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LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

LARES TREK 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

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DESCRIPTION:

Lares Trek This alternative Inca Trail connects you with the deepest way of life of Andean communities making you experience and the best of our culture.
Lares is a small town that is located in the southeast part of Cusco, this hike is very pertinent for those people who are looking to be in contact with Andean communities .This hike combines, mountainous landscapes, glacier origin lakes and Andean towns that still maintain their customs and also you will visit the thermal baths of Lares.
A beautiful hike that will introduce you inside the lifestyle and traditions of the Andean people.

FIRST DAY: CUSCO-CALCA-BAÑOS TERMALES DE LARES-HUACAHUASI.

We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am and we will go for 1 hour until the town of Calca where we will have a bit stop to have breakfast, we will continue driving for more 3 hours through Andean landscapes until arriving the town of Lares (3100.m.s.n.m.).Where we will start hiking, this day you will have the opportunity of observing small Andean towns and herds of llamas and alpacas.
Before to start the hike we will visit the thermal baths of Lares, where we will be for around 2 hours, then we will uphill for 2 hours until the town of Vilcabamba, where we will have lunch and take a rest. We will continue hiking uphill for more 2 hours until the town of Wacahuasi where we will camp.
Hiking distance: 12 Km / 7.5 miles (5- hours).
Campsite altitude: 3700 meters above sea level.
Feeding: lunch and dinner.
Considered: not so hard, training day.
Area: Sierra and puna.
Weather: cold and windy.

SECOND DAY: WACAHUASI-ABRA IPSAY-IPSAYCOCHA.

We will wake up at 6:00 am and after having a delicious and nutritive breakfast we will visit the beautiful town of Wacahuasi, where the houses are built with stones and thatched roofs. This day we will have the opportunity of learning about the textiles techniques besides to observe the weaving process of Chullos, gloves, scarfs and other items. In the afternoon, after having lunch we will ascend for 2 hours until the Ipsaycocha Pass located at 4500.m.a.s.l.from where will observe beautiful snow capped mountains and will get into contact with Andean gods. We will descend for around 1 hour until arriving to the Ipsaycocha lagoon where will have our second campsite.
Hiking distance: 9 Km / 5.65 miles (6-7 hours).
Campsite altitude: 3800 meters above sea level.
Feeding: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Considered: coldest night.
Area: Sierra and puna.
Weather: cold and windy.

THIRD DAY: PATACANCHA-OLLANTAYTAMBO-AGUAS CALIENTES.

After our breakfast we will hike for 3 hours until the town of Patacancha, the people of this zone are known as “huayruros” a black and red seed and according to the stories, people who have those seeds are very lucky in love, health and money, besides it reflects the color of their ponchos. After visiting the town, we will continue hiking for 2 more hours until the town of Willoq, where our transport will be waiting to take us to Ollantaytambo where we will have lunch and take a rest. We will board the train at 16:36 pm or 19:00 pm depending of the train available schedules and we will go toward Aguas Calientes, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Hiking distance: 12 Km / 5.65 miles (5-6 hours).
Accommodation altitude: 2000 meters above sea level.
Feeding: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Considered: a relaxing day.
Area: Sierra, puna and high jungle.
Weather: cold and warm.

FOURTH DAY: AGUAS CALIENTES- MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO.

This day will be for sure the most fascinating for you, because you will see Machupicchu in all its glory from dawn. We get up at 5:00 am and after our breakfast we will go to the bus station for boarding the first bus that leaving at 5:30 am to be in Machupicchu at 6:00 am. Inside Machupicchu we will have 2 hours guided tour where you will visit the most remarkable places such as: el torreón semicircular, el templo de las tres ventanas, el intihuatana, el templo del cóndor, la sala de los morteros y el baño del inca. Then you will have free time to explore Machupicchu by your own or descend to Aguas calientes (Lunch in not included). In the afternoon you will board the train from Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo, place from where you will be transported by touristic bus to Cusco.
Estimated arrival to Cusco (20:00 pm).

INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure briefing one day before to start hiking in your hotel (19:00 pm).
  • TRANSPORT: Pick up from your hotel - Lares (starting point).
  • Professional and bilingual tour leader.
  • Horses (to carry equipment and groceries of the company) and cooks.
  • 02 nights in tents (02 persons by tent), dining tent, kitchen tent.
  • Pad.
  • 03 breakfast, 03 lunches, 03 dinners.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • Boiled water from the second day to fill your water bottle.
  • Entry to Machupicchu.
  • 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • TRANSPORT: Bus ticket Aguas calientes - Machu picchu - Aguas calientes, Train ticket from Ollantaytambo - Aguas calientes - Ollantaytambo and Transfer from Ollantaytambo – Cusco (main square of Cusco).

NOT INCLUDED

  • First breakfast.
  • Last lunch.
  • Snacks.
  • Sleeping bag.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Backpack between 15 y 20 liters (a backpack with chest and waist strap, this will help to distribute the weight and having side pockets for small items).
  • Backpack waterproof layer
  • Loose pants and better long
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Gloves and skullcap.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • Trekking shoes with thick orm.
  • Micro fiber or wool socks.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Swimwear.
  • Plastic poncho.
  • Small towel.
  • Sunscream and glasses.
  • Purifiying pills.
  • Personal higiene items.
  • Torch with replacement battery.
  • Camera.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra Money to tipping guides.

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