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Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N- Comfortable

If you are looking for a complete experience of beautiful scenery, history and culture, then the Lares Trek comfortable 4D/3N with Nig Adventures is for you. This trek allows you to spend more time at the hot spring of Lares and of course enjoy the amazing Andean mountains ending at Machu Picchu.

Lares  trek is very authentic and offers beautiful experiences. The wildlife and scenery each day will not disappoint and we have added a visit to one local family at the lares valley.

Lares trek comfortable package give you more time to enjoy the hot springs of  Lares at the end of the trekking. Nig Adventures is 100% Local peruvian tour operator , no hidden prices, great guides , best fresh meals, best camping equipment ,  Creating many social projects to benefit the children of the Andes. We spend our time visiting  local villages and of course one of the best hot springs  “lares”. 

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SOCIAL PROYECT

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Our Team

OUR TEAM

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TESTIMONIALS

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Overview

OVERVIEW

Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Huaran – Cancha Cancha.

  • Pickup from your hotel to star the lares trek (6am)
  • Private transfer from Cusco to the trail head at HUARAN
  • Hiking to Cancha Community with all the amazing scenery
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7 miles
  • Starting Elevation: 2800 meters / 9657ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Campsite Elevation – 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Highlights: Trekking off the beaten path, Glaciers, native communities. 

Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani.

  • Wake up time and breakfast.
  • Hiking to the highest point of the Lares Trek (Pachacutek Pass 4550 meters /15151 ft)
  • Lunch with the amazing views
  • Interacting with locals
  • Starting Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4550 meters /15151 ft 
  • Campsite Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Difficulty: challenge
  • Walking Distance – 14km / 10.3 miles
  • Highlights: real descendant of the Incas, Lamas, Alpacas, Lagoons.

Day3: Quishuarani – Lares (Hot springs) – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

  • Wake up time and breakfast.
  • Bus to hot prings
  • Lunch with the amazing views
  • Starting Elevation: 3800 meters / 12477 ft
  • Lunch spot Elevation: 2800 meters / 9324 ft
  • Enjoying the hot springs form more time.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Train to Aguas Calientes 
  • Hotel at Aguas Calientes with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi and buffet breakfast. 

DAY 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • Buffet Breakfast at your hotel
  • Bus up to Machu Picchu
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu, if the weather allow us
  • Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Train times are at 2.55 pm , 4.22 pm , 6.45 pm depending on train availability

End of the lares trek

Itinerary

ITINERARY – LARES TREK COMFORTABLE

Day 1: Cusco – Huarán – Cancha Cancha.

The first day of the lares trek begins at 6:00 to start the lares trek and travel by private bus for the 2 hour ride to the village of Huaran (2840m) located in the Sacred Valley between Pisac and Urubamba. Huaran is the start of the trail. We will meet up with the horsemen and pack the horses. Leaving the Sacred Valley behind us, we head northwards following a gently climbing trail that runs parallel to the small Cancha Cancha River. It takes 4 hour of walking to our destination, the small village also named Cancha Cancha (3800m) where we will spend the night in the in the middle of the lares valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping Facilities
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800mt.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,800m/9,570ft.
  • Distance to walk: 12km approx.
  • Walking time: 6 hours 
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani.

the second day of the lares trek begins leaving Cancha Cancha we continue north east up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After 3 hours the path flattens out before climbing steeply for the 2 hours trek to the highest pass, called Pachacutec Pass (4758m). From the pass you will be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peaks of Pitusiray. The path continues for an hour along a narrowridge until dropping down into a beautiful secluded corrie filled with glacial lakes (Lunch). The lip of the current descends into the next valley, following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Quisuarani (3700m) about 1 hour of walking from the current. Finally we will camp at the community of Quishuarani.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Accommodation: camping facilities
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,550m/15,017ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,750m/12,377ft.
  • Distance to walk: 14km approx.
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenge.

Day 3: Quishuarani – Lares (Hot springs) – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

the third day of the lares trek begins traveling by bus for 45 minutes to the town of Lares (3100m). You will have the opportunity to enjoy more time the thermal springs (bring a swimsuit). At about 2pm (after lunch) the bus will pick us up and leave for Ollantaytambo, there you will have some time to rest and see this amazing town (plus dinner) before going to Aguas Calientes by Train (19:00). 

