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Lares Trek To Machu Picchu

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LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

  • Lares to Machu Picchu
  • Lares to Machu Picchu
  • Lares to Machu Picchu

Description

In antiquity in this place there were snowy mountains which started a defrost process getting form small lagoons, in some years these lagoons overflowed and that mountain which supported the lagoons collapsed making a kind of a rocky beach where the inhabitants of the area adjusted themselves to live. They made some small stone fences in the whole rocky beach and they called Cancha Cancha (fences). We will be able to observe three lagoons in the mountain where the slip began.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO - CALCA - LARES - QUISHUARANI.

We will pick you up from your hotels at 5:00 in the morning. We will leave Cusco at 6:00 in the morning going to Calca town and we will continue to Lares town, by bus on a trip of 3 and half hours. At mid day after lunch we will begin our trip during 8 or 9 and half hours. We will arrive to Quishuarani Andean community where we will have our first camp.

DAY 02: QUISHUARANI - CANCHACANCHA.

We will wake you up at 6:00 in the morning. We will have breakfast at 6:45 in the morning. This second day we will be leaving the trek at 7:30 am, we will have a trek of 8 hours and along the way you will be able to observe Andean natural beauty, will be able to share little of coexistence with the Andean residents as well. We will arrive to our destination to Cancha Cancha town where we will camp the second night.

DAY 03: CANCHA CANCHA - OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.

We will wake you up at 6am and will have breakfast at 6.30 in the morning. After a visit to the residents of the place we will leave at about 8:00 in the morning, this day the trek lasts 4 or 5 hours approximately. We will be able to appreciate the view to the sacred valley and other beautiful natural landscapes, diversity of plants, orchids, etc. We will arrive to Huaran after midday where we will eat lunch, and then to go to Ollantaytambo town where we will take our train going to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 04: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO.

Very early we start the hike or we take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to admire the sunrise in this magical place, just before the other tourist of Cusco can arrive at the citadel. Enjoy the tranquility of the Lost City of the Incas during a guided tour (approx. 2 ½ h). Afterwards you will have free time to walk around the citadel or to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, from where you can glory in a spectacular view over the whole complex of Machu Picchu, as well as over the valleys and the surrounding mountains. You can also visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon we descend by bus to Machu Picchu Town (formerly Aguas Calientes), from where we return by train to Ollantaytambo, and then we keep on going by private bus to the city of Cusco.

INCLUDED

  • Transport by bus from the hotel to the start of the walk (Lares).
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo with Tourist Service “Expedition” or similar.
  • Entrance fee to the citadel of Machu Picchu (valid only for one day).
  • Transport by bus from train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Professional guide (English and Spanish) during the whole trip.
  • Meals: 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner.
  • Camping equipment (tents, cooks, dining room tent, chairs, tables, mattresses).
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen tank.
  • Cook in charge of the preparation of the meals.
  • Horsemen and horses (who will carry all the camping gear and food).
  • Accommodation for guides, cook and horsemen.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes your choice (see list below).

NOT INCLUDED

  • Bus ticket for going up and down to and from “Machu Picchu Town” – Machu Picchu Citadel (US $ 24.00).
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day (after visiting Machu Picchu have free time to enjoy the ruins, lunch in Machu Picchu citadel or in Aguas Calientes town).
  • Money for extra services such as tips.

OPTIONAL

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu mountain (Confirm this income at the time of booking, subject to availability of spaces, the cost is US $ 10.00).
  • Extra horse for carrying personal gear for the hike (If you need to carry more than 5 kilos of luggage, you can take an extra horse can carry up to 25 kilos, the cost is US $ 80.00).
  • Train tickets roundtrip “VISTADOME tourist service”, add US $ 70.00 per person.
  • Sleeping bag for the hike: made of Polar (US$ 15.00) or made of Down Feather (US $ 30.00). You can rent this in our office.
  • Train ticket Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes in tourist service, add US $ 20.00, takes 40 minutes.

RECOMMENDATIONS WHAT TO BRING:

  • A backpack.
  • Original passport.
  • 01 change of clothes.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Trekking Shoes.
  • Small towel.
  • Swimming suit (if you want to go to the thermal baths).
  • Rain coat or plastic for the rain.
  • Water canteen.
  • Photo Camera and batteries.
  • Insect repellent, Sun screen lotion, hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Bottle of water and water purifying pills.

OVERVIEW:

  • Total Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Destination:Machu Picchu
  • Departure Dates: Daily Departures
  • Difficulty Level:Easy - moderate
  • Max. Altitude:3,335 m
  • Group Size: 2 - 10
  • Trip Category:Trek