LARES TRAIL – 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

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    LARES TRAIL

    The Lares treck is a beautiful four day adventure into the Andean mountains where you can see stunning scenery of mountain, lakes and local farmers mending to their livestock of llamas, alpacas and sheep. This calm and prestine trail is the perfect alternative to the Inka Trail with hardly any tourists making it the ideal hike for anyone wishing to be emersed by nature and the natural landscape.

    We look forward to taking you on this wild adventure and having a Bloody Bueno time!

     

    DAY 1: CUSCO-LARES-QUISHUARANI

    DISTANCE: 14KM/8.7 MILES               HIGHEST POINT: 3,700 masl/12,139 fasl

    You will be picked from your hotel early in the morning and travel by private bus through the Sacred Valley to the city of Calca where we stop at a local restaurant for breakfast (optional) and then continue our drive until we reach the town of Lares. The trip takes approximately 3 hours. In Lares, we will hike to the natural hot springs where we will have lunch and have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths that consist of three pools that have temperatures ranging from 36-44°C.

    From here we will drive around twenty minutes to PASCANA where our trek will begin. Our hike will take approximately 2.5 hours crossing beautiful landscapes to reach our campsite will be setup for us for the night. We will have some free time to meet the local people who live in this town and see traditional weaving techniques.

     

    DAY 2: QUISHUARANI-CANCHA CANCHA

    DISTANCE: 12KM/5.94 MILES             HIGHEST POINT: 4,450 masl/14,599 fasl

    Our day will start early with a nutritional breakfast that will provide us with the energy for a big day of hiking where we will walk approx. 7 hours. We begin our ascent towards the highest point of the trek, Pachacutec Pass (4,450 masl/14599 feet). Our effort will be rewarded with magnificent views of Lake Pachacutec and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray and Chicon. We will then continue downhill for approximately 2.5 hours passing beautiful scenery, wildlife and flora and fauna until we reach the town of Cancha Cancha where we will have dinner and spend the night.

     

    DAY 3: CANCHA CANCHA-HUARAN-OLLANTAYTAMBO-AGUAS CALIENTES

    DISTANCE: 12KM/5.94 MILES             HIGHEST POINT: 2,800 masl/9,186 fasl

    After a delicious breakfast, we will start our hike, where we will descend for approx. 5 hours to reach the village of Huaran. We will then take local transport to the town of Ollantaytambo, a beautiful well-preserved Inca town that is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has an incredible Inca archaeological site built into the mountain over looking the town. We will have some time to explore this amazing place before heading to the train station to take our train to Agua Calientes.

    We will be met by a member of our team in Agua Calientes, who will take us to our hotel. This will be followed by dinner in a local restaurant and a briefing about our visit to Machu Picchu the following morning. You will then have free time to explore the town, or visit the thermal baths.

     

    DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO

    DISTANCE: 4KM/2.49 MILES               HIGHEST POINT: 2,700 masl/8,829 fasl

     Today we will visit the majestic Machu Picchu! We will wake up early (before 05:30 am) and have breakfast and then take the tourist bus (optional) or walk up (2 hours aprox) to Machu Picchu. We will be one of the first groups to enter Machu Picchu having the best opportunity to enjoy the beauty and magic of Machu Picchu with tranquility. We will have a two hour guided tour of the most important places of Machu Picchu with plenty of opportunities to take great photos of this incredible place.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you can either take the tourist bus (optional) or hike back down to Aguas Calientes. At the allocated time you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where your transfer to Cusco will await you. You will arrive back to th city of Cusco in the evening.

    Pick-up Location

    Hotel

    Departure Time

    05.00 am

    Price Includes

    • Bilingual and certified tour guide
    • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
    • Hotel pick up between 6:30 am to 7:00 am
    • Private Transportation to Lares Valley (trailhead)
    • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
    • A duffel bag for personal items that can weigh up to 08 kilos (to be carried by horses or mules)
    • Camping equipment (Kitchen tent, portable chairs and table)
    • THERM-A-REST self-inflating air Sleeping mattresses (a whole new way to sleep in comfort)
    • Four season tents (2 trekkers in each one) you will have enough space to put your personal items/bags inside.
    • Horses or mules and muleteer to carry camping and cooking equipment
    • ride every 3 persons, days 1 to 2
    • Professional Cook
    • 3 Meals per day during the trek (food served in a buffet style)
    • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
    • Snack for each day of trekking
    • 1 night accommodation in a hostel in Aguas Calientes (upgrades available)
    • Touristic train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
    • Private Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
    • Boiled water to drink during the trail
    • First Aid Kit, with oxygen bottle.

    Price Excludes

    • First breakfast (in Ollantaytambo)
    • Last lunch (in Aguas Calientes)
    • Machupicchu mountain (tickets must be purchased/reserved in advance)
    • Waynapicchu mountain (tickets must be purchased/reserved in advance)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes (should you decide not to hike)
    • Sleeping bag and walking sticks
    • Extra horse for emergency or to carry additional bags
    • Tips for cook and porter (it is not obligatory but if you wish to contribute it most welcomed)

    Suggested Packing List

    • Backpack
    • Beanie, glovesa and scarf
    • Camara/Smart phone
    • Coca leaves
    • Extra cash for souvenirs, snacks etc.
    • Flip flops/sandals
    • Hat
    • Hiking shoes
    • Mosquito repellent (40% DEET or more is recommended)
    • Plastic bag
    • Personal medication
    • Poncho
    • Small backpack (for day activities)
    • Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Sunglasses
    • Swimwear
    • Toiletries
    • Torch/flashlight and batteries
    • Towel
    • Warm clothes
    • Water bottle
    • Waterproof jacket and pants/Raincoat
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