Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

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Lares
Trekking
Adventure

Details

Duration
4 days / 3 nigths
Tour type
Trekking, Aventure, Family
Group Size
15 Person
Languages
English and Spanish
Difficult
Challenging

General Information

Lares Trek 4 days

The Lares Trek is a captivating 4-day journey through the heart of the Peruvian Andes, offering an unparalleled cultural and scenic experience. This less-traveled path is perfect for those seeking a more intimate connection with nature and local communities. Throughout the route, you’ll be amazed by the stunning views of snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lagoons, and expansive valleys. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with traditional Andean communities, learning about their ancient customs and current way of life. The trek concludes with a visit to the famous Lares hot springs, where you can relax after days of hiking. This journey not only challenges the body but also enriches the spirit, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.

Inclusions

Inclusions

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15% off for the season

Price

USD $340.00 per person
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Lares Trek Itineary

Our Lares Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu adventure commences with an early departure from Cusco at 6:00 am. We embark on a 2-hour journey to the enchanting Calca Valley, where a hearty breakfast awaits. From there, we continue our expedition in our exclusive van, ascending to the highest point on this route, towering at 4275 meters (13,891 feet) above sea level. This vantage point treats us to awe-inspiring vistas of majestic snow-capped peaks. After savoring these breathtaking panoramas, we continue our drive to the Lares hot springs, where we rendezvous with our team of horsemen and relish a nourishing lunch before commencing the trek. While our accomplished chef works their culinary magic to prepare our sumptuous midday meal, the hot springs beckon, providing an enticing option for a refreshing soak.

Next, our path leads us to the Kiswarani waterfall, where our dedicated staff will establish our inaugural campsite, nestled at an elevation of 3600 meters (11,811 feet). This leg of our journey spans approximately 7 kilometers (3.72 miles). Along the way, we are privileged to encounter Andean farmers bedecked in their traditional attire, tending to their cherished alpacas and llamas.

After relishing our delectable breakfast, our journey kicks off promptly at 06:30 a.m. We commence our ascent towards the Condor Pass, standing tall at an elevation of 4200 meters (13,779 feet), marking the zenith of our hike. Here, we are greeted by unparalleled landscapes and the awe-inspiring glacier. It’s not uncommon to witness wallatas, the elegant Andean geese, gracefully gliding in the crystalline blue waters. Upon reaching the summit of the Condor Pass, our guide will graciously offer you a well-earned cup of coca tea, affording you some leisure to rejuvenate. During this interlude, your guide will conduct a spiritual offering ceremony to honor the sacred mountains of Sawasiray.

Subsequently, we begin our descent towards the enchanting lakes, where we shall enjoy a scrumptious lunch amidst the serene beauty of these aquatic wonders, all while observing Andean ducks and queullas.

Day two of our expedition unveils a spectacular trek through the Huaran mountain range, promising numerous opportunities to spot a variety of Andean bird species, including majestic Andean condors, hawks, and agile swallows. Throughout this day, we will cover a distance of 15 kilometers (approximately 9 miles) on foot.

We descend through the picturesque Cancha Cancha valley, a journey spanning approximately 3 hours. This charming village enjoys pleasantly warm weather. During our descent, we’ll have the opportunity to admire lush corn and potato farms nourished by the glacier-fed waters streaming from the magnificent snow-capped peaks that dominate the valley. These waters converge into the Urubamba River, a sacred waterway known as Wilkamayu. After savoring a delightful lunch, we embark on a 20-minute bus ride to reach the historic Inca village of Ollantaytambo. Here, we catch the train bound for Machu Picchu, where we will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

Today is the day you’ve eagerly anticipated. We’ll rise early to catch the 30-minute bus ride to Machu Picchu. Upon reaching the checkpoint, we’ll present our passports and tickets. Subsequently, our dedicated guide will accompany you to the guardhouse, where you can capture the iconic postcard-worthy image of Machu Picchu. After immortalizing this classic shot, you’ll embark on Circuit 2.

