Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

Lares trek, the path relatively undiscovered to Machu Picchu. Complete the 36-kilometer hike, exploring the incredible ruins and as the ultimate reward the most amazing views of Machu Picchu.

4 Days
from USD 0.00

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

When one goes to the Valley of Lares is impressed and very beautiful for the eyes, because of its mountains, its landscape, its ravines, its spectacular sky, the people and their clothes, particularly one is amazed. The valley of Lares is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the way to Machu Picchu, making a detour in the town of Calca to undertake the trip to the valley of Lares, in Calca one can make a stop to buy supplies, with water , cookies and fruit, you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast in the main market of the town of Calca, it is advisable to leave early. Lares has allowed to maintain the hue of its Andean people despite being located at a distance not far from the Sacred Valley, this valley is very nice to perform walking, experiential tourism, and take a dip in its thermal waters as well as the baths Thermal Machu Picchu, if one makes the trekking of Lares of  4 days, including Machupicchu this is the most common travelers make. The thermal baths in the valley of Lares, said baths have a separate mention since the one that goes to Lares goes to the thermal baths, this baths are medicinal and relaxing and are characterized by their color and their smell, the color of yellowish and a smell of sulfur since these waters probably come from a volcano, particularly it is not known exactly where they come from, the thermal baths of Lares are very hygienic and are contained in pools made of very well treated stones. These pools are cleaned daily and They maintain a cleanliness at the height of the visitor.

 

Quick Itinerary:

 

1st Day Cusco-Kiswarani-Cuncani

2nd Day Cuncani-Ipsaycocha

3rd Day Ipsaycocha-Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

4th Day Machupicchu

 

Highlights of the 4 day Inca Trail:

 

  • Starting point: Cusco.
  • Point of arrival: Cusco.
  • Activities: Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Hike.

1st Day Cusco-Kiswarani-Cuncani

Early pick up at your hostel for one hour drive to Breakfast at Calca, and visit of Ancascocha lake. We then go two and a half hours more drive to trailhead at Kiswarani where we make a brief stop to get ready for the hike. We start with a gentle ascend to Lake Qweñacocha(4,200mt) with a slow steady pace that allows you to enjoy the impressive views of snow capped mountains  such as, mount Veronica (Wacay Willca), mount Qolque Cruz (silver cruz)  and mount Sawasiray. Lunch stop and rest to keep moving on for an hour and half up to Halcajasa pass (4,400mt) and finally two more hours down to our campsite at Cuncani (3,650mt) (6 hours hike up and down)

2nd Day Cuncani-Ipsaycocha

We start early this day with a hot drink room service to welcome you to another day hike with more exciting things to discover. We will get to know about peasant’s daily activity for instance farming, herding llamas, alpacas, etc. Lunch at Chancachaca valley, we then hike up to the pass and down to Ipsaycocha Lake, where we set up our campsite. (6hours hike up and down)

 

3rd Day Ipsaycocha-Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

After breakfast we set off to commence two hours hike down to Patacancha village to enjoy the views and the llama and alpaca children herders, and people on their daily farming work. Patacancha and Willoc have kept most of their ancient costumes and clothing more than any other village has done around in the valley of Ollantaytambo. Patacancha is famous for making natural colour weavings and Willoc for its village folk and dress red colour ponchos. We will see local farmers tending llamas, alpacas and their famous terraced crops. Then we board the train to Aguas Calientes (one of the nicest and most spectacular train journeys in South America). On arrival we check into our hostal for the night with hot showers! (6 hours hike up and down)

4th Day Machupicchu

Early breakfast at the hostel to either walk up or get bus up to Machupichu for an early guided tour so as to avoid crowds. After guided tour take more time to wander about Machupicchu or walk up to Waynapicchu by yourself. Get the bus down to Aguas Calientes for Lunch group and wait for the train ride back to Cusco.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transport to trail head at Kiswarani
  • English speaking tour guide 
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu 
  • One night hostal in Aguas Calientes
  • A chef 
  • Two person tent and sleeping roll mattress
  • Mules to carry 7 kilos belongings per person plus heavy gear
  • An emergency riding horse
  • 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners and afternoon teas.
  • Return train and bus to Cusco
  • Oxygen tank

NOT INCLUDED:

  • First breakfast
  • Bus up to Machupicchu
  • Last lunch 
  • Drinking water
  • Sleeping bag

Blog

Amazon deforestation and Destruction

31 August 2019
amazon-desforestation-and-destrution
The Amazon rainforest is a wondrous and beautiful place, full of mighty rivers and lush green trees. But, beneath its glossy green exterior, it’s working hard to provide the world with countless benefits. Without the Amazon the entire world’s climates would be thrown off, the atmosphere would be polluted with billions of tonnes of CO2, 10% of the world’s biodiversity would be lost, and we may never find cures ...
« read more »

Machu Picchu Tickets

30 August 2019
machu-picchu-tickets
Getting access to the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu is not as simple as it seems, but it is definitely not very difficult. Regulated under the administration of the Regional Ministery of Culture (Cusco), if you want to get a ticket to Machu Picchu 2019, you must book it through its website. In addition, once you have made your reservation official, you will have a maximum of six hours to ...
« read more »

Salkantay Trek Devastation and Animal Exploitation

28 August 2019
salkantay-trek-destruction-and-animal-exploitation
Many travelers and bloggers describe the beauty of the Salkantay Trek route. However, this blog is to describe the bad influence of irresponsible tourism as well as to give some advices.   The Salkantay Trek used to have one of the loveliest natural routes worldwide. It also has been considered as an alternative trek to the Inca Trail. Its tour operators used to bring personal tents, dining tents and toilet tents ...
« read more »

Traveling to Machu Picchu with kids

16 March 2019
travelling-to-machu-picchu-with-kids
Machu Picchu is amazing, magical, mysterious, it is the ideal place to visit with children. It is hidden between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains, and is located right in the middle of the Amazon jungle brow and the Andes mountain range. It was buried for 400 years until - the children love this story - Hiram Bingham came to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, "guided ...
« read more »

Responsible Tourism Tips for your Inca Trail

24 January 2019
responsible-tourism-tips-for-your-inca-trail
Machu Picchu is a unique place in the world, not only is it a beautiful stone city, it is the perfect synchrony between what man and nature can do. Machu Picchu is the proof that the hand of man can do great things without this signifying a conflict with nature. All of this makes taking care of and preserving it a task not only of the authorities of Peru ...
« read more »
Home Destination & Holidays Our Projects How You Can Help Tour Operators About Us Contact Us

Av. Tupac Amaru PP-10B Santiago - Cusco - Peru
Phone: +51 84 217 551

Mail: ruth@responsiblepeople.org


neuro(drive).pro()