Lares is a town located (3.250 m above sea level), where we’ll start our walk and take our first break to enjoy its medicinal thermo-waters. This will definitely be a unique and unforgettable walk since we’ll inform you of the indigenous people of the areas communication and you will learn about their customs and lifestyles. The social assistance is appreciated in all its aspects.
This walk is part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, entering a path with the stunning scenery of mountains and lakes as Sihuirococha, Ancascocha, etc., with forests and valleys that are covered by the morning mists. We’ll pass by Quechua communities where the inhabitants use loom woven clothing, their fabrics are nuances that are at a high level of textiles. We will visit many places full of scenery heading to the village of Ollantaytambo and catch our train to the town of Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO – LARES – LARES HOT SPRINGS – WUACA WASI:
Early in the morning we will be leaving on a bus to the town of Lares. During the trip, we’ll pass by some archaeological sites and artisan markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley is one of the most fertile lands of South America, with the production of corn, symbolizing the Inca in Andean religion. Entering the province of Calca (2.940 m above sea level), where we ascend to Passage Lares (4,400 m). Then we climb through the town of Lares (3.250 m) to the medicinal hot springs (3,200 m). Here we will have a relaxing time in the pools that have a temperature between 28 ° C and 34 ° c. After lunch at the hot springs we’ll start walking up Wuaca Wasi (3,600 m), campsite.
DAY 2: WUACA WASI – ABRA SIPSAY – PATACANCHA:
This day will be the most difficult, because of the geological fault line we’ll come to pass, like the Sipsay pass located at 4400 m, which will take us about 4 hours. While trekking, we’ll pass communities to observe the local Andeans and their lands and their rustic homes and full traditions. The farmers have a broad knowledge of natural farming techniques, and they wear old colorful textile work inspired by their gods and symbols of Andean religion, which are admired in a region such as Lares Valley. We continue with the trip down to the town of Patacancha (3,650 m), campsite.
DAY 3: PATACANCHA – WILLOQ – PUMAMARCA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.
It is another spectacular day in our trip, where we pass through communities and small towns like Willoq (3.400 m), Pumamarca (3,200 m) and others. Across the valley of indigenous peoples you get to know the Patacancha ancestral customs and traditions that despite the years still exist and survive, a tradition of ancient indigenous Andean people. After a couple of hours visiting, we will be arriving at the town of Ollantaytambo (2,850 m), central Andean archaeological and anthropological site during the dynasty of the Incas. From the village of Ollantaytambo we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes (2,050 m), where we will spend the night in a hotel.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.
It is advisable to visit the lost city of the Incas in the morning, leaving on a tourist bus to Machupicchu (2,400 m). Arriving to be met by a professional guide on the political aspects and ancient techniques in Agriculture, Astronomy and Religion that our ancestors, the Incas left us. After completing the tour, the tourists will have enough time to stay in Machu Picchu, before returning to reunite in the town of Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Cusco.
- Private transportation from Hotel to Valley of Lares.
- Camping equipment, mattresses, dining tent with table and chairs, tents
- Meals during the excursion (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners / vegetarian option).
- Professional guide (English or Spanish).
- Mule leaders.
- Emergency horse.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Admission to the hot springs of Lares Valley.
- Bus up and down Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Train Ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Expedition Class
- Bus From Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- First aid kit.
- Hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes.
- Dinner on the last day
- Bus ticket down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes US$10 pp.
- Optional Up-grade Vistadome train return to Cusco instead Expedition train US$ 40 extra per person.
- Tips for your crew :cooks, horse herders, guides US$20-25 approx (Every Tours in Machu Picchu`s staff receive a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip, tips are optional also are a great gesture of esteem to them)