LUXURY LARES TREK TO MACHUPICCHU 5D/4N

Our Luxury lares trek ​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. The trek ends in the Patacancha valley, where local people continue the weaving traditions of their forebears. Below this valley is Ollantaytambo, from where we will travel by train to Machu Picchu.

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.

Services Included:

  • 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.
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • 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 Hotel at Sumaq or Inkaterra Luxury Hotels  5 star hotel including breakfast and private bathroom
  • 3 nights camping.
  • Hiram Bingham train tickets.
  • Air bed for camping
  • sleeping bags
  • walking sticks
  • duffle bags
  • Wine, Pisco, beer, water.
  • Hotel crockery.
  • 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 Inca 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
  • Head lamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with spare batteries (batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellant (minimum 30% DEET)

Price: Private tour USD PER PERSON
Loxury Lares Hike to Machupicchu 5d/4n

Price: 2018

  • 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

Discounts

  • Student Discount: $35 off per personStudent Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to phototourperu@gmail.com
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$35.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$50.00

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

As you see in our Additional Items under Trip Overview, there are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices, but check our Overview section for more details.
Huaynapicchu: $80 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way): $80 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way): $65 per person
Sacred Valley Tour:
City Tour: $
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