Lares Valley Trek to Machu picchu 4D/3N

Dicover the Lares valley trail to Machu Picchu

Max Height

3,800 m

Trip Days

04 Days

Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate-Hard-Easy

OVERVIEW

Why hike the Lares trek?

If your are looking for an new experiences, out the classic Inka Trail. The Lares valley trek is a perfect alternative to the classic Inca Trail, this Lares trail still offers you the beauty of the Andes with less crowds and also offers you the opportunity to learn and experience the rural Andean life as the trail passes through very remote mountain communities. and here you have the opportunity to see the villagers with his traditional clothes like in the past time.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Cusco - Lares hot springs - Cuncan - Huacawasi camp
  • Day 2
    Huacawasi - Lares Valley - Condor pass - Queunayoc camp
  • Day 3
    Queunayoc - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4
    Visit the Machu picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco City (3,350 m)
Starting From
450 USD
  • Duration:
    4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    1 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    2 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco - Lares Hot Spring - Cuncani

After Breakfast, we will pick up you from your hotel, to travel for three hours to Lares village and Hot Springs (3200 meters/10,500 feet) the Lares trek trailhead. Here we will have a snack before entering the various pools of steaming and medicinal waters of the hot springs.
After that we will have a 3 hours gradual hike uphill, where we take our lunch and time for a short rest, then we will continue with a 3 hours uphill trek, through Lares valley, where has past streams, waterfalls and the native flora and fauna. After walk for 3 hours we arrived to our first campsite is at a small village where we can see the locals. Here we will have the possibility to share hot chocolate and bread with the local Quechua-speaking children. Finally, we take our dinner and take a rest all night.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping in Huacawasi
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800 meters
  • Walking Distance: 11 km approx.

Day 2: Huacawasi - Lares Valley- Condor Pass - Queunayoc

You will be awakened today at 5:00AM with a hot cup of coca tea. After we take our delicious breakfast prepared by one of our professional.
We leave our campsite at 7:30AM for a 4 hour uphill trek with incredible Landscapes of the snow-capped peaks, llamas, alpacas, valleys, lagoons, and if we have lucky, a condor flying. Continuing with our walking we reach to the highest altitude called Condor’s Pass (4650 meters/15,250 feet); where we have a short break and soak of the magnificent views of the Lares Valley. Then we start our descent for another 1½ hour to place where we will have our lunch break and our chef will serve hot drinks and delicious family-style foods. Time for a short rest before to walk by 2-hour downhill afternoon to our campsite, where we will arrive for the evening and we have a super yummy dinner. Today you will probably be tired after a full day of trekking and want to go early to rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping in Quenayoc
  • Maximum Altitude: 3600 meters
  • Walking Distance: 15 km approx.

Day 3: Queunayoc - Pumahuanca - Ollantaytambo

Today you have the opportunity to sleep more, at 6:30AM we get up accompanied by coca tea or hot chocolate. After packing up, breakfast will be served and around 8:00AM, and after we will start the last leg of our trek.
A four hour downhill trek, during the Lares trail we will exploring beautiful waterfalls, gigantic Rocky Mountains and a small Inca archaeological site, where your guide will provide you a short lesson in Inca history. At the end of the trail, you will have your final lunch before saying good-bye to all our team. After that, we will travel by car to Ollantaytambo Town, which is dominated by massive Inca stones. This quaint village is the best surviving example of Inca ancient cities, from here you’ll take the 2-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes town near to Machu Picchu, at the train station our personal will be wait you to transfer to the hotel. Moreover, here we have our last dinner (which is included) will be in a local restaurant. Your hotel in Aguas Calientes is a 2-star hotel with private bath and wifi. If you would like to upgrade, please let us know.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: hotel night
  • Maximum Altitude: 3600 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 2000 meters
  • Walking Distance: 10 km approx.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

To have a great visit in Machupicchu we go out very early like 05th00 am. If we go out very early we avoid a big touristic groups and we enjoy much better the visit to Machupicchu.we enjoy a spectacular sunrise over mountains of Machupicchu if the weather is good. To go to Machupicchu citadel we will trip by bus this trip is around 40 minutes. On the way, you can see jungle sceneries. Finally we arrive to Machupicchu where you have 2 hours guide with our professional guide, during the guide we will visit vigilant house, Intiwatana that is located in the top part of citadel, Sun temple, condor temple and another important sectors.
After the guide, you will have free time to explore the citadel. At 15th00, you have to come back to Aguas Calientes town by bus to have your lunch and take your train until Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo train station our personal wait you to transfer to hotel in Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast

  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transport from your hotel to Lares (walking star point)
  • 4 person sleeping tents (we only put 2 in each tent) very spacious
  • Foam mats to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Accommodation ( 2 nights in tent and 1 night in hostel Aguas Calientes)
  • Cargo Mules (For first and second day to carry the all-camping equipment and your personal baggage (7 kilos).
  • Specialist chef
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks
  • water for grooming
  • Round Train tickets: From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one way)
  • Basic touristic Hotel in Aguas Calientes double or triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
  • 24-h guest service

Our Differences:

We include in our price these additional things, which normally are not included by companies.

  • bus ticket (Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu)
  • Waynapicchu Mountain:This is done for your own after the Machu Picchu tour and the admision is $20 USD per person. This is extremely popular and needs to be arranged at least 3 months prior to your trek. Please understand that we can not control weather and cloudy days will prevent perfect pictures.
  • Bus Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes: is just included one way (aguas Calientes - Machupicchu) ($ 15 USD) .
  • Sleeping Bags: You can hire from our company if you do not have your own ($20 USD)
  • Walking Sticks: You can hire a set($18 USD).
  • Meals Like: Day 1: Breakfast - Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel Insurance, clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Option: If you feel tired after the trek to Llactapata, you can take a train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes. ($28 USD)
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Sleeping bag recommended -5 as minimum, walking sticks are recommended.
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.

DATES & PRICE

Shared Tour

Estudent Adult
$ 480 USD $ 450 $ 500 USD $ 480

Departure Dates:

Every day.

Private Tour

Private tours are available and priced by party size, write us for a private tour.

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Student Discounts ($20 off per person) apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@doadventures.com.

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HOTEL INCLUDED:

This is a 2 star hotel and is based on shared rooms - either double, matrimonial or triple. If you prefer a single room you have to add $30 US per person. All the rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier or we can do the tour without hotel, if you prefer to book the hotel for Aguas Calientes for your own. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco.

HOW TO BOOK ?

How to Book

In order to make a booking With Do Adventures, you need to follow the next steps:

Step 1: ENTER IN A CONTACT.

It is always a good idea to contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, follow the next steps.

Step 2: ACCEPT TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Is very important to read our Terms and Conditions, because when you book a tour with Do Adventures, means that you are accepting automatically.

Step 3: SEND US YOUR FULL DETAILS.

Please send us to our e-mail the required details like: name, last name, passport number, nationality, birth date, those details has to be same of your passport or send us your passport photo. In addition, you have to send us your arrival date, hotel name in Cusco, departure of Cusco and date for a trip.

Step 4: MAKE THE DEPOSIT.

You have to pay the first deposit required according each tour to guarantee your journey, this can be made by one of our Payment Methods . After to complete the payment write us to our e-mail about that.
The Final Payment: Is due at least with 2 days or 1 day before to depart, normally is due on the briefing time.

Step 5: CONFIRMATION.

Finally, after to obtain your full details and the deposit, our office staff will email you back a tour confirmation to guarantee your journey. We always send confirmations, so if you do not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us and we will resend you. We are so excited to take you on the Trip and thank you for your trust in us.

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