Lares treks to Machupicchu 4d/3n
PERU WILD TREKS is the only tour operator with its own unique trekking route, which TREKS COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN PATH with the LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU, passing through the most isolated communities that no one else does, and ending at the Lares hot springs. We are the only tour operator that includes the PISAC INCA RUINS (guiding)on top of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu — NO ONE HAS A BETTER DEAL than PERU WILD TREKS for this trek.
You will explore the sophisticated Inca ruins of Pisac being enticed by the distillation of the oldest traditions and the finest buildings on the planet. As the trek continues, you visit some of the most isolated Indigenous communities and have the privilege to interact with the Inca people that are keeping the Inca culture alive and the route is incredibly picturesque, with majestic ice glaciers, shockingly blue glacial lakes, waterfalls, llamas, and alpacas.
On the last day, make your dreams become a reality as you enjoy a new day watching the sunrise at Machu Picchu and exploring the amazing citadel with your professional guide
Day 1: Cusco – Pisac – Huaran – Cancha Cancha
The excitement of your Lares trek to Machu Picchu will help you arise early for your pickup at 5:00am whether in Cusco or Sacred Valley. Within the hour, we will arrive at the ancient remnants of this truly awesome Pisac Inca Citadel. If you are able to take your eyes off the ruins and look up towards the skies, you will be memorized at the flight of the Caracara falcons hovering and circling in the endless sky. Our guide will share with you the history of the Pisac Inca Citadel in all its brilliance.
Driving onward for 40 more minutes to Huaran, we meet our horsemen and horses. Time to saddle up, boots on, and begin our first 3 hours gradually ascending to Canchacancha, replenishing our energy for our trek ahead with a delicious lunch prepared by our trekking chef. Canchacancha being the most isolated and self-sustainable community, traditional to the core, with no bus route or electricity. Make your connection with nature and the realness of life with the locals that share their homes. It would be of much appreciation to share some toys, old useful clothes, notebooks, fruit or any items with the locals. Two hours later, we have completed our first trekking day and arrived at our campsite. Boots off, time to enjoy afternoon tea with amazing views of the frozen Andean peaks. After dinner, our guide will show you the Inca’s constellations in which they depended on for their agricultural guidance and still do to this present day.
- Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping facilities
- Distance: 12kms / 7 miles
- Time: 6hrs approximately
- Difficulty: Moderate
Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani
Feeling all revved up to begin our second day and have eaten a delicious breakfast, we begin our 4 hour hike northeast, an intense walk accomplishing the three high passes to the highest point of our trek called Pachacutec Pass (4700 mt / 15420 ft). This is when to pat yourself on the back and embrace the feeling of total exhilaration and self-achievement for making the summit. Compensating for the intense hike, the views of the rigid glaciers, shockingly blue glacial lakes, llama herds, rugged valleys and undulating farmlands. After a time to enjoy the 360º views, we descend for an hour, taking lunch by the mirrored glacial lake, with its picturesque views of the Lares Valley with plenty of llamas and alpacas.
After a siesta time, we descend for 2 hours until we reach our campsite located by the Kiswarani community, (3700mt /12139ft). Taking the back roads to Machu Picchu Llama, where herders are readily available and the local indigenous people will open their hearts and interact with you in the Quechua language (Inca language). Your guide will act as your mediator to translate and teach you some Quechua language, and then you get to enjoy the stunning waterfall.
At the campsite, everything will be ready. Enjoy afternoon tea time and dinner then snuggle in for a comfortable night sleep.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping facilities with comfortable tents, mattress´s,
- Distance: 14kms / 10.3 miles
- Time:8hrs approximately
- Difficulty: challenge
Day 3: Quishuarani – Cuncani – Lares – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Your adventure continues as you begin the most memorable day yet! We begin our ascension for 3 hours until we reach the Hullkiccasa Pass, (4200mt/13779ft) getting a bird’s eye view of the reflections of the mirror images of the glacial lakes. Time to descend for 2 hours through the boundless farmlands and pristine lakes to the Cucani community. Connecting with the local indigenous children, we will visit their school and share in some quality time with the students.
A little further, on we are welcomed into the natural volcanic hot springs for an hour to soak, have lunch and take a siesta. Time for our goodbyes for our remarkable chef and cowboy. With the body relaxed, the mind begins to say toward preparing for the ultimate experience. We take our van for 2.5 hours to Ollantaytambo where we will have dinner at a tourist restaurant. At 7.00pm or 9.00pm, we take our train to Aguas Calientes City, where we spend the night at our hotel. (private room with hot shower included) One more night to sleep before the big day!
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
- Accommodation: In Aguas Calientes
- Distance: 15kms / 9.3 miles
- Time: 6hrs approximately
- Difficulty: Moderate
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Bursting with excitement on your final surreal day, we take the first bus to Machu Picchu archeological site, making sure we tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu, what an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, you can wander around the town squares of the world’s spiritual center of Inca wisdom, as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Or you can stay still and find the peace within as you sit in the pure delight of the moment.
If you wish to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own you can (not included in the price):
- Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain to appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu
- You will be given some time to walk to the Sun Gate or Inti Punku.
- Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or to the hot springs.
When you are ready, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, have a leisurely lunch on your own, and later on board the train for the return trip to Cusco stopping at the Ollantaytambo Station, where you will catch our private van back to Cusco and arrive at your hotel.
- Meal: Breakfast
- Difficulty: Easy
- Pre-Trekking briefing (02 Day or 01 Day before the trek, in your Hotel).
- Professional bilingual tour guide.
- Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+.
- Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 15 lbs/ 07kg of your personal items.
- Pick up from your hotel and transportation from your hotel to the start of trail.
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon tea and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian
- food please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- Comfortable and very spacious 4 man tent (one tent is used by two people).
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Day 2.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one way)
- Sleeping Mattress
- Oxygen bottle.
- First aid kit.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Train tickets
- Entrance to Pisac (optional $25.00)
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
- Breakfast on Day 1, lunch Day 4.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$35
Private Group Service:
- one Person: USD 990.00
- 2-3 People: USD 560.00 per person.
- 4-5 People: USD 520.00 per person
- 6 -+ People: USD 470.00 per person
- 18 to 25 years old: US$30 Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
- Under 18 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old: US$40 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Sleeping Bag – US$20 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
- Air Mattress – US$20 per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
- Walking Poles – US$15 per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
- Personal tent – US $30 – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
- Vistadome Train Upgrade – US$57 per person (For the return to Cusco (Poroy) at 4:43 pm)
- Huayna Picchu Mountain – US$35 per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Machu Picchu Mountain – US$30 per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Original Passport ( same you have used for booking your trek)
- Good daypack (25 to 30 liters)
- Water storage: 2-3 litre Camelbaks are encouraged.
- Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
- Toilet Paper
- 1 t-shirts
- 1 hiking or comfortable pants
- Hiking socks
- Polar or sweater for early mornings and evenings
- Face moisturizer
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and paste
- Personal medications
- Sun Hat
- Wool Hat if cold season for evenings or early morning
- Rain jacket – rainy season
- Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruit
- Rain plastic poncho (provided by SAM)
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
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