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Lares Trek & Machu Picchu – 4 days

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Lares Trek – 4 Days

The Lares Trek is one of the most picturesque and cultural treks in the southern part of Cuzco. Lares Valley is home to many traditional weavers and farmers, and you will feel as if you stepped back in time 100 years as you walk among thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas! The people of Lares Valley still live as they did in ancient times – cultivating their gardens, herding flocks of sheep and llamas, and dyeing wool for weaving their traditional clothing. This trip offers the trekker an insight into the real lives of the Andean farmer, dressed in their traditional, brightly-colored ponchos, while still challenging you with the majestic Andes Mountains. A soak in natural hot springs and a tour of Machu Picchu make this trek truly magical.

Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Huacahuasi campsite
Day 2: Condor Pass – Mantanay Village
Day 3: Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Day 4: Machu Picchu –Cusco

Highest Point: 4,680m/15,354 ft
Distance: 30km/18.6mi
Overall Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 5

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Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Huacahuasi campsite

We will pick you up early from your hotel in Cusco to begin the Lares Trek. It will be a 3-hour drive along the beautiful landscape of the Sacred Valley to arrive at the Lares Hot Springs site. Here you will enjoy soaking in the volcanic pools while taking in amazing views of the Andes Mountains.

After a relaxing soak and lunch, we will begin the gradual uphill, 4-hour trek to our first campsite in the village of Huacahuasi. This section of the hike is considered the potato valley sector, where people farm many varieties of organic potatoes. As the deep blue sky darkens and night skies begin to show us the twinkling stars, your guide will teach you about the Inca constellations which were studied at great length to guide the Inca in their farming activities.

Meals: L, D
Maximum altitude: 3,850m/12,631ft
Distance: 8km/4.2mi
Walking time: 4 hours

Day 2: Condor Pass – Mantanay Village

The next morning, you will eat a hearty breakfast with amazing views of the valley of Huacahuasi. The local people will already be up and about, taking their llamas and alpacas out to graze. The day will start with a strenuous climb to reach Condor Pass. It is quite steep, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, llamas, and alpacas. Once you arrive at Condor Pass the 360° views are astounding!!

One-hour downhill will bring us to our lunch spot, then 3-hours beyond will bring us to your campsite in the village of Mantanay. Unlike other villages in the Lares Valley, Mantanay has not been reached by modern technology, as there are no cars or electricity. Mantanay is a small village (3,750m/12,303ft) where people still practice the ancient traditions of the Incas. Here you will have time to interact with the local children, and your guide will take you to one of the village houses where you will learn about their lifestyle.

Meals: B, L, D
Maximum Altitude: 4,680m /15,354ft
Minimum Altitude: 3,750m / 12,303ft
Distance: 14km / 8.7mi
Walking time: 8 hours

Day 3: Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Today you will begin the last leg of your Lares trek. It will be 4 hours of downhill along a lovely path, passing through Keuña trees a Peruvian native tree only found in the Andes of Peru. Our hike will pass by farms where they cultivate potatoes, fava beans, and many other traditional tubers, all in the traditional Inca style. As we descend into the Sacred Valley, the climate will warm and you will see a greater variety of crops, like corn, quinoa, kiwicha, peaches, avocados and other types of fruits.

This is also a perfect day to learn about Inca history. We will end the trek at the little village of Yanahura and board a van for a short drive to Ollantaytambo. This is a fascinating Inca village that serves as a living history lesson. You will see many Inca water channels, houses and walls as you spend the afternoon exploring this small town with your guide. After dinner at a local restaurant, we catch the 7 pm train for Aguas Calientes, the launching point for a Machu Picchu tour. Here you can enjoy a hotel and a hot shower!

Meals: B, L, D
Maximum Altitude: 3,750m / 12,303ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,000m / 6,562
Distance: 8km/4.2mi
Walking time: 4 hours

Day 4: Machu Picchu –  Cusco

Day Four is the magical day of Machu Picchu!!! You will wake up very early to take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu in order to see the sun rise over this ancient site. Your guide will take you on a very informative 3-hour tour, and then you will have plenty of time to explore on your own and/or hike Huayna Picchu.
•Note: If you choose to hike Huayna Picchu, this requires a separate entrance ticket which costs $40 per person and must be purchased online, far in advance of your visit.

In the afternoon, we return to Aguas Calientes and catch the train back to Ollantaytambo. There, a private van will take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Included – Lares Trek 4 days

Services Included

  • Pre-departure Lares Trek briefing at Hotel
  • Professional English speaking Lares Trek Tour Guide
  • We pick you up from you hotel
  • Private Transport Van to Lares Valley Trailhead)
  • Tourist round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Transport back to Cusco
  • Transport back to your hotel
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Lares Trek Food (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches,3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
  • 4 Seasons (Best Mountain Hardwear and Kayla Doite Tents )(We use only the finest quality aluminum tent poles) 3 man tent for 2-people
  • Camping equipment (tent for the staff, cooking and eating tents. portables chairs and tables)
  • THERM-A-REST air Sleeping mattresses (a whole new way to sleep in confort)
  • Lares Trek Chef, who is in charge of making the food,
  • Horsemen, mules or porters Weight allowance: Our horses will carry 10 kilograms of your personal belongings. If you would like to hire a private horse, please let us know at the time of booking)(they also carry cooking stuff and camping equipment )
  • 1 night in a hotel Aguas Calientes
  • duffel bag for your personal stuff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • 2 hours guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu( to explore every important temple of the Santuary)
  • First Aid kit for Emergencies.

 Services Not Included

  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu we can make the reservation you need to add 40 dollars to the original price)
  • Last lunch in Machupicchu
  • Shopping
  • Tips for the crew

 We Recommend that You Bring:

  • Water-resistant trekking shoes and sandals
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho)
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts)
  • Sunhat and sunglasses
  • Sun Block
  • Insect Repellent
  • Water bottles
  • Basic medications
  • Hiking Poles
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Personal items
  • Personal snacks
  • DNI / Original Passport

Prices – Lares Trek 4 days

PRICE: $690 USD per person when booking 2 people
PRICE: $660 USD  per person when booking 3 people
PRICE: $630 USD per person when booking 4 people
PRICE: $600 USD per person when booking 5-6 people
PRICE: $570 USD per person when booking 7- 10 people


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