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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 04D/03N(Huaran)

Pacha Expeditions: For hikers who want to escape the routine and experience the local life we offer a walk through the spectacular scenery of the Lares Valley. This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into the real life of the Andean farmer, where people use dressed in their traditional brightly colored ponchos. You will have the opportunity to see stone houses with thatched roofs surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. Inside the houses you will see guinea pigs running loose. in the lares valley

In recent years, this trip has become more and more popular especially as the number of hikers on the Classic Inca Trail has been limited and permits are being sold with 5 or 6 months in advance. The advantage of this hike is that you can organize a few days in advance However, most companies are combining these walks with a visit to Machu Picchu and therefore it is necessary to book in advance for the availability of spaces to the city of Machu Picchu.

 * Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization.

Private service.

Group size: A customer’s choice

Fixed departures: Depends on the client

Overview

DAY 1: CUSCO – HUARAN FUND – CANCHA CANCHA.

Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum height : 3,956 masl
Minimum altitude: 3,000 masl
Distance: 10 km
Approximate time: 5-6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate.

DAY 2: CANCHACANCHA – QUISHUARANI

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum height : 4,460 masl
Minimum altitude: 3,870 masl
Distance: 14 km
Approximate time: 7-8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 3: QUISHUARANI-CUNCANI – LARES-OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Lodging: Hotel
Maximum altitude: 4,458 masl
Minimum altitude: 2,000 masl
Distance: 13 km
Approximate time: 6-7 hours

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Meals: Breakfast
Maximum altitude: 2,040 m 6,691
Minimum altitude: 2,440 m 8,052
Difficulty: Easy

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – HUARAN FUND – CANCHA CANCHA.

We pick you up early from your hotel to take you to the beginning of the walk in Huarán (3,000 m / 9,840 ft) in the Sacred Valley; is 1 1/2 hour trip in a private bus. Here we meet our horsemen and arrange luggage to start the hike, the trail climbs gently Canchacancha following the river to the community of the same name. In this way we will see fields and pass through old Polylepis (Queuña). This type of vegetation is very interesting for a variety of birds, the valley itself is very impressive. We will have our lunch halfway. After a total of six hours hike we arrive at our camp for the night in Canchacancha (3,956 12,976 m).

Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum height :3,956 masl
Minimum altitude: 3,000 masl
Distance: 10 km
Approximate time: 5-6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate.

DAY 2: CANCHA CANCHA – QUISHUARANI

After breakfast we continue up the hill. After 3 hours we arrive at the highest point of our trek over 14,632 Pachacutec 4,460 meters. The view from here is overwhelming. The snowy Pitusiray and Sahuasiray, will be right in front of us.

We start walking downhill for 2 hours to our lunch spot, next to a beautiful lake. After lunch we descend for 1 1/2 hours into the valley. We will go through several glacial lakes, in the way we can also see alpacas, llamas and sheep. Tonight camp to, 12,694 3,870 meters near the village of Quishuarani, which has typical stone houses.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum height : 4,460 masl
Minimum altitude: 3,870 masl
Distance: 14 km
Approximate time: 7-8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 3: QUISHUARANI-CUNCANI – LARES-OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast we start walking by another valley to the second mountain pass Willcaccasa (4,458 / 14,622 meters) for 2-3 hours. From this place we will again in view of the Andes, turquoise lakes and beautiful valleys impressive. From this place we will drop approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, passing many beautiful lakes. To the village of Cuncani (3,900 12,792 m) for lunch.

After lunch we continue downhill for 2 to 3 hours to the Lares Valley, where we can take a dip in the hot springs. Now that we are completely relaxed, we board our bus to the village of Ollantaytambo (2,792 9,158 m) .to address the train to Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Lodging: Hotel
Maximum altitude: 4,458 masl
Minimum altitude: 2,792 masl
Distance: 13 km
Approximate time: 6-7 hours

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After an early breakfast 5:30 am, we will go to the bus station to board the first bus to Machu Picchu (25 minutes), arriving early and observe the sunrise take the first photographs of the city and enjoy the visit Guided approximately 2 hours, and then you have free time to explore the city on their own. To return to hot waters have 2 options you can be by bus or walking (optional) train station is in the same population to return to the city of Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast
Maximum altitude: 2,040 masl
Minimum altitude: 2,440 masl
Difficulty: Easy

Inclusions

What’s Included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning
  • Shuttle bus to the beginning of the road.
  • Professional guide
  • Igloo tents – capacity of 4 people only used for 2 with space for backpacks.
  • Inflatable mattress.
  • Hot water every morning and evening for personal hygiene.
  • Accommodation: 2 nights camping, 1 night hotel.
  • Kitchen equipment and cook.
  • Board: Breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner.
  • We supply boiled water to fill your bottle.
  • Horsemen Horses for equipment and personal items of the passenger
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs camp.
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition train service
  • Bus Cusco Ollantaytambo.

What is not included?

  • First Breakfast
  • Sleeping bag
  • Last lunch
  • Extra expenses (tips)
  • Entrance to the hot springs (dollars)

What to bring

  • Small backpack
  • Original passport.
  • Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures up to -5
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A complete change of clothes
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle,
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunscreen (cream of protection)
  • insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Snack bars, chocolate, nuts, cookies, energy, etc.
  • Camera and batteries
  • Cash in soles and US $.
  • Swimsuit (for hot water)

Aditionals

ADDITIONALS:

  • Sleeping Bag- 10ºC ($25)
  • Walking Stick($20)
  • Day Pack($20)
  • Single Tent($35)

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