4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS

LARES TO MACHUPICCHU

TYPE OF ADVENTURE

Senderism, adventure, history, culture.

DIFFICULTY

moderate

TRAVEL DISTANCE

37 km / 23 miles

BEST TIME

April to November

MAX ALTITUDE

4450 m / 14 600 ft

  • DESCRIPTION
  • INCLUDES
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

We begin the walk in the province of Calca and we will know the hot springs in Lares, highly recommended and medicinal waters. Then we will cross ancient Inca roads that will take us to the Ollantaytambo fortress. In its route there is a maximum height of 4300 meters above sea level at the point called Abra de Hualcapunku. The walk to Lares Machu Picchu is a wonderful experience to learn about the traditions, customs and culture that are still maintained in the places that we will have the opportunity to visit.

INCLUDES:

  • Transportation to Lares.
  • Train-Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus-Ollanta - Cusco.
  • Camping equipment, tents, matras, dining tent, kitchen, tables and chairs.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus to go up and down from Machu Picchu.
  • Hotel in “Aguas Calientes”.
  • First aid kit, oxygen.
  • Professional guide.
  • Horses or mules to transport the equipment.
  • Food (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners).

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • First breakfast, last lunch.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Entrance to the hot springs in “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Original identification documents (passport, identification).
  • Rain jacket and rain poncho.
  • Good walking shoes, too (sandals).
  • Sleeping bag (feather).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Flashlight - batteries.
  • Binoculars (optional).
  • Repellent.
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking stick (optional).
  • Extra money.
  • Small backpack.
  • Personal medication (if necessary).

ITERINARY

Pick up from your hotel at 06:00 a.m. In our transport we will move to Calca, where we will stop to have breakfast and take a small tour of the typical market of Calca continuing, we will arrive at the "Abra de Hualcapunku" (4300 masl / 14,107 feet) where we can see the views of the snowy mountain Ausangate, which is the highest mountain in the Cuzco region (6,370 masl / 20,898 feet) Ending with our transport we will arrive at the thermal baths of Lares we will have time to enjoy the baths continuing, we will have lunch and prepare to start our walk towards Hucahuasi (3,800 masl / 12,467 feet), where we will spend the night in tents.

In the morning, we will enjoy our breakfast to begin our walk to “Abra de Ipsaycocha” with beautiful views of the Vilcanota mountain range. Then, we will descend to the Ipsaycocha lagoon with views of the Patacancha valley, which will be our second camp.

After our breakfast, we will continue our walk. From this point, we will find agricultural terraces and we will pass through the Willoq community; a very picturesque town the attraction that stands out is its very characteristic clothing of a place made by themselves where the red green yellow color predominates in their textiles. We will stop for lunch in the town of Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon, we will take the train to “Aguas Calientes” and spend the night at our hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take one of the first buses that will take us to the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will have a guided tour, in a time of approximately 2 hours. Then, we will return to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, to take our train back to Ollantaytambo and then the transportation back to Cusco, where they will be dropped off at your hotel.

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