Duration: 4 Days
Tour Type: Walking
Max.Height : 1,900 msnm
Group sizes: +2
Fisica Level: Moderate
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days.- The Adventure Trek through Lares to the citadel of Machu Picchu offers a combination of beautiful landscapes, Inca constructions and a glorious visit to Machu Picchu on the fourth day.
This hike will take you through beautiful mountain landscapes, highlands and spend two nights near the traditional Andean villages.
On the fourth day we will be able to appreciate the magnificent treasures of Machu Picchu with its professional guide. The Lares walk is one of the main alternatives to the Inca Trail. It is slightly shorter and at an altitude higher than the Inca Trail.
Off the beaten path Lares trek. Affords wonderful panoramic views, shockingly blue lakes, the opportunity to experience rural Andean life up close and a final day at Machu Picchu. The Lares trek offers glimpses of an area where traditional Andean life continues to this day: centuries-old weaving and farming practices and traditional dress, plus the opportunity to participate in optional homestays with local families.
Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Spring – Huacawasi
05:00 am pick up from hotel. In the direction of the town of Lares the journey lasts four hours in our mobility. In the route we will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas after passing an open finally descending to the thermal waters of Lares. From where after lunch and meet with our muleteers we will start the four hour walk observing local types and personal landscapes with their type costumes until arriving at the town of Huacawasi place where we will spend the first night. After an enjoyable dinner at (3,600 masl
- Transport time: 4 hours.
- Hiking time: 3 hours.
- Climate: cold.
- Walking distance approx 12km (4-5 hours).
Day 2: Huacawasi – Isayccocha – Patacancha
This day will be difficult, beautiful and interesting as after breakfast we will start the hardest climb up to 4,450 m appreciating in the tour panoramic views of some snowy, peasant communities their customs, textiles, beautiful landscapes and after a descent we will arrive at the lagoon Of Ipsaycocha (4,100 masl) place where lunch will be, after a good rest we will continue towards the community of Patacancha where we will spend the second night at (3,600 masl) after a nice dinner.
- Hiking time: 7 hours
- Climate: cold.
- Walking distance approx 9km (6-7 hours).
Day 3: Patacancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
This day after breakfast will be easy and interesting because we will visit some communities like Willoq and Pumamarka where there is a school we can visit and we give some gifts to the school besides observing some archaeological remains of Qochapata and Terrazas Inca and part of impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas. Approximately we will arrive to the town of Ollantaytambo at 2 pm after lunch we will have free time until 7.30 pm to finally board the train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the last night in lodging with private bath and hot water.
- Hiking time: approx. 6 hours.
- Walking distance approx 12km (5-6 hours).
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
This day will be spectacular as we will know one of the wonders of the world Machu Picchu Early in the morning after breakfast we will take the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu accompanied by the Guide who will share his knowledge and show us the most important places of Machu Picchu during Two hours approximately and then you. You will have free time to explore and feel the magic of the place until the time of return that will be by tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and from
Hiking time: 2 hours.
Included in the Trip
- A professional guide who knows the trek, who can contact you with the environment and its culture.
- Food as mentioned in the tour.
- Meeting before the Trek.
- Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure of the trip by private transport to the starting point of the trek.
- Chef and kitchen assistant.
- Food as described in the itinerary: (D) breakfast (A) lunch (C) dinner, our chef will prepare traditional Peruvian food with selected and quality food, typical of our region and great care of preparation of the same. If you have any preference let us know in advance.
- Tents Eureka Timberline 4 stations.
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, utensils.
- Tent biodegradable bath.
- Inflatable Matras Personal.
- Personal Duffle.
- Horsemen who will direct the horses and transfer of equipment.
- Horses and / or mules: they will carry camping gear, kitchen and dining equipment, backpacks, sleeping bags and matras.
- 1 emergency horse support, which can be mounted, in case you feel sick or tired.
- Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance to Machupicchu.
- Bus up and down to Aguas Calientes -Machupicchu and vice versa.
- Entrance to the Citadel of Machupicchu.
- Lunch of the 4th day.
- Return train to Cusco.
- Private transportation back to Cusco.
- First aid kit and oxygen.
- Second Guide (depending on the number of paxs).
Not Included in the Trip
- Breakfast of the 1st day.
- Dinner on the 3rd day.
- Gratuities for Arrieros, cook and guide.
- An additional horse if you require carrying more things.
- Sleeping bag.
