4 day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is unique and challenging. The trek is in high altitudes with high passes reaching up to 4400 meters. That is why it is perfect for those who love mountains. It is also quite emply so it is suitable for those who are trying to escape the crowds.
. Horsemen and porters (support team) also mules to transport food, camping equipment and personal luggage of passengers.
. Luggage 6 kilos per person.
. 1-2 emergency horses depending on group size.
. Meals 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners.
. One night accommodation in Aguas Caliemntes.
. Lunch on the fourth day in Aguas Calientes
. Sleeping bag
. Tips for guides
. Tips for the staff
. Extra Drinks
DAY 1: CUSCO-LARES-HUACA WASI
We pick you up from your hotel at 6 in the morning to start the beautiful Lares, where we will pass through the towns of Calca and then we can visit the Humanmarca archaeological complex, a small pre-Inca citadel where we can observe spectacular (terrace, temple and Inca streets) Then we continue to the Lares valley where you will have your first breakfast accompanied by incredible views of the Andes mountain range. Then, you can enjoy the thermal baths, which are made up of several pools ranging from cold to boiling, they are composed of purely volcanic water, it is considered good for bones, stress, muscles and headaches. Afterwards we will have lunch and we will also meet our muleteers and horses to carry our backpacks.
Next, we will begin a 3-hour walk in which the guide will explain us about textiles, livestock, agriculture, cultivation of many varieties of organic potatoes and medicinal plants, in this walk we can see many alpacas, vicuña and the most impressive of the "Andean house decorations". After we arrive at the Huaca Wasi camp (3770 masl), the guide will accompany us to the town and visit some local homes, where you will learn about the lifestyle and ancient traditions of the local people. If there is time, we will visit the school where the children still speak Quecha, their mother tongue. If you want, you can bring some toys, notebooks, or any kind of school supplies to share. Maybe you can even teach them some English words. Then we will go through dinner where our trekking chef staff takes charge and finally we will rest in our tents or tents.
DAY 2: HUACA WASI- HUACA PUNKU- MANTANAY- YANAHUARA
You will wake up at approximately 6 in the morning, with our coca tea services. After our breakfast we will continue walking for 3 hours to Huacarpunku where we can observe a waterfall (compound) the views are impressive. You will see lakes, waterfalls, llamas, and alpacas. We will have an emergency horse to ride in case you are tired. Then we will begin our descent to the lunch point where we will pass through two lagoons (first lagoon called Auro Q'ocha where we can see birds of the area and the second lagoon Yurac Q'ocha (3600 masl) where you can enjoy lunch. llamas grazing nearby, after lunch you will descend through a Q'euñas forest with fantastic views of the valley and c houses are still composed of an original, old construction, made of stone, with thatched roofs until you reach YANAHUARA (3400 masl) there our tents or tents await us.
DAY 3: YANAHUARA-MIRADOR DE YANAHUARA- OLLANTAYTAMBO
We wake up at approximately 7 in the morning, after breakfast we continue walking downhill, along this path, we can see the preparation of chicha, taste if you want the delicious Inca chicha and pass through fruit trees and begin to feel the changes of the micro-climate and you will start to see crops that are different from in the high mountains. Around the people of the Sacred Valley farm corn, quinoa, kiwi, peaches, avocados and other types of fruits. We continue with the ascent to the Yanahuara viewpoint where we can see the impressive sacred valley, then we will descend to have our lunch with our mountain chef and say goodbye because we will board the bus where we will be transferred to Ollantaytambo to take the 12.58 pm train to Aguas Calientes for two hours to the town of Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU-OLLANTAYTAMBO-CUSCO
The most magical day because we will finally visit Machu Picchu, the awakening is very early to take the first buses at 5.30 in the morning, where our guide will explain for two hours in the Inca citadel, then, you will have time to explore on your own and take pictures. In the afternoon, we will take a two-hour train back to Ollantaytambo, followed by taking the bus back to Cusco at your hotel.