LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

4 Days / 3 Nights

Code: AVP047

 

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

INCLUDED

PRICES / HOTELS

MAP

 

Price

 

Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes

 

Starting point

Cusco

Ending Point

Cusco

Duration

4 Days

Activities

Active Hiking, Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Adventure, Trekking, Camping

Altitude

2850 – 4400 m/9350 – 14436f

Departures

Daily Departures 2 people minimum

Meals Provided

(B) Brakfast  /  (L) Lunch  /  (D) Dinner

High Season

Whole Year

Difficulty

Moderate

Day 1: Cusco – Huaca Casi pass – Lares Hot Springs – Huacawasi (L) (D)

 

• Around 6:15a.m. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel. A private transfer will take you to Lares Town where you will have time to relax at the medicinal hot springs of the town.

• An early lunch will be served here. Lares is a typical Andean valley located at about

• After lunch you will start your hike towards the andean community of Huacahuasi where you will enjoy dinner and camp. Huacarhuasi (3600m/11811f).

• Huacawasi (3600m/11811f). During 3 hours you will walk gradually uphill so that you get a good training for the next day when we will reach the highest point of the trek. The first night we will spend the night at the house of our horsemen who are joining us on the trip.

• At arrival your tents will be ready and you will receive popcorn, sweets and some hot thee before having dinner.

• Camping

 

Note:

  • Transport time: 4 hours
  • Hiking time: 4 hours
  • Climate during the day: Warm
  • Climate during the night: Cold

 

Day 2: Huacawasi – Sondor – Paso Sacsayllame – Aruray Cocha – Yurak Cocha – Miski Unu (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• We will start hiking towards the highest point, the pass of Sacsayllame at (4400m or 14435 feet).

• The hike will take about 4 hours and will be very steep uphill. Of course an emergency horse will accompany us so that everyone will certainly be able to reach the top.

• During this trek you will be able to enjoy enormous mountains, a patchwork of agricultural lands and breathtaking views.

• Be aware that we will reach great heights and the weather can be very cold.

• After reaching the highest point we will descend and pass a beautiful lagoon before having lunch next to the river.

• You will be able to recuperate while our cooks prepare a delicious lunch for you.

• Next we will descend further through a forest where you will be able to enjoy the “Queuñas” (Polylepis), a typical three from Peru.

• This walk will take about 1 hour before reaching our campsite at Miski Unu (3550m/11646f).

• A wonderful place in the middle of nowhere where you will receive hot thee and some snacks upon arrival before having dinner.

• Camping

 

Note:

  • Hiking time: 7 hours
  • Climate during day/night: Cold

 

Day 3: Miski Unu – Queshuarchalloc - Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (B) (L)

 

• Breakfast

• Today will be another spectacular day when walking downhill through different forests.

• You will be able to enjoy the rich biodiversity and change of fauna and flora during this 3 hour walk that will end in the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s.

• Watch out, when walking in the forest there are lots of mosquitos. We will enjoy our last lunch in Queshuarchalloc where we will say goodbye to the Horsemen and cooks.

• After lunch we will take a local bus to get to Ollantaytambo.

• We will visit the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo before having dinner at a local restaurant. At 7pm we will take the train to reach our final destination of the day, the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel.

• Overnight in Aguas Calientes

 

Note:

  • Hiking time: 4 hours
  • Transport time: half an hour
  • Climate: Warm

 

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (B) (L)

 

• Breakfast

• We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am.

• After a guided tour around the archaeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own.

• We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55 pm or at 6:35 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.

 

Note:

  • Hiking time: 2 hours or more
  • Climate: moderate warm

 

 

Included

Not Included

Brief presentation of the trek

2 nights sleeping at 4 season tents designed for four people (We also accommodate two people.)

1 night in Aguas Calientes at the hotel of your choice

Bilingual and professional tour guides

Transportation from Cusco to Lares Town, where the treks begins (Private transportation)

Entrance fee to the Lares hot springs

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Snacks

Trained local cooks and cooking equipment

Personal pad (double foam)

High quality camping equipment (professional tents Doite, Cima 4, extra light/4.5kgs for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent).

Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

Two-hour guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu

Bus ticket up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Bus ticket down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Train ticket Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo departing between 15:00 - 17:30 hours

Private transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco

Vegetarian food available upon request for no extra charge

Emergency oxygen bottle

Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes

Sleeping bag (if you don`t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one)

Bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for 10 U.S. dollars or you could have the option to walk down which takes about 1 hour.

Tips

Personal expenses

Travel Insurance(Highly recommended)

 

Destination / Acomodation

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

Aguas Calientes

Wayra Clasic

Casa Andina

Tierra Viva

Inkaterra

Single Accommodation Price

USD 710.00

USD 750.00

USD 850.00

USD 1,100.00

Double Accommodation Price

USD 675.00

USD 700.00

USD 760.00

USD 950.00

 

Note:

  • From the first to the third day (from Lares Hot Springs to Ollantaytambo) we are accompanied by horsemen and mules that will carry all camping equipment and the customer’s private luggage (up to 7 kg). From Ollantaytambo village all luggage will be transferred in the train with you.
  • Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu Mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional US $ 15.00 and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law  began since the 18th of July, 2011).
  • Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.

 

 

 

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