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LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS

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Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Huacahuasi

Stop At: Lares Hot Springs, Camino Por Los Aguas Termales, Lares Peru
You will be picked up in the morning in a private van at your hotel in Cusco. Then we set out for a scenic drive into the Sacred Valley. We continue driving up the mountain, visiting communities built from stone and thatched covered housing. Winding through the Andes, we finally reach Lares Pass. Then we will descend to the town of Lares. Here we will enjoy our lunch prepared by our chef. After we have time to relax in the hot springs before we start our trek.

After the hot springs we are off on our first steps of the trek, hiking the Huacahuasi Valley for 5 hours to the village of Huacawasi (12,582 ft). This will be our camp. Dinner will be by 7PM.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping at a local village

Day 2: Huacawasi – Huacawasi Pass – Mantanay

Pass By: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
After breakfast, we will begin our day with a 4 hour uphill hike through the Lares Valley. We will be visiting villages learning more in depth about the weaving practices.

We then continue our trek up through Huacawasi pass, this is the highest point of our trek (14,500 ft). We will stop here, take pictures and soak in the views. Along the way we may be lucky to see condors, and possibly a Puna Ibis! We then make our way down for 1 ½ hours to our perfect lunch spot. Here we lay out beside the lake and relax after our lunch.

We are not too far from our camp for the night, only an hour more decent and we reach our camp next to Lake Mantanay (13,451 ft).

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

Day 3: Mantanay Lake – Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.

Pass By: Lares Trek, 08000 Peru
You will be woken up with a cup of tea and breakfast. Then we are off! We set out for a 4 hour downhill hike through variant terrain. The power of the Andes surround you as the massive snow- capped mountains and the rocky slopes tower over you.

In the afternoon we will end the hike at Yanahuara village (9,645 ft) where we enjoy lunch. After we relax we will take a local bus for 35 minutes to Ollantaytambo.

At Ollantaytambo, we will board a train and enjoy the ride through the cloud forest that will take us to Aguas Calientes.

Once to Aguas Calientes you will check into your hotel and have the option to enjoy the hot springs. Then we will enjoy dinner at a restaurant.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
We eat breakfast at the hotel and then take the bus to Machu Picchu. Once there, we will enjoy a 2 hour tour.

We will journey all over, taking-in the intricate stonework that strikes absolute harmony with the fantastic scenery of the Andes. After the tour you will have some time explore.

After your Machu Picchu visit, you will head down to AC by bus and take the train back to Cusco.

A Peru Path representative will be at the station to welcome you and bring you by private van back to your hotel in Cusco.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Duration
4 days
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Chef
  • Muleteers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc.
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Hot water for washing.
  • Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Machu Picchu ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Lares Hot Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Lares Trek
  • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
  • Trekking Poles _ you can rent from us.
  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 4 Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Tips for the crew (guide, chef, wranglers)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring:
  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Clothes (trekking boots, warm fleece jacket, tops, a few t-shirts, socks, sun hat, thermal underwear, light long pants, gloves, poncho, rain jacket)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
  • Head lamp
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes
  • Binoculars
  • Book to read (you will have some time at every camp to read your favorite book)
  • Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
  • Insect repellent
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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