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Lares Trek To Machupicchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Tour Details

LARES TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 4 days/ 3 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 500 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 470 U.S.A. with ISIC card or more of 4 people.
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota – Cusco
Distance: 46 Km. approx.
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 2700m/8883ft to 4600m/15134ft
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: 4ºC to – 7º C

INTRODUCTION

LARES & MACHU-PICCHU 4D/3N TREK.

This trek (Quishuarani to Yanahuara Route) takes us into the Lares region of the Peruvian Andes, passing green valleys, mountain lakes and high passes, with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising to just under 6,000 meters. Our route takes us through many small village communities that offer a rare & fascinating insight into traditional Andean life. Finally we make our way by train to Aguas Calientes and continue on to Machu-Picchu, the legendary Lost City of the Incas. We have plenty of time to explore this renowned and fascinating site, climb to Huayna Picchu, walk to Sun-Gate, etc.

Itinerary

Day 1:Cusco – Calca – Quiswarani – Yanacocha.

We leave from Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley, stopping in Calca for a break, then we continue driving for 3 more hours to Quiswarani (3700 m.a.s.l), we will pass through some communities in the way enjoying the landscapes that this area can offers us. There we will meet our arrieros (horsemen) and start with our trek, going up gradually until 4200 meters, a nice lagoon is located there, after a short break we go up little bit more until the first pass. Hualcacassa (4425 m.a.s.l), from there we have a nice view of some snow peaks and 7 lagoons, and then go down to our lunch place. After recovering energy we will ascend to our second pass, Qolqecasa (4200 m.a.s.l), from there is only 30 minutes walking downhill until our campsite, called Yanacocha (3800 m.a.s.l.)

Meals: L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,700 m
Distance travelled: 15 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 2: Yanacocha – Huacahuasi – Mantanay

After breakfast, we will start our second day, going down for almost 2 hours we will see Andean farmers and their traditional houses, products growing up, some animals from the area as the lamas, then we will start to ascend for 3 hours to the highest point of our trek, Auroracassa (4600 m.a.s.l.), after a well deserved rest, we will descend until our second campsite, Mantanay (3850 m.a.s.l).

Meals B/ L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,600 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,850 m
Distance travelled: 15 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Mantanay – Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

This will be our last day of hike and the easiest one as well, we will descend passing through a nice Qeuñas bush valley (native one), enjoying the change of the landscapes, appreciating plantations of potatoes, corn, vegetables. Finally arrive in Yanahuara, where we will have our last camping lunch. Here we will say good bye to the staff (cook, horsemen).
We will continue using our transportation to Ollantaytambo. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. The group takes the train from there to Aguas Calientes and spends the night there in a comfortable hostel.

Meals: B/ L/D
Accommodation: Hostel
Maximum Altitude: 3,850 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,150 m
Distance travelled: 10 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 4 : Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

After an early breakfast, we’ll take the bus to Machupicchu, we register and start on our 2 hour guided visit. After enjoying the remains, free time to enjoy the citadel, then at your best convenience take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, some free time and then take the train to comeback to Cusco.

Meals: B
Maximum Altitude: 2,450 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,150 m
Distance travelled: 10 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 4-5 hours

*Campsites are subject to change according to the size of the group.

What is Included!

Included

  • Professional Spanish/English Speaking Guide
  • Private transportation Cusco/Quishuarani
  • Ticket train Back Machupicchu/Cusco
  • Camping Equipment(Mattress, Double Occupancy Tents)
  • Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent
  • Cook
  • Horsemen: in charge of the horses
  • Horses and Llamas to take our Equipment
  • Entrances Fees to Machupicchu
  • All meals (3B, 3L, 3D)
  • 01 night Hotel(Double Room) in Aguas Calientes

We recommended to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Flash Light
  • Warm and Rain Clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking poles
  • Hat, Cap.
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Bottle of Water
  • Day Pack
  • Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
  • 04 Pairs of Socks
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Tips
  • Original passport

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