Lares Trek 4D/3N

This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into traditional Andean life.

A timeless world where farmers plant their crops on the lands their ancestors tended and watch over herds of llama and alpaca beneath the sacred snow-covered peaks they worshipped as gods. The trail is one of the Inca trails from the time of the Inca Empire. Today, the trail is still in use by farmers, who are Inca descendents.
The trail connects the communities of Cuncani, Quisuarani and Lares with life in the Sacred Valley. On the third day, we'll take the afternoon train to Machu Picchu Pueblo, having a full day to explore the Machu Picchu Sanctuary the next day.

Desert

DAY 1: Cusco – Quishuarani - Cuncan


We'll make an early morning departure from Cusco to the trailhead by private transport. Once in Quisuarani, we'll start our hike toward our first mountain pass, where we can enjoy a spectacular view of the Andes adorned with glaciers and lakes.
On the descent, we'll have lunch, and afterwards, we'll continue on to our first camp site in the high Andean community of Cuncani.
(6 km / 3.73 mi. / 5 hours).
Meals: breakfast and lunch

DAY 2: Cuncani - Cuyoc.


After breakfast, we'll start our hike and reach our second mountain pass, crossing several lakes along the way.
At the pass, we'll have our lunch and break. Coming down from the pass, we can appreciate the view of the
Sacred Valley of the Incas and the flat area surrounding Maras.

Desert

We'll set up camp at Cuyoc beside a wild forest of Qeuña tree.
(7 km / 4.35 mi / 7 hours).
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3: Cuyoc – Pumahuanca – Urubamba – Train to Machu Picchu.


We'll walk down along the Pumahuanca Valley, crossing the community of Pacchaspata and the ruins found there.
At the end of our trek, we'll see the community farm of Ahuamarca, which is well-developed.
Here, we will be picked up by our transport, and drive to Ollantaytambo.
From here, we'll take the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes, where we'll spend the night at a hostel.
(6 km / 3.73 mi/ 5 hours).
Meals: breakfast and lunchay.

DAY 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Desert

We take the first morning bus to Machupicchu, arriving before the crowds of tourists coming from Cusco by train. We'll take a guided tour of the Sanctuary of Machupicchu and, if time allows, we can walk to the Inti Punku, the Sun gate. We'll make a late afternoon descent by bus to Aguas Calientes, and return by train to Cusco. We'll arrive in Cusco in the evening and transfer you to your hotel of choice.
(Hotel Cusco not included).
Meals: breakfast.

INCLUDED:


Private transport Cusco/Quishuarani (first day).
Professional bilingual Guide.
A Cook to prepare all meals.
Cooking equipment, mess tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, accommodation for the porters and cook.
Mountain Hardwear tents (a 3-person tent for every 2 individuals).
Foam mattress (self-inflating mattress can be rented – included in private service).
Pack horses to carry equipment and your personal gear.
Wranglers responsible for the horses.
Meals (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners and snacks).
Boiled water provided at meal times to refill your waterbottle.
Private transportation: Urubamba - Ollantaytambo (third day).
VISTADOME train: Ollantaytambo to Machupicchu (third day).
Hostel at Aguas Calientes on the third day.
Roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes to the Machupicchu Sanctuary.
Entrance fee for Machupicchu.
Expedition train: Machupicchu - Cusco (fourth day).
Private transport: Cusco train-station - Cusco Hotel.
First aid kit, emergency oxygen, radio communications.

Desert

NOT INCLUDED:


Sleeping bag.
Lunch the last day.
Dinner on third and last day.
Tips for guide, cook and wranglers.