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Lares Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

Highlights

Duration

 

4 Days

Max. Altitude

mountain

4780 M

Distance

path

36 km

Difficulty

High

High

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arqueological site

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Lares trek is for people who are looking for a hike into a less crowded tourist area. There you will be able to see big mountains and lots of andean animal like condors, llamas, alpacas and others. Every day your tour guide will share the history and information of this area. This perfect tour in the Peruvian Andes is the ideal preparation for entering into the powerful sanctuary of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUDES / PRICES
  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • MAP

DAY 1: FIRST EXPERIENCE OF HIGH ALTITUDE

Cusco – Lares – Kishuarani

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Drive to our starting point in Lares.
  • Take some time to enjoy the hot springs located where Incas once bathed.
  • Enjoy lunch prepared by our chef.
  • After lunch trek 6km approx. to reach campsite at Kishuarani.
  • Dinner, happy hour and time to sleep.

DAY 2: WE GO OVER PACHACUTEC PASS (HARDEST DAY)

Kishuarani – Pachacutec Pass – Cancha Cancha

  • Breakfast and last tips from our guide to you.
  • Leave Kishuarani campsite.
  • Average time to reach pass 5 hours.
  • In the middle of the trek a nourishing lunch and time to rest.
  • 2 more hours approximately to reach campsite Cancha Cancha.

DAY 3: VISIT ANDEAN VILLAGE AND ON TO THE SACRED VALLEY

Cancha Cancha – Huaran – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

  • Breakfast and last tips from our guide to you.
  • Easy flatland and downhill to reach Huaran.
  • Some time to enjoy interactions with local families in Huaran.
  • Driving from Huaran to Ollantaytambo (30 minutes approx).
  • Train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Hotel and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Briefing for next day.

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU DAY

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

  • Early morning go up to Machu Picchu by bus.
  • Private introductory tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Return to Aguas Calientes by foot or by bus.
  • Take the train to from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Kishuarani

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco shortly after 5 a.m. to go by private van to Lares.
Our staff will organize all the equipment there. While they are preparing our horses, we will have time to enjoy the beautiful hot springs in Lares. After a great meal, we will begin our hike to Kishuarani, our destination for the day. There we will camp and have some time to visit the families who area living in this area. If you have extra energy maybe we can share time with them and see how they work in their farms. Then we will have a delicious warm dinner in the evening. Your tents will be ready to welcome you into a good night’s sleep.

DURING THE TREK:

Meals: lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Kishuarani Camping.
Maximum Altitude: 3750 meters
Minimum Altitude: 2650 meters
Temperature during day: 13ºC - 22ºC
Temperature during night: 3ºC – 8ºC
Hiking Distance: 6 km approx.

Day 2: Kishuarani – Pachacutec Pass – Cancha Cancha

We will start our day with a gentle wake up with coca tea delivered to your tent, after which you’ll have time to organize your belongings. Then we will enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast, just what we need for the day ahead. On this day we will hike about 17 km or 7 hours. The first challenge of our trek will be the climb over Pachacutec pass at 4700 meters. We will celebrate the climb with a lunch near the top. Afterward we have another easy 2 hours approx. to reach our campsite in Cancha Cancha. There we will meet the local people again and learn more about their way of life. This day if we are blessed with clear skies we will see beautiful landscapes and snow-capped mountains the whole day long, and perhaps some condors flying over our heads. At the end of this beautiful day we will have a nice dinner and happy hour before a well-earned rest.

DURING THE TREK:

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Cancha cancha Camping.
Maximum Altitude: 4700 meters
Minimum Altitude: 3750 meters
Temperature during day: 10ºC - 20ºC
Temperature during night: 2ºC – 9ºC
Hiking Distance: 17 km approx.

