Lares trekking 4 days to Machu Picchu
CODE : ZTK8C
Lares hot springs, local villages huacahuasi, official operator cusco Peru
This trek is a good alternative when there are no permits left for the Inca Trail/ We are official trekking operator
Level of difficulty: Normal / Moderate Click to see
For those who like to avoid the crowded routes like the Inca trail we have added a more rustic tour, the 3 or 4 days trekking in the Lares Valley. This less-known hike combines amazing mountains and lakes. Beside that you can see lamas and authentic textile from the Quechua communities; you will meet local people and pass by small villages. Up in the village of Lares you can enjoy fabulous hot springs. This program can be altered, depending on the physical condition of the Group. Campsites are subject to change according to our guides’ criteria and the evolution of the group.
Watch our video about the Lares trek on Youtube Lares Pictures
- Departure and arrival times are approximate.
- Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.
- Keep in mind that October – November there can be more mosquitos along the river.
- Custom made programs may be prepared for groups with special interests. Extra nights, optional starting and ending points, additional tours and extra flight reservations may be arranged upon request. All tours may be provided in private upon request as well.
NOTE: When we are in high season and there is no possibility for a return train, we will transfer you by bus from hydro electrico to Cusco.
- Entrance to Wayna Picchu is only possible when you reserve at the same time as you reserve your trek, and is dependent on availability.
- Transport from Cusco to Lares.
- Professional bilingual guide + Porters or horses (The horses will carry up to 5kg per person).
- Kitchen Equipment + Food (3D, 3 B , 3D)( vegetarian option possible).
- Camping Equipment, tent and mattress.
- Hostel in Aguas Calientes (double room).
- Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fee to Machu Micchu and Wayna Picchu if there are still permits available at the time of booking.
- Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and Aguas Calientes to Poroy or Ollantaytambo. (If we are in high season and there are no train tickets available we will bring you back to Cusco by bus from hydro electrico).
- Transfer to Cusco
Not Included :
- Entrance to the hot springs (10 soles).
- Sleeping bag.
- Walking sticks.
- Personal insurance.
- Extra night in Aguas Calientes.
- Extra horses (170 USD 3 days).
What do we need when you make a reservation?
- Full name as it is written in your passport.
- Scanned copy of your passport.
- Copy/fax or scan from both sides of your Internat University student card (if you have one and are less than 28 years old the price of the Trek is $18 USD less).
- Departing date for the trail.
- We ask for a 40% deposit, sending to us via visa or Pay Pall online through this website:+5,5 % or Wetravel 4,5 % (cost credit cards charge us) The balance you will pay at our office in Cusco before the start of the trek. We accept cash USD or credit card (+5,5%)
What you should bring :
- A light back pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
- Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho.
- Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
- Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
- Extra socks are a must.
- Sandals are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings.
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf.
- Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
- Sleeping bag (we can rent this to you if you like).
- Torch/Flashlight and spare batteries.
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume quicker under cold conditions).
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold.
- Sun block + After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
- Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although NO malaria risk has been reported.
- Toilet paper in plastic bag.
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
- Non-disposable canteen and water for the first morning.
- We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
- Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, plasters for blisters etc.
- Small towel or sarong.
- Swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in the hot springs).
- Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
- Original passport (International University card) if you have one.
- Walking sticks or poles (we can rent these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day).
- Binoculars (if you have them).
DepartureRuins. Puno, Perú | Altitude: 2050 – 4200 m.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
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