4 days
duration
8/10
physicality
Cusco – Machupicchu
location
14+
age
Mar-Jan
dates

Lares Valley Trek 4 Days, (Machu Picchu) tall city of stepped stone, home at long last of whatever earth had never hidden in her sleeping clothes. In you two lineages that had run parallel met where the cradle both of man and light rocked in a wind of thorms..” (Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize, Heights of Machu Picchu).
The Lares Trek is an excellent alternative to the Inca Trail. Taking you off the beaten track with visits to authentic Andean communities whilst being surrounded by stunning mountains, lakes and valleys this fabulous trek offers a real insight in to the lives of the people of Cusco as it once was.
The route we offer starts in the village of Pumahuanca in the Sacred Valley and finishes in the hot springs of Lares with a visit to the village of Cuncani along the way. On Day 3 of the trek you take a bus from Lares to Ollantaytambo and then carry on by train to Machu Picchu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco – Machupicchu
INCLUDED
Pick up from the hotel and transfer by bus to the Lares valley.
Professional bilingual guide, cook, porters.
Food: 3 breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 Dinners.
Porters (Only to load stores, food and equipment).
All transportation services.
First aid kit.
Hostel in Aguas Calientes.
Entrance tickets to Machupicchu.
Train tickets Ollanta – Aguas Calientes -ollantaytambo.
Camping equipment.
NOT INCLUDED
Sleeping bag.
Life insurance against accidents or any type of insurance.
Additional nights due to bad weather.
Personal care items.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Sleeping bag and luggage bag.
A small backpack containing water and personal items.
Thermal clothing, waterproof, sunscreen.
Sunglasses.
Mosquito repellent.
Personal medications.
Jacket or Poncho (in case it rains).
Video camera or camera (optional)

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Day 1: Cusco – Calca – Lares Thermal Baths – Cachin

Very early we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to start our adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas we arrive at the thermo medicinal baths of Lares, on our arrival we take a healthy and refreshing baths, after lunch we start our walk until arriving at our camp after 2 hours.
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Day 2: Cachin – Qelqanta

Road to the Valley of Lares
Continuing the trek through the valley, we arrive at the community of Huacawasi, where some of Per’s finest weavings are produced. Passing the village we ascend up to El Cóndor pass, at 4100m. Approximate, from this point we appreciate one of the best views of the snowy Veronica, then descend gently until arriving at Qelqanta, our second camp.
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Day 3: Qelqanta – Patacancha – Willoc – Pumamarka – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We begin to descend to a native community called Willoc, place where we have lunch, and after 2 hours of walking we will arrive at Pumamarka, to appreciate the famous Inca terraces, finally we arrive at Ollantaytambo, located on the banks of the Vilcanota river, a fertile valley, this village Ancient Inca is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the archaeological remains in all its extension and a wide variety of species of flowers and birds. In the afternoon we take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in Aguas Calientes in a basic lodging.
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Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

After an early breakfast, we will go by bus to the Machupicchu sanctuary, we will start our guided tour around the sanctuary, and after a free time we will return to the city of Cusco by train.
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