Lares Machu Picchu Trek: leads by the native community of lares, in the lares valley, this this is a wonderful and unforgettable. Take this experience and be part in the lares trek machu picchu – lares machu picchu, The name cames form a small town called lares. so, the called lares trek to machu picchu is located in the north highlands of cusco city. todiscover all this villages and of curse get machu picchu, we have a nice program called lares trek machu picchu – lares mache picchu. We begin in the sacred valley of the incas at the village huaran. from this site a peacefull ravine; in this trek you will have the opportunity to see straw thatched stone houses, surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas, inside this lares trek valley houses guinea pigs are part of attraction running loose. The lares trek machu picchu – lares machu picchu takes place on a hidden valley that only few visitors had have visited, to see llama shepherding and weaving is part of the daily activity of its people wearing kind andalucian custom from the XXV century, this lees-known lares valley trek – lares trek to machu picchu conbines amazing communities, clacier mountains, lagoons and impressive landscapes, with the best end “machu picchu”, also there is to enjoy its fabulous hot springs. The lares valley hike – lares machu picchu is unique came and discover it with us.
Lares Valley to Machu Picchu:
Day 01: Cusco – Lares – Waca Wasi. Our fantastic lares machu picchu trek begins with early departure. Meet up in the hotel at 05:00 and drive our private transport through the sacred vallkey to a town named Calca. After a brief stop to buy some fresh breads and coca leafs we continue driving on a recently asphalted road, we reach the Chayña Pass at 4265m. From here the road descends into the warm valley and finally arrive in to the village of lares which is a typical colonial village with a small church located in the main plaza, where we meet up our muleteers, then we drive for 10 more minutes up to hot springs (3100m) where we have the opportunity to take a swim in the hot pools while our cook makes us breakfast. After breakfast we will be hiking up the valley which is very scenic, we pass through corn and potato fields and small Andean settlements, then after about 1.5 hours of walk we cross a small river named Trapiche where we meet our cook at a quiet spot at the river bank where we will have lunch. After lunch we continue towards Waca Wasi village (3800m) which is a charming little community of mud brick and grass thatched roofs, where we set up our camp. We have the opportunity to meet llama herders, local traditional weavers and kids dressed in their colorful traditional clothing.
DAY 2: Waca Wasi – Millpo Lake: We leave in the early morning through Waca Wasi village, place where we observe people in their typical dress and continue with our brief ascent to the Huahuaqasa pass at 4398 meters before descending to Aroraycocha and Millpo lakes which are formed by the melt waters of the Pumahuanca and Capacsaya snow peaks. This part of the lares trek to machu picchu / lares machu picchu is a spectacular, through the Urubamba Mountain Range, you will have ample opportunity to spot a number of Andean birds, including condors. Campsite
Day 03. – Mantanay camp – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Town “Aguas Calientes”: We start our day by a gentle downhill path to the sacred valley, the walk takes for about 3 hours, we pass through stands of native polylepis forest and finally we arrive into the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trail ends at the charming tiny hamlet of Yanahuara (2800m) with its agricultural terraces sown with corn and irrigated by glacial water. We have lunch to Yanauara and then our private trek transport takes us for the short 20 minute drive to Ollantaytambo. We catch the afternoon Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes (departs about 03:30pm), arriving there about 05:10pm. Check in to our hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco: At 05:30 hrs, our guide will meet you at your hotel, then will escort you to the bus stop and take the 30 minutes bus to Machu Picchu. (Regarding the departure to machu picchu we are flexible, if you want a bit late departure, we can discus and do it a late departure), once arrived to the check point you will climb up to the view point of machu picchu and take your photos, after a brief machu picchu history background, our guide will take you to visit all the most important sectors, then once you finish the tour you can have some free time to hike to the inca bridge or the gate of sun, you can do it first then the machu picchu guided tour. After that return to town and catch your train back to ollantaytambo where you will meet our driver who will take you back to cusco city.