Lares Trek Via Yanahuara To Machu Picchu 4D-3N
The Lares Valley Trek offers a combination of stunning scenery, traditional cultures and Machu Picchu on the 4th Day. The trek will take you through stunning Mountain scenery, over high passes and you will spend two nights near traditional Peruvian Villages. Day 4 you will see the treasures of Machu Picchu with your experienced guide.
Day 01 – Cusco – Huaca Casi pass – Lares Hot Springs – Huacawasi / Overnight – Camping
Day 02 – Huacawasi – Sondor – Huacawasi C’asa Pass – Aruray Cocha – Yurak Cocha – Mantanay – Pucara / Overnight – Camping
Day 03 – Racachaca – Hatún Pampa – Mojon Pass – Laccococha / Overnight – Aguas Calientes
Day 04 – Laccococha – Mutuy Pata – Yanatile – Hydroelectric station – Aguas
DAY 01 – CUSCO – HUACA CASI PASS – LARES HOT SPRINGS – HUACAWASI
At approximately 6hrs 30 am we will pick you up at your hotel to set course to the village of Lares where we will start hiking. During this journey, we will make a stop in the village of Calca, where you will be able to visit the local market and buy breakfast or other supplies you forgot. Your guide might advise you to buy some bread to hand out to the children you will meet during the trek. When arriving at Lares we will visit the hot springs where you will be able to enjoy the hot water while our cooks prepare a wonderful lunch. After lunch, we will start our hike towards the first campsite in Huacawasi (3600m/11811f). During 4 hours you will walk gradually uphill so that you get good training for the next day when we will reach the highest point of the trek. The first night we will spend at the house of our horsemen who are joining us on the trip. At arrival, your tents will be ready and you will receive popcorn, sweets and some hot thee before having dinner.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 02 – HUACAWASI – SONDOR – HUACAWASI C’ASA PASS – ARURAY COCHA – YURAK COCHA – MANTANAY – PUCARA
After a nutritious breakfast we will start hiking towards the highest point, the pass of Huacawasi C’asa at 4500m or 14763 feet. The hike will take about 4 hours and will be very steep uphill. Of course, an emergency horse will accompany us so that everyone will certainly be able to reach the top. During this trek, you will be able to enjoy enormous mountains, a patchwork of agricultural lands and breathtaking views. Be aware that we will reach great heights and the weather can be very cold. After reaching the highest point we will descend and pass beautiful lagoons and there we’ll stop for having lunch. You will be able to recuperate while our cooks prepare a delicious lunch for you. Next, we will descend further through a forest where you will be able to enjoy the “Queuñas” (Polylepis – a typical three from Peru), flora and fauna of this wonderful park. Thereafter we will continue descending until we got our camping spot at Pucara (3000m/9842f), a private camping place where you will have tea time and some snacks upon arrival before having dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 03 – PUCARA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Today will be another spectacular day when walking through the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you’re able to discover the great Inca’s site, Terraces and the Inca Trail will bring us to the Fortaleza of Ollantaytambo (2850m/ 9350ft). After having lunch, we will take a tourist train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (2050m/ 6725ft) town where we will spend the night in a hostel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 04 – AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archaeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and the option of Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will take leave Aguas Calientes by train around 18hrs 20. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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