Lares Trek 4 Days 3 Nights
This less-known trek starts from the Sacred Valley of the Incas to enter a route where incredible mountainous landscapes, glacier lagoons, cloud forests of the valley and authentic Quechua textile communities to the town of Lares, where you can end the walk relaxing in its famous hot springs. . From Lares, we headed to Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu on day 4 of the program.
Rise early in the morning. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive through the Sacred Valley, deviating in the town of Calca to go to the town of Lares, the trip lasts around 3 hours, once we get to the town we go up to the hot springs where we can relax and enjoy these beautiful outdoor hot springs. Lunch is provided here. Our bus awaits us during this time and then we continue our journey for about 20 minutes to the beginning of the trail known as PASCANA. From here we start our trek to Quishaurani. Here we meet our rider and pack the horses. The walk will take us around 2.5 hours. When we arrive, our camp will be ready for us. In the free time we have we can meet some of the local "peasants" and see some weaving techniques. This is a beautiful day full of beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to visit various Andean villages. (Lunch dinner)
This morning we leave early as this will be our longest day on the trail. We will walk approx. Today 7 hours with lunch break at noon. We begin our ascent to the highest point of the trek, Paso Pachacutec (4,450m). From the pass, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Lake Pachacutec and the snow-capped peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray, and Chicon. Then the road continues downhill for about 2.5 hours to the town of Cancha Cancha, where we have our camp waiting for us. Today you have the opportunity to see a large amount of wildlife, fauna and flora. (Breakfast lunch dinner)
After a delicious breakfast, we begin our easy hike today. We will walk downhill for approx. 5 hours of walking to the town of Huaran. From there we take local transportation to the town of Ollantaytambo - a beautiful well-preserved Andean town. Depending on the time of your train, you will have some time to explore before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. (Breakfast lunch dinner)
Wake up early (before 05:30 am), have breakfast and then leave our luggage at the hotel, and we can either walk or take the early Up tourist bus (optional) to Machu Picchu, of course with an English speaking guide, usually us use to get to Machu Picchu at 6:00 am, so from this moment we can visit Machu Picchu, of course, at this time Machu Picchu is quite empty and we will have the best opportunity to enjoy the beauty and magic from Machu Picchu, because at this time it is quiet.A guided tour of approximately 2:30 hours, and then you will have a “happy hour time”, to explore the entire site by yourself for approximately 3 hours and there is also time to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (check availability) and get the best view of Machu Picchu takes 1:40 minutes round trip, or option to go to the temple of the moon that is behind the Huayna Picchu mountain.
Then we suggest that after visiting Machu Picchu, take the bus to Aguas Calientes no later than 4:00 p.m. (assuming the train leaves at 6:20 p.m. Train). Buses run every 15 minutes. Check with the guide for actual times. Arriving in the city of Cusco at 9:00 p.m. approx, there we will provide transfer to your hostel, end of services.
-Lunch can be taken in the town of Aguas Calientes before taking the tourist train back to Cusco.