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Private hostel 
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,750m/12,377ft.
  • Bus traveling time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

the fourth day of the lares trek begins with early breakfast we leave our hotel to take the bus for the journey up to the Machu Picchu ruins. Once there we will visit one of the most important mystic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. A three hour guided tour will transmit us into the history around this mysterious and charming ruin. After the guided tour we have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or up to the Sun Gate, before we head back to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we take the return train to Ollantaytambo with private bus connection to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

Included

INCLUDED – LARES TREK COMFORTABLE

  • What is included in your trek?
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Private transportation to the trailhead, along the Sacred Valley with amazing views
  • First breakfast
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (two guides for 10 or more trekker
  • Inflatable sleeping pads
  • Very spacious, large and confortable tent
  • Excellent buffet-style meals plus snacks
  • Kitchen and dining tents plus table and chairs
  • Drinking water for each meal and for hiking days
  • Chef, porters and horsemen
  • Horses to carry the camping gear and food
  • 8kg/16 lb cargo to be carried by your personal porter
  • Entrance fee to Maras/Salineras
  • Bus transportation from trail end to Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition Tourist class train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel at Aguas Calientes with private room, private bathroom, hot shower, wifi and storage (where you can leave your lugagge while you visit Machu Picchu)

And more 

  • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, then private van back to your hotel in Cusco (totals 4 hours )
  • Warm water at camps to wash your hands and feet with organic soap
  • Private portable camp toilets
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Cusco
  • Visit to local family’s house where you will learn about the lifestyle of the Andean people
  • Social interaction with local kids at the local village & share a hot chocolate happy hour with a local family

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag (available for rent from Nig Adventures $20 for the entire trek)
  • Walking stick (you can rent from Nig Adventures $15 per pair for all the trek)
  • Last lunch at Machupicchu town
  • School tools suplies.

Price

PRICE

Lares Trek to Machupicchu 4D/3N- Comfortable, includes a 2-star hotel called El President  (upgrades are available)

$555 per person

 

DISCOUNTS

  • Student Discount (with valid ISIC card) – $25
  • Under 16 Discount – $25

EXTRAS

  • Sleeping Bag (4 season) – $20 (Maximum height 1.95m / 6´4″)
  • Pair of Walking poles – $15
  • Small pillows ponchos and day pak covers are provided for everyone by Nig Adventures

Important Notes

IMPORTANT NOTES

HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: Please, if you are thinking of climbing Huaynapicchu mountain you must book this at the same time as your Salkantay trek. Only 400 people can hike Huaynapicchu per day. You will climb it on your own after the tour in Machu Picchu around 10 .00 am. The price is $25 per person.

OUR GUIDES: Most of our guides began as porters before they went to Cusco University and Institute where they learned about the Inca history. They are always training in order to be the best guide. They each speak English beautifully and of course all of them speak Spanish and Quechua, the Inca Language. They are all able to communicate with natives from around the area and of course he will have lots of history to share with you.

OUR FOOD: Definitely one of the highlights of the tour is the food. It is always fresh and most of it is organic. There is always a lot to eat and lots of options including vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and other types of protein and carbohydrates. Everyone sits down to eat together and we go out of our way to accomodate all dietary requirements including vegetarian options and any food allergies. We do not provide any alcoholic drinks on the trek but if you would like you can bring your own.

WE ARE SUSTAINABLE:

We always clean the trail as we go. We respect the local people, teach them to keep clean the area, and help the local kids. We always take one extra porter who will be walking on the trail just to clean up, picking up the bottles and plastic bags from what other people using the trail throw away.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE: We try to treat our hikers, our porters and all the local people from the villages with the upmost respect. We travel in small groups to give personalized tours to each traveller, we pay good salaries to our porters and follow the porters law. We provide all our porters with their hiking gear such as shoes, pants, jackets, t-shirts, hats, sleeping bags and most importantly, with health insurance.

BOOKING: Salkantay is available to depart any day of the week as long as we have two people. You still need to book in advance.

Thanks for traveling with Nig Adventures, 100% local company

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