Hike Lares Valley and Visit Machu Picchu
Valle de Lares Trek 4 days 3 Nigths
This less-known hike departs from the Sacred Valley of the Incas to enter a route where amazing mountain scenery, glacier lagoons, valley cloud-forest and authentic textile Quechua communities are combined to finally reach the village of Lares, where you can end the trek by relaxing in its famous hot springs. From Lares we drive to Ollantaytambo and board the train to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu on day 4 of the program. A unique hike to get in touch with Andean people and learn about their traditions and life-style. Social help is appreciated.
LARES TREK AN INCA TRAIL ALTERNATIVE (4 Days /3 Nights)
An Inca Trail Alternative: For those who do not book far enough in advance (usually several months), there are other hikes that can be just as challenging and rewarding as the Inca Trail. Most notable among these is the Lares Trek. Unlike the Inca Trail, there is no limit on the number of those who can hike the Lares route. Despite this, though, it is always significantly less crowded than the Inca Trail. However, it ends prior to the entrance of Machu Picchu and Lares trekkers must take the touristed bus up to the site.
Private or Group services
Begin from: Cusco / Sacred Valley / Calca /Lares
End in: Machu Picchu / Cusco
Duration: 04 Days/ 03 Nights
Physical Rating: Moderate/Challenging.
Accommodation: Camping service & Mattresses
Vistadôme or Backpacker train
Hike Lares Valley and Visit Machu Picchu 4 days/3 Nigths – Cusco
Day 1: Cusco to Cancha Cancha.
Day 2: Cancha Cancha to Queuñaqocha Lagoon.
Day 3: Queuñaqocha Lagoon to Lares and Aguas Calientes
Day 4: Machu Picchu to Cusco
The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu has two hiking levels, Vigorous (the first two days will be challenging) and Moderate hikes, participants should be able to hike 3–6 hours (up to 8 miles) without major discomfort over terrain with some steep grades. For vigorous hikes, participants should be strong hikers in excellent shape and able to hike 6–8 hours (5–10 miles) on trails with steep ascents and descents. Much of the trip is between 11,000’–15,000’ in elevation, making activity more challenging.
We highly recommend a conditioning regimen consisting of activities such as hiking, jogging, stair climbing or cycling beginning several months prior to departure to get in shape for the adventure. The better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy all this trip has to offer.
The first two days will be a very steep terrain with little oxygen, and very cold temperatures. The third and fourth day is the tour by bus, train and short walks.
Confortable camping tents ,02 nights.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes Town,01 night.