Your guide will devote approximately 2 hours to enlightening you about the key features of Machu Picchu. Following this insightful tour, you’ll have the freedom to explore the ruins at your own pace and, if you’ve secured the option, hike Huayna Picchu (please note that this requires a separate entrance ticket priced at $65 per person).

Finally, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes and board a train bound for Ollantaytambo, followed by a bus journey back to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, our team will arrange your transfer to your hotel, concluding this remarkable adventure.

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    What our customers say?

    Fredmichaels
    Fredmichaels
    February 6, 2024
    4 day Inka trail trek My friend and I did the 4 day Inka trek trail which included river rafting. The team were so friendly and funny. We felt safe and prepped with safety instructions. The views were incredible as we went down the river. Highly recommend!
    MichelleVM
    MichelleVM
    February 3, 2024
    Valió la pena al 100%! El Inca Jungle Trek en Perú fue una experiencia verdaderamente aventurera y variada. Nuestro guía, Amaru, fue excepcionalmente amable y posee un profundo conocimiento sobre su país. Las vistas a lo largo del trekking fueron espectaculares. Definitivamente, lo haría de nuevo 🙂
    Acos
    Acos
    January 30, 2024
    Excellent Amaru was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure you are comfortable and help every step of the way!
    Dani F
    Dani F
    January 16, 2024
    Viaje inolvidable. Una expericia única rodeados de naturaleza y disfrute. 10/10 El Inka jungle estuvo increíble. Una experiencia maravillosa que será imborrable. Nuestro guía Guille un genio!! Nos contó mucho la historia Inka , durante el trekking probamos distintas frutas del camino y nos enseñó sobre ellas, fritas plantas animales. Recomiendo muchísimo. Toda la actividad fue fenomenal. Las bicis por la montaña con unas vistas hermosas, el rafting, el trekking y finalmente machu pichu. Esperamos volver pronto a peru, ha sido una experiencia y un viaje inolvidable.
    Gabriella M
    Gabriella M
    November 28, 2023
    Inka Jungle Trek with Paul My Inka Jungle trek with Paul as the guide was fantastic. He expertly navigated the route, shared insightful information, and ensured a safe journey. His knowledge of the area enriched the experience, making it both educational and adventurous. I highly recommend Paul for the Inka Jungle trek.
    Ulli
    Ulli
    October 26, 2023
    Esperienza bellissima! Da rifare assolutamente Esperienza super divertente, ci siamo sempre sentiti al sicuro e le guide sono molto simpatiche e accoglienti! Da rifare assolutamente
    Michael P
    Michael P
    September 1, 2023
    Highlight of Peru Trip Our time on the Inca Jungle Trek was amazing. This is the best alternative to the traditional Inca Trail treks as it includes fun activities (and cheaper as well). Mountain biking, river rafting, and zip lining are great additions on the journey to Machu Picchu. Also stopping along the trek to meet various local village farmers was really neat! Our guide Paul was helpful and informative. We had a big group of individuals who all booked through different agencies so it was sometimes difficult to provide all the answers. There may have been some confusion at times but it all worked out in the end. It should be noted that the accommodations are very basic for the first 2 nights so don’t expect anything fancy. As long as you go into this trek with the right attitude then it will be a blast. This was the highlight of my Peru trip!
    jhensson c
    jhensson c
    August 30, 2023
    Buena experiencia Todo el viaje fue muy bueno, lleno de mucha aventura y caminatas con hermosos paisajes, a la comida le doy un 8 de 10, sin embargo todo lo demás fue muy bueno.
    Lucio S
    Lucio S
    August 30, 2023
    Increíble Realmente muy buena excursión... Paul el guía fue una maravilla y nos brindo una atención impecable, sin dudas volvería a realizar la misma excursión...
    Frank May
    Frank May
    August 19, 2023
    Brilliant time Great a great tour, with amazing activities throughout. Paul and Emerson were both amazing from a tour of machu picchu to teaching us salsa. Would highly recommend.

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