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Tour Lares Trek a Machu Picchu 4 Dias

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Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, es una caminata que te lleva por valles verdes profundos, imponentes puertos de montaña, pequeñas aldeas rurales, frías capas de nieve y comunidades que pastorean agricultores cuyo estilo de vida no ha cambiado esencialmente desde hace cientos de años.

El sendero de Lares se encuentra al este de Cusco. Este viaje es la opción perfecta si está buscando algo más fuera de lo común que el clásico Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

 

  • Duration : 4 Days and 3 Night
  • Outputs : Scheduled
  • Location : Cusco – Peru
  • Start time : 04:00 am
  • Difficulty : Moderate.
  • Visits : Decal, Huacawasi, Open Ipsay, Patacancha, Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchor.
  • Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days

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Itinerary

DIA 1: CUZCO - LARES (aguas termales - Wacawasi (A, C) (Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days)

You will be picked up from your hotel at 5 a.m. to begin the long-awaited trek from Lares to Machu Picchu. Loss locations of pick up will be from any point indicated as a hotel, condo or apartment, located in the city of Cusco, Urubamba, Huaran or Pisaq.

It will be a three-hour trip along the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley and through the Andes. Once we get to the site of Lares – hot springs, you'll have your first breakfast, accompanied by stunning views of the Cordillera of the Andes.

Then you will enjoy the thermal waters, which are distributed in different pools, which range from cold water to hot. These thermal baths are composed of volcanic water, it is considered medicinal, good for the bones, the stress, the muscles, headaches, chronic rheumatic diseases and also increases the hydrostatic pressure of the body, which increases blood circulation and oxygenation. This increase in temperature helps to dissolve and eliminate toxins from the body.

After enjoying the hot springs, we will continue with our tour, so we will pick up transportation for approximately 20 minutes until the start of the trek, which is located in punta road to 3.30 m.s.n.m / 10,827 ft) above sea level.

Here you will find the muleteers and mules who will be handed the duffel bags to relocate to the camp.

Then begin your expedition to Machu Picchu with a hike ascending gradually to two hours, until we reach our lunch spot in the first village called Kiswarani. This section of the hike is considered to be the area of the valley of the pope, where people cultivated variety of potato organic.

Your guide will also point you to some medicinal plants indigenous to grow in the way, then we arrive at our lunch spot, where you will be able to enjoy your first meal prepared by our chef of trekking.

After lunch our muleteers (llameros) will be a ceremony with the flames, showing these beautiful animals. The flames were considered to be sacred to the incas and fundamental to its economy. Our llameros be presented to these animals and expose the importance and why own these animals was a sign of privilege.

It is unfortunate that to date, these animals have been extinct for lack of a proper care. We hope to continue this tradition that the incas bequeathed to us, why we take these services from the llameros, in order to support the protection of the flames and their community. It is worth noting that the flames are friendly animals, but don't get too close too because they might try to kiss you.

You'll also have time to explore the village and visit some local houses. There you will learn about the lifestyle and the traditions of the local people.

If there is time, we will visit the school where the children still speak quecha, their mother tongue (it is appreciated if you can bring toys, notebooks, or school supplies to distribute them in this educational center, maybe you can teach some words in English).

Will be another two hours to rise gradually until we reach the camp, there you will be greeted by our staff of trekking and they will install the tents.

Enjoy some hot drinks while the sky darkens and the stars begin to appear, and finally enjoy a lovely dinner prepared in the place.

If you want to keep looking at the stars you can stay awake a while longer, or if you prefer you can pass on to your tent.

 

Distance of walking: 10 km / 6.21371 miles
Elevation of camp : 3,850 meters / 1,2631 feet
Climate : cool

DAY 2: WACAWASI - EPSAYCOCHA (B, L, D)

Today I wake up around 5 to.m. with our service of hot beverages. You'll have spectacular views of the colorful lake and the valley of Kiswarani. You will see that the local people will already be lifted up, pulling out to graze their llamas and alpacas.

Breakfast will be served once you have finished packing your computer. Then we fill our water bottles, we will arrange refreshments and will begin his expedition to Machu Picchu. It will be a rise of three or four hours to get to the top of the mountain.

