Lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days 3 Nights

The 4-Day Lares trek to Machu Picchu is a stunning trek in the Andes above 13000 ft. If you are looking for a unique and authentic adventure this is a perfect itinerary to see Andean Mountains, Lamas and Alpacas and learn ancient languages. All-inclusive tour camping equipment for a comfortable and unforgettable experience with an expert guide of the Andes, and daily departure private and group tours

Duration: 4 Days
Departure point: Cuzco.
Accommodation:   2 nights camping, 1 night hotel Aguas Calientes
Type of Trek: Hiking, Adventure, history, Culture
Group Size: Min 02 and Max 12
Best Season:  April to November
Transportation: Minivan & train
Private Service price: US$ 850.00 – Secure Checkout PayPal Pay Now
  1. Day 1:Lares Trek: Cuzco – Quiswarani. (Meals: L,D) Camp

    We will pick you up from your hotel at 5.00 am and drive for 2 hours to the Ancas Marca Inca site. There you will have breakfast. Then we will continue 40 minutes to Pampa corral an old village at (11320 ft.) which is at the beginning of the trail. Our cook will provide you with a snack and then you will have time to prepare for the hike. There are some local houses at the trail-head and we will start walking along the lovely Vilcanota mountain range. The first 4 hours of the hike are gradual up and down. It offers amazing views of the Lares Valley, local farming areas, llamas, alpacas and along this route. After taking in these gorgeous views you will arrive at Quiswarani Andean Village where we will have lunch. From there it is a 2-hour hike of gradual climb up to the first campsite in the shores of the lagoon Qoricocha (blue Lake 3850 m/ 12631 ft.) Along the way you will enjoy the great views of the 7 lines waterfalls that are about 50 meters high. Then upon your arrival to the campsite, you will be able to enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding Andean mountain range and the magical sunset over the Andes. Walking Distance: 12 km/7.8 miles Elevation: 400 meters / 1312 ft Camp Elevation: 3850 meters / 12631 ft. Weather: Cold.
  2. Day 2: Lares Trek: Condor Pass – Cancha Cancha Village. (Meals: B,L,D) Camp

    Today your porters with our service of hot drinks will awaken you in your tents around 5.00 am. This is a perfect morning, as you will have amazing views of the colorful lake and the valley of Quiswarani. In addition, see the local people who will already be out of bed, taking their llamas and alpacas out to graze. Breakfast will be served as soon as you finish packing your gear. From here, it will be a 3 to 4 hour climb to get to the summit of the mountain; this pass is call Condor Pass. This uphill can be a little taxing – quite steep, but we will zigzag our way up. It is a great adventure and the views of the area are stunning – lakes, waterfalls, llamas, and alpacas. We will have an emergency horse to ride in case you are tired at this point, and once you arrive at the Condor Pass you will feel like you are in the Heaven – way above the clouds, above the mountain peaks where the surrounding 360° views are astounding! In front of you is the majestic mountain of Pitusiray that is at 5700 m/ 18700 ft. and the Condor pass is at 4680 m/ 15354 ft. afterwards we will enjoy the hot drink service that your porters offer. In addition, after taking advantage of some phenomenal photo opportunities, we will start our descent and say “Goodbye!” to the toughest part of the hike. You will begin the descent of about 1 hour to (the viewpoint) where you will enjoy lunch – perhaps with some llamas grazing nearby. After lunch, you will begin a hike of 3 hours downhill with fantastic views of many lakes, llamas and alpacas before arriving at the campsite – the village of “Cancha Cancha”. This is the only village that never had the introduction to modern technology. “CanchaCancha” is a village (3750m / 12303 ft.) where people still practice the real traditions of Incas. Walking Distance: 14 km/8 miles Elevation: 830 meters / 2723 ft. Camp Elevation: 3750 meters / 12303 ft. Weather: Cold
  3. Day 3: Lares Trek: Huaran – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes town (Meals: B,L,D)

    Our porters will wake you up with a hot drink at your bedside. Then you will have some time to pack your backpacks and duffel bags, enjoy breakfast, and get to take in the lush green mountains that surround you. After breakfast, you will still have some time to explore the village and maybe visit the local elementary school – where the ancient Inca language, Quechua. Once you are ready, you will begin the last leg of your Lares trek. Say Goodbye!” to native villages and your introduction to this fascinating civilization. Then it will be 4 hours of walking downhill along this lovely path, passing by more llamas and alpacas, these being the traditional animals of local culture. We will pass by farms where they cultivate potatoes, beans, and many other traditional tubers, in the traditional Inca style. This is a great opportunity to learn about Peruvian agriculture where people still farm by hand using traditional Inca farming tools. Now we will start to descend to a warmer area of The Sacred Valley, and you can begin to feel the micro-climate changes and start seeing other kinds of crops that people farming different from the high mountains. Around the Sacred Valley, people farm corn, quinoa, kiwicha, peaches, avocados and other types of fruits. This area is also a perfect area to learn about the history of Inca culture. The final part of the tour will end in a little village of Huaran in the Sacred Valley. This village is at 2700 m/ 8858 ft. In addition, here you will say goodbye to your horses, horsemen chef and porters as they will be going back to their villages, Also our staff will return to Cuzco. After we take our transportation for a 45-minute drive that skirts along the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. Once to arrive immediately we will catch our train at 16:36 hrs toward Aguas Calientes town, you will check-in to your hotel where you will be able to relax with a nice hot shower. Walking Distance: 9 km/6.2 miles Aguas Calientes town Elevation: 2000 m / 6562 ft Weather: Cold in the morning, warm by the afternoon.
  4. Day 4: Explore MachuPicchu.

    Day 4 is the most magical day: because you will be visiting Machupicchu whole day! You will wake up really early to take one of the first buses leaves 5:30 am, takes 30 minute ride up to Machupicchu check point, Machupicchu is open 6:00 am then you will have chance to see the Sunrise over the ruins. Our guide will take you by the most awesome palaces, afterwards you will have three hours free time to explore on your own, in the afternoon you you’ll catch your bus down to Aguas Calientes town, then catch your train at (19:00 hrs) back to Ollantaytambo and then a bus back to Cuzco arriving at 22:35 hrs. End Note: Students with Valid and updated ISIC Cards have a $20 discount on the tickets of Machu Picchu.
The Package Include: The Package Does Not Include:
Pre briefing before to start the trek. Sleeping bag – 15° Celsius as well walking stick, available for hire in our office.
Pick up from your hotel in Cuzco the first day. First day breakfast and last day lunch and dinner
Private ground transportation to the trailhead, along the Sacred Valley with amazing views Optional school supplies that you want to take for kids at the village everything voluntary
English speaking tour guide HuaynaPicchu or MachuPicchu mountain tickets
Meals per day: 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners
Camping gear: tent,mats, master chef, horsemen
Horses to carry the camping gear and food, as well  your personal items up 7 kg  to be carried.
Train tickets:  Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes town (round trip)
01 night hotel at Aguas Calientes with private room, private bathroom, hot shower, wifi and storage
Bus ticket from: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu (round trip)
Entrance tickets to  Machupicchu.
Private ground transportation from Ollantaytambo – Cusco
First aid kit and oxygen

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