Trek Valley Lares - Machu Picchu 5 Days / 4 Nights

 

This trip Combine the best of the Lares Valley and the fascinating Inca arqueological remains of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Our first stop is the colonial town of Lares, there, we can enjoy the hot springs before begin our four-day trek through the spectacular Urubamba Range.

Each day is reasonably paced with enough time to enjoy the wonderful scenery, appreciating the life of the Andean farmers. On the fourth day we reach the legendary Inca town of Ollantaytambo, Next, we will take the short train ride to the Machu Picchu Santuary, one of the worlds most beautiful and important arqueological remains.

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 01:- Cusco - Cuncani

We will depart from Cusco early morning in our private bus through the Sacred Valley, until the Colonial town of Lares (3,100 masl. Or 10,230 Ft.). Here, we will spend some time taking a bath in the hot thermal springs, lunch.

After it, accompanied by mules and llamas to carry all our packs, we will begin our hike up the river, and we will continue for about 3 hours until reaching the charming community of Cuncani (3,600 masl. Or 11,880 Ft.) Campsite.

 

Day 02:- Cuncani - Quiswarani

Early in the morning, we will be soon in front of the snow-capped peak, of Silver Cross (5,700masl. Or 18,810 Ft.) Continuing our trek, we will pass a succession of turquoise lakes and then continue to the first high pass at Uchuyccasa (4,000 masl. Or 13,200 Ft.) From this place, we will enjoy the nice views of the valley below us, our trail will take us down to the village of Quiswarani (3,700 masl. Or 12,210 Ft.), where we will spend the night.

 

Day 03:- Quiswarani - Cancha Cancha

Today, we will begin with a short walk to an impressive lake, there; we will also see the falls of Pausi. Our trail leads up to the right, passing many small waterfalls and following an original Inca stone path. As we reach the Pachacuti pass (4,500 masl. Or 14,850 Ft.), we will have spectacular views of the snow-covered peaks of Pitusiray (5,750masl. Or 18,975 ft) and Chicón (5,500 masl. Or 18315 Ft.). Down below, we can also see the striking Suirococha Lake, located next to the village of Cancha (3,800 masl. Or 12,540 Ft.), our last campsite.

 

Day 04:- Cancha Cancha - Ollantaytambo

This will be our last difficult hiking day as we continue descending from the village of Cancha, passing local houses and pastoral farmland. As we will head into the warm valley, we will follow the mountain streams through a wide corridor filled with bird life and rocky formations. The trail comes out at Sayhuapata (2,800 masl. Or 9,240 Ft.), from there our private vehicle will take us to Ollantaytambo, the legendary Inca town. In the afternoon, we will have plenty of time to visit this arqueological site. In the night, we will sleep comfortably in a hostel with great views of the Inca temples.

 

Day 05:- Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will take the early morning train to Aguas Calientes (tourist class). There, we will take the tourist bus up to the famous arqueological complex of Machu Picchu, arriving around 11:30 Am. An official English-speaking guide will lead a tour of approximately 2 hours, followed by time to explore the remains on our own. In the Afternoon, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and then, we will take the train back to Cusco.

 

INCLUDED:

 

• Professional Spanish / English Speaking Guide

• Private transportation Cusco / Lares

• Ticket train Back Machu Picchu / Cusco

• Camping Equipment complete

• Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent and Bathroom tent

• Horses and Llamas to take our Equipment

• Muleteer

• Entrances Fees to Machu Picchu

• All meals

• 01 night in Hotels, in Ollantaytambo

 

NOT INCLUDED:

 

• Meals in Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo

• Sleeping Bag

• Tips

 

RECOMMENDED TO BRING:

 

• Flash Light

• Warm and Rain Clothes

• Trekking Boots

• Hat, Cap.

• Personal First Aid Kit

• Bottle of Water

• Day Pack

• Sunscreen, Insect Repellent

• Pairs of Socks

• Bathing suit and towe

 

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