04 Days Lares Trek: Lamas or Alpacas?
Why choose the Lares Trek? .- The reasons why Lares is popular among the walks is because on your trip you are more likely to appreciate traditional culture and Andean folklore.
Another reason for its popularity among walkers is that on the route you will surely find a group of llamas and alpacas in their natural environment.
You pass through very traditional villages (Quechuas)
Finally, Lares has breathtaking views of majestic mountains, lakes and some beautiful waterfalls.
Overview & Rates:
This trek is ideal for travellers wishing to get off the beaten track but still take in the breathtaking ruins of Machupicchu. It is a wonderful trek taking you through rural communities in the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas. We enjoy a wide variety of flora, fauna, wildlife and spectacular scenery!
On our last day we are rewarded with the magnificent Machupicchu.
Daily Lares Walking Distances….
Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Quishuarani .
Total distance: 14 km
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: Cusco (3,350m)
Lares (3,100m) – Quishuarani (3,700m)
Day 2: Quishuarani – Cancha Cancha.
Total distance: 12km
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point:
Quishuarani – Cancha Cancha (3,800m)
Day 3: Cancha Cancha – Ollantaytambo – A.C
Total distance: 12 km (5,94 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6,7 hours
Maximum altitude point: Cancha Cancha
Huaran (2,800m) – Ollantaytambo (2,700m)– A.C
4: Machu Picchu – Cusco
Total distance: 4 km (2,49 miles)
Estimated walking time: Visit Machu picchu
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,829 ft)
Machu picchu citadel 2,400 m (7,872 ft)
Machu Picchu (Glory)
How much is the price of the Lares Trekking Tour?
Discount Rate Of 20%.
It’s never too early to book your trip, the permits end quickly, even months in advance. (Machu Picchu Tickets)
In addition, by reserving now, you will secure our 20% discount on the final price of the program, money that you can spend on other things.
(1) Firts Option: (20% discount Price)
⇔ Inside of the Standard Group :-
Price per persson: USA: 560
(2) Second Option: (20% discount Price)
⇔ Inside in a Small Group Tour :–
*Price per persson: USA: 689
Important Trekking Options:
(1) About of the aditional Horse:
– You bring so much luggage?. Aditional Horses can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. They can be hired for $100 for all 3 days and will carry up to a maximum of 25kg (usually 1 horse between 2 persons is more than sufficient). You can hire the services of a half a horse to carry up to 12kg for US$60. However, even with a personal horse, you will still need to bring a day small pack for essential items.
(2) About Vistadome train upgrade:
– The most comfortable option of Train, also has the most flexible schedules and have food service on board. you need to pay an additional USD$ 25
(3) About Huayna Picchu Mountain:
The permissions are limeted to 400 to get at the Huayna Picchu mountain. There are two shifts for entrance:
⇒ First shift: income from 7 a.m (200 persons)
⇒ Second shift: income from 10 a.m (200 persons)
(4) About Sleeping Bag:
⇒ Sleeping bag hire . If you haven’t got a sleeping bag or you don’t want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you then we have sleeping bags in our office for rent. The price is US$5 per person per day.
(5) About Extra night in Aguas calientes:
⇒ An extra night in Aguas Calientes. can easily be arranged for you if required. Hotels costs and costs associated with returning to Machu Picchu the following day are additional to trek costs. It is best to make your hotel reservation directly.
(6) About Vegetarian Meals:
⇒ Vegetarian Meals. We can provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.
⇒ Other Information:
(*) Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco. Nearly all the hotels in Cuscoprovide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our office.
(*) Time of arrival in Cusco after returning from the trek. Unless you plan to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes, you will return to your hotel in Cusco for approximately 9:30pm on the 4th day of the trek.
old we will not be able to take any more registrations.
You Have Any Other Questions?
If you need a special or private service, send us your questions, doubts, or request more information about prices and dates of departures, in addition to discounts for large groups. All questions will be answered by our staff.
Consider also the communication through our chat channel or our WhatsApp online service at + 51 931 364834 (24 hours )
DepartureCusco / Cusco
Departure Time5:00 AM
Return Time9:00 PM
Dress CodeYou should wear clothes that absorb moisture from your skin while keeping the rain from getting wet. It should also be dressed with a base coat, insulation and shell.
Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Quishuarani.
Early morning rise. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we drive through the Sacred Valley turning off at the town of Calca to head to Lares village – the drive takes around 3 hours.Once we arrive into 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 we then continue our journey for around 20mins to the start of the trail known as PASCANA. From here we start our hike to Quishaurani. Here we meet up with our horseman and pack the horses. The trek will take us around 2.5hrs. When we arrive our campsite would have been set up for us. In the free time that we have we can meet some of the locals “campesinos” and see some weaving techniques. This is a lovely day filled with great landscapes and the opportunity to visit several Andean villages.
* Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Quishuarani - Cancha Cancha.
This morning we depart early as this is going to be our longest day on the trail. We will hike approx. 7 hours today with a midday lunch break. We start our ascent to the highest point of the trek, Pachacutec Pass (4,450m). From the pass you will be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray and Chicon. The path then continues down hill for about 2.5hrs to the village of Cancha Cancha where we have our campsite waiting for us. Today you have a chance to see an abundance of wildlife, fauna and flora.
*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Cancha Cancha – Huaran – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
After a delicious breakfast we start our easy hike today. We will walk down hill for approx. 5 hours hiking to the village of Huaran. From there we take local transport to the town of Ollantaytambo – a beautiful well preserved Andean town. Depending on your train time, you will have some time to explore before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes.
*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco.
Early wake Up (by 05: 30 a.m.), Breakfast and after to leave our Luggage at the Hotel, we will take the early Tourist bus Up to Machu Picchu, of Course with a guide English speaking, Usually we use to get Machu Picchu by 6: 50 a.m., so from this time we will be able to visit Machu Picchu of course at this time Machu Picchu is pretty empty and we will have the best chance to enjoy the beauty and the magic of Machu Picchu, because at this time is quiet.A guided tour of about 2: 30 hours, and then you will have "happy hour time", to explore by yourself the whole site for about 3 hours and there is time as well to climb Huayna Picchu mountain and get the best view over Machu Picchu it takes 1: 40 minutes round trip time, or option to go to the temple of the moon which is located behind Huayna Picchu Mountain.Then We suggest that after visiting Machu Picchu that you take the bus down to Aguas Calientes by 14:30 at the latest (assuming train departs at 5:55). Bus depart every 15 minutes. Check with the guide for actual times. Getting Cusco city by 9:00 p.m aprox, there we will provide transport. End of the services.
*Breakfast-Lunch can be taked at Aguas Calientes town before to take the tourist train back to Cusco -Optional stay 01 extra night in Aguas Calientes. Cost of Hotel : USD$30 aprox. per person.
Lares Trek + Machu Picchu
Distrito of Lares is located in the province of calca, it is the capital of the province of lares, ubicated 3.071 msnm.
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Pre-departure Lares Trek briefing, presented by your tour guides at our downtown Cusco office
Collection from your hotel in the morning (we can recommend a hotel that provides breakfast early)
Transport to the start trek (Lares Village) –
Lares & Machu Picchu entrence fee (US$75)
English speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
Igloo tents - 2 persons in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks
Double thickness foam mattress
Cook and Cooking equipment
Meals (03B,03L,03D) - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and uitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude.
Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
Horses for equipment (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment)
Bus from Machu Picchu Citadel down to the village of Aguas Calientes (USD:12)
Train ticket (Turism service) Cusco-Aguas Calientes-Cusco. (The price depends on train service)
Lares Survivor Certificate.
Breakfast on the first morning.
Meal in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on day 4 of the trek.
Sleeping bags can be hired in our office for US$20 for the 4 day trek.
Additional Horse service : USD 80.00 (per load)
Vistadome train upgrade : USD 25.00
Huayna Picchu entrance ticket : USD 75. + view details
Single tent supplement : USD 25.00
Sleeping bag : USD 15.00 (per unit / 4nights)
Walking pole : USD 10.00 (per unit / 4days)
Aguas Calientes overnight
Entrance to the thermal springs (Aguas Calientes) US$5
Vegetarian Meals (Optional Free)