Lares Trek

  • Lares Trek
  • Lares Trek
  • Lares Trek
  • Lares Trek

This 5 days itinerary offers the people love to trek between any combination of amazing mountain and valley scenery in a remote area, the best Inca trail to discover the Quechua communities and the Andean life, this valley it is located near to the sacred valley behind to the Urubamba mountain range, connecting to the famous Sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. This trip starts in the community of Accha where you can enjoy whit the sceneries and communities like Huacawasi, Willoq Patacancha, and the ancient town Ollantaytambo and to finish in the Sacred city of the Incas Machu Picchu, as well relaxing in the nature spa (Lares the hot sprint), train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and finally day 5 to visiting the impressive Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Connecting to the famous Sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco to Quishuarani

Max. Elevation: 4200m./14550f.

Min. Elevation: 3200m./10500f.

Average distance by trekking: 10 km.

Difficult level: 1 - 2

Estimate time: full day

In the morning we pick you up in your hotel by our privative car whit direction to the sacred valley of the Incas whit an amazing view of this please, the landscape is the best that you can forget, when you will continue descent in to this valley will be change the type of life for the people and pass through to the colonial villages like Pisaq (famous for local market and handycrap), you going to continue your amazing trip until to the town Calca, from that please you going to the Lares valley where for other three minutes by our car we star our trekking through the bigger mountains where the Inca left their work to us, to be honest this is the best canon that I saw in my life and by through there they bill one of the royal Inca Trail of the Incas (Qapaqñan), connecting to the ancient and a life Inca town (Ollantaytambo) , you will feel special to be part of this canon and landscape; from the lunch we will be going to take our car strait to the first camp site.

Day: 2. Quishuarani to Huaca Wasi

Max. Elevations: 4200m./14550f.

Min. Elevation: 3200m./10500f.

Average distance by trekking: 20 km.

Difficult level: 2 - 3

Estimated time: 7 hours

This day will have the top or perhaps the challenger days because we going to cross to pass over the 4000m./13100 whit a step ascent the first one and the second pass called (Huacawasi pass), in the first we going to have a good time to the local people where us art of magic they set up a small market where they sell the typical clothes like (gloves, hap, and colorful blanket made for them), in the beginning, the way it is steep and we have the best view of the village and campsite, us soon past the time we will in the top and great 360 view to the landscape, front there we will go down to the village Huaca Wasi where we will be our campsite and is well second chance to buy some stuff to the local people, on the end this day we will go to the hot spring to enjoy the nature spa.

Day 3: Huaca Wasi – Patacancha - Ollantaytambo

Max. Elevations: 4400m./14450f.

Min. Elevation: 3600m./10500f.

Average distance by trekking: 29 km

Difficult level: 2 - 3

Estimate time: 7 hours

This day we start early, this is the largest day of this entire fun trail, will hike between 7 to 8 hours, on the beginning will be uphill to the pass Ipsaycocha (4400m./14450ft), the climb is pretty hard with an indescribable panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray, Chicon and surrounding by stunning landscape. On the will be stop to have lunch by the amazing lake, this is the please that the local people take Advantech to have fish like rainbow trout, from here the trail will be most fun and really great with the view until to the town Patacancha where you can to see the people are working on the feels or preparing the lands for the next rain season, a soon we arrive at the town we will wait for us our privative vehicle to take us to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo – The Royal Inca Trail – Machu Picchu.

Hike Distance to Machu Picchu: 6.8 mi (11 km).

Minimum Altitude:  6,660 ft (2,030 m)

Maximum Altitude: 8,690 ft (2,650 m)

Approximate Time: 6 to 7 hrs

Difficult level: 2

Estimated time: 5 hours

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the train station. You’ll take the train through the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley to the station at KM 104. Here you will begin your hike following the original path of the Incas through the beautiful Andean mountains.

The first Inca ruins you will encounter are those of Chachabamba, a small archaeological complex believed to have once been a guard house to Machu Picchu. From here the trail ascends at a gradual incline for three hours until you reach 8,690 feet (2,650 meters). You will visit the site of Wiñay Wayna, which means “Eternal Youth” in the indigenous Quechua language. The name comes from the perennial orchids that speckle the landscape, making Wiñay Wayna perhaps the most beautiful place on the Inca Trail. It is also the last urban center before arriving to Machu Picchu.

Wiñay Wayna consists of 4 main sectors: the urban sector, located in the lower part and containing more than 20 buildings; the ritual sector; the terraced sector for crops; and the tower sector, which boasts the site’s finest architecture and was probably a place of religious or social importance.

After touring the site and lunching, you will continue on to the Inti Punku or the “Sun Gate,” from where you can see Machu Picchu in all its majesty and grandeur. From Inti Punku you will hike downhill for roughly 30 minutes toward the citadel’s principal ruins, taking in magnificent panoramic views along the way. You will then take a bus into the mountain town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have dinner and spend the night in a comfortable Machu Picchu hotel.

Day 5: Machupicchu to Cusco

Max. Elevations: 2400m./8750f.

Min. Elevation: 2000m./6650f

Average distance by trekking: 10 km

Difficult level: 2 - 3

Estimated time: 6 hours

We waking up and to take the first bus to the Inca city of the Incas (Machu Picchu), where we have plenty time to see the shop of the lines lift between to the clouds and have full guide circuit in this amazing city of the Incas, before to enjoy the city we will back by train to Cusco.

Destinos visitados
Cusco
Tipo de tour
Treks