LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS
This amazing alternative hike combines, Sacred Valley (Uno Urco Ruins) + Lares Valley trail + Hot spring + Machu Picchu . You will enjoy the culture with local people who are still keeping the incas traditions, glaciers, glacial lakes, waterfalls, llamas, alpacas and right by the end of the hike, enjoy the natural volcanic hot springs for relaxing the muscles. The last day, you gonna enjoy the sunrise at Machu Picchu and explore the amazing citadel with your professional guide.
We are specialist in andean mountains tours, the hike starts at Huaran, passing through Canchacancha, Kiwarani, Cuncani community and ending at the natural hot spring.
DAY 1: CUSCO – HUARAN – CANCHA CANCHA
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am to start with our expeditions to the best Lares Trek, then we drive for 1 hour to Unu Urco ruins, where we will explore for 1 hour the beutiful inca terraces, temple of tyhe moon, wáter, and puma. Then we continue in our van for 40 more minutes to Huaran, once here, we meet our horsemen and horses and enjoy our breakfast with amazing views of the fertile and lush valley. Then we begin our hike for 3 hours gradual up to Canchacancha, where we will have our fresh and delicious lunch prepared by our chef, after a nice siesta, we explore the most isolated community called Cancha cancha (no bus route & electricity) and visit some local houses where you may interact with locals, for this would be nice if you may take some toys, old usefull clothes, notebooks, fruits or any supplies, they will always be happy to receive it from you. After learning the lifestyle of this local people, hike for 2 more hours to our first campsite, where tents will be ready to get in, then you will enjoy the high tea or tea time with the amazing views of snow capped mountain.
Meals: breakfast, lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities
Distance: 12km / 7 miles
Time: 6h approximately
DAY 2: CANCHA CANCHA – QUISHUARANI
After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our hike to the northeast up the valley, it will take 4 hours to get to the highest point of our trek called Pachacuted pass (4700 mt), once there, we will enjoy amazing views of glaciers, glacial lakes, llamas, rugged valleys, farmlands. After time to enjoy the 360º angle views, we begin the descent towards lunch spot, just about 1 hour downhill and it will be located by the glacial lake, with amazing views of the Lares Valley with plenty of Llamas and alpacas. After a little siesta we start hike downhill for 2 more hours to our campsite located by the Kiswarani community (3700 mt), along the way, we will meet with llama herders and local people, and we will interact with them in Quechua language (Inca’s language), of course the guide will be there to translate what they say and teach you quechua language, also you will enjoy the stunning waterfall. At the camp, tents will be ready to get in and then get hot shower will be available for refreshing. Enjoy tea time and dinner and then to bet in our confortable tents.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation: Camping facilities with confortable tents
Distance: 14km / 10.3 miles
DAY 3: QUISHUARANI – CUNCANI – LARES – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
We begin our hike all the way up for 3 hours till the Hullkiccasa Pass (4200mt/13779ft), once there, we will enjoy the fantastic views of the glacial lakes which are like mirror. Then we head down for to more hours through the farmlands and lakes to Cucani community, where we may visit the local school and interact with the highland students. Afterwards we take our van for 15 minutes to the hot springs, enjoy the natural volcanic hot spring for more than 1 hours, you will have lunch and take a siesta. Finally we say goodbye to our amazing cook and cowboy, then we take our van for 2.5 hours on the way to Ollantaytambo where we will have our dinner at touristic restaurant. At 19hr, we take our train to Aguas Calientes town, where we spend the night at hotel (Salkanaty Inn – private room with hot shower included)
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Distance: 15km / 9.3 miles
Time: 6h approximately
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
This day we got up very early to climb on the bus at 5.30 am, arriving to Machu Picchu at 6.00am, and start our guided by two hours, the most important places, if there is a good climate, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
Culminating the tour you can go to places such as Sun Gate, or the Inca bridge.
Culminating wonderful trip in the citadel, should go down to Aguas Calientes, where I could have lunch, and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where we expect our transfer for you to pick it up and bring it to the city of Cusco.
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