LARES INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
EXPERIENCE AN AUTHENTIC COMBINATION INCAS TREK
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
From the Depths of the Andes "Lares + Inca Trail"
The Lares Inca trail is an extension trek that gives the amazing opportunity to explore the traditional Quechua culture and stunning natural scenery, as well as enjoy complete wilderness Andean life. This ancient trail that has been in use since Incas times will connect you with rural Andean communities and help you appreciate the harmony between them and nature.
Once our Lares trek is over, it’s time for a pilgrimage to the sacred sanctuary of Machu Picchu. On this most authentic Inca trail, you’ll discover hidden archaeological sites filled with mystery and spirituality along the way. This is an experience like no other! Join us on a 5-day LARES + INCA TRAIL TREK adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime.
- DURATION: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
- TOUR TYPE: Camping, adventure, and culture.
- ACCOMMODATION: 2 Nights Camping /2 Nights Hotel
- MEALS: 4 (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- WALKING DISTANCE: 44 km / 28 miles
- MINIMUM HEIGHT: 2,170 meters / 7,120 feet
- MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 4,500 meters / 14,763 feet
- TEMPERATURE: Minimum -7 °C (19.4 °F) / max. 24 °C (76 °F).
- PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Moderate, but challenging.
DAY 1- CUSCO – CALCA – LARES HOT SPRINGS (OPTIONAL) – WACAWASI
Start your journey with our private transportation, departing Cusco at 5:30 am and get ready to marvel in the scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Stop for 20 minutes in Calca's provincial town market- witness a range of local products coming from both highland & jungle such as cocoa, coca leaves, bananas, oranges among many others. You will have change to pick up any last minute snacks or water before you set off on this adventure.
We will then continue driven for about 2 hours to get Lares hot springs (3,120 meters / 10,2660 feet), where we’ll have an option to soak at this medicinal thermal bath and worm up our muscles before our hike starts. The trail starts going gradually up throughout the valley of Lares until lunch spot, upon our arrival we’ll meet our horseman and his horses. Today we’ll have our lunch at about 1:30 pm on the halfway to the first campsite. After lunch, the adventure goes on, along this hike segment of the trail we’ll see some herds of llamas and alpacas, and later on reach our first campsite located in Wacawasi village (3,850m/ 12,630 ft) At the campsite after our arrival, we’ll have coffee break and dinner prepared by our creative chef.
- MEALS: lunch, coffee break, and dinner
- ACCOMMODATION: camping facilities.
- DISTANCE: 8 km /5 miles.
- WALKING TIME: 5 to 6 hours.
- TEMPERATURE: minimum -5 ° C (23 ° F) / max. 18 ° C (64 ° F)
- PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Medium 3/5
DAY 2 – WACAWASI – IPSAYCOCHA PASS – LAGO IPSAYCOCHA– PATACANCHA
After breakfast, you will begin your ascent for about 3 hours until you reach the Ipsaycocha pass (4,500m/15, 14,763 ft). This is the highest point reached on our Lares trek. Observe stunning scenery rounded by majestic mountain glaciers, and you may see condors. Below is the green lake Ipsaycocha (4,200 m/13,779 ft), where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. An incredible place!
Then we will continue to the community of Patacancha where we will camp surrounded by local families
MEALS: breakfast, coffee break, and dinner
ACCOMMODATION: camping facilities.
DISTANCE: 12 km / 7.4 miles.
WALKING TIME: 7 to 8 hours.
TEMPERATURE: minimum -7 ° C (19.4 ° F) / max. 18 ° C (64 ° F)
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: challenge 4/5
DAY 3: PATACANCHA-WILLOQ-OLLANTAYTAMBO
Today is much easier day. After breakfast we’ll walk gently downhill through a narrower valley for about 5 hours, On the way down we will get through of one the oldest community Willoq (3,200 m/10,498 ft), another Quechua village where the locals still wear their traditional dress and are proud to maintain their cultural identity. The people from this area are known locally as “Huayruros” the name of a red and black seed reminiscent of the color of their ponchos. We’ll have a chance to appreciate some their textiles made by their self. The high-quality weavings are famous for their intricate designs reflecting aspects of their everyday lives and culture.
We will continue with the adventure until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo; another Quechua town where it still preserves the design of the Inca construction organization, whose streets, water channels and foundations of their houses are original Inca constructions. This is where we spend the night in a hotel.
MEALS: breakfast, coffee break, and dinner
ACCOMMODATION: camping facilities.
DISTANCE: 12 km / 7.4 mils
WALKING TIME: 5 to 6 hours.
