Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D-3N

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Native Communities of the Andes

Description

The lares trek, take place on a hidden valley that very few outsiders have ever entered. The llama shepherds and weavers that inhabit some of the villages of this obscure place, of high andean glaciers and brilliant lakes, wear the clothes of andalucia, spain in the 16th century! This garb was imposed on them by the conquistadors, who extracted the tribute of their colorful textiles.
Their isolation has allowed this tradition to continue. You will be furnished with porters that can carry up to 35 pounds. You will also get double-occupancy sleeping tents; kitchen, dining and latrine tents; and the services of professional english-speaking guides and cooks. All meals will be furnished for us during the trekking portion of the trip. You will walk approximately only 4 hours a day; ascending from 9,514to 11,811 you will camp by small towns inhabited by the andean people called huaruros, known by their vivid hand-woven red ponchos.you will have the opportunity to visit their villages and mingle with the children and towns folk.


Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 CUSCO / CANCHA CANCHA

Early morning a private vehicle will pick us up at our hotel and take us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and to the head of the trail ,where you start the trek.Our hike begins in a fertile valley and follows the Huaran river up through a mountain corridor. After walking for about 4 hours, we arrive to the stone houses with thatched-roofs of the Cancahacancha community (11,000').
Camp after the town.

DAY 2 CANCHA CANCHA/QUISWARANI

Today we pass two brilliant high lakes, Suirococha an Yaruccocha, a beautiful waterfall feeds the second. Here we can see several bird species including Andean ibis, Andean geese and flamingoes.
You will go over a pass at 14,108, high above the clouds, with spectacular views of the massive Pituseray and Chicon glaciers. Having trek for about 5 miles you will camp near a small village of stone huts with thatched roofs. We have a treat in store! A ritual performed to celebrate fiestas or the arrival of outsiders will be performed. A lamb will be butchered and cooked in the ancient manner.
The men of the village all have specific task in the preparation, which is accompanied by thanks to Pachamama, Mother Earth. It is an amazing thing to see

DAY 3 QUISWARANI/CUNCANI/LARES HOT SPRINGS

As we leave our campsite, towards to the Huillquijasa pass (4,457 m. / 14,618 ft.) we will see the Chicon and Colque Cruz glaciers and “the 7 lakes” full of huallatas (Andean geese), ducks and other water fowl. Over the high point we continue downhill until we reach the community of Cuncani (3,886 m/12,746 ft.), a picturesque village, similar to the previous campsite. This was the last refuge of the “Royal Panakas”, an Inca sect. After our picnic lunch continue past a narrow valley, full of spectacular giant stones, to reach the Trapiche Valley floor, with the trail slowly descending until we arrive at the Lares hot springs (3261 m / 10,696 ft.), where we will camp and enjoy the medicinal waters.

DAY 4 LARES/SACRED VALLEY OR CUSCO

After a morning bath, we will enjoy an delicious breakfast and board our vehicle which will drive us from Lares down to the Sacred Valley or Cusco (5 hours). Hotel & dinner on your own.

 

Includes:

  • Private Transportation to head of the trail.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Cook and porters
  • Double occupancy tents. 
  • All the meals while on the trek. 
  • Dining tent, kitchen tent and latrine tent .
  • Pack animals and drivers to carry Luggage and Equipment
  • Fees and Entrances on communal Land or Sites on the visit where applicable
  • Emergency saddle horses
  • Private Transportation to Cusco

Does not include:

  • Hotels in Cusco, Aguas Calientes or Ollantaytambo.
  • Local or International flights.
  • Meals while on towns or cities.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Sleeping bags and mat.

 

NOTE: If you need any assistance with local flights, airport transfers, hotels in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes or MachuPicchu ,Train reservations or any additional tour , just let us know that we will be glad to help you.


COST:

 

To confirm your reservation just send us US$ 250.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher.

 

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