Day 3: Cancha Cancha – Huaran – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

After some hot chocolate, coffee, bread and pancakes we will start our easy day. After going both up and down for a time, we begin a basically downhill trek until Huaran where we are going to spend some time with people living there. Your guide will explain how these people live and work and keep happiness in their families. If we are lucky we will pass by a typical local bar called a “chicheria”. If it is open we will have a chance to see how they make a local corn beer “chicha” from the local corn. Chicha was a sacred drink in the time of the Incas.
Then we will meet our vehicle which will take us from Huaran to Ollantaytambo at the bottom of the valley. Then we will board our train and travel 1:45 hours from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Our guide will meet you and you take to your hotel and let you know where to have dinner. He will also give you all the information you will need for your next day in Machu Picchu.

DURING THE TREK:

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Maximum Altitude: 3720 meters
Minimum Altitude: 2056 meters
Temperature during day: 12ºC - 25ºC
Temperature during night: 08ºC – 10ºC
Hiking Distance: 8km approx.

Day 4: Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Our tour guides and company recommend going to Machu Picchu early in order to be one of the first ones there. It is magical with fewer people and you can have the chance to enjoy the sunrise. Breakfast will be served in your hotel. Then you’ll be taken to catch one of the buses going to Machu Picchu. There your guide will share with you the knowledge and history about Machu Picchu sanctuary in a w tour for approximately 2 hours. You will have some time to explore on your own before you will have to return to Aguas Calientes to catch your train to Ollantaytambo. Our driver or transfer will be waiting for you there with private transportation to take you back to Cusco and your hotel.

DURING THE TREK:

Meals: breakfast
Maximum Altitude: 2450 meters
Minimum Altitude: 2050 meters
Temperature during day: 15ºC - 27ºC
Temperature during night: 10ºC – 15ºC
Hiking Distance: 4 km approx.

STANDAR SERVICE

Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco.
  • Profesional bilingual Tour Guide.(2 guides for groups of over 10 people).
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning  (we pick you up from where you are staying).
  • Private transportation to Lares (starting point of the trek).
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. 
  • Thermarest(air mat) sleeping mat.
  • Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tent. chairs and tables).
  • Chef and cooking equipment.
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 3
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes(private room,hot shower, tv, wi fi)
  • One way bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu on day 4.
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • Private transport back from Ollamtaytambo to Cusco.
  • All meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners.
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night, and also at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available

Not Included:

  • Entrance  fees to Huaynapicchu.( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price)
  • Entrance  fees to Machu Picchu Mountain.( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in aguas calientes
  • Entrances to the hot spring waters.
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack.

SHARED GROUP SERVICE 

02 Persons / $.590.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

03 Persons  / $.580.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

04 Persons / $.560.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

05 Persons / $.540.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

06 Persons / $.520.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

08 to More Persons  / $.500.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSANGER REQUEST.

PRIVATE SERVICE

GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR  REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service.

All include + description down here.

Private groups include addditional services like 9 extra kilos of luggage care by our horses and trasportation, we provite horses to ride and carry personal belongs, nice train (vistadome), Hotel *** in  Aguas calientes “la cabaña”, bus up and down to rich Machu Picchu, walking poles, extra food and wather along the trek.

PRICE PER  ADULT PERSON $.760.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE PER STUDENT PERSON $.740.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSANGER REQUEST.

What you should bring:

  •     Original passport
  •     ISIC card(www.isic.org) if it is applicable (needs to be sent at the time of your  booking)
  •     Insurance card optional.
  •     Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  •     Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  •     Warm jack
  •     Hat and gloves
  •     T-shirts
  •     Comfortable trousers
  •     Rain pants
  •     Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  •     Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  •     Insect Repellent  40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
  •     Water bottle
  •     Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  •     Toilet paper
  •     Personal medication
  •     Camera and extra batteries.
  •     Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  •     Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.

You can rent in our office:

  •      Walking sticks ($ 20.00 per person) for the entire hike.
  •      Sleeping bag ($ 25.00 per person) for the entire hike.

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