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4 Day Lares Trek To Machu Picchu

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This trek combines beautiful lakes, local Quechua communities of farmers and weavers who are still living traditional lifestyles in the mountains, cultivating the practices of ancient knowledge and continuing to build stone houses similar to those of the Inca times.

The trail passes through highland communities with majestic views of the magnificent snow-capped mountains, herds of llamas and alpacas before arriving to the community of Patacancha-Ollantaytambo for lunch on the third day of the trek. In the afternoon we catch the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes troughtout the sacrey valley to spend the night and prepare to visit the most important Inka city in the Andes: Machu Picchu
DAY 1: CUSCO - QUISUARANI - CUNCANI
We leave early from Cusco for the three and a half hour drive to the community of Quisuarani. We climb for 2 hours to Queuñacocha Lake where we have lunch. A further hour gets us to the Huchuyccasa pass at 4458m with spectacular views of the emerald lakes below us. We descend for two hours to our camp in the village of Cuncani where we will have a chance to visit some of the traditional stone and thatch houses inhabited by the people.

Total distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5hours
Maximum altitude: 4,458 m (13,770 ft)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (11,480 ft)

DAY 2: CUNCANI - IPSAYCOCHA
We climb gently to the Cruzcasa pass at 4200m before traversing to Chachapata where we have lunch. Our second pass of the day at 4490m is a tougher climb but is rewarded by fantastic views of the Cordillera Vilcanota. A 45 min descent takes us to our campsite by the beautiful Ipsaycocha Lake.

Total distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5hours
Maximum altitude: 4,458 m (13,770 ft)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (11,480 ft)

DAY 3: IPSAYQOCHA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
A gentle two and a half hour descent brings us to the village of Patacancha. Our private bus will take us from here to the town of Ollantaytambo with its famous Inca fortress. We will have lunch before taking the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes where we book into our hotel for a well deserved shower. We will have time to visit the famous hot springs to soak aching muscles whilst sipping a cocktail before heading out for dinner.

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After an early breakfast, we take the bus up to Machu Picchu, arriving well before the majority of tourists. You will have a guided tour of the site for two hours before having a bit of free time and making your way back on the bus to Aguas Calientes. Here there will be time for some lunch before boarding the afternoon train back to Cusco. On arrival back in Cusco we will transfer you from the train station to the hotel and say goodbye.
what’s included
  • Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+ people.
  • Chef to cook food.
  • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment and 7kg of your personal items.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation from your hotel to the start of trail.
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Day 3.
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress - Therma rest.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
what’s excluded
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Breakfast on Day 1, lunch Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 4 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Peruvian
Starts/Ends Cusco, Peru/Cusco, Peru
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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Inkayni Peru Tours / Product Category: Trekking
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