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This trek follows a path through deep green valleys, towering mountain passes, small rural villages, chilly snow caps and communities herding farmers whose way of life has essentially not changed since hundreds of years ago. The Lares trail 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. Difficulty: Moderate

  1. ITINERARY
  2. OPTIONAL
  3. INCLUDES
  4. NOT INCLUDED
  5. RECOMMENDATIONS
  6. PRICE
  7. BOOKING

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco - Lares Hot Springs - Wacawasi (A, C)

6:00am
Depart Cusco by private bus
Travel through the Sacred Valley to the hot springs of Lares
Lunch
Two hour hike to our campsite.

Day 2: Wacawasi - Epsaycocha (D, A, C)

Breakfast
Observation of Alpaca fabric weaving
Climb to the pass of the Condor (approximately 4100m)
View of Mount "Veronica" at 5750 m.
Lake Epsaycocha- final camp

Day 3: Epsaycocha - Patacancha - Wylloq - Pumamarka - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (D, A, C)

Downhill walk to Pata court
Textile and weaving observation
Continue to Wylloq for a brief rest & lunch
Two hours to Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces
Depart to Ollantaytambo.
7pm-8:45pm Expedition Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
8:45pm Transfer to your hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)

Early rise for bus to Machu Picchu
Check in and start the 2.5 hour guided tour.
Walk to Puente del Inca* or visit the citadel.
*If you want to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, there is an additional cost.
Return to Aguas Calientes
Lunch at Aguas Calientes
Optional 25 minute walk to the hot springs.*
*You must make your own arrangements to be back at Aguas Calientes meetup point for train back to Cusco. If you miss the train, you will be responsible to get yourself back to the group.
9:30pm-11:01pm Train Expedition Agua Calientes - Ollanta
11:05pm- 1:00am Transfer from Ollanta station to the Plaza Rejoicing in Cusco (one block from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Optional: Private groups can take the unconventional route Cusco - Lares - Quishuarani - Cancha Cancha - Huaran - Ollantaytambo

INCLUDES

  • Professional guide English / Spanish

  • Private transportation from your hotel, Cusco - Lares

  • Horsemen and horses to carry all the luggage camping

  • Horses to carry the equipment their backpacks large, up to 6 kg

  • Cook and assistant cook

  • All meals on the road (breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch and snacks daily)

  • Dining tent with tables and chairs

  • Kitchen tent

  • Double tents for two. It is very comfortable and safe for your backpacks. Our tents are 3 seasons and this year.

  • Matras (insulation blankets to sleep)

  • Accommodation for all of our staff

  • First Aid kit

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • Bus to and from Machu Picchu

  • Expedition Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag*.

  • Tips for guides and porters.

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day.

We recommend bringing:

  • A small backpack to carry a light jacket in case the weather changes during the trek

  • A larger backpack with warm, comfortable clothes that are suitable for rain, as well as a rain poncho

  • Several pairs of socks

  • Scarf, gloves, and hat for cold weather, handkerchief

  • Small towel and cleaning implements (wipes)

  • Comfortable trekking shoes, preferably waterproof

  • Sandals for moments of rest (your feet will thank you!)

  • Sun hat, sunscreen and insect repellent (minimum 20%)

  • Moisturizer for face and body

  • Camera, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries (consume more quickly in cold weather)

  • Toilet paper

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets to safely drink river water

  • Snacks (energy bars, dried fruit, chocolates, cookies, etc.)

  • Cash in soles and dollars

  • Some identity document, if students their ISIC card

  • Optional: walking stick

  • Additional:

  • If you want to ride horses during the walk, there is a cost of USD 25 per day. Does not fit in decline.

  • Students under 25 years with ISIC card receive a discount of USD 20

  • If you wish to return from Machu Picchu in the Expedition train leaving Aguas Calientes at 6:45pm and arrive in Ollantaytambo at 8:18pm and Cusco at 10:30pm, you must add USD 15 per person

  • If you wish to return from Machu Picchu on the Expedition direct train that departs Aguas Calientes at 4.43 pm and arrives in Cusco 9.00pm, you must add USD 30 per person.

  • If you wish to return from Machu Picchu by Vistadome train direct from Aguas Calientes at 3:20 pm and arriving to Cusco 7.40pm, there is an additional cost of USD 45 per person.

`* Rental sleeping bag 0 ° C = USD 15 and -10 ° C = USD 25 per entire walk

The total price of the Lares trek to machu picchu 4 day is:

USD 580.00

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