This step is called Pachacute or Step of the Condor. We will zigzag to compensate for the steep uphill. The views of the area are stunning, you'll see lakes, waterfalls, llamas and alpacas. We will have an emergency horse to ride in the event that you tired and no longer able to walk.

Once you get to the Step of the Condor, you'll be above the clouds and above the peaks of the mountains. Then you can enjoy the amazing view of 360 degrees. In front of you will be the beautiful mountain of Pitusiray, which is located at 5,700 m/ 18,700 feet in height.

Then there is the step Condor to 4.680 m/ 15.354 feet. Then, we will enjoy a hot beverage service that their porters can carry with you. We will take advantage of some opportunities phenomenal to take photographs and then we will begin our descent.

Then will begin the descent down the slope of an hour to The Mirador (View Point), where you will enjoy lunch. There will be some llamas grazing near. After lunch, you will walk the last three hours downhill.

There will be fantastic views of the many lakes, llamas and alpacas before they reach their camp. That is the village of Cancha Cancha, the only people that do not have technology moderna. Located (3.750 m / 12.303 feet), where people still practice the traditions incas original.

In this inca people, 85 percent of the houses are still built with construction methods of old. Including houses made of stone and thatched roofs. Unlike any other people in the Lares Valley, this village has no electricity or cars. Here, not only will you enjoy the wilderness, but that their porters also installed their shops.

You'll have time to hang out with the local kids. We provide food and school supplies. We invite our travellers to share this support in the education and health of this nation. You can bring anything that you would like to give to these children quechua speakers who are able to use for school or home.

When finished, your guide will take you to one of the houses of the local family. Here you will learn about the lifestyle of the locals. You will learn about the traditional textiles, hand-woven made of wool of the llama and alpaca. By night you will enjoy hot drinks, and dinner.

 

Walking distance: 14 km/8 miles

Elevation: 830 meters / 2723 feet

Elevation of camp: 3750 metres / 12.303 feet

Weather: cold

DAY 3: EPSAYCOCHA - PATACANCHA - WYLLOQ - PUMAMARKA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L, D)

Our porters will wake up with a hot drink and have time to pack and enjoy the breakfast. After breakfast, you will have time to explore the village and visit the local primary school.

Here still teaches the ancient language of the inca, quechua. Once you are ready, begin the last stage of their journey to Lares. Will be a four-hour descent down this beautiful path. You will spend together with more llamas and alpacas.

Pass by farms where they grow potatoes, beans and many other crops traditional inca style traditional. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the peruvian agriculture. You will learn how people are still grown hand in hand with agricultural tools, traditional incas.

Now, we will start to descend to the warmest of the Sacred Valley. You will begin to feel the changes in the microclimate and you'll start to see different crops. Around the Sacred Valley, the people cultivate corn, quinoa, kiwi, peaches, avocados, and other types of fruit.

This area has a lot of history, inca and finish your journey in the town of Huarán, in the Sacred Valley, which is located at 2700 m / 8858 feet. Here is saying goodbye to their horses, jockeys, chef and porters.

From Huarán, we will take a van and we will make a short trip to the valley to visit the salt mines of Salineras, in the city of Maras. Here, at 11,000 feet above sea level, a spring of salt water gushing and spilling down the hillside of the mountain.

They have created more than 3000 small evaporation chambers that seem to be falling by the side of the mountain. These have been in use since the time of the pre-incas. It is said that the salt has healing properties because it is full of natural minerals, some even go out pink.

Each one of the local families have one of these pots and earns a living by supplying salt to the peoples of the area. There is a small shop in the place if you want to take a little bit of salt at home.After visiting the Salt flats, climb aboard the truck for a trip of 45 minutes.

This will go through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is the only inca people live intact. It still has many channels of water, homes, and inca walls. Your guide will take you to see this small town until the hour of dinner, which will be at a local restaurant. Then take the 7 p. m. train to Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu (the train schedules can vary, depending on availability). Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, you will check in your hotel and relax.

