Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Explore the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days in Peru

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

The Lares trek is a hike in Cusco,  starting nearby the town of Lares, approximately 64 kilometers north from Cusco and 56 kilometers east from the citadel of Machu Picchu.

It is placed on the mountain rage of Urubamba (on the east) crossing part of Sacred Valley.The Lares trek route crosses typical zones from the mountains of Peru.This tour combines the best of the Andean traditions and original indigenous villages. Valley of Lares takes you truly to remote locations and unknown destinations. This trip takes you to the heart of the Andes where few tourist have ventured, mountain forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and all the time enjoying majestic views.

Embark on an incredible Cusco Andean exploration through Lares trek with a taste of the iconic Incas Culture. Take a guided tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping at a women’s weaving in Calca, before beginning your hike. The Lares Trek might not be as touristy but it’s no less breathtaking with scenic views of lagoons, the snow-capped mountains of Chicon,Sawasiray, Pitusiray, andean flora, and opportunities to meet local Quechua people along the way.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Take the ultimate cultural vacation to ancient and mystical sacred citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Gain an intimate understanding of centuries-old customs and traditions with expert local tour guides
  • Visit historic sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Discover the rich artistry of the Lares region’s weavings
  • Explore the best museum of interpretation of the pre-inca cultures of Peru, Inkarry museum.
  • Visit rural communities preserved in rich Incan culture
  • Learn more about the Inca’s religion and ceremonies with coca leaves.
  • Enjoy a train ride, with rapid changes of landscapes from the sacred valley to the cloud forest.

 

Inclusions of this tour

Lodgings
Hotel 1 night , Camping Tents 2 nights
Transport
Car, Van, Train, Boat
Team
Private Guide, Driver, Cook, Porter, Travel Agent
Meals
3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
Services
Entrance fees, Excursions, Water
Not Includes
What is not Included?
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Day 1

CUSCO-LARES-QUISWARANI-YANACOCHA

Challenging/Tough
3150 m
10 km
5 hrs

We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am to start our expeditions to the best Trek to Lares, then we will drive for 1 hour to the city of Calca during the trip we will stop at the taray viewpoint, from see the highest mountains of the Sacred Valley, this day we will have our breakfast in the middle of the road, in the ruins of Ancashmarca, which in Inca times was a bigger place for the deposit of food, clothing, weapons, metals, etc. We continue with the trip to Lares for 1 more hours, there we meet our muleteers and horses, who will take the whole team for three days. Then we descend to the thermo medicinal baths of Lares, there you can enjoy for 2 hours, since afterwards we will make our trek to the community of Quiswarani, about an hour; there we will have our fresh and delicious lunch prepared by our chef, after a good nap, we explored the community very famous for its weavers who still maintain the textile traditions of the Incas. In the afternoon we make our walk of the last section that will last 2 hours, through the beautiful landscape of the Andes, we will arrive to our camp that is next to the Yanacocha lagoon, at 4:00 pm.

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Camping Tent

Day 2

PACHACUTEQ PASS-CANCHA CANCHA COMMUNITY

Challenging/Tough
4700 m
14 km
8 hrs

After a delicious breakfast, we will start our trek to about 4 hours to reach the highest point of our trek, during the journey we will meet the villagers who also take care of their llamas, Alpacas, others go to their agricultural tasks, of native potato crops. Today we are going to learn in situ about the agricultural technologies of the Incas, from sowing to harvesting, taking into account that Peru is one of the countries with the largest amount of potatoes, also exotic tubers such as Añu, Oca, Smooth At noon we will reach the highest place in our trek, the Pachacuteq Pass (4700 meters), once there, we will enjoy incredible views of the snow-capped peaks of the Sawasiray, Pitusiray, San Juan, Veronica, glacial lakes, after a time to enjoy the 360-degree angle view, the descent begins towards the lunch spot, just about 1 hour downhill and will be located in the glacial lake, with stunning views of the Sacred Valley. After a short nap we start a downhill hike for 2 more hours to our camp located by the community of Canchacancha (3700 meters), in the way down we use a part of the Inca trails paved, around the lakes large number of Andean birds like Puna Ibis, Andean Goose, perhaps a Condor flying near of the mountain cliffs. Today we end at 5:00 p.m.

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Camping Tent

Day 3

HUARAN-MUSEO INKARRY-OLLANTAYTAMBO-AGUAS CALIENTES

Leisurely/Moderate
2800 m
10 km
4 hrs

After a very nutritious breakfast we will depart to the Huaran Valley, which is surrounded by high Andean forests, with native tree species such as Chachacomo, Queuña, Kiswar, etc. The descent is very pleasant since we will enter the valley floor, this place was very respected by the Incas, for its climate and abundance of water. At 9:00 am we will arrive at the town of Huaran, where we say goodbye to our amazing cook and muleteer. Then we take our van to visit the Archaeological Museum of Inkarry, one of the best in representing the experiences and beliefs of all the cultures of Peru, such as Caral, Chavín, Nazca, Mochica, Wari, Inca. At noon we go to the town of Ollantaytambo, where we will have our lunch, and you can also stroll through one of the most beautiful Inca cities, which still maintains the layout and construction of the Inca architects. At 16:36 pm we will take our train to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will sleep. The train trip is a beautiful experience due to the contrasts and beauty of the landscapes along the Vilcanota River.

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Hotel Retama Machu Picchu

Day 4

TOUR IN MACHUPICCHU-RETURN TO CUSCO

Leisurely/Moderate
2400 m
6 km
4 hrs

This day is one of the most important as you will have the opportunity to visit the fabulous temples and sacred sites of the Incas. You should get up at 5:00 am, and then take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 5:30 am. Our Machu Picchu tickets are authorized to enter the first time 6:00 am; Within the citadel you will have a guided tour of the most important sites for an hour and a half, then you can stay a little longer and explore on your own. Since the Machu Picchu ticket is valid only for one use, if a person goes out to use the hygienic services for example, he will not be able to re-enter the sanctuary, we recommend going down to the town of Aguas Calientes  at 11:00 am, since that the 5 hours inside Machu Picchu are enough to know and take all the possible photos. The return train is scheduled at 14:30 pm, bound for the Ollantaytambo station, this trip takes approximately 1h 45m. Then you will be picked up by our condutor and will be arriving at your hotel in the city of Cusco at 18:45 pm approx.

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Best season to travel

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.

JANUARY Warm - Heavy Rain
FEBUARY Warm - Heavy Rain
MARCH Warm - Heavy Rain
APRIL Warm - Light Rain
MAY Hot
JUNE Hot
JULY Hot
AUGUST Hot
SEPTEMBER Hot - Warm
OCTOBER Hot - Warm
NOVEMBER Warm - Light Rain
DECEMBER Warm - Heavy Rain

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