Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

( 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

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A wide variety of archaeological sites await you on this tour. The relaxation time comes with the thermal baths of Lares. Mineral-medicinal waters that will give your body the energy you need for the other 3 days of travel and trek that you have left. Visit Machu Picchu as a final attraction; there is no better way to spend a vacation in Cusco.

DAY 1: CUSCO - HUACA CASI PASS - LARES HOT SPRINGS - HUACAWASI

We will leave Cusco and head to Lares at 5:00 a.m. beginning this Lares tour to Machu Picchu by bus. During this trip we will pass several archaeological sites and craft markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Weather: cold
Duration of transport: 4 hours
Walking time: 3-4

DAY 2: HUACAWASI - ABRA DE IPSAY – PATACANCHA

The second day is possibly the most beautiful. After breakfast we will start a 4 hour walk to the Ipsay pass (4400m / 14436f).
Weather: cold
Walking time: 6-7 hours.

DAY 3: PATACANCHA - WILLOQ - PUMAMARCA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

The third day is also spectacular: we are going to visit several communities and indigenous peoples, such as Willoq (3400m / 11156f), Pumamarca (3200m / 10499f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m / 9350f) which is considered the last bulwark of the Incas.

Climate: moderate warm
Walking time: approx. 6 hours

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and we will go to Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f) by tourist bus. We're going to get to the citadel around 6:00 in the morning.

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: approx. 2 hours

Included:

  • Transfer from the hotel to the Lares Valley.
  • 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 Valley of Lares.
  • Price of the entrance to the Machu Picchu sanctuary.
  • Hotel with room and private bathroom in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • High quality camping equipment (Doite professional tents, Top 4, light / 4.5kgs extra for 2 people, mats, dining tent with table and chairs, toilet service tent).
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / Vegetarian option).
  • Cook and kitchen equipment.
  • Muleteers and mules, throughout the camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg).
  • Emergency horse (minimum 2 people).
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.

No Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes $ 10.00 or you have the option of walking that will take you about 1 hour.
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one from us).

DAY 1: CUSCO - HUACA CASI PASS - LARES HOT SPRINGS - HUACAWASI

We will leave Cusco and head towards Lares at 5:00 a.m. by bus. During this trip we will pass several archaeological sites and craft markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will arrive at the province of Calca (2940m / 9646f) first, and then we will go to the Abra Huaca Casi (4400m / 14436f) to descend later to the thermal baths of Lares (3200m / 10499f). Here we will have some time to relax in the pools between 28 and 36 degrees C / 82 and 97 degrees F. After lunch we will continue our trip to Huacawasi (3600m / 11811f), where our campsite will be located.

Weather: cold
Duration of transport: 4 hours
Walking time: 3-4 hours

DAY 2: HUACAWASI - ABRA DE IPSAY - PATACANCHA

The second day is possibly the most beautiful. After breakfast we will start a 4 hour walk to the Ipsay pass (4400m / 14436f). On the way there we are going to visit some families who live on agriculture and textile design, inspired by the Andean gods. Later we will go to the town of Patacancha (3650m / 11975f), where we will find our camp.

Climate cold
Walking time: 6-7 hours

DAY 3: PATACANCHA - WILLOQ - PUMAMARCA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

The third day is also spectacular: we are going to visit several communities and indigenous peoples, such as Willoq (3400m / 11156f), Pumamarca (3200m / 10499f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m / 9350f) which is considered the last bulwark of the Incas. From there we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m / 6726f), where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Climate: moderate warm
Walking time: approx. 6 hours

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and we will go to Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f) by tourist bus. We're going to get to the citadel around 6:00 in the morning. After a guided tour of the archaeological zone, 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 p.m. or at 6:10 p.m. Until then you will have time to have lunch in one of the restaurants. You can also enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes, concluding our Lares trek to Machu Picchu for 4 days.

Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: approx. 2 hours

Included?

  • Transfer from the hotel to the Lares Valley.
  • 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 Valley of Lares.
  • Price of the entrance to the Machu Picchu sanctuary.
  • Hotel with room and private bathroom in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • High quality camping equipment (Doite professional tents, Top 4, light / 4.5kgs extra for 2 people, mats, dining tent with table and chairs, toilet service tent).
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / Vegetarian option).
  • Cook and kitchen equipment.
  • Muleteers and mules, throughout the camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg).
  • Emergency horse (minimum 2 people).
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes $ 10.00 or you have the option of walking that will take you about 1 hour.
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one from us).

What do I need to bring?

  • Backpack with rain coat
  • Sleeping bag. Clothes for warm and cold weather like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and light pants, trekking shoes, slippers or sandals (for showers and thermal baths), wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • T-shirts with short and long sleeves.
  • Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcoholic disinfectant gel, water bottle and sterilization tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag).
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Some selected snacks as bar of chocolates and dried fruits. • Original passport and the ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
  • Because the weather can be very cold and humid, your clothes - once wet - will not dry out at night. So bring some clothes to change.

Notes:

  • From the first to the third day (from the thermal baths of Lares to Ollantaytambo) we will be accompanied by muleteers and mules, which will carry all the camping equipment and private luggage of the passenger (up to 7 kg). From the town of Ollantaytambo all the luggage will be transferred on the train with you.
  • Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu you need to book well in advance; however we charge an additional $ 15.00 and guarantee your entrance to Huayna Picchu (This new state law started on July 18, 2011).
  • Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters will also be very grateful for a small donation, for example, clothing or school supplies for their children.

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