The Lares Trek is also outstandingly beautiful, combining the majestic Andean mountains with spectacular ice glaciers, piercingly blue glacial lakes, stunning waterfalls, and countless llamas and alpacas.
DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
Day 1: Cusco – Lares Thermal Baths – Kiswarani Falls – Camping(9 km, 4 hrs)
Day 2: Quiswarani – Condor Pass – Cancha Cancha Community (16 km, 9hrs)
Day 3: Cancha Cancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (12 km, 4 hrs)
Day 4: Machu Picchu (The Lost City Of The Incas) – 4 hrs
DAY 1: CUSCO – LARES THERMAL BATHS – KISWARANI FALLS
We will start from your hotel around 5:00 am (depending on your location) and drive to the the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we stop at the local market to later continue to the famous Lares thermo-medicinal baths – arriving at approximately 8:00am. We will jump straight into the medicinal pools – all of which are set at different temperatures. The water is great for your bones, muscles, stress and headaches and therefore this is the perfect way to prepare for your Trexperience! After breakfast we will start our 2 hour trek uphill until we reach Kiswarani village. Our lunch places. It’s then another 2 hour walk to our campsite, located on the bank of a beautiful blue lake at (3750 m/ 1230 ft). On reaching our campsite your tents and a hot cup of tea will be waiting for you. This is a perfect place to relax, stargaze, and learn about Inca astronomy.
DAY 2: QUISWARANI – CONDOR PASS – CANCHACANCHA COMMUNITY
We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa tea in your tent and prepare for our most challenging day, After breakfast it is a 4 hour hike uphill to Condor Pass (4700 m / 15354 ft) – at the summit we will take time to explore to later start over a 3 hour descent through the breathtaking scenery. Our campsite is located at Cancha Cancha (3750 m / 12 303 ft) – the only village in the Lares Valley that is completely isolated from any modern technology. This includes no drainage system, electricity, computers, internet connection or cellphone service. Here they speak only Quehua – the ancient language spoken by the Incas. By the evening our chef will have prepared dinner for us to enjoy together before a well-earned nights rest.
DAY 3: CANCHACANCHA – HUARAN – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Today we will wake up with the hightest Yoga session ever. After breakfast we will begin our 4 hour trek downhill. Our Trexperience concludes in a small town called Huaran (2700 m / 8856 ft), and from here a private bus will drive us to Ollantaytambo; “Last Living Incan City”. Or as it is sometimes known; “World Capital of the Native American”. We will take some time to explore these ancient streets and the water channel that has been in use since Inca time. We will have dinner in a local restaurant in Ollantaytambo before catching the 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)
On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your Trexperience; visiting Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3 hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The Trexperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED.
- Airport pick up and drop-off
- All transportation from beginning to end
- Chef, porters, full camping equipment
- Horse, horsemen to carry the equipment
- Professional Native Tour Guides
- All meals included
- Entrance ticket to all places we visit
- Free airport Pick up and drop off
- Travel Assistance 24/7 for any questions or recommendations
- Live history shows: our new way to teach you Inca history full of Fun
- Yoga & Spiritual ceremonies performed by our Andean healers
- Cooking lessons and PACHAMANCA demonstration
- Enjoy our hot showers after a long day of hiking
- Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
- Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs
- We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
- 2% of the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects