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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Trip Overview


TOUR TYPE: CAMPING, HIKING, TREKKING, ADVENTURE, CULTURAL AND HISTORY 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 34KM / 21 MILES

DIFFILCULTY: CHALLENGING – MODERATE

GOOD FOR: THOSE WHO ENJOY HIKING WITH FAMILY  – CHILDREN AND HAVE A MODERATE LEVEL OF FITNESS

CONSIDERATIONS: WE OFFERT EMERGENCY HORSE IN CASE SOMEBADY FEEL SICK 

HIKING SEASON: BEST TIME TO HIKE DURING THE DRY SEASON APRIL TO OCTUBER

TRAIL CLOSE: RAINY SEASON NOVEMBER TO MARCH

ACLIMATIZATION:  PLEASE SPEND AT LEAST REST DAYS IN CUSCO BEFORE START YOUR HIKE

GROUP SIZE: CAN BE 2 OR 8 HIKER

overview

Lares trek

Is one of the most beautiful routes of adventure tours, known as the “weavers route”. In this adventure we will experience the living culture of the ancient QUECHUAS. That over the years is preserved, maintaining the traditions and along the way we can appreciate, about 34 km.

where we can enjoy the vegetation, Andean fauna and the most impressive mountains of this fantastic adventure route and having As reward the last day in Machu Picchu

This adventure is recommended for those people with good physical condition and with desire to enjoy, however it should be noted that along the way there are two steps with more than 4000 masl.

therefore the adventurers must be well acclimated to the height. You can acclimatise with previous days in Cusco or some region of Peru with similarities of height.

Itinerary

DAY I CUSCO – HOT SPRINGS LARES – KISWARANI

Cusco Andean Hike will pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 am on our private bus to start our adventure to Lares, the journey to the point where we start our adventure will be 3 hours by bus along incredible landscapes, below, You can enjoy the hot springs that are divided into different pools and different temperatures, then continue to the place called Punta carretera at 3300 masl / 10,826.77 feet.

we continue our way around 2 hours gradually until a town called kiswarani is also considered as the valley Of the potato, in this place you can enjoy your first lunch, after a sit we can continue for 2 more hours to our camp where you will be waiting for our staff with their respective tents.

DISTANCE: 10 KM / 6.21371 MILES

WALKING TIME: 5 – 6 HOURS

DAY II QUISWARANI –  PACHACUTEQ PASS – CANCHA CANCHA

We will start early, sunrise under the mountains and have a beautiful view of the kiswarani lake. We continue after breakfast with ascent gradually about 3 to 4 hours until the passage called Pachacuteq, this part of the ascent can be a little demanding, since at the top you will have a breathtaking view where you will observe the mountain peaks as it is the majestic Pitusiray mountain which is at 5700 m / 18700 ft and the Pachacuteq pass is located at 4680 masl / 15354 ft.

Then we will continue around 4 hours of descent until our camp of Cancha cancha is the only town that does not have the introduction of modern technology. Cancha Cancha is a town 3750 masl / 12303 ft, where the inhabitants still maintain their traditions, their houses are made of stone and their roofs are straw, in this place we will spend the night and depending on the weather we can observe the Andean constellation

DISTANCE 14 KM / 8 MILES

WALKING TIME 8 – 9 HOURS

DAY III CANCHA CANCHA – HURAN – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

We will begin our last stage of trekking, we will descend about 4 hours, along our way we will be able to observe llamas and alpacas, and go through several houses or grajas of the locality, where for the local people begins its day very early to devote to its daily activities.

Then we descend to the hottest area of ​​the sacred valley and you will be able to feel diverse changes of microclimates and to see different types of native crops of the zone like the corn, quinua, kiwicha, peach and diverse fruits.

