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Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days - 3 Nights

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Pass By: Cusco 08007, Peru
On the first day, we leave Cusco very early in the direction of the Urubamba Valley to the Incan town of Calca, where we will stop to have breakfast, and one can buy some things in the traditional market such as fruit for the children that will be waiting on the route.

We will continue our ascent to the Cruzqasa pass (4150msnm) but not before visiting the community of Ancasmarca where we will have the opportunity to see the Andean Condor that this community keeps in capitivity to teach the people about the importance of this bird. Next we arrive at the community of Quishuarani (3850msnm) where we begin our new hike. We descend through a beautiful valley for some 2 or 3 hours to the Huchuy Qasa pass (4150msnms) where we can apreciate a group of lakes, as well as the snow of the Qolque cruz. From here we descend to our campsite, Cuncani. (3850msnm)

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping


Pass By: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
On the second day, we continue climbing to the second pass of Huilloq (4100msnm. For approximately an hour and a half, we descend to the indigenous village of Huilloq (3850msnm). On this walk, as on the first day, we will see a group of lakes. We will also encounter many children looking after llamas and alpacas. In the Andes, many of which will approach tourists so they will give candies. Adult women offer different woven arts. Continuing our journey we rise to the third pass of Chaullacocha (4300msnm) from where we can appreciate our campsite, Chaullacocha (4100msnm). Here we will have the opportunity to have much more contact with the children in the area.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping


Pass By: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
On the third day, we visit the school of Chaullacocha to see how the children study. Then we continue climbing a little more for an hour to the last pass from where we descend until the areas called Pallqa where we will meet our transport which will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night there in a hostal, clean with a private bath and hot water.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Basic Hostal


Pass By: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
On this day, we will leave very early to take the first bus to Machu Picchu which leaves at 5:30 so that we can be at the citadel early to see the sun rise. In this place, we will have a thorough explanation of the Inca construction, at a time where there will be the least number of people. Later, many more people from the city of Cusco will arrive. We can also secure our entry to the mountain of Waynapichu from where we can appreciate Machu Picchu from a different vantage point.

Later, we will again descend to the pueblo of Aguas Calientes to take our return train to Cusco, and then return you to your hotel. End of our services.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: in your Hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
One or two days before begin your trek we will meeting at the briefing at your hotel to explain about your hike, We will need all your information about your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time
6:00 AM
4 days
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • An explanation two days before departing
  • Tranport in private bus to the start of the trek
  • Transfer to your hotel on return
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Meals according to the program (Vegetarian available)
  • Boiled water on all days for your bottles
  • Snacks before trekking
  • Camping tents for 2 and 4 persons depending on the requirements
  • Camping equipment, dining tents, kitchen, tables, chairs
  • Cook and assistent cook
  • Kitchen/eating utensils
  • Pack animals (mules and horses) to carry the baggage and equipment.
  • Emergency horse
  • Wranglers to care for the pack animals
  • Professional guide who speaks English, Spanish and Quechua
  • Assistant guide for groups larger than 8 people
  • First aid equipment and oxygen tank
  • Last night celebration dinner in Aguas Calientes in a restaurant.
  • Entrance into Machu Picchu
  • Transport from Pallqa to Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus up to and back down from Machupicchu.
  • Return train ticket to Cusco
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and hot water
  • Breakfast the first day
  • Dinner the last day
  • Tips for personnel: guide, cook, wranglers (according to their job)
  • Sleeping bags (they can be rented in the office)
  • Entrances to hot springs
  • If you would like to rent an additional horse, it is $10 per day.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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