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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

(4 days / 3 night)

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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

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Variety of archaeological sites await you on this tour. The relaxation time arrives with the thermal baths of Lares. Medicinal mineral waters that will give your body the energy you need for the other 3 days of travel and walking. You will visit Machu Picchu as the final atraction, nothing better for a trip to Cusco.

Day 1: Cusco - Huaca Casi Pass - Lares Hot Springs - Huacawasi

At about 5:00am, we will go to Lares by bus. We will get to see several archaeological sites on the way and artisans markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Climate: cold
Transport time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Day 2: Huacawasi - Ipsay Pass - Patacancha

During this 2nd day, we will have the most wonderful experience. After having breakfast, we will hike for 4 hours on the way to Ipsay pass (4400m/14436f).

Climate: cold
Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Patacancha - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

This is also a spectacular day since we will visit several communities and towns as Willoq (3400m/11156f), Pumamarca (3200m/10499f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m/9350f).

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: approx. 6 hours

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

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

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: 2 hours

Included:

• Transport from the hotel to Valle de Lares.
• Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
• Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
• Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
• Entrance to the thermal baths in the Valle de Lares.
• Entrance fee to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
• Hotel with private room and bathroom in Aguas Calientes.
• Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
• 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).
• Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/Option vegetarian).
• Cook and cooking equipment.
• Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg).
• Emergency horse (minimum 2 persons).
• First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.

No Included:

• Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
• Bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for US $ 10.00 or you have the option to walk down which will take you about 1 hour.
• Sleeping bag (if you don`t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one).

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Day 1: Cusco - Huaca Casi Pass - Lares Hot Springs - Huacawasi

At about 5:00am, we will go to Lares by bus. We will get to see several archaeological sites on the way and artisans markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. At Calca province (2940m/9646f), we will first go to Huaca Casi pass (4400m/14436f) after that we will go down to Lares Hot Springs (3200m/10499f) where we will have enough time to relax inside the pools (between 28 and 36 degrees C/82 and 97 F). After having lunch we will go to Huacahuasi (3600m/11811f) where we will camp.

Climate: cold
Transport time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Day 2: Huacawasi - Ipsay Pass - Patacancha

During this 2nd day, we will have the most wonderful experience. After having breakfast, we will hike for 4 hours on the way to Ipsay pass (4400m/14436f). Here we will visit some families that make a living from agriculture and textile designs that are inspired in Gods from the Andes. After that we will go down to Patacancha (3650m/11975f), where the camp site is set.

Climate: cold
Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Patacancha - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

This is also a spectacular day since we will visit several communities and towns as Willoq (3400m/11156f), Pumamarca (3200m/10499f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m/9350f) which is considered to be the last Inca citadel, built according to Inca architecture. Here in Ollantaytambo we will board the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m/6726f), where we will stay over at a hotel.

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: approx. 6 hours

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00am. 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 2:55pm or at 6:45pm. 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 for relaxing

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: 2 hours

What do I need to bring?

• Backpack with rain shelter.
• Sleeping bag.
• Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
• Rain pants and lightweight pants.
• Trekking shoes.
• Slippers or sandals (for showers and Hot Springs).
• Woollen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
• Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
• Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit (for the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes).
• Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
• Camera (wrapped in plastic bag).
• Flash light and batteries.
• Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
• Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
• Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes - once gotten wet - won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

Included:

• Transport from the hotel to Valle de Lares.
• Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
• Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
• Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
• Entrance to the thermal baths in the Valle de Lares.
• Entrance fee to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
• Hotel with private room and bathroom in Aguas Calientes.
• Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
• 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).
• Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/Option vegetarian).
• Cook and cooking equipment.
• Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg).
• Emergency horse (minimum 2 persons).
• First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.

No Included:

• Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
• Bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for US $ 10.00 or you have the option to walk down which will take you about 1 hour.
• Sleeping bag (if you don`t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one).

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.

Price

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We have several options based on the hotel, type of train and guided, the options are adapted to all budgets and THE PRICE IS PER PERSON. If the hotel of your choice is not on our offer, ask us for a price, we will respond quickly.
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• Our service includes private transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, this guarantees that you arrive in time to take the train and have a comfortable journey in a private car, without waiting for other passengers.
• For reservations with 3 months in advance request a special discount.

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TOURS ON GROUP SERVICE
Price per person – minimun 2 persons
LARES TREK A MACHU PICCHU US$ 498.00
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TOURS ON PRIVATE SERVICE
Price per person – minimun 2 persons
LARES TREK A MACHU PICCHU US$ 785.00
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