Lares Trek Hot Spring 4D/3N offers an incredible experience exploring the highlands of Cusco valley along the Urubamba Mountains range, astonishing views of the highest picks in the Cusquenian andes such as Veronica snow-capped (18,815ft. / 5,735m), Sawasiray Mt, Pitusiray Mt, small communities, etc.
Back in the time, Lares trek was another Inca trail to reach Yanatile valley in the jungle, from Lares community still today farmers take this path to get easily Urubamba Valley as people did it in the past.
We leave early in the morning driving to Pumahuanca village in the Sacred Valley, our first day of our adventure starts here. After breakfast we’ll begin our trek upon a slight uphill on the side of the valley, climbing about 1.150m / 3.373ft towards the village of Puyoc. On our way up we’ll visit the small Inca site of Pumahuanca and learn about the native plants, flowers, and birds that inhabit this valley.
This trek is not commonly done by many trekking companies. Therefore, we will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding mountains without any distractions, on the way we will have a good chance to see Viscachas. After hiking about 7 hours, we will reach our campsite at Puyoc 4100m / 13451ft this is the Puna area characterized by its sparse vegetation, it is common for it to snow up here during the dry season, so gloves and a hat are recommended.
• Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Afternoon Snacks/Dinner
• Accommodation: Camping outdoors
• Maximum Altitude: 4,000m/13123 ft.
• Minimum Altitude: 2,800m/9186 ft.
• Walking Distance: 14 km /9miles
• Estimated Walking Time: 7 hours
Today is the most spectacular day of the trek and quite a bit easier going than the preview day. From our campsite, it’s about a 13km walk to the village of Cuncani, but most of that is downhill as the pass is only about a 3-hour from the camp.
From the pass, we make our way to Cuncani we’ll pass by snow-capped peaks further away, small mountain lagoon (Yanacocha – Black lagoon) meet the local people dressed up in their traditional bright clothing. This side of the valley is completely different culturally to the other side and as we continue our way down to the community, your guide will take you to show the farmer house and their way of life. It is good chance to learn some Quechua phrases interacting with Andean people.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
• Accommodation: Outdoor camping
• Maximum Altitude: 4780m /15682 ft.
• Minimum Altitude: 3750m/12303 ft.
• Walking Distance: 13 km/8 miles
• Estimated walking time: about 6 to 7 hours.
Today’s adventure is easy straight trail to the hot springs. After a good breakfast we leave Cuncani it’s just a short distance (7km) until we reach the hot springs of Lares. Along the way, we’ll pass through several small communities and see the people growing a variety of foods such as Potatoes, corn Quinoa, Tarwi, etc. After a relaxing dip in the hot springs, we’ll be picked up by our bus and driven back to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley from where we’ll catch our train to Machu Picchu.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner
• Accommodation: Hotel
• Maximum Altitude: 3750m/12303ft
• Minimum Altitude: 3100mt/10170ft
• Walking Distance: 6 km/ 3,73 miles
• Estamated Walking Time: About 3 hours
Early in the morning after a good breakfast at the hotel, you and the guide will catch the bus up to Machu Picchu. For today make sure you are carrying your passport the one you have booked the tour with, you will show them at the entrance, once in the citadel, your guide will give you a background information about Machupicchu, then he will take you to explore the important enclosures and sectors in the citadel. After 2 hours guided tour, you will have plenty of time for further exploration on your own.
Note: If you purchased the admission tickets to climb Wayna Picchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, your guide will give you some instructions to know where and when you should leave, it could take 1.5 to 2 hours back and forth for Wayna Picchu and 3 hours for Machu Picchu Mountain.
The guide will meet you at Aguas Calientes town for lunch. Afterward, we take the two hours train to Ollantaytambo from where we will be driven 2 hours back to Cusco.
• Meals: Breakfast provided at the hotel
• Maximum Altitude: 2440/8.056ft
• Minimum Altitude: 2.040mt/6.691ft
• Walking Distance: Machupicchu exploration
• Estamated Walking Time: About 2.5 tour.
The trekking tour includes
- • Items Included in this tour:
- • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
- • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus 7kg of your personal items.
- • Pick-up at your hotel
- • Private transportation to Puma Huanca and from Lares to Ollantaytambo
- • Back and forth Train tickets from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
- • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- • Water supply
- • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
- • First aid kit, oxygen bottle.
- • Foam mattress.
- • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- • 3 Star Hotel room at Machu Picchu town
- • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
- • back and forth bus tickets to Machu Picchu
- • Full camping equipment.
The trekking tour doesnt include
- • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from Kuntur)
- • Trekking poles (Can be hired from Kuntur)
- • Inflatable mattress (Can be hired from Kuntur)
- • Breakfast lunch and dinner on Day 4
- • Admission tickets to Huayna Picchu Mountain
- • Entrance to Lares hot springs
- • Tips
What to bring for the trek?
- Passport (and **International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if applicable).
- Travel Insurance is essential.
- Sleeping bag (not included but can be rented from us).
- Trekking boots.
- Waterproof jacket.
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
- Extra T-shirts.
- Comfortable pants.
- Hand sanitizer.
- Sun hat.
- Re-usable plastic or metal water container.
- Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).
- Sun block (SPF 35+ recommended).
- Insect repellent.
- Personal medication.
- Camera with extra memory card
- Head lamp or Flash light with extra batteries.
- Woolen socks, gloves, scarf, woolen hat for cold nights
- Insect repellent
- Extra plastic bags, especially in the wet season
- Waterproof clothing or a rain poncho
- Water bottles and water purifying tablets – Optional
- Personal medical kit with a simple whistle
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Walking sticks
- Favorite snacks
- Inflatable mattress
- Toilet paper
- Sandals or flip-flop
- Swimming Bath suite