 

Walking distance: 9 km / 6.2 millasAguas

Hot Elevation: 2,000 m / 6,562 ft

Climate: Cold in the morning, warm by the afternoon. Beware of mosquitoes this day.

Accommodation: inti punku (or similar)

 

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (B)

The fourth day is the day more magical because in the end you'll experience Machu Picchu. You wake up early to take one of the first buses (around 5:30. m.) for the 30-minute trip up to Machu Picchu.

You'll see the stunning sunrise over the ruins. Your guide will take you on a tour informative two hours. Then, you will have time to explore on your own and walk to Huayna Picchu if you like (this is a ticket of entry separately and it costs $ 75 per person).

In the afternoon, you will take a two-hour train ride back to Ollantaytambo. Then you will travel by bus back to Cusco, where we will transfer you to your hotel.

Climate: Warm and humid

Note:

If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes, please let us know in advance. You can adjust your train tickets and arrange a hotel if you want to help.The park rangers do not allow people to carry large backpacks inside of Machu Picchu. Only allow packets of day on the inside.Do not allow the poles trekking in Machu Picchu.Allow snacks and water, but they must be in your backpack.

Includes / Excludes

Included in the Tour?

  • Professional guide English / Spanish.
  • Private transportation from your hotel, Cusco – Lares.
  • Knights and horses to carry all the baggage camped.
  •  Cook and assistant cook.
  •  All meals as indicated in the program (breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner, 3x and snacks daily).
  •  Tent room with tables and chairs.
  •  Tent kitchen.
  •  Tents for 4 people to 2 people. Very comfortable and secure for your backpacks.
  •  Mattress.
  •  First-aid kit.
  •  Entrance to machu picchu.
  •  Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  •  Expedition Train To Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
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Not Included in the Tour?

  • Sleeping bag (sleeping bag rental at 0 ° C = 15 USD and -10 ° C = 25 USD).
  • Breakfast the first day and lunch on the last day.
  • Horses to carry your luggage or for riding.
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We Recommend to take?

  • A small backpack to carry a light jacket in case the weather changes during the trek.
  •  A bigger backpack with clothes warm and comfortable, suitable for rain, as well as a poncho for the rain.
  •  Several pairs of socks.
  •  Scarf, gloves and hat for the cold weather, scarf.
  •  Small towel and cleaning equipment (pads).
  •  Trekking shoes, comfortable, preferably waterproof.
  •  Sandals for moments of rest (your feet will thank you!).
  •  Hat, sunscreen and insect repellent (minimum 20%).
  •  Moisturizing cream for face and body.
  • Camera, binoculars, a flashlight with extra batteries (use more quickly in cold weather).
  •  Toilet paper.
  •  First aid kit basic first aid.
  •  Water bottle and tablets sterilants for drinking safe water from the river.
  •  Snacks (energy bars, dried fruits, chocolates, cookies, etc).
  •  Cash in soles and dollars.
  •  Some form of identification, if the students have your ISIC card.
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Frequently asked questions of the Tour

¿Cuánto dura el tour a Lares Trek to Machu Picchu?

El Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days. La ruta de caminata estándar de Lares es la ruta más corta (33 km [21 millas]) y más fácil, y solo cruza un paso alto. La ruta toma tres días para caminar y un día adicional para visitar Machu Picchu.

¿Qué tan difícil es el Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days?

Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days es moderada. No es una caminata técnica, pero la altitud puede afectar a algunas personas. Recomendamos comprar un bastón de madera mientras esté en Perú, ya que le ayudará con su equilibrio y reducirá la carga sobre sus rodillas.

¿Cuánto cuesta el Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days?

Un Lares Trek típico se puede hacer en 4 o 5 días. El número de días depende del precio de la caminata. Los precios varían entre 500 y 700 EUR o USD por persona.

¿Se puede hacer el Tour lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 days sin guía?

Es posible caminar por lares por su cuenta, sin embargo, dependerá de su experiencia previa haciendo caminatas en solitario de más de 13 000 pies, también el tiempo dedicado a aclimatarse en Cusco antes de dirigirse a Lares.

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