Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS
The Lares trek combines the beauty of the mountains, lakes, and valleys with the culture. The route that we offer goes through authentic Andean villages, where we will see that the authentic culture of our ancestors is still alive. It’s also a great opportunity for you to learn about their traditions.
The 4 days trek Lares to Machu Picchu tour package is an excellent way to see the Andean landscape, with valleys, rivers, lagoons with crystal clear waters, and forests of queuñas along the way. This alternative trek ends with a visit to one of the wonders of the modern world: Machu Picchu. This is bound to be a unique and unforgettable adventure!
TOUR BY DAY:
- Day 01 Cusco – Pumahuanca – Quyuc
- Day 02 Quyuc – Pumahuanca Pass – Kunkani Village
- DAy 03 Kunkani – Lares hot sprring – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
- Day 04 Machu Picchu Citadel – Back to Cusco
- Type of trip: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
- Good for: All hikers, including families with younger and active children
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate,
- Considerations: An emergency horse is available during the entire walk
- Start altitude – 2800m / 9186ft.
- Highest altitude – 4780m / 15.682ft.
- Walking distance – 34km / 21 miles
- Longest day – Day 1, approximately 14km / 8.7 miles
- Coolest night – Day 1 around 0º
- General difficulty – Moderately difficult (depends on your level of physical fitness).
- Group size: up to 8 people
- High season: April to September
LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS ITINERARY
DAY 01 CUSCO – PUMAHUANCA- QUYUC – CAMP!
the lares trek start to Machu Picchustart at 5 am with the piuck up from your hotel, from Cusco we will drive in our private transportation for 2 hours until Pumahuanca here we will have your first breakfast after your tour guide will introduce our team, here is when you will give your duffle bag to the horse men they will take to the camp, following you will start your adventure to Lares trek until lunch place we will hike for 3 to 4 hours more or less of hike gradual uphill along the way you will see organic potato farm and your tour guide will point you medicinal plants that we have along the hike that is used in the place by our Andean people then we will arrive to Quyoc where our crew will be waiting for us and preparing a delicious lunch after lunch we have a siesta, following we will continue our hike to the camp it will take us another two more hours with the beautiful land scape and waterfall, outstanding view of the sacred valley and finally we will arrive at our camp where we will spend the night by the time we arrive everything will ready for us, there will be an afternoon tea after we will have dinner day one over!
DAY 02 QUYOC- SICLLAQASA PASS – KUNKANI!
wake up at 5 in the morning organize your stuff then will have breakfast after we will start with our Lares trek to Machupicchu this day is the most challenging day of our Lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days and why not the most beautiful day with outstanding views along the way from the camp we will start going up for three hours in some sections we will go in zigzag in order to avoid the steep sections the reward of these sections will be the view as long as we get elevation we will have a better view of the Andes mountains.
The highest point of our trek is going to be the Sicllaq’asa pass with an elevation of 4830 m 15846ft here will have time to take photos after we enjoy we will start going downhill for two hours until we arrive at the vista point where we will have lunch after lunch we will continue with the downhill for 2 hours with a nice view of the valley of Kunkani as well we will see llamas and alpacas before we arrive at our camp will pass the village some authentic style houses from the farmers this technique they get from our ancestors their houses with stone walls and thatched roof few more minutes we will be arriving at our official campsite where our amazing team will be waiting for us with a warm welcome and the tent will be set up for us ready to rest after a long day then you have your hot tea time and dinner.
DAY 03 KUNKANI –LARES HOT SPRINGS – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
Our amazing Andean porters will wake us up with a nice coca tea then you will have time to organize and get ready your duffle bag once you are ready you will enjoy our breakfast after we will start the last part of our lares trek this section is all downhill for like two hours more or less once we lose elevation the environment will change we will see native forest and no natives when we get closer to Lares hot springs we will see farmlands and different crops that grow in Lares trek valley and the most important could be the yellow corn they make chicha (which is naturally fermented corn beer).
This was the sacred drink of the Incas here at the hot spring finish our lares trek!!, we will stop for our last lunch after lunch after you will have time to enjoy the pools this water is volcanic and it has different minerals that are medicinal for your bones, sore muscle and stress after we enjoy this hot springs then we will say goodbye to our team it is a tradition to show our appreciation for their hard job done after this small ceremony we will drive to Ollantaytambo once we arrive if we have time we can explore this amazing place which considered the Inca living town, the foundation of the houses and layout of the street are Inca original after we will take the train to Machupicchu pueblo we will do our check-in at the hotel then in the evening you will go to a restaurant where you will have dinner after dinner you will get information for the following day recommended resting early.
DAY 04 MACHU PICCHU THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS!!
Early in the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel you will go to the bus station in order to take the bus to Machupicchu the wonder of the world once you arrive you will have a guided tour for two hours where you will visit the most important temples after the guided tour you have your free time in order to explore more if you have permits to hike either Wayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain. Your guide will give you your bus tickets to go down to Machupicchu pueblo as well will offer you a meeting point in a restaurant to enjoy your last lunch in local restaurant, of course, this is optional.
In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where our bus driver will be waiting for you with the Andean Soul Adventure logo and take you back to Cuzco end of our Lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Pre-departure briefing the night before your tour
- Collection from your hotel in Cusco
- Private bus to the starting point of the trek and back to Cusco
- 04 breakfast 03 lunch 03 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free special diets upon your request.)
- Water only you have to take until the first lunch place
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu sanctuary
- bus ticket round trip to Machu Picchu
- horse to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos
- Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 with two guides)
- Dining tent with table and chairs
- Four-man ten for every two hikers
- Sleeping Pad
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- sleeping bag (five seasons) can be hired from us
- tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters
- hot springs (10 soles)
- travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- Torch with spare batteries
- First aid kit
Lares trek 4 days group service
$580 per person
A group tour means that it is open for other hikers to join you. This means that your group will have varying hiking and fitness abilities.
Lares trek 4 days private service
2 Trekkers: $770 per person
3 Trekkers: $720 per person
4 Trekkers: $685 per person
5 Trekkers: $645 per person
6 Trekkers: $615 per person
7 Trekkers: $595 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $580 per person
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