Lares trek at the Machu Picchu|
4 days / 3 nights Difficulty: 2/3
Cusco Lares Patacancha Machu Picchu
Trek of Lares at the Machu Picchu for 4 days
Alternative trek at the Machu Picchu :
Trek Lares 4 days / 3 nights
During the Lares trek at the Machu Picchu, you will appreciate the spectacular Andean landscapes, with its lakes, and observe the fauna. You will also visit the indigenous villages where the inhabitants are still traditionally dressed.
Day 1 : Cusco - Lares - Wacawasi
Early in the morning, departure in bus to the village of Lares (3 hours). During the trip, you will see beautiful landscapes with mountains and valleys where you will meet little communities. Arrived at Lares, you can bath in the thermal water pools where the water attain 28°C. The entrance is not included, the price is approximately 15 soles/person. You will lunch in Lares before begin your trek (2 hours) to the camping of Wacasi (3600 meters).
Diner and night at the camping.
Day 2 : Trek Wacawasi - Patacancha (3800 meters)
After the breakfast, you will continue with the Wacawasi trek. You will climb to the village at 4400 meters of altitude which name is Ipsay. We will do a short stop to enjoy the landscape of the neighbor mountain. Then we will go down in a flat place to take the lunch. After a short rest time, we will continue the trek to the village of Patacancha.
During this day, you will have the chance to see farmers working in their daily activities like the agriculture or handicrafts.
We will arrive at Patacancha (3800 meters) at the end of the day. Installation and dinner at the camp.
Day 3 : Patacancha - Willoc - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
Early in the morning, after the breakfast, we will begin the trek going first to the village of Willoc at 3600 meters of altitude. Willoc is an Indian village who still preserve its olds traditions. After, we will pass through Puma Marca, old Inca site at 3400 meters of altitude.
After 4 hours walking, we will arrive in Ollantaytambo village located at 2850 meters of altitude. The lunch is free. Here, you will leave your guide to go back to Cusco and you will have time to visit freely the village and the site of Ollantaytambo before taking the train to Aguas Calientes at the end of the day.
The ride of train is 1h30 long, and you will be welcomed by the staff of the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 4 : Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
In the morning, departure of the hotel with your guide. You will take a shuttle to climb to the Machu Picchu.
The Inca city, discovered again less than a century earlier, is fascinating all the travelers by its mysteries and its beauty ! A guided visit will be scheduled and after you will discover freely all the corners of the Machu Picchu.
During the afternoon, you will come down to take the train to Ollantaytambo. You will join a vehicle that will drop you off in Cusco.
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