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LARES TO MACHUPICCHU

INTRODUCTION

The Lares Trek is one of most typical and colorful walking route in Peru it will take you into unknown valleys where few visitors have ventured so far. On this trip you have the chance to enjoy traditional Andean Life of the inhabitants as well as the typical system of working by local farmers along the walk.

Duration of the trek: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Distance of the trek: 46 kilometers
Season: From April to November
The maximum height:( 4,350 m.a.s.l) (14,272ft)

DAY 01: CUSCO/ LARES/ HUACAHUASI

Hotels pick up to get up our private transportation driving through the Sacred Valley until Lares village it takes for around three hours. Once in Lares town you enjoy the outdoor hot springs spending in there for two hours approximately. After a relaxing bath we walk for three hours we get Wacahuasi (3,200 m.a.s.l) (10,498 feet) community where you have the chance to observe the skills and techniques of ponchos and other garments makers.

Total distance: 12 kilometers
Estimated walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,200 m.a.s.l (10,498feet)
Campsite altitude: 3,200 m.a.s.l (10,498 feet)

DAY 02: WACA WASI/ IPSAYCOCHA

After a healthy breakfast we walk up to the pass of Ipsaycocha (4,350 m.a.s.l) ( 14,272 ft) getting an amazing view of the mountain range of Vilcabamba for example The Pumahuanca ice mountain ( 5,330 m.a.s.l)( 17,487 ft), Sahuasiray and Pitusiray after a break we start the walking down to Ipsaycocha lake where we camp (4,200m).

Total distance: 19 kilometers
Estimated walking time: 7 to 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,350 m.a.s.l (14,272 feet)
Campsite altitude: 4,200 m.a.s.l ( 13,780 feet)

DAY 03: IPSAYCOCHA/ OLLANTAYTRAMBO/ AGUAS CALIENTES

Funny day waits for us on great descending into the valley eventually arriving to the community of Willoc community (3,200 m.a.s.l) (10,498 ft) where we enjoy a lunch surrounded by a beautiful view of the valley. After two hours on walk we get Pumamarca Andean community where we observe some Inca’s agricultural terraces so then we arrive to Ollantaytanbo visiting the archeological complex. On afternoon we catch the train with direction to Aguas Calientes town.

Total distance: 16 kilometers
Estimated walking time: 6 to 7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,200 m.a.s.l (10,498 feet)
Campsite altitude: 2,000 m.a.s.l (6,562 feet)

DAY 04: AGUAS CALIENTES/ MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO

We wake up early to have a breakfast at the hotel afterward we take a bus to Machupicchu citadel (2,430 m.a.s.l) (7,970 ft) getting an extensive guided tour. Then you will have free time to explore the old city by yourself and of course you can climb up till Huaynapicchu also (2,750 m.a.s.l) (9,022 ft). On afternoon we take an exciting train ride along the Urubamba valley arriving to Cusco after 04 hours.

THE SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Pick up at hotel in Cusco
  • Bus to Lares village
  • Professional Bilingual tour leader (two leaders for groups over 08 people)
  • Horses to carry company's equipment (meals & camping equipment)
  • Cook & meals (03 breakfasts / 03 lunches / 03 dinners)
  • Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and chairs, kitchen tent and dinner tent)
  • First aid kit and Oxygen balloon
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (round trip)
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco

SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast on first day and lunch on last day
  • Tips for the crew (tour leader, cook and porters)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office U$ 03 per day)
  • Entrance to visit the hot spring in Lares town (10 soles)
  • Horses to carry your personal items 15 kilos (U$ 25 per day)

RECOMMENDATIONS THINGS TO BRING:

  • Backpack and sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Rain coat or poncho
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifying tables
  • Flash light and knife
  • Towel and toilet paper
  • Snacks (chocolates, candies, cookies, etc)
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Extra national currency (soles)
  • Original passport

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