Duration: 4 Days
Max Altitud: 4,550 m
Best Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
The geography of the Cusco region includes a complex surface, from warm valleys to the dazzling snowy peaks as Salkantay, to know these wonders. Nowadays there are several walks, mostly using the paths used by the ancient inhabitants of the Andes who dominated the rugged geography without difficulty. The tour program, Lares 4 day trek to Machu Picchu is an excellent way to get to know the Andean landscape, with valleys, rivers, lagoons with crystal clear waters, waterfalls, Queuñas forests and to know the way of life in the Andes. In addition to the excursion in the Andes, the program connects with the visit to one of the wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu.
- 4 day Lares trek to Machu Picchu
- Daily departures
- Andean way of exploration
Price Per Night
- Day 01: Cusco – Lares – Wacawasi
- Day 02: Wacawasi – Patacancha
- Day 03: Patacancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
- Day 04: Machu Picchu – Cusco
Day 1: Cusco – Lares- Wacawasi
Transfer from the hotel at 5 am approx. to then go to the town of Lares on the way we can appreciate the majestic sacred valley with its fertile land, then we arrive at the small village of Calca (2,940 m.a.s.l) through the small villages of Totora and Maucaupata where the villagers dress with their typical costumes, and are mostly devoted to textile, agriculture and livestock. Finally after a trip of approx. 4 hours we arrive at Lares (3,200 m.a.s.l) visit to the thermal baths to take a refreshing bath. After lunch after having contacted our carriers we started the trek arriving at our first camp in 4 hours Wacahasi (3,600 m.a.s.l)
Day 2: Wacawasi – Patacancha
After our delicious breakfast we start the trek to our second camp this day we have an early start as we will ascend through the Ipsay pass on the way we will appreciate different rural communities as well as different customs and textiles that they weave for their daily use. We will arrive at the lagoon of Ipsaycocha where we will take our lunch , after a nap we will continue to the town of Patacancha where we will spend the second night
Day 3: Patacancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we will continue our walk to the small town of Willoq population with original customs we will also pass through small villages during the trek we will be able to observe the archaeological remains of Qochapata and Pumamarca. At approximately 2:00 p.m. we will arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo, after lunch we will have free time until 7:30 p.m. Then we will board the train to Aguas Calientes. We will spend the last night in a Hostel with private bathroom and hot water.
Day 4 : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Very early we will depart to the Inca city of Machu Picchu to see the sunrise and then have the guided tour of approximately 2 and a half hours, after which we will have free time, according to the train ticket will go down to Aguas Calientes to address the return train to Cusco.
- Transportation to Lares.
- Entrance to the thermal baths of Lares.
- Mules and muleteers (They carry the camping equipment.
- Professional Guide
- Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo tourist train
- Entrance to Machupicchu
- 3 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 3 dinners
- 1 night of basic hostel
- Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco
- Sleeping bag
- First breakfast
- Last lunch
- Consettur Bus (Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes)
Freequently Asked Questions
What is Machu Picchu?
Are there llamas in Machu Picchu?
Yes, there are several adorable llamas in the old city. Actually, there are just over 20 llamas (28-35). They all have names that can be found on labels behind their ears. Sobe prepare and take some funny photos with llamas!!
When to go to Machu Picchu?
The time is not really a problem in Machu Picchu the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum ones around 20 ºC. We recommend that you always carry something raincoat with you, because the geography of Machu Picchu means that rain can fall at any time of the year. However, there are big differences between coming in the rainy season or during the dry season; If you definitely do not want to get wet, you can choose to come between the months of April and October, dry season, but coming in the rainy season also has its advantages, lower prices, fewer people and Machu Picchu in its more intense green. The intermediate months (April and September), offer the best of both seasons.
Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?
Machu Picchu can be visited by people of all ages; However, it is possible that children under 8 are not very clear, where they are or how amazing it can be, that is why they do not pay to enter Machu Picchu; however, you can reward them with a tour of the Butterfly House.