountain pass. The trek to the pass we have a wonderful opportunity to stop walk on the way at the beautiful tarn. Todays walking is typical Andean scenery with lakes, snowy mountains, grazing alpaca and young farmer children.
After a healthy lunch we continue onwards and downwards through waterfalls and creaks until our campsite beside the gently flowing river. Where we will spend the night.
Day 3: Patacancha / Willoq / Ollantaytambo
This will be our last difficult hiking day as we continue walking from the village of Patacancha,quishuarani, passing local houses and pastoral farmland. As we will head into the warm valley, we will follow the mountain streams through a wide corridor filled with bird life and rocky formations. The trail comes out at Sayhuapata (2,800 masl. Or 9,240 Ft.), from there we are continue walking until Ollantaytambo, the legendary Inca town. In the night, we will take the train to aguas calientes there we will spent the last night sleep comfortably in a hostel.
Day 4 : Machu Picchu - Cusco
We will walk very early up to the famous archeological complex of Machu Picchu , arriving around 6:00Am. An official english-speaking guide will lead a tour of approximately 2 hours, followed by time to explore the remains on our own. In the Afternoon, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and then, we will take the train back to Cusco.
The sequence of times and camping locations indicated in Lares Trek itinerary are subject to modification depending on weather conditions or unforeseen events.
- Professional Spanish/English Speaking Guide
- Private transportation Cusco/Lares
- Train Ticket from Ollantaytambo / Machupicchu / Ollantaytambo round trip
- Bus Ollantanytambo - Cusco
- Camping Equipment (Mattress, Double Occupancy Tents)
- Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent and Bathroom tent
- Horses and Llamas to take our Equipment
- Entrances Fees to Machupicchu
- All meals
- 01 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
- The last meals in Machu Picchu
- First breakfast
- Entrance fees to hot spring
- Extra drinks
- Sleeping Bag (If you dont have, you can rent in cusco)
- Flash Light
- Warm and Rain Clothes
- Trekking Boots
- Hat, Cap.
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Bottle of Water
- Day Pack
- Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
- 05 Pairs of Socks
- Bathing suit and towel
Activity: Trek in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, bound for the lost city of Machupicchu.
Duration: 3 days of trek + 1 day tour-excursion.
Time of Year: Aprill - November
Departures: Upon request.
Prices and Rates: $499 U.S.A. Dollars on the basis of double accommodations. Group rates available upon request.
Number minimum of passengers: 2
Location: In the department of Cusco, in the Cordillera Vilcabamba
PRICING 2017 ─ Lares Trek
|Length||Group Service||Private Service|
|4 Days / 3 Nights||$520||$580|
|Prices are per person. No single supplement.
Optional hike to Huayna Picchu add $15 per person
Early Train to Cusco add $15 per person. Train departs 6:45PM
$20 off for students with International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
Ask for our special group rates when booking together with 4 or more people.