The Lares trek is also a very different option that takes us to see Machu Picchu, for those who like to combine culture with traditions.
Day 1: Cusco – Calca – Lares Hot Springs
The trek starts from the city of Cusco in private transportation through the Sacred Valley of the Incas via Calca until we reach the hot springs of Lares. The rest of the morning is available to take a refreshing bath.
In the afternoon, after lunch, we will hike approximately 2 hours until we arrive to the camp located in Waca Wasi.
Lunch and dinner included.
Day 2: Waca Wasi – Epsaycocha Lake
After a good breakfast, we’ll explore the area to appreciate some impressive works of fabrics in alpaca wool, and then continue the tour until we reach the Step of the Condor located at 4,200 m.a.s.l.
From this point you can see an impressive view of the mountains and the snow-capped peak of Veronica (5760m.a.s.l). Finally, we trek downhill until we reach the next camp located in Epsaycocha.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Epsaycocha lake / pata cancha / willoq / pumamarka / ollantaytambo / aguas calientes machu picchu
After breakfast, we start trekking downhill until we reach Pata Cancha. We will visit the community and then afterwards we arrive at Willoq. The walk continues until the Inca terraces of Pumamarka, finally arriving in Ollantaytambo.
In the afternoon, we explore this important archaeological area. In the evening, we take the train to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) and stay overnight
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included..
Aguas calientes / machupicchu / cusco
We rise early for breakfast and then walk about 45 minutes to the citadel of Machu Picchu (bus is optional). With any luck, we will be able to see the sunrise.
A guided tour will follow. The guide will explain the importance of the rock formations and the different city sectors for about 2 hours. In the afternoon, we return to Cusco by train arriving approximately 8.20pm. Transfer to the hotel.
We recommend bringing:
• Mosquito repellent.
• Flashlight and batteries.
• Water bottle for the first day.
• Purifying tablets.
• Waterproof coat.