Lares Trek To Machu Picchu

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Highlights of Lares Trek To Machu Picchu



The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is a great alternative to reach Machu Picchu instead of the classic Inca trail. 


It is ideal for those who want to get off the beaten path and get an insight into authentic communities while being surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes and valleys landscapes. 


The trekking starts at a small village located in the Sacred Valley and climbs over 2 passes at 4,000 meters, passing through traditional, colorful villages, relaxing at the hot springs in Lares and finishing with a visit to Machu Picchu on the final day.


If you are looking for a different challenge, we highly recommend to hike along the Lares Valley.


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STARTS
CUSCO (PE)
Centrally located hotels in the city of Cusco
ENDS
Centrally located hotels in the city of Cusco
DURATION
4 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
All year round
INCLUDED

* Briefing time one day before the trek 

* Transportation from Cusco to the start of the trek 

* Professional English speaking guide 

* Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, daily snack)

* High Mountain Tents  

* Dining tent with tables and chairs 

* Kitchen tent 

* Cook and cooking equipment 

* Round trip bus ticket to the entrance of Machu Picchu (confort service)

* Mules (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment). 

* Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost  

* Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night. 

* Comprehensive first aid kit including oxygen bottles  

* 01 night of standard hotel at Aguas Calientes (confort service)

* Train ticket (Expedition class) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes on day 3

* Train ticket (Expeditions class) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo on day 4
NOT INCLUDED

* Sleeping bag
* Extra Mules  
* Ticket entrance to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains
* Ticket entrance to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo
* Lunch in Aguas Calientes on day 4
* Walking sticks
* Meals not mentioned in the itinerary  
* Extra services not mentioned in the program 
* Tips for guides, porters or chefs and extra expenses
* Travel insurance
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
WHAT TO BRING?

* Original passport
* Rain gear
* Wool gloves
* Trekking clothing
* Trekking shoes
* Small backpack
* Long sleeve shirts
* Jacket for the cold
* Sun hat
* Sunscreen
* Repellent
* Flip flops
* Swimwear
* Sunglasses
* Refillable water bottle
DESTINATIONS
Cusco (PE) - Machu Picchu (PE)
OTHER

* ALL traveler passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu day trip (Full Name, Number, Nationality and Birthdate). Please provide all traveler passport details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed
* Non Refundable Tour
* Trains schedule could vary because of the season and availability
* Trains allow one small bag no more than 5 kilos on board
* This activity is not recommended for children 12 and younger
* If you want to climb the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, it is important to request the tour when booking

Details of Day Tours


Day 1 CUSCO - QUISHUARANI (LARES) - 7 CATARATAS - CAMPSITE


We will pick you up from your hotel located in the city of Cusco to go towards the Andean town of Calca at the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once there, we have the last chance to buy anything you think you might need.


We continue the tour by bus, for 2 more hours, until reach the Lares hot springs, where you can take a nice bath and chill while you admire the mountains around (optional). Have a well deserve rest and enjoy the healing properties of these hot pool waters.


Then we are going to get the starting point of the trekking Lares to Machu Picchu. We will hike like one hour and a half until reach Quishuarani (3,700 meters above sea level), to the lunch spot. Admire beautiful alpacas and llamas around.


After lunch, we will visit the 7 waterfalls hiking around wonderful lakes until we will reach our campsite to spend the night. Dinner and overnight. Distance traveled: 4.72 miles – Approximate time of walk: 4 hours.

 


 

Day 2 CAMPSITE - CONDOR PASS – CANCHA CANCHA

 

After a warm breakfast, the trek will start along an uphill path until we reach the Condor Pass located at 4,800 meters above sea level. Taking a zig zag path, we are going to make an offering to the mountains with coca leaves to ask for protection. This place has wonderful views to the snowy Sahuasiray, and you will see local flora and fauna such as vizcachas.

 

Going downhill for 1 hour and a half, we are going to arrive to the lunch spot. You will admire beautiful lagoons and wildlife in their habitat such as llamas and alpacas all over around. After a rest, the Lares trail to Machu Picchu continues until we reach the community of Cancha Cancha located at 3,800 meters above sea level. Our campsite is located in this place.

 

Before the tea time, we will visit the local people to know their traditions. Dinner and overnight. Distance traveled: 9.32 miles – Approximate time of walk: 7 hours.

 



Day 3 CANCHA CANCHA - HUARAN - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES


After breakfast, we will depart at 07:30 am to go to the town of Huaran, we are going downhill around incredible mountains until reach the high altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level. You’ll feel how the weather changes, and you will have the opportunity to see agricultural crops in corn, potatoes and vegetable.


Then, the transport will take you to the town of Ollantaytambo in a journey of 1 hour. Explore this magical Andean town with a walking tour around one of the most beautiful towns in the Sacred Valley. If you wish, you can take a tour to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo (optional). Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.


Later, a bus will take you to Ollantaytambo train station, to board the train to Aguas Calientes in a trip of 2 hours. Upon arrival, we will go to the hotel to spend the night. Distance traveled: 5.59 miles – Approximate time of walk: 4 hours.

 


Day 4 AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Very early in the morning, we will take the tourist bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu, and we will finally be in one of the 7 wonders of the world. Machu Picchu will be all yours because you will be the first to arrive there.

Once there, if you are at the right time, you will enjoy the sunrise and begin the guided tour of 2 hours, where you will learn each secret, each story and each fact about the Inca citadel. We are going to visit Intiwatana, located on the top of Machu Picchu.

After that, you can decide whether to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains (optional). Feel the adrenaline climbing the steps of Huayna Picchu for 2 hours and get the best views of this incredible place.

We will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, to then take the train to Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for you to drop you off at your hotel located in the city of Cusco.


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Great experience in Cusco
25/03/2019
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If you are visiting Cusco, consider the tour 4 Day Lares Trek To Machu Picchu. We had a really great time!

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Rates of Lares Trek To Machu Picchu in Cusco

Valid rates for 2022 per person

Classic Group Service: Lares Trek to Machu Picchu - 4 Days

Includes a short explanation of the tour, one day before starting the tour, transfer from Cusco to the starting point of the trek, professional tour guide in Spanish and English, food mentioned in the tour (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, daily snack), high mountain tents, dining tent with tables and chairs, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, hot water morning and night to wash, and boiled water for your thermos, first aid kit first aid with oxygen bottles, Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, day 3, Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, day 4

Starts: 05:00 Hs
Duration: 4 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $806

Comfort Group Service: Lares Trek to Machu Picchu - 4 Days

Includes a short explanation of the tour, one day before starting the tour, transfer from Cusco to the starting point of the trek, professional tour guide in Spanish and English, food mentioned in the tour (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, daily snack), high mountain tents, dining tent with tables and chairs, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, round trip bus tickets to the citadel, hot water morning and night to wash, and boiled water for your thermos, first aid kit first aid with oxygen bottles, 01 night of standard accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, day 3, Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, day 4

Starts: 05:00 Hs
Duration: 4 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $900

Rate List of Lares Trek To Machu Picchu for 2022 per person

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