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Lares Trek & Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

Lares Trek & Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

Day 01: Cusco – Calca – Lares Hot Springs – Wacawasi

You leave from Cusco early in the morning by private bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving to Lares Hot Springs and spend the morning soaking in the medicinal hot springs, after lunch you have two hours of trek to your campsite. Overnight/ Camp. (L-D)

Day 02: Wacawasi – Epsaycocha

After continuing up through the valley, you arrive to the community of  Wacawasi. People here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru. Here, you can observe their great skills and brilliant techniques in the fabrication of ponchos and other garments. Passing the village you begin climbing up to Condor Pass at 4100m. From here, you catch a stunning view of the renowned Mount Veronica (5750m.) Descending gently for about one hour, you come to the beautiful Epsaycocha Lake, your last campsite. Overnight / Camp. (B-L-D)

Day 03: Epsaycocha – Patacancha – Huylloc – Pumamarka – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Today your trail leads downhill to an overlook facing a wide valley. Descending into the valley, you eventually arrive to the community of Huylloc where you have lunch, from here it takes two hours to arrive to Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces, finally you arrive to Ollantaytambo. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archaeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and birds species. From here you take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes at 8:00 pm and spend the night there in a comfortable hostel. (B-L-D)

Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

After an early breakfast, you will trek up the hill to Machu Picchu, from here you begin your guided visit of the Sanctuary. Time to relax. Then, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to enjoy the town before you return to Ollanta station by train and transfer to Cusco. (B)

Included:

  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer bus to Lares
  • Specialised guide
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 Dinners & snacks
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Porters and horses to carry tents, food / cooking equipment
  • Paxes baggage, max 5 kilos carried by horse
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Transportation Huylloc – Ollantaytambo (3rd day)
  • Hostel accommodation (3rd night)
  • One way bus ticket: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu (4th day)
  • Ticket entrance to Machu Picchu (4th day)
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer by bus from Ollanta station to Cusco
  • Gear: Igloo tents: to allow for higher comfort Mattress (Sleeping pad), Dinner tent, Toilet tent, Kitchen tent, Tables & seats, Table set, First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

Not Included:

  • Services not specified in the programme
  • Extras and tips
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • National flight tickets to / from Cusco

Extras to be hired:

  • Sleeping bags for duration of programme per pax (net) US$15.00
  • Horse for duration of programme per pax (MAXIMUM 15 KILOS) US$ 85.00

What you need to bring/carry:

  • Backpack, with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek. T shirts, shorts and some warm clothes. Recommended max 6 kilos for your personal belongings
  • Strong, comfortable footwear
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream), insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if you hire a personal porter)
  • For cash, pls note that there are ATM machines in Aguas Calientes
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required)
Tags: Salkantay Trek  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Rafting in the Urubamba