Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days
A visit to the valley of Lares brings you into contact with the Andean way of life reminiscent of times gone by. Valleys nestled high in the mountains, villagers carry on traditions passed on by their ancestors in textiles and handicrafts. This area is rich in diversity of flora and fauna, a truly charming region.
Day 1: Cusco _ Lares
We will be picked up at 6am. Then we drive towards Calca set in the heart of the Sacred Valley via Pisac, where we stop en-route for breakfast. Pisac is a great opportunity to visit some of the colourful, markets selling local produce. Here you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes. We pass the Hualcapunku Pass at 4400m where we can catch breathtaking views of the snowcapped peak of Ausangate mountain that at 6370m is the highest mountain in the Cusco area.
Day 2: Lares _ Challwaccocha
An early start means we can enjoy a hearty breakfast before starting our trek towards the community of Huacahuasi, making a short visit to the village. We stop for lunch and then continue onwards to the Ibsacocha Pass with beautiful views of the Vilcanota mountain range.We encounter a number of flagstone Inca Trails and cross this pass before setting up camp on the other side at Challwaccocha (Fish Lagoon). The views during today's trek are breathtaking, and we also catch glimpses of lakes and herds of llamas.
Day 3: Challwaccocha _ Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we walk at a leisurely pace to Patacancha, situated at 2800m. Along the way we pass local farmers tending to their herds of llamas and alpacas, beyond which are terraces of crops. We stop here for lunch before passing through Willoc, en-route to Ollantaytambo, where the locals are dressed in scarlet ponchos, and are the closest living descendents of the Incas and still follow their traditions.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes _ Machu Picchu _ Cusco
After having our nice breakfast in our hostel, we take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu, after picking our entrance tickets up at the control; we visit the famous archaeological site of South America and now the New Wonder of the Earth, the tour usually takes 2-3 hours, after the guided tour you can spend some hours to visit and enjoy the place by yourself. After your nice experience in Machu Picchu, you have to return to the village of Aguas Calientes, for getting in on your train back to Cusco.
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES
*Transportation from Cusco to the hot springs of Lares
* Entrance to Machu Picchu
* 3 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 Dinners
* Snack during the trek
* Professional Guide (English - Spanish)
* 02 Bus tickets (Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes)
* Horses (carry camping equipment)
* Tents and camping equipment
* First aid kit
* Backpacker train ticket back to Cusco
* Oxygen bottle
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Transport airport
* Hotel in Lima
* Flight Lima, Cuzco, Lima
* Hotel in Cuzco
* Personal Equipment of trekking
* Additional Taxi
* Lunch and Dinner on the last day
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING
* Backpack for medium to large
* suitable shoes for trekking
* Sleeping bag (in case you have not, you can rent one in Cusco)
* rain coat (may be purchased in Cusco)
* Clothing suitable for Hot and Cold
* Water bottle
* Flashlight (we recommend two pairs of batteries)
* Sunscreen and insect repellent
* Chocolates, sweets, etc.
* Personal and towel
* Camera, batteries