lares trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 5 days, is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places we have in Cusco.
If you didn’t get the permits for the Inca Trail 4 Days, this is the best alternative due to geographical and historical region (Snow, in the Native Quechua language, means: “Apus gods who preserved the vital liquid water, by making offerings, so that they never lack water their fields of cultivation). Also, we can see lagoons (that in Quechua is translated to “qochas” a place of the origin of the Incas – natives from this area still make special ceremonies to those lagoons.
You can also see many South American Camelids typical of Peru, Chile, and Argentina, especially many alpacas, llamas, guanacos, who were especially sacred to the Incas (Llamas played a very important role in the transportation and some were used in sacrifices as a form of sanctification for a good yield in crop production.
Along the hike from Lares trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 5 days, you’ll meet local people who are cheerful and still use the traditional attire (bright and colorful) of the original natives from the area.
This trek is definitely for those individuals who like to hike, attain more historical knowledge, and meet people seeing their everyday contact with the Pachamama (“Mother Earth”). This trek towards Machu Picchu also allows you to fully enjoy the microclimates and unique landscapes, along with old-fashioned cuisines and fresh natural products. We have a very experienced cook who will surprise.
CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Mach
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Early in the morning.|
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.
Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
Pick-up at 5:30 a.m. at your hotel. Heading towards the City of Pisac (1 hour approx.) there we will have a historical account of the ruins in Pisac while enjoying the sunrise and the breathtaking view of the Valley of Pisac and a delicious breakfast. Afterward, we’ll travel to the Village of Huaran (40 min.). It’s here that you’ll link up with our staff, re-group and organize for our adventure towards Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.
First-day trekking; as your adventure begins, it’s a smooth and easy day where you’ll see the natural way of life of the Local People of this region and observing maize “corn” and potato fields.
You’ll continue for about 3 hours, on a gravel road until having lunch. Afterward lunch, we recommend a “siesta”. Then we will walk at about 1 hour until arriving at camp of the “Cancha – Field” with an impressive view of the snow-covered mountain and the main road that we are going to follow for the next 3 days.
We have a short interaction with the local kinsman and women, have an early dinner and hot drinks. At night you’ll indulge in viewing the constellations and snowy peaks.
We awake at 5:45 a.m. with a refreshing hot “coca tea” (helps with the altitude sickness). After packing up we will continue to ascend and you’ll find children herding. As per the Peruvian tradition, we recommend taking presents like (clothing, toys, especially books and pencils). In case, you have altitude sickness during this steep climb to the top, we’ll have horses to mount while you rest (Approx. 4 hrs.) to the peak called “Pachacutec”.
Then we’ll enter into a tiny town called “Acopata” to enjoy a delicious cup of coca tea/soda while sightseeing the crystalline lagoons and observing part of the sacred valley. The trek will have its ups and downs (40 min. Approx.) till we reach our lunch area near a lagoon with abundant “trout”.
Later, we’ll walk to the community of Quishurani still descending for about 1:40 min to stop and have lunch. After lunch, we’ll continue for another 2 hours to reach camp (Quishurani). Here you’ll enjoy the local communities’ way of life and have hot fusion drinks.
Picking up where we left off, you’ll have an early wake-up call with hot coca tea delivered to your tents. Followed by a delicious breakfast.
We begin our hike for approx. 3 hours all the while observing the many crops such as our world-famous nutritionally complete grain known as “Quinoa”, and many varieties of potatoes all originally from South America.
Once we’ve reached the “Huillquicasa” top, you’ll have a gorgeous view of some very transparent lagoons.
After a quick break, we will start down to the village of Cuncani, our transportation awaits us. The drive is about 30 min to the secluded “Hot Springs” near the City of Lares. After taking pleasure in the different naturally heated hot springs, you’ll have lunch.
After lunch, we’ll board the bus towards the City of Ollantaytambo (part of the Sacred Valley). Here you’ll have dinner in the restaurant and then Will sleep in the hostel.
Our adventure begins to with a pick-up at your hotel (5:30 a.m.) where we’ll drive to the train station,(to catch our train) to “Kilometer 104”.is 1 hour and 30 minutes ruffly, Once there we Will pass the control, our trekking of the Short Inca Trail begins. Our first hike is approximately 4 hours to reach the “wiñayhuayna” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served. (actually, Will have a box lunch) if you are vegetarian let me now,
Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking to towards to the (Intipunku-Sungate), one hour and half then Will have time to take some picture (THE FIRST STUNNING LOOKOUT OF MACHUPICCHU) and then gonna be just 40 minutes to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world and enigmatic place after a whole, Will have to catch the bus to “Machupicchu Pueblo” and Will have dinner in the restaurant and spend the night in our hostel.
After a delicious early breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place. We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”. Here, we promise an unforgettable experience. After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your own exploring.
If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.
There are many more activities that you can do. These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.
In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train (4:20 p.m.) to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco (2 hours Approx.).
Depends of the ability the train to back to Ollantaytambo