INCA LAND ADVENTURES Travel Peru is the only tour operator with its own scenic and cultural trekking route, that treks COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN PATH with the LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU. 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 the only tour operator ending the trek at the natural HOT SPRINGS of Lares
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Lares Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days & 3 Nights
INCA LAND ADVENTURES Travel Peru is the only tour operator with its own scenic and cultural trekking route, that treks COMPLETELY OFF THE BEATEN PATH with the LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU. 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 the only tour operator ending the trek at the natural HOT SPRINGS of Lares. NO ONE HAS A BETTER DEAL itinerary for this trek..
Day 01: Cusco - Calca - Lares Thermal Baths - Cuncani
We leave at 6:00 am and head towards the Sacred Valley, arriving at the thermal baths of Lares. In this place we will have an hour to enjoy the hot springs. Then we have lunch and then walk for 2 hours until we reach our camp.
Day 02: Cuncany - Ipsaycocha
After breakfast we will continue our walk through the valley until we reach the community of Huacawasi, in this place people produce fine fabrics and we will be able to observe their great skills and brilliant techniques in the manufacture of ponchos and clothing. Passing the town we will begin to ascend to the second pass Abra de Condorpasa (4100 m asl). From this place we will be able to observe an amazing view towards the snowy Verónica 5750 m asl. We will descend for 1 hour until we reach the beautiful Ipsaycocha lagoon, where our camp will be.
Day 03: Ipsaycocha - Patacancha - Huylloc - Pumamarka - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
After breakfast we will descend through the valley until we reach the community of Willoc where we will have lunch, from here we will walk for 2 hours approx. until we reach the community of Pumamarka where we will be able to appreciate Inca terraces, finally we will arrive at Ollantaytambo located in a fertile valley and protected by huge mountains. This is a perfect place to appreciate most of the archaeological remains left by our ancestors and a variety of flowers and birds. Then we will go to Ollantaytambo station where we will board the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes. Accommodation in a comfortable hotel.
Day 04: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Cusco
After breakfast we will take the bus that will take us to Machupicchu, where we will have a guided tour of approximately 2:30 h, after having enjoyed the entire tour, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and then have some free time to learn more of the population before returning to the City of Cusco.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?
Transfer from the Airport to Hotel (on any date)
Private transportation from the hotel to trailhead
Local Licensed guide, fluent in English
Round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a transfer back to Cusco
2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes
Admission ticket to the Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours
2* hotel with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast included
4 person MARMOT TENT
Comfortable foam mattress
Delicious gourmet meals during the 4 days, as indicated in the itinerary
Chef and cooking equipment
Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)
Provision of a horse in case of emergency – In case of illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
Boiled water to fill in your bottles
Transfer back to Cusco only for our group
Interaction with the local kids and community people
Backpack rain cover
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?
Lares Trek to Machupicchu:Price Per Person:2023
2 Trekkers: $750 USD
3 – 4 Trekkers: $700 USD
5 – 6 Trekkers: $650 USD
7 – 8 Trekkers: $600 USD.
18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Group of 5 or more: $30 USD – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
Walking Poles -$20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
Personal tent- $35 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
Vistadome Train Upgrade –$75 USD per person (Return Only)
Huayna Picchu Mountain –$75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Mountain – $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Single supplement-$35 USD per night (for solo travellers with single room)
**Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
TRANSFER – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price!
BOILED WATER is included along the Inca Trail
OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
EMERGENCY HORSE is included in the price which can be ridden if you get tired or sick
PLASTIC RAIN poncho made by Inca Land Adventures is included.
TIPS FOR OUR PORTERS
IMPORTANT: Some of the reasons that our price may be higher than that of other agencies are the following:
We ALWAYS book the maximum number of porters possible (according to Inca Trail regulations) so that our porters are not overloaded.
Also, We are the only travel operator in Peru that supplies porters with proper tents, sleeping pads and adequate food for this type of activity.
We always we take care our hosremans and horses during our alternative treks so tiping it will be the seim as for the porters
Beware of this when booking they might be cheaper because of this!
2 people (minimum group size) should have a maximum of 7 porters and 16 people (max group size) should have 22 porters.
** Tips for porters, cooks or guides are optional and are NOT included in our price. However our advice is that you tip our staff based on their performance, service and knowledge. Our guidelines for tipping our staff is the following:
Each porter gets 100 Soles, each assistant cook 150 Soles, the Main Chef gets 300 Soles.make sure to tip more if your trip it is more than 5 days or if it is luxury treks
Assistant Tour guides can be tipped collectively by the members of the group, we suggest a 5% of the total cost of the tour.
Main guides are tipped on a one on one basis and based on their performance. Tour guides are professional people who spend a lot of time training in different other fields such archaelogy, history and WFA. We suggest people to consider tipping our guide a 10% to 15% of the value of your tour.
Train included in all tours is the Expedition train (to Ollanta). Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 2:55 PM and the 9:20 PM being the last train (high season June to September). We will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).