Horse resting
Alternative view of Machu Picchu

Lares Trek 4 days 3 nights

This trek follows a path through valleys, high mountain passes, rural villages, snow capes, and herding communities whose way of life has not essentially changed since hundreds

This trek follows a path through valleys, high mountain passes, rural villages, snow capes, and herding communities whose way of life has not essentially changed since hundreds of years . Lares is located east of Cusco. This journey is the perfect option if you are looking for something more off the beaten path than the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

DAY 1: CUSCO – cha

Early in the morning we will travel by bus until reaching the town of Calca, after a break we will continue  for 3 hr. to Qiswarani (3 700 mt.), along the way we will see beautiful  landscapes. At this point we will meet our horsemen and get our gear loaded on the mules and horses, later we will start trekking, going up the mountain to reach a beautiful lagoon (4 200 mt.), after a break we will hike for some min. more to get the pass of Hualcacassa, characterized by great views of some snow capes and lagoons. Afterwards we´ll descend into a quiet area to have lunch. Later the group will go through the pass of Qolqecasa (4 200 mt.), until reaching Yanacocha to camp.

Meals: Lunch – dinner

DAY 2: YANACOCHA – MANTANAY

Before starting our trek we´ll eat some breakfast. Later we will start our journey for 2 hrs. going through picturesque Andean villages, later we will start to ascend for 3 hours until reaching Auroracassa (4 600 mt), the highest point of the route, where we will rest, and later we head down to the campsite at Mantanay.

Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner

DAY 3: MANTANAY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast, the group will start the trek going through amazing landscapes and different farms until arriving at Yanuara, where we will have our lunch, At this point we will be taken by bus towards Ollantaytambo. Here we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes and the group will spend the night in a hostel.

Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner

DAY 4 : AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICHU – CUSCO

We will wake up around 4 am. to start our trek to the archeological site of Machupicchu, once there our professional guide will lead the group through the citadel during 2 hours, after that you will have free time to explore by yourself. On the afternoon, according to the schedule of the train back to Ollantaytambo, travellers will go down by bus until Aguas Calientes to wait for the train. Remember to be there at least 30 min. before departure. Once in Ollantaytambo, our private bus will take you to Cusco. The journey finishes on the main square.

(breakfast)

INCLUDES

  • Transfers
  • Guide and porters
  • Cook and kitchen service.
  • Meals: 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner.
  • Hostel in Aguas Clientes.
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu.
  • Train ticket to Ollantaytambo.
  • All camping equipments.
  • Horse men and mules.
  • First aid knit

NOT INCLUDE

  • First day Breakfast and the last lunch.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Any life insurance service.
  • Personal day pack.
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