Lares Machu Picchu 4 days

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude: 3300m / 10035ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 4220m / 12829ft.
  • Overall Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highlight: Hiking alongside the old and original inca trail
  • Duration: 4 days/ 3 night
  • Inca Trail Permits: Not, required for the trek.
  • Departure Dates: any day with 2 people.
  • Acclimatisation: Minimum 1 day at altitude recommended
  • Walking Distance: 18 km / 14.7 miles
  • Accomodation: Camping and 2 Star Hotel

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO  LARES - QUISWHUARANI

Leaving from Cusco at 6:00 on a private bus, and drive for 3 hrs. towards Lares the starting point of our trek. Here, we will spend time bathing in the hot springs before having lunch. Accompanied by mules and llamas to carry our packs, we begin our hike up the Andean community of Quishuarani (3700m.) were - we have a stunning view of the snow-capped peak, Colque Cruz (5700m.). Enjoying the villagers herding their sheep and llamas unfold before us. Slowly hiking upward, we camp next to Qoyalay  turquoise lake. (L,D)

DAY 2: QUISHUARANI - CANCHA CANCHA
Today we enjoy the small andean community of Quishuarani and the waterfalls following an original Inca stone path. As we reach the Pachacutec mountain pass (4500m.), we have spectacular views of the snow caped peaks of Pitusiray (5750m.) and Chicon (5500m.). We can see the Suirococha lagoon located next to the village of
Cancha Cancha (3800). (B,L,D)

DAY 3: CANCHA CANCHA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - MACHUPICCHU
The last day hiking from the village of Cancha Cancha, passing thatched-roof stonehouses and pastoral farmlands, in 3 hrs. the trail comes out at Sayhuapata (2800m.), from where our private bus will take us to the legendary Inca town of Ollantaytambo after the lunch we take train Expedition class to Aguas Calientes. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU  CUSCO        
Today we will go by bus to Machu Picchu, for a guided tour in the site (2hrs. approximately) and then you will have time to climb the mountain of Huaynapicchu that overlooks the ruins. Return to Aguas Calientes at about 2pm to take the train back to Cusco. (B) 

INCLUDED

  • Private transportation to head of trail
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • and camp staff
  • Meals 3B, 3L, 3D.
  • (Vegetarian option available)
  • Double-occupancy tents and camping
  • equipment (includes dining tent, kitchen tent, and latrine tent)
  • Horses  and horseman to carry personal gear and equipment.
  • Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo  then by bus to Cusco including transfer to your hotel

DOES NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (day 4)
  • Tips, and extra spends

WHAT PASANGER MUST BRING

  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bottle water
  • Insect repelent
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat
  • Basic clothes change
  • Flash light
  • Rain coat 

Price per person US$ 470

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