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Lares trek to Machu picchu 4 Days

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Cusco – Lares – Huacahuasi

We leave early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive you to the town of Calca, located in the Sacred Valley. You will head northward to a spectacular high pass before dropping down to the village of Lares (3100masl/1,168ft) on the east slope of the Andes. Here you will enjoy the hot springs in the meadows outside of town, followed by a delicious picnic lunch. Then begin a leisurely half-day hike up the valley of the rushing Trapiche River, before reaching the highland village of Huacahuasi, where the camp site is located. Huacahuasi (3,800 m / 12,000 ft) is an authentic Andean community located in an impressive valley. Typical house constructions of the Quechua communities living at high altitude can be observed here.

Day 2 : Huacahuasi-Patacancha

Climb steadily, traversing an open, treeless landscape of ground-hugging plants and flowers among pastures of Andean bunch-grass scattered with roaming herds of alpacas and llamas. Reaching an altitude of 4,500masl (14,760 ft) we cross the pass of Ipsayccasa. The pass offers breathtaking views of Mount Veronica (5,750m/ 18,864 ft) and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Then descend to Ipsaycocha or Ipsay Lake.(4200m/13,776 ft ) We may see Andean Geese, Puna Ibis or other water birds in the wetlands as we journey through the heartland of these Quechua people, who are locally nicknamed “Huayruros”. Huayruros are two colors seeds from the jungle: black and red; similar to those of the villagers dresses. We reach the village of Patacancha(3700masl/12136 ft), a well known textile Andean community that still preserves ancient Quechua traditions and dressing code. We set our camp nearby and spend a quite Andean night.

Day 3 : Patacancha – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Head down to the valley to Pallata where you will see the Inca ruins of the early-Inca site of Pumamarca (Puma town). After your arrival to Ollantaytambo, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 4 : Aguas Calientes – Machu picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning a bus will take you to Machu Picchu. Once in Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures. In the afternoon you will take a bus towards Aguas Calientes where you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo at 18:20 hrs. Once at Ollantaytmabo a bus will drive you to your hotel in Cusco.

INCLUSIONS

INCA TRAIL INCLUSIONS

  • Pre-departure Inca Trail tour briefing, presented by your tour guides at our downtown Cusco office
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to head of Inca trail at Km. 82 (trek starting point)
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail (Inca Trail Permit)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Two hours Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Visit different Inca archaeological sites during the Inca Trail hike
  • Bus ticket down from Machu Picchu complex to Aguas Calientes
  • Return Expedition train ticket on Day 4 from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Collection from train station on day 4 and transfer to downtown Cusco
  • Professional multilingual Inca Trail Tour guides and leaders
  • Assistant Tour Guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Savvy cook and cooking equipment
  • Well treated local porters (service to carry tents, food and cooking equipment only)
  • 3 Nutritious Breakfasts
  • 3 High-energy Lunches
  • 3 Delicious Dinners
  • Vegetarian food available upon request with no extra charge
  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Hot tea kindly brought to your tent first thing in the morning
  • One liter boiled water every day after breakfast to refill your bottles, from second day
  • Clean and spacious 4P-capacity Tents (Marmot Limestone) – only 2 people per tent
  • Comfortable Personal foamy pad (double foam), given to you at the beginning of the trek
  • Dining and kitchen tent
  • Portable camping tables and chairs
  • 24 hours emergency oxygen assistance
  • First aid equipment
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dish washing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Accommodation, food, transport, permits and entrance fees for our porters and cooks
  • Safe storage of your belongings at our office in Cusco while you are hiking the Inca Trail
  • Specialized travel advisor assigned for you to customize the rest of your Peru Trip
  • Complimentary FREE airport (CUZ) pick up, assistance and transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • Inca Trail Survivor Certificate
  • High-quality service and support

EXCLUSIONS

  • International round-trip airfare to and from Peru
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Each porter load of 15 kg (33 lb) is available for USD 120.00
  • Each porter load of 7 kg (15 lb) is available for USD 60.00

 

TREK PACKING LIST.

• One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips, can also be hired in our office for US$20.
• One pillow per person
• Well worn-in waterproof walking boots: Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight.
• Waterproof clothing: A plastic poncho is recommended and can be purchased easily for approximately USD 2.
• A plastic bag to keep clean and dry your staff in your bag pack and duffle bag.
• A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
• Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
• Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
• Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
• Light wear (t-shirt, short pants) to hike on the jungle
• Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
• Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions) near please to charge the battery with electricity is the 3er day afternoon on the camp site.
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
• Sun block
• Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
• Toilet paper
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
• Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers or metal ones are recommended
• Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
• Small towel
• Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in AGUAS CALIENTES)
• Cash in soles
• Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

• Original Passports
• Trek Map(Will be provide in the briefing day)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

We can hire the following to you:
• Sleeping Bag suitable for – 10deg PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS
• Walking stick lightweight aluminum - Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes. PRICE: USD 15 DOLLARS
• Single tent supplement (if you don’t want to share a tent) PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS

 

Prices

On shared service

Service Price
Shared

USD $ 480

Prices on private Service

DISCOUNT: $20 USD

Students $20, Under 18 Discount $20, Under 7 Discount $50. Student Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trip or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@doadventures.com.

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