TEMPERATURE: minimum -2 ° C (28.4 ° F) / max. 18 ° C (64 ° F)
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: easy 2/5
DAY 4: STATION- KM 104 – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN
After spend three days in the heights of the Andes, we enter in the high Amazon dipping into the Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu.
We get up very early to prepare our stuff and have breakfast. Then, we will ride the most scenic train through the secret valley of the Incas until km 104 (1 hour 20 minutes) where we will begin our walk. Not far from there is the first archaeological site of Chachabamba (2,170 m/7,120 ft), an interesting place!
and continue 3 hours up hill to visit another Inca site; Wiñaywayna and amazing place pop out in the jungle standing in perfect condition. Nearby is the camp side with the same name, where we’ll enjoy our boxed lunch prepared by our chef with a rewarded view.
Afterwards, we continue an easier walk through a cloud forest towards the famous Sun gate from where we have our first panoramic view of the Peruvian emblem “Machu Picchu”.
After a brief descent we will continue walking until we reach the main look out. After taking the classic photos of Machu Picchu we head down to Aguas Calientes town boarding the bus to spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
MEALS: breakfast, boxed lunch, and dinner
DISTANCE: 12 km / 7.4 miles
WALKING TIME: 6 to 7 hours
TEMPERATURE: minimum 5° C (41° F) / max. 22 ° C (71° F)
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Medium 3/5
DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN -– GUIDED TOUR AT MACHU PICCHU –RETURN TO CUSCO
Today a great breakfast at the hotel prepares us to explore Machu Picchu on a private tour with your adventure guide. We will take the bus to Machu Picchu for 25 minutes. Once back to Machu Picchu Our guide will give you a tour of it, telling you about the its history and the meaning of the main sites of Machu Picchu for 2 hours.
After admired and have a great time at the lost city of the Incas, we’ll take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes town, where we’ll have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Ollanta Tambo train station, then drive back to your hotel in Cusco by our private transportation.
The return from the town of Aguas Calientes to the city of Cusco is approximately 4 hours.
- Meals: breakfast
- Temperature: minimum 8 ° C (46.4 ° F) / max. 26 ° C (78.8 ° F)
Lares + Inca Trail map
- Professional Tour Guide
- Entrance to the Lares thermal hot spring (optional)
- Ticket to the Machu Picchu
- Entrance Ticket to the whole trek
- Hotel (doble room accommodation)
- Bus service Aguas calientes - Machupicchu (round-trip)
- Train EXPEDITION service (round trip)
- Food: 4 (lunches, dinners and breakfasts)
- Boiled cold water along the walk (after each meal). You will only bring the first day until lunch
- Mattress (sponge)
- Camping Tents (accommodation for 2 people)
- Horse team that will carry the equipment, food and your personal belongings of 8 kg's (17.6 pounds).
- Transportation Cusco - Lares trek - station Ollantaytambo
- Transportation station Ollantaytambo- Cusco
- Oxygen tank
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
- 1st day breakfast, and 5th day lunch
- Sleeping bag (can be rented from the company)
- Inflatable mattress (can be rented from the company)
- Walking sticks (can be rented from the company)
- Original passport (the same one that you used to make the reservation)
- Backpack (must be very comfortable to carry all your belongings during the day)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping Bag Liner
- Silicone earplugs
- Hiking Shoes
- Extra Flip flops or river shoes
- Rainwear or rain poncho
- Outerwear for the nights like a jacket, scarf, gloves and a woolly cap
- Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Light clothing
- Trekking pants
- Shirts or t-shirts (we recommend long sleeved) preferably quick-dry or regular cotton
- Head lamp
- Mosquito repellent
- Quick-Drying Travel Towel
- Personal medication
- Walking stick with rubber bands on the tip
- Reusable water bottle or CamelBak water bladder
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Toilet paper.
- Extra money
$ 710.00 USD per person
- 02 hikers: $ 850.00 USD per person
- 03 hikers: $ 800.00 USD per person
- 04 hikers: $ 750.00 USD per person
- 05 hikers: $ 730.00 USD per person
- 06 hikers +: $ 710.00 USD per person
- Students: $ 25.00 US
Applied for people who have valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD.
- Under 10 years old: $ 25.00 US
Please send all the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike: US $ 85.00 USD per person
- Machu Picchu Mountain Hike: US $ 80.00 USD per person
- Upgrade VISTADOME Train service : $35.00 UDS (one way)
- Walking stick (1 pair): $ 15.00 USD
- Sleeping bag: $ 25.00 USD
- Inflatable mattress: $ 20.00 USD
- Emergency horse riding: $ 90.00 USD
Note: Remember that you have included horse transportation along the trek of your belongings 8 kg (7.6 pounds)
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