Lares Walk - Machu PicchuDesde: $ 0.004 dias / 3 nochesBook Package
Day 01: Cusco - Hot springs of - Huaca Wasi.
We left Cusco, early in the morning. During the bus tour we will pass through some archaeological sites and craft markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This valley is one of the most fertile regions of South America, where a large amount of corn is produced, very symbolic in the Inca religion. Once we reach the province of Graneros (2940m / 9646f) we change our route and go to the Huacawasi pass (4400m / 14436f), before descending to the town of Lares thermal springs (3200m / 10499f).
Here we will have a rest time in the pools that have a temperature between 28 and 36 degrees C / 82 and 97 degrees F. After lunch, we will walk to Huacawasi (3600m / 11811f), where our camp is located.
Bus travel time: 5 hours. Hiking time 3 hours (in cold weather).
Day 02: Huaca Wasi - Ipsay Pass - Patacancha.
This day will be the most difficult due to the variety of terrain and climate. For example, going from Sipsay to 4,400 meters (14436f) will take 4 hours. During this walk, we will pass through some communities where we can observe the Andean farmers, their agricultural lands and their traditional rustic houses. These people have great knowledge of natural farming methods, the communities continue to produce colorful traditional textiles, inspired by the Andean gods and symbols.
After this step, we headed to the town of Patacancha (3650m / 11975f), our camp to spend tonight.
Walking time 7 hours (in cold weather).
Day 03: Patacancha - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
This will be another spectacular day of walking, we will pass through the communities and small towns like Willoq (3400m / 11156f) and Pumamarca (3200m / 10499f).
As we pass through the Patacancha Valley we will witness ancient traditions and customs that have survived the passage of time in these remote Inca villages.
After visiting this area, we will arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo (2850m / 9350f), also an archaeological site of the Inca dynasty. From here we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m / 6726f), where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 04: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco.
The lost city of the Incas is at its best in the early morning. After breakfast, we will take the bus to Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f), where a professional guide will take us on a tour of the place, explaining the history, politics, ancient agricultural techniques, astronomy and religion that our ancestors left behind. us in this wonderful city of the Incas. After the tour you will have enough free time to further explore the site on your own and take some of the short walks, before returning to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco (Cuzco).
-Private service (minimum 2 people).
-Hotel in double occupancy
NOTE: Ask for discounts for students (they must present the university card where they study)
WHAT TO BRING:
A good sleeping bag (temperatures below 10 ° C).
Original passport or valid ISIC card if you are a student (must be presented at the time of booking)
Rain gear (waterproof, bag to cover your backpack).
Good shoes for walking.
2 sets of clothes (wrapped in a plastic bag).
Camera and batteries. Warm clothes, we also recommend thermal clothes, especially sleep.
Moisturizing cream for the face and body.
Sunblock.Repellant of insects (minimum recommended 20% DEET) there is no risk of malaria reported.
Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold.
Optional: tablets to sterilize water in case you drink water from streams or rivers along the route. However we provide them with filtered boiled water, which is safe for consumption.
Small towel. Bathing suit (if you want to take a bath in the hot springs) Cash in soles and / or US $ for your own expenses.
-Private transport hotel / Valle de Lares.
-High quality camping equipment.
-Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / there is a vegetarian option)
-Cook and kitchen equipment cooking and dining tents, tables and chairs.
-Mules for the camping equipment.
-Entrance to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
-Entrance to the thermal baths in the Valley of Lares.
-Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu.
-Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco.
-First aid kit, oxygen and safety rope.
-Basic hostel in the town of Aguas Calientes.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
-Breakfast on the first day of the excursion.
-Hotel in Cusco.
-Backpack for the walk.
-Last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
-Extra horse to load personal items.
-Lunch and dinner on the 4th day.
-Sleeping bag and cane (if you do not have one, you can rent it with us).
-Entrance ticket to the thermal waters in Machu Picchu.
-Entrance to Huayna Picchu: if you wish to climb this mountain there is an additional charge and it is subject to availability.
-Tips (please feel free to tip or not).