The 5 day Lares Trek is one of the most popular alternative treks chosen by travelers to Cusco. This route passes through typical local communities, enabling travelers to witness how the people of the Andes have conserved their traditions. The scenery in this area is spectacular, with inter-Andean valleys overlooked by soaring snow covered mountains.
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Our Luxury Inca Trail package combines luxury service with adventure. This trip includes everything you can imagine along the trail taking care of all your comfort and convenience. The Inca Trail is one of the best new treks of whole world. Lares Trek to Machu Picchu offers a comprehensive guide to enjoy an unforgettable experience hiking the trail pathway. To explore more just drop a mail at email@example.com.
Day 1: Cuzco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha
A leisurely day hike. A less crowded alternative trek featuring stunning mountain views, incredible starry nights Pick up from your hotel at 7:00 Am for the journey through the Sacred Valley passing through Calca Village (2,950 m/9,678 ft.) we have a short stop to get some fruit or locally grown coffee at the local market. Then we start driving on a road towards Huaran 2800 m / 9,186 ft. Your hike begins here in a fertile valley and follows a small river up through the Andes mountain corridor. After walking over 4 hours, you will begin to see the thatched-roof stone houses of the Cancha Cancha community. Just passed the village, set up camp for the night..
Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quishwarani or Quishuarani.
Challenge yourself on the toughest day of the trek! Enjoy incredible views from mountain passes, including the snow capped peaks of Apu Pachacutec.
After breakfast, continue the hike to reach two beautiful glacial Andes lakes, Suiro Cocha and Yurac Cocha. From the lakes, the trail climbs steeply for over 2 hours to the first pass, called Pachacutec 4450 m / 14,599 ft. nearing the top, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the snow-covered peaks of Pitusiray 5750 m / 18,864 ft. and Chicon 5500 m / 18, 044 ft. An original Inca stone path will lead you along the ridge down into the opposite corridor. We follow a series of cascading waterfalls to the community of Quishwarani (Quishuarani) 3700 m / 12,139ft. Camp.
Day 3: Quishwarani to Cuncani
Remote Inca Trail And Lares Trekking Peru, A second challenging day and the most gratifying hike day (1 Pass).
Enjoy spectacular vistas, then begin the ascent to Colque Cruz Pass 4.200 m / 13.780 ft. and decent towards a turquoise lakes and the marvelous landscape of the valley itself, for about 3 hours past several Andes lagoons until we reach the community of Cuncani camp 3900 m / 12.795 ft.
Day 4: Cuncani to Lares hot springs + Aguas Calientes
Enjoy spectacular vistas, then begin the descent, as we are descending the scenery will become increasingly verdant into the valley of Lares, known for its medicinal hot springs, here we will enjoy a well-earned hot bath. Our Kondor transport is waiting for us at Lares and will take us to Ankas Marka Inca site (20 min. to explore the new hidden Inca citadel), then we go towards Ollantaytambo train station to board our train service. The tourist train service transports us to Machu Picchu Pueblo (2,000 m/6,561 ft.).
Day 5: Machu Picchu Tour
Explore Machu Picchu! We’ll visit famous highlights, the tour takes 2 hours exploring this ancient Inca city. Add a Waynapicchu or Montaña tour for an extra challenge and amazing views of the ruins from above (book 4 -8 month in advance Huayna Picchu or Montaña). Noon you return by bus to Aguas Calientes at the indicated time to board your train service to Ollantaytambo. Then you go by tourist transport transfer service to your hotel in Cusco city.
Bilingual English speaking Photographer Tour Guide
Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek
Pick up from your hotel and transportation to the Bogging of the Hike
Four person tent for each 2 persons.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
Professional chef and assistant chef
Duffle bag for your personal gear
Emergency horse for each of you
Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
Private van transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
Emergency oxygen bottle, medical kit and emergency
Entrance to Machu Picchu
Round Trip Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu on Day 4
Lodging in Aguas Calientes on night 3 of the trek (double occupancy)
Dinner in Aguas Calientes on Night 3 Indio Feliz Restaurant
Day 5 Lunch in Santuary lodge Hotel Located by Machupicchu
1 night in Aguas Calientes at trusted 5 star hotel including breakfast and private bathroom
3 nights camping.
Hiram Bingham train tickets.
Air bed for camping
Wine, Pisco, beer, water.
All entrance fees and permits
Meals indicated on itinerary (B, L, D)
All overland private transfers indicated
Private porter during the trail.
Massage Session during 3 nights on the trail.
Hot Shower during the Inca trail
Bath and hand Towels per person
A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Deluxe from start to finish.
Modern trekking and camping equipment.
All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our trained chef.
Fully Trained porters hailing from local communities.
All meals throughout the itinerary.
All transfers and excursions as per itinerary in private service,Meals during the Trek (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners)..
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
Services Not Included:
Tips for the crew (guides, porters, cooks, wranglers)
What to bring:
Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
Clothes (trekking boots, warm fleece jacket, a few t-shirts, socks, sun hat, warm underwear, light long pants, gloves, rain jacket)
Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
Sunscreen SPF 35+ recommended
Camera with spare batteries (batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
Insect repellant (minimum 30% DEET)
Price: Private tour USD PER PERSON
LUXURY SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 D/4 N
1 people: US$4950.00 per person
2 people: US$3650.00 per person
3 people: US$3150.00 per person
4 people: US$2900.00 per person
5 people: US$2650.00 per person
6 people: US$2350.00 per person
7+ people: US$2050.00 per person.
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).