Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days / 4 Nights
Detailed Travel Itinerary
Lares Valley It gives you a chance to interact with local people and see how little their lives have changed over the last 500 years.Another way of exploring the actual live style on the Andes of Peru we will have many opportunities off looking at the local peasant, alpacas And Llamas, There are many trekking options in the Lares valley. This one follows the “Weaver’s Way,” going past traditional weaving communities where you may purchase fine, one-of-a-kind textiles before returning to the Sacred Valley and on the top we will visit Machu Picchu for 2 days.
Detailed Travel Itinerary with Amazing Andean Adventures
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days / 4 nights
Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Huacahuasi
We will leave Pisaq early in the morning; we travel by private van through the Sacred Valley to the town of Calca. From there, we wind up the valley to the trailhead at the semi-tropical village of Lares (3100m). Here we have lunch and relax after the drive with a soak in the hot springs. After lunch, we hike along a stream to the traditional Andean village of Huacahuasi, where the locals produce traditional textiles such as ponchos, hats, and other tempting goods.
Our first campsite will be around Huacahuasi.
Day 2: Huacahuasi – Queuñaqocha
Leaving the village, we begin a steady climb through grasslands to the highest pass on the route, Abra Huacahuasi at 4600m. From the pass we take in the views of the snow-capped peak of Pumahuanka, Mount Veronica. Following on, we cross the second high pass of Wayruruyoc qasa at 4600m. We see spectacular views of Aruraycocha Lake, situated at 4380m. Where our lunch is will be waiting for us; this afternoon we continue on to Queuñaqocha where will spend the night with spectacular view of Salkantay and Veronica mountains. Our second campsite will be Queuñaqocha.
Day 3: Queuñaqocha – Ollantaytambo
In the morning we continue downhill. Along the way, we pass viewpoints with excellent vistas of the broad valley, herds of alpacas and llamas, farms, cacti and bromeliads as we get closer to the Sacred Valley. We arrive in the community of Huilloc (11500ft.), one of the few villages of direct descendants of the Incas, this will be our first stop. We will see the unspoiled traditional daily activities of the local way of life. Continuing on, we follow the ancient trail to arrive at Marcawasi and Ollantaytambo at 9,200 ft. where we will have lunch. This is a small town with impressive Inca remains, here you will enjoyed another guided experience.
Overnight at Pakaritampu Hotel or similar.
Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
Morning, transfer from your hotel to the train Station at Ollantaytambo where you will take the train ride to the Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) at 7000 ft. The scenery during the ride down the Urubamba Valley changes from mountain vegetation to cloud forest. Arrival at the train station after 2 hours, check in to the Hotel and then Lunch, after which we will take a half hour bus ride that will bring you to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (8,040 ft.). Once here, your Guide will give you an afternoon guided tour at the Citadel, return to Aguas Calientes town by bus at time of your choice.
Overnight at Casa Andina Machu Picchu Hotel or similar.
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco
This Day we will take a half hour bus ride that will bring you to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (8,040 ft.). Once here, your Guide will give you an early morning guided tour at the Citadel, Lunch at the town of Aguas Calientes before the train ride back to the Sacred Valley and Cusco.
Overnight stay at Casa Andina, Private Collection Hotel or Similar.
End of this Amazing Andean Adventure.
INCLUDED ON THE TOUR PRICE:
- All transfers from the hotels to the Beginning point.
- All Accommodations in 3 stars hotels.
- Private transportation in all tours.
- All tours stated in the itinerary with knowledgeable professional English-speaking guides.
- Entrance fees to the archeological sites & Machu Picchu.
- Camping equipment for theTrail (air mattresses, 2 people tent, Toilet tent, kitchen and dining tent), Chef, horses to carry all the camping gear during the Trek.
- All meals during the Trek, accommodate to specific dietary needs.
- Duffel bag for your personal belongings(22lb.carried by the horses during the trek)
- Round train ride from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu on the Vista dome Trains from Perurail or Similar.
- Round bus trip rides from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Breakfast is included at each hotel
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
- International flights
- Sleeping bags for the trek
- Tips for Guides, Chef, horseman’s, Transfers, Drivers, personal at the Hotels.
- Lunch and Dinners.
Price $800.00 US Dollars per person
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