Lares valley trek
Lares valley trek, complete circuit by weavers villages - 5 days
Lares valley trek , shows you villagers where people wears traditional clothes, bright red and its varying shades of natural dyes, oranges and pinks and red; lares trek leads by a place in Peru where people continues using Quechua as main language. In the lares trek, lares valley trek we will find people on their red ponchos and skirts standing out from a distance as children herd flocks of sheep and llamas.
The lares people are farmers tending their fields. Stone houses are covered with thatched roofs and it’s like you have stepped back into the middle ages, while great herds of Llamas roam the landscape while you hike.
The traditional lares valley tours, lares trek is blessed with plenty of high mountain scenery, mountain glacier lakes and waterfalls. This region is adventure, and cross crossed with paths and routes used by the local folk. this tour is sometimes known as the ‘Weaver’s Way’ or the Weavers Trail. This trek is just what you expect, this is one of the new treks to machu picchu.
Lares valley trek, 5 days itinerary
Day 1: Cusco – Cancha Cancha. Our adventure tour departs from cusco, in a private transport by the same way to pisaq, untill arriving to huaran ,a village in the sacred valley of incas (2.950 masl, 9673 ft), So, our trek officially starts at this point, by a nice, and quite valley, on smooth uphill in the first section, following parts of original inca trail, this area shows abundant flora consisting in native trees.
After about 4 hours trek on medium challenge trek the group arrives the lunch spot, on a ravine at river stream, where delicious lunch waits and provides energy for the rest of trek, from lunch the trail leads by gently uphill arriving in about 2.5 more hours to cancha cancha community (4.000 masl, 13,192 ft), this place provides an excellent view of snowy mountains.
The village itself, is kind of medieval village looking, where people walks on their typical dress, kids behind llamas, is just nice. lares valley trek 1st day waking time is about 7 hrs and 10 km.
Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quiswarani. We start slowly uphill until reaching accopata, an extension of cancha cancha mommunity, in the lares valley we will see llama shepherds, living in their stone and straw roof huts. In this part of the lares lares valley tour, the trail accends steeply towards pachacuteq pass (4.697 m/ 15,406 ft), the lares valley trek 1st pass, surrounded by beautiful lakes such as (azulcocha and suyrococha).
From it a little flaty takes to a nice descend area from where snow cap mountain such as Qolqe cruz, Pitusiray Sawasiray Sirihuani and Chicon snow capped mountains are visible. Lunch is near a nice at a lake, after lunch waterfall approached the Quiswarani community (3,902 m/ 12,798ft), where we spend night enjoying traditional food, colourful dressed chindren may came to us, this is weavers home (7 hrs, 9km approximately).
Day 3: Quiswarani – Lares – Huacawasi. The trail, during this day, goes from quiswarani to the lares town, a nice picturesque town, from which tour takes the name. The trails is generally downhill easy walking section, after about one our we follow the main road to lares.
We pass through pretty farmlands and green vegetation nestled in a green valley, lares with its few streets can only be described as quiet and nice, we continue towards the hot springs, where we take a well deserved soak. After lunch we continue agentle path for about 3 hours to the campsite in waca wasi village.
Day 04: Waca wasi – Millpo Lake. After an early breakfast, we re-start with this section of the trail, a brief ascent to the Huahuaqasa pass (4398 meters); then descent to Aruraycocha and Millpo lakes, which are formed by the melt waters of the Pumahuanca, and Capacsaya snow peaks. This is a spectacular days trekking, through the Urubamba Mountain Range, you will have ample opportunity to spot a number of Andean birds, including condors.
Day 05: Mantanay – Yanahuara – Cusco. this part of the lares trail seems to be easier than other sections, after breakfast we descends by a lush, native polylepis tree forest, in about 3 hours we’ll reach the famous incas sacred valley, at the sector called yanahuara, a nice village at the end of this lares trek, with an agreeable weather at 2800 masl. this place is recommended to spend a weekend.
The tiny hamlet of yanahuara is located at only 1.20 minutes aut from cusco, with its terraces, slopes sown with corn and watered by the glacier water. at this site is the lastlunch given and after lunch a minivan takes back all the team and our tour ends.
This Itinerary has an optional extension to machu picchu, for an additional rate upon request, if you have connection to machu picchu, then we drive you from yanahuara to ollantay tambo, and continue to machu picchu town.
- Private Transport from cusco to trail head.
- English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups over 10 people).
- Muleteers and horses for equipment and food.
- Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, dining tent, tables, stools).
- complete meals during trek.
- professional cook to will provide us excellent meals every day.
- Horses to carry equipment and 14 pound of hikers stuff
- Emergency Horse.
- Entrance fee the camp grounds.
- Private transport pick up from Yanahuara to Cusco.
- First Aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- First day breakfast and last day Dinner.
- Optional extension to machu picchu.