Lares Trek

Cusco • Quishuarani (Lares) • Cuncani • Yanacocha • Wakawasi • Mantanay • Yanahuara • Aguas Calientes • Machu Picchu • Ollantaytambo • Cusco

01

CUSCO – QUISHUARANI (LARES) – CUNCANI – YANACOCHA   

At scheduled time, you will be picked up from your hotel by a representative of Yupi Adventure, then board a vehicle to take you to the community of Lares, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking a detour through the town of Calca. The trip to Lares offers by the presence of interesting scenarios of the Andean peoples that exist in the route. We recommend bringing a camera always ready, as there are sections where the landscape presents views to remember. It will be ideal bringing some food for this trip, since the trip to the community of Lares takes about 3 hours. We recommend fruits and gifts for children of these villages, it is certain that we will find them welcoming us to the community of Quishuarani (3,700 meters above sea level), which is the starting point for the walk. Throughout the tour, we visit small Andean communities, spectacular landscapes and mountains, herds of llamas and alpacas, and have the company of peasants (people from local villages) in colorful traditional costumes. Carriers will have horses and the help of travel assistants. Begin the beautiful hike through the Andes with a gentle climb from 3700 to 4200 m, at which point you get to the lake called QueuñaCocha, where you can see Mount Sawasiray (5400 m) and Colquhoun Cruz (5600 meters) Here we will find a short climb, the more pronounced in the first tranche. Hualcacasa (4400 meters), Mount Veronica (5700 m, a sacred mountain to Apu in the Valley). It is frequent to see this in the high mountains, after which it descends for 30 minutes to reach the lunch place, located next to the picturesque “Seven Lakes”. After lunch, we will begin the descent, which will take about 30 minutes through community Cuncani. Then, little by little, for two hours, we will ascend the beautiful slopes in order to get to our second point, Qolqecasa (4200 m). After 30 minutes of descent, find beautiful lakes and waterfalls, to finally arrive at approximately 16:30 pm at Yanacocha, where we will camp overnight. (L, D)
• Accommodation: Camping
• Maximumaltitude: 4200 M
• MinimumAltitude: 3700 M
• Distancetraveled: 14 km
• Approximate time of walk: 6 to 7 hours.
Yanacocha: 4,200 masl

02

YANACOCHA – WAKAWASI – MANTANAY 

After breakfast, at 6.30 am, we will leave Yanacocha and gradually descend for about 2 hours to Chaqchapata (3950 m).
We will be able to see the potato crops, herds of llamas and alpacas that are developed in this part of the Andes (part of the camelid family), as well as the local communities of people still in our time continue to live in farmhouses made of stone. Along the slope can be seen Chaqchapata farmers. 30 minutes later you will find Wakawasi. Then go up to about one hour and a half for our lunch in “HierbaEsponjosa” (spongy grass). We will also see a glacial stream, Champacocha.
After our lunch break, climb for about an hour to reach the highest point our walk, Auroracasa pass (4600 m) where we can see the lagoon Auroracocha. From Auroracasa we will descend to the two lagoons, where you will be allowed to take pictures of this beautiful landscape, and then enter the valley of Queuña. At this point it is inevitable notice a change of scenery with beautiful mountains, before reaching our campsite after a journey of approximately 2 hours. (B, L, D)
• Accommodation: Camping
• Maximumaltitude: 4600 M
• MinimumAltitude: 3950 M
• Distancetraveled: 16 km
• Approximate time of walk: 7 to 8 hours.
Mantanay: 4,600 masl

03

MANTANAY – YANAHUARA – AGUAS CALIENTES 

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning departure for our visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the textile center Awanacancha, then we will go to the town of Pisac, here we will visit a picturesque craft market where we can see how until today the locals maintain the tradition of exchanging their things or food, just like it was done in the past. Buffet lunch in local restaurant. Later we will go to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the fortress that bears the same name. Here we will visit the most important attractions of the place, and our guide will give us an explanation about its history. Returning to Cusco, we will visit the town of Chinchero and its small chapel. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight. (B, L)
• Accommodation: Hotel
• Maximumaltitude: 3900 M
• MinimumAltitude: 2700 M
• Distancetraveled: 12 km
• Approximate time of walk: 4 to 5 hours
Aguas Calientes: 3,900 masl

04

AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO 

Very early, at 5:30 am, after the breakfast we will depart to experience a perfect visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu. You will need to leave early to avoid congestion with other groups of tourists and enjoy the spectacular view of sunrise over the mountains of Machu Picchu. To reach the ruins of Machu Picchu, it is necessary to take the local bus. This short bus ride takes only 20 minutes, and runs an unpaved track, very steep and winding through a jungle and mountain features stunning views. Finally, we arrive at Machu Picchu, where our guide will accompany us on a tour of the most important sectors of this beautiful citadel. In Machu Picchu we will go 2 hours with our guide and visit the agricultural area, consisting of sets of agricultural terraces, the urban area where the occupants lived and where some of the main civil and religious activities.
We will also visit the Intiwatana of Machu Picchu, located on the top of the citadel, the Temple of the Sun, the Condor and other major sectors. Later we have free time to explore the city on our own account. Around 13:00, we will be taking the bus back to AguasCalientes, where lunch is scheduled. Next, take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then we will be transported in a comfortable tourist bus to Cusco. The trip to the Cusco will take approximately 4 hours. Crews will pick up participants at the train station and directs them to their hotels. (B, L)
• Máximum altitude: 2400 M
• Mínimum Altitude: 2000 M
• Distance: 0 km
• Approximate time of Visit: 3 to 4 hours.
Cusco: 3,390 masl

Include


  • Lodging for 02 nights at camping + breakfast
  • Lodging for 01 nights at select hotels in Aguas Calientes + breakfast
  • Lares Trek 4 Days / 03 Nights in regular service.
  • Expedition Train Mapi / Ollanta
  • Meals mentioned.
  • Personalized assistance.

Not Included



  • Air tickets national and international
  • Travel insurance.
  • Overweight in Luggage.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Not specified meal
  • Personal charges
  • Other not specified

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