This is a short version to the Classic Lares Valley Trek, with same views.
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This is a short version to the Classic Lares Valley Trek, with same views.
Day 1. Cusco – Fondo Huaram – Cancha Cancha Villague – Accopata Camp
Day 2: Accopata – Condor or Pacachateq Pass – Quishuarani – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Day 3: Visit to Machu Picchu – and back to Cusco
Each journey provides a different experience to the traveler and is incredibly magical
Explore far from the beaten track and city streets, hike by rugged, unpaved roads; over rough, steep, and sometimes slippery paths without handrails with amazing views of peaks, lakes, unique countrysides; and climb many high and uneven stone steps at Inca sites.
Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid STUDENT CARD at the time of the journey (Students must be under 25 years of age) or who is 17-years-old or younger. The discount is $25 USD per person.
To book a tour you need to enter in contact with our consulters and make an initial payment of $ 200USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online in full or installments up to 30 days prior to start date, or in cash on our office upon your arrival. Also, we are going to require a scanned copy of your passport.
Today your Lares Valley Trek begins through the Lares Valley at 5 am, our team are going to your hotel to pick you up and travel for an hour to Huaran village, here we have our first delicious breakfast served by our chef, after that we meet your all support staff and horses. Time to get ready, backpacks on, boots on and starts our gradually ascending hike by 3 hours to Cancha Cancha Community, along the trail to this community we appreciate how change little by little the landscape next to the river. We have an energizing delicious lunch prepared by our staff.
Cancha Cancha is a traditional communities located at (3,900m/12,800ft), there is not a road there and the local government recently connected an electricity in December 2019, after to take a short break, we continue with our ascending trek for two hours more to Accopata hamlet where we will overnight in our tents. There life just two Alpaca breeding families and you will learn about their daily life and about the alpacas, an ancient ceremony, etc. after dinner your guide will show you the Andean Inca constellations and the meaning for those highlands people.
– Meals includes: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner.
– Accommodation: Nice million stars camping.
– Distance: 12kms
– Time: 5.5hrs approximately
– Difficulty: Moderate
Today you will be woken at 5am, with our services of hot Andean drink with an spectaculars views of the Andes, after and delicious breakfast begging our second day by the Lares Valley or Lares Trek, it starts with a gradual ascending with incredible views towards Pachacutec or Condor Pass (4,680m / 15,350 ft), from here the views are breathtaking because you are above the clouds and peaks and in from us is the beautiful snow peak called Pitusiray (5.700m / 18,700 ft), here we will have a short rest to enjoy a hot tea served by our team. Afterwards of phenomenal pictures will continue with our hike for 15 more minutes before to start our descent. Our descend is for 3 hours by the Lares Valley to Campsite located in the village of Quishuarani at 3,700m / 12,130ft. along the way, we are going to see a local people herding alpacas and sheeps. Also, we will see spectacular views of Andean remote lagoons, a breathtaking waterfall descending of the mountains, Chinchilas, Cara cara falcon, Geese’s and if we are lucky will see on the sky a condor flying.
After to arrive to our lunch spot and take a short break we are going to interact with the local villagers in quechua. Our tour guide will be your translator to immerse in their culture. After enjoying our last meal prepared by our staff is time to say goodbye to our porters and chef, them we are travelling in our transportation for 2 hours to Ollantaytambo and finally the train to Aguas Calientes Town, where we spend the night in a hotel.
– Meals included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Dinner.
– Distance: 7km
– Time. 5 hours
– Difficulty: Challenging
– Accommodation: hotel
After to hike two days by the Lares Valley, Today is the big day, after an early breakfast provided by your hotel, we are going to the bus station to take one of the first buses up to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Before to enter to explore Machu Picchu, our tour guide will provide you the entrance tickets and show the facilities to be use, remember inside doesn’t has toilets and the tour are in one way, also cannot re-enter to the Inca Site according the new regulations.
This Inca Site of Machu Picchu is extremely amazing and you’ll not want to miss. The Guide will do a full tour in two hours, you are going to see all of the most important of Machu Picchu, like the Sun Temple, Temple of the Condor, Temple of the three windows, sun dial, the Quarry, the house of the Inca Leader, also the Agricultural and Residencias areas.
After the tour, if you booked in advance an extra hike up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu peak, your tour guide is showing you the main entrances to star this extra hike by your own, after to conquer the peak your will back and take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes town for lunch, remember this lunch is not include and take rest or go to explore the village until 40 minutes before depart your back way train to Ollantaytambo, your train will depart at 14:55 or 15:20.
The train follows the same rail of the day before, following the spectacular River, along the trip you will some small villages and archeological Incan sites like Wiñay Wayna, once you will arrive to Ollantaytambo, our driver will meet outside at main entrance to train station to take you back to your hotel of Cusco in our private transportation, approximately you will arrive to your hotel at 19:00pm.
Here is What is Included in the price; We Have Got You Covered.
For any Trek, you need sleeping bag. We recommend a warm sleeping bags for a low temperature as -15C. Air mattresses and trekking poles are optional but recommended. If you don’t have or want to bring all these items, we have for rent.
Departure: We offer guaranteed departures since two travelers, this tour departs all the Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of the week in group service, along the 12 months of a year.
A group tour means that you are going to explore with other travelers with different fitness abilities
Price: All our tours are priced in US Dollar and it is per each person (not per room) according your selected category.
|Category||Based on 2 in a room|
Price without hotel: Mean that you have to book your own hotel, but following our itinerary.
Important: The exactly hotel that we are going to book for you depends on the room availability of each category listed below in our website, if these listed hotels are full we are going to book another with the same quality.
The prices are based in Matrimonial, Double or Triple Room, and are per person, if you like a single room there is an extra fee according the hotel category.
|Hotels||In Aguas Calientes|
|Economic||Muyurina Inn / Kantau Inn|
|Standard||Retama Inn / Alameda Inn / Tambo Inn|
|Tourist||La Cabaña / Tierra Viva / Inti Punku / Waman Inn|
|Superior||Jaya Hotel / Casa Andina / Taypicala|
|Premium||Hatun Inti Boutique / el Mapi / Tierra Viva Superior|
|luxury||MachuPicchu Pueblo / Sumaq|
A private tour means, The tour is just for your group, are available on any date and the prices are according to the group size.