LIST OF THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE IN THE BACKPACK (MAXIMUM WEIGHT 7Kg)
- Sleeping bag. (If you do not have one, rent one at the office).
- Warm clothes for the first day.
- Light clothing, four pairs of socks.
- Good shoes or boots.
- Water bottle.
- Camera or video camera (Optional).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats or hats, mosquito repellent.
- Purifying tablets.
- Jacket or rain poncho
NOTE Ancasocha Trek 5 Days: If you want to go up to Huayna Picchu, we suggest you book in advance with your reservation; This is because spaces are limited, for any additional information write us.
Ancasocha Trek 5 Days
- Entrance to the mountain Huayna Picchu; US $ 20 per person
- Train Vistadome to Machu Picchu (one way), US $ 65 per person
- Dinner or Lunch at Aguas Calientes Restaurant; US $ 20 per person
You must consider
- Rates are per person (single or double room).
- Prices include round trip tickets between Cusco and Machu Picchu
- Departure times may vary.
- The rates are not valid for Christmas or New Year, during which special prices will be quoted on request
- Hiking poles – US$20.00
- Sleeping bag – US$25.00
- Sleeping bag Deluxe Package (+ Pillow & Liners) US$35.00
- Private Tent – US$30.00
- Vistadome Train (RoundTrip) – US$65.00
- Single Accommodation* – US$43.00 – Up
Price per person $750.00 (Minimum 2 persons; departures all year except February)
Ancasocha Trek 5 Days
We include duffle bags 8kls and a horse with no additional cost.
Emergency horse available throughout the trek.
- Student Discount (with valid ISIC card) – $25
- Under 15 Discount – $25
- Under 7 Discount – $35.
- Hiking poles – US$15.00 (pair)
- Sleeping bag – 4 season – US$30.00
- Private Tent – US$30.00
- air mattress -$15
- Train upgrade to Vistadome: US$50.00 one way (Departing from Aguas Calientes)
Huayna Picchu : price is US$65.00 per person and there are 2 turns (at 7am and 10am) for Only 400 people can hike Huayna Picchu per day.
Ancasocha Trek 5 Days.- Also known as lagoon “Ancascocha“, Quechua voice that can be interpreted as “Laguna de los Flancos”, so called because it is inside a hole, that makes its edges almost perpendicular.
The glass of this glacial lagoon, is 80 meters long by 40 meters wide, and occupies a geological depression located at 3200 meters above sea level. In addition, the color of its waters varies in different shades of green according to the time of year and sunlight.
Also during the rainy season the lagoon can reach a depth of 10 m, falling to only 3 m in the dry season.
It should be noted that the lagoon Ancascocha is part of the beautiful landscapes of the National Sanctuary of Ampay.
What to bring: for your trek: The weather varies a lot in Peru, having 28 climates and 84 of the worlds 104 ecosystems. Cusco is set high up (3,380 mts, 11,089 ft) near the Andean Mountain Range and the dry season (winter) is from April/May to October/November with the wettest part of the year (summer) being January through March.
Temperatures don’t vary too much between these seasons but the amount of precipitation does. If the sun is out it can be quite warm, but in the shade it gets cool fast.
Ancasocha Trek 5 Days.- Temperatures change quickly and you will need layers as you hike during the day. At night it is quite cold in the mountains (usually near or below freezing) and most people will need long underwear and layers to sleep in, nice warm socks, gloves, and a hat.
Everything you need for the day should be kept in your daypack that you carry because all the items you leave with your porter will not be available to you until the evening at the campsite.
It is recommended not to hike in cotton or jeans in the event of rain as cotton takes a very long time to dry. It is also recommended to bring true hiking boots or trail running shoes as regular running shoes do not get very good traction especially when it has rained.
The route to our Ancasocha Trek 5 Days is one of the most rewarding routes of the Peruvian Andes. A walk in continuous ascent leads to the slopes of impressive snow-capped peaks in the Andes, passing through Queuñas forests, vestiges of ancient Inca trails, the beautiful lagoon of Ancascocha among other impressive natural scenery.
We descend, leaving the arid fist, to enter a fertile valley of abundant Andean flora, hummingbirds, confluences of rivers and the spectacular view of the snowy Veronica. We ended up just 20 minutes from the Ollantaytambo train station, this is one of the alternative routes to the Inca Trail favorite by adventurers who then want to visit Machu Picchu.