Lares trek, is one of the best optional 4 days trails to Machu Picchu, giving you the opportunity of enjoy the people of the area, the alpaca and llamas shepherds, the colorful traditional cloth they were, the amazing mountain that divide the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lares Valley, enjoy a bath on the natural hot springs of Lares, be amazed by the color of the natural lagoons formed by the melt of the ice pick of the Andean Cordillera
Cusco Cushuarani Lares Hot Springs
Pick up is at 3:30am and departure is from Cusco is at 4:00 am in the direction of sacred Valley of the Incas passing by the colorful town of Calca and a ride up to Cordillera Alto Urubamba to the town of Qushuarani, where we have our wake up tea, afterwards we start to walk for 1.5 hours uphill where we are going to reach a viewpoint (3850 meter over the sea level) where we will have our main breakfast. With an amazing view of the lagoon of Quellacocha and the snow carpet that surrounds the lagoon, we will also spot lamas and alpacas, on the way, and if we are lucky we will also see the majestic flight of the Condor.
Then we keep going uphill for approximately 2 hours to reach the first highest pass at 4400 m. (Qolqe crus) from where you can see lagoons produced by melt water of the snow carpets. After this we will descend to Cuncani, a small local community, where we will observe a beautiful waterfall formed by cold water streams whose source originates from the melt water of the glaziers. We then reach Cuncani at noon where we will have our lunch (lunchbox).
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
Lares Hot Sprins – Mantanay
We wake up early to take our breakfast and prepare ourselves for an amazing day of the hike where we will reach the highest point 4,600 m. (higher than the death woman pass on the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu).
We keep ascending for a short time till the Urope pass from where we will be able to observe the lagoon of the same name and part of the sacred Valley of the Incas, a large extension of the Lares Valley.
We will have a short rest here and afterwards start our descent to the camp site at Mantanay, (3,900 m.) where we will have our diner and share a macho tea, before hitting the tent.
Meals: Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
Mantanay – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Early wake up, we take a breakfast and we start to descend around 4 hours to Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the way observing the flora of the area including one of the main native trees of the area Queuña, known and the Peruvian tree. We reach the Sacred Valley around noon and have lunch,
Afterwards we will take a trasport to Ollantaytambo where we take the train to Aguas Calientes at 16:36 h, you will have plany of time to enjoy this last inca living city.
in Aguas Calientes you will be picked up from the train station and birng to your hotel, private room and hot shower.
make sure you charge you camera and devices in oder to enjoy the next day machu picchu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Sanctuary – Aguas Calientes -Ollantaytambo – Cusco
You will take your breakfast, very early in the morning. Then we start our last day by climbing up to the entrance of the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Avoiding the crowds, you will be one of the first visitors of the day. Your bilingual tour guide will take you around the vast ruins for about 3hrs, comprehensively explaining its historical significance and place in the Inca Empire. After this you have some free time to wander around.
Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca Archaeological sites, as it is recognise worldwide, even not mentioned in any of the writings or Chronicles of the Spanish Conquistadors. Experts believe that has been constructed around the mid-15th century by Inca Pacahcuteq and was rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an unforgettable experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the excursion, you can hike up the mountain behind Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu where you will have stunning views over the whole complex! However, there are only 400 persons per day allowed; therefore, you must let us know in advance. This, we have to book it when we reserve your tour and has a cost of US$ 15.00 plus.
Due Huayna Picchu is very fast oversold; we are offering Machu Picchu Mountain as a second optional climbing. The advantage of this hike is that it has less crowed, but not lest beautiful. The cost for this climb are also US$ 15.00 per person.
Optional unguided walks include Inti Punku, the SUN GATE the traditional end of the Inca Trail, duration 1.30min both ways. and the Inca Bridge, duration 1 hr. Otherwise simply relax and take in the awe inspiring atmosphere. After your free time you can walk down to the town of Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon, you take the train back. (At 7 pm please be there 30 minutes before the departure) and then private transport to Cusco.
A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes (included) at any time, if you do not prefer to walk down through the jungle it will take you roughly 45 minutes. The train to return to Ollantaytambo is in the late afternoon at 19:00 pm and we recommend you to do that, so you can have more time to enjoy diner. If you want to comeback early afternoon, please let us know we can book the early train at 2:30 or 4:12 pm. Therefore, we can coordinate the early transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
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Group price US$ 530.00 based on 4 people.
Price for 2 people US$ 620 per person
Price for 3 people US$ 570 per person
Exclusive international transaction fees The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further informations please don’t hesitate to ask.
Upon request, with any tour booked with Green Peru Adventures, we will include a free walking tour around the enigmatic, historic city of Cusco accompanied by one of our professional, multilingual tour guides!