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Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4 days

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Day 1: CUSCO - LARES THERMAL BATHS - KISWARANI FALLS

Stop At: Lares Hot Springs, Camino Por Los Aguas Termales, Lares Peru
We will start from your hotel around 5:30 am (depending on your location) and drive to the the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we stop at the local market to later continue to the famous Lares thermo-medicinal baths – arriving at approximately 8:00am. We will jump straight into the medicinal pools - all of which are set at different temperatures. The water is great for your bones, muscles, stress and headaches and therefore this is the perfect way to prepare for your TreXperience! After breakfast we will start our 2 hour trek uphill until we reach Kiswarani village. Our lunch places. It’s then another 2 hour walk to our campsite, located on the bank of a beautiful blue lake at (3750 m/ 1230 ft). On reaching our campsite your tents and a hot cup of tea will be waiting for you. This is a perfect place to relax, stargaze, and learn about Inca astronomy.
• Campsite Altitude: 3750m/ 1230ft
• Highest altitude: 3750m/ 1230ft
• Distance: 9 km/5.5 miles
• Duration: 4 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch & dinner
• Accommodation: Camping
• Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 2: QUISWARANI – CONDOR PASS - CANCHACANCHA COMMUNITY

Stop At: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa tea in your tent and prepare for our most challenging day, After breakfast it is a 4 hour hike uphill to Condor Pass (4700 m / 15354 ft) – at the summit we will take time to explore to later start over a 3 hour descent through the breathtaking scenery. Our campsite is located at Cancha Cancha (3750 m / 12 303 ft) - the only village in the Lares Valley that is completely isolated from any modern technology. This includes no drainage system, electricity, computers, internet connection or cellphone service. Here they speak only Quechua - the ancient language spoken by the Incas. By the evening our chef will have prepared dinner for us to enjoy together before a well-earned nights rest.
• Campsite Altitude: 3750 m / 12303 ft
• Highest altitude: 4700 m / 15354 ft
• Distance: 16 km/ 9.9 miles
• Duration: 7 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch & dinner
• Accommodation: Camping
• Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 3: CANCHACANCHA - HUARAN – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Today we will wake up with a cup of coffe or tea again in a beautiful village surrounded by llamas and alpacas. After breakfast we will begin our 4 hour trek downhill. Our TreXperience concludes in a small town called Huaran (2700 m / 8856 ft), and from here a private bus will drive us to Ollantaytambo; “Last Living Incan City”. Or as it is sometimes known; “World Capital of the Native American”. We will take some time to explore these ancient streets and the water channel that has been in use since Inca time. We will have dinner in a local restaurant in Ollantaytambo before catching the 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
• Campsite Altitude: 2700m / 8856 ft
• Highest altitude: 3,750 m / 12,303 ft
• Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
• Duration: 4 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch & dinner
• Accommodation: Hotel

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 4: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
On our final day, we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience; visiting Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear day, you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
• Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
• Distance: 6km / 3 miles
• Duration: 2 - 3 hours
• Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
• Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
From your hotel located in Cusco
Departure Time
5:30 AM
Duration
4 days
Return Details
All our tours will finish in Cusco City unless especial request
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Pre-departure briefing the night before at 6.30pm
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transportation from beginning to end
  • Chef to prepare all meals
  • Porters and Horses to carry equipment and food
  • Professional English speaking tour guides
  • Second guide for groups of 8+
  • All meals included in our tours except last day lunch in Machupicchu
  • 4 man tents for every 2 people
  • 1 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping pad
  • Medical kit in all our tours
  • Drinkable water
  • Hot water for washing
  • Hand towels
  • sheets
  • Pillows
  • Rain Ponchos
  • All Taxes included
  • Expedition train to aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Lares Hot Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Lares Trek
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be rent from us)
  • Inflatable mattress (can be rent from us)
  • Trekking poles (can be rent from us)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
  • Machu Picchu Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
  • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 day trek. Small group, 6 trekkers, one guide hubert, chef Leonardo, an assistant chef and two horse men. Great trip. Guide hubert was excellent, knowledgable, took care of the group (even when I had altitude sickness), made sure we were safe. Cooks were great,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the Lares Trek for four days. We were only three particitipants and our tour guide. It was just amazing! Our camps were very comfortable and the food was very delicious. They always prepared everything fresh and with a lot of love. The staff...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank giulgis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an experience to be remembered. The landscape was breathtaking, the cultural experience impressive, and the staff were all exceptional. Our lead guide Hubert took exceptional care of us making sure everyone was having an experience to be remembered, ensuring everyone felt comfortable and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lares trek has been a physical, emotional and spiritual journey to us. We were travelling as a couple. The landscape was amazing and the guide (Hubert) and his full team were incredible! @TreXperience Cusco you are lucky to have a guide and a cooking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank José T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the Lares Trek for four days with my best friend from Switzerland. We just loved the tour, we camped in andean villages, getting to see the way they live and most importantly through doing this mindblowing trek you help the locals economically. So...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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