Luxury Lares Trek 4 Days

Luxury Lares Trek 4 Days


Type:

Culture/History

Distance:

40 km

Altitude:

4750 m.s.n.m.

Physical level:

     

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights


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Luxury Lares Trek 4 Days

Inca Footsteps Tour Company is the Local Operator that designed its own cultural trekking treks, most of them are COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN PATH as Lares Trek to Machupicchu


Itinerary Included Map

DAY 1. CUSCO – LARES PASS – QUISWARANI – CUNCANI.

Start early and drive (3 hrs.) along the drive we will pass through beautiful landscapes and reach the highest pass named as Lares pass (4,200 m /13,343 ft.) then continue to the town of Quiswarani where the hike will start with a leisurely pace through the valley of Quiwar. Hike 4km (2.5 mi) to Quiswarani pass then stop for lunch. Be sure to rest and rehydrate because the altitude here is around 3480m (11,417 ft.).

Continue trekking along rocky paths 4.7km (3 mi) to the isolated village of Cuncani. Camp here for the night at 3872m (12,703 ft.) at the Inca Footsteps campsite.

Spend the night at the Lares Community campsite, owned and managed by the 71 families that belong to the Cuncani community. The earnings from the campsite are allocated for investment in social projects such as health, education, nutrition, and infrastructure improvements to water and electricity.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef.

 

DAY 2. CUNCANI – KUYOC

The second day is going to be magnificent day. We will start with an early breakfast then hike from the foothills of Socllaccasa Mountain 12.2km (7.6 mi) to its high pass at 4750m (15,583 ft.), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean Gods. Hike downhill another 2.2km (1.3 mi) to QuencaPata, for lunch and to take in the amazing view.

Continue hiking downhill another 2.6km (1.6 mi) to our second campsite near a stream. Sleep tonight at about 4,114m (13,497 ft.) elevation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef

 

DAY 3.  KUYOC – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Follow the trail to see typical Andean flora and fauna, llamas and alpacas. Descend through the valley of Pumahuanca and meet friendly local Quechua people and explore some Inca storehouses along the way. Trek 3-4 hrs to reach the town of Pumahuanca. Enjoy lunch then hop a van to Ollantaytambo. Continue by train to Aguas Calientes.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotels: Glamping Night
  • Deluxe Amenities: Gourmet Meals, Hot Shower + Amenities, Chemical Toilets, Deluxe Tents, Private Porter, Heaters, Robes and Towels, Private Chef.
  • Train vistadome service to Aguas Calientes.

 

DAY 4. MACHUPICCHU!!!!!!

Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Hotels: None
  • Deluxe Amenities: Vistadome Train, Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Hotel
  • Bus up / down, climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride Aguas Calientes / Machupicchu/ Aguas Calientes.
  • Train vistadome service back from Aguas Calientes to Poroy.
  • Private transportation to Cusco.

INCLUDED:

  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Second day Andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth
  • Private service.
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up from where you are staying)
  • Private transport to Quiswuarani (trailhead)
  • First class vista dome train back to Poroy.
  • Private transport back from Poroy to Cusco
  • Entrance fee Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu.
  • Great Food: Gourmet breakfast, Gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and Gourmet dinner.
  • Professional chef.
  • Modern trekking and camping equipment. (4season tent)
  • Air bed for camping
  • sleeping bags
  • walking sticks
  • duffle bags
  • Wine, Pisco, beer, water.
  • Hotel crockery.
  • Private porter during the trail.
  • Hot Shower during the Inca trail
  • Bath and hand Towels per person
  • JW Marriot Amenities
  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Deluxe Inca Trail from start to finish.
  • Modern trekking and camping equipment.
  • All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our trained chef.
  • English-speaking guides with knowledge of archeological sites along the Inca Trail.
  • Fully Trained porters hailing from local communities.
  • Thermarest (air mat) sleeping mat
  • Horseman, mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment)
  • Tea time every day (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn, cracker.)
  • Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock).
  • Oxygen bottle and first-aid kits
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes round trip
  • 1-night Hotel in Aguas Calientes (private room, cable tv, wi fi)
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • First Aid kit
  • *Vegetarian/special diet options available

DOES NOT INCLUDED:

  • International and domestic flights, or airport taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • HuaynaPicchu permit (subject to availability)
  • Meals not noted
  • Massage treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrances to the hot spring waters at Aguas Calientes

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:

  • Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
  • Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jack
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent 40 % deet (for mosquitos)
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
  • Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
  • Walking poles (black diamont or leki brand)

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE

  • Short pants
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.
  • Plaster and bandages

View INCA FOOTSTEPS Advantages

Inca Footsteps Tour Company is the Local Operator that designed its own cultural trekking treks, most of them are COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN PATH as Lares Trek to Machupicchu. You pass through the most isolated indigenous communities keeping the Inca culture alive, and get the privilege to interact with them. Our own unique route is incredibly picturesque, with majestic ice glaciers, shockingly blue glacial lakes, waterfalls, llamas, and alpacas. We are experts creating Lifetime Local Cultural Experiences — No one has the best deals than Inca Footsteps Company.


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