Finally we  finish the hike  in the small town of Huaran in the Sacred valley of the Incas 2700m.s.n.m / 8858 feet where we will say goodbye to practically all our staff who accompanied us the whole trip. To then head to Ollantaytambo and wait for our train to Aguas Calientes on arrival we will go to our hotel to check in (where you can enjoy a hot shower and rest)

Distance 9 km / 6.2 miles
Duration of trek: 5 hours

DAY IV AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast, we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu so that we can arrive early to see the sunrise in this magical place. The guided tour through the interior of the citadel will be around 2 hours.

After the guided tour you will have free time to visit the city for places you did not see or maybe have a ticket to visit huaynapicchu or machupicchu mountain, you will have time to do it.

In the afternoon, we will take the return bus to Aguas Calientes. Once in the city, you can take lunch and later in the day you will take the train to Ollantaytambo where you will be waiting for our transfer with our bus to take you back to Cusco, Peru Rail. Expedition

Includes

INCLUDED

Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the information pertinent to your walk and the guide will answer all your doubts.

Transport

  •  Pick up your hotel private bus to the starting point of the walk
  •  Round trip bus. Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu / Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  •  Train ticket EXPEDITION Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  •  Return ticket by train EXPEDITION Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  •  Return bus from Ollnataytambo station to your hotel in Cusco

Accommodation

  • Camps for 3 days and 2 nights
  • One night in Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Field Staff

  • Professional guide of tourism in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism
  • Professional chef
  • Horsemen and Horses to carry the necessary equipment and the personal effects of the passengers of up to 7 kg
  • Emergency horse, in case someone does not feel well

Water

  • Cusco Andean Hike will provide you with boiled water (previously filtered and cooled) from your first lunch, last breakfast and for your  bottles before each hike (you decide how many liters you need each day).
  • Drinking enough water and hydrating is very important to be able to feel good in the mountains and thus avoid altitude sickness.

FEEDING

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 snacks, 3 dinners (breakfast on day 1 and lunch, dinner on day 4 are not included)

DUFFEL BAG

  • You have included 7 kg so you can carry your personal belongings (be careful with the fragile items, since it is the horse who will carry it on his back)

Tickets

  •  Entrance to Hot Springs in Lares (First Day).
  • Entrance to Lares trek
  •  Entrance to Machu Picchu.

Camping equipment

  • High mountain tent for 4 people, but we use it for 2 people (more comfort for you). If you want a personal shop we also have personal
  • Stores (you must inform us in advance)
  • Single mattress
  • Bathroom / Bath Chemical

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N: Breakfast not included first day, lunch and dinner of the last day.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Walking sticks
  • Ticket HUAYNAPICCHU and MOUNTAIN MACHUPICCHU (if you want any of the tickets you must inform us in advance to be able to make the reservation – any of the tickets has an extra cost)
  • Extra horse to carry personal items of the clients more than those already included (for 7 kilos to 14 kilos) *.
  • Personal chair horse.
  • Tips for staff

Price

Price

Group service from 2 pax

  • US$ 590 per person

Private service from 1 pax

  •   US$ 699 per person

How to book

How to book

For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail sales@cuscoandeanhike.com:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Gender
  • Birthday date
  • Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
  • Nationality
  • Email – Phone number
  • Food preferences

PayPAl

You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.

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Western Union and Money Gram

You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.

  • Name: Maria
  • Last name: Catunta choque
  • Identity number: 42265390
  • Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Note:

Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. sales@cuscoandeanhike.com

PACKING LIST

• Original passport
• Original student card
• Day Back pack
• Sleeping bag
• Flash light
• Plastic poncho
• Water proof jacket
• Personal medical kit
• Insect repellent
• Short pants
• Trekking boots, hikking boots
• Bathing suit
• Warm clothes
• Water botle
• Camel bak
• Wool socks
• Toilet paper
• Sandals
• Sun block cream
• Sun glasses
• Snacks(candies, biscuits, chocolates)
• Hat, gloves, scarf
• T-shirt
• Personal towel
• Extra money ( soles) diferent domination.
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