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Lares Valley Trek - 2 Days

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Starting point
Your accommodation in Cusco & Sacred Valley
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Embark on a beautiful 2 day trek through the Lares Valley as you move through traditional native communities where you can see how these populations survive & thrive using local resources.

What to expect?


Day 1 - Cusco - Lares Hot Springs - Huacahuasi

Setting off from Cusco at 6 am, you'll weave through the mountain routes of the sacred valley towards Lares arriving in time for some lunch.

After lunch you'll begin trekking from the 'Bano Termales' of Lares & following an old Inca trail along the Rio Huacahuasi. The rustic towns and children help you along the way.

On arriving in Huacahuasi you'll overnight, in this welcoming Quechuan valley town, with the local community.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Huacahuasi - Ipsaycocha - Patacchanta - Cusco

On leaving Huacahuasi the route weaves through more local 'poblados', with glimpses of the Apu Pitusiray Nevada always in the background. Potatoes being cooked using traditional methods out in the open countryside.
Herds of Llamas graze the slopes with valley girls shepherding them high on the mountainsides. Quechua is the native language in these parts of the Andes.

Passing 4,800m the descent then weaves via Ipsaycocha lake, winding down the valley below heading towards Pataccancha. Crop fields here are being harvested by local families.
Pathways carved into the hillsides show the way down to Pataccancha where dinner will be prepared.

From here, it's either onwards to Machu Picchu or a drive back to Cusco late on the last evening caps a great couple of days.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

We can help design your whole stay, all treks and tours can be fully customized.

What is included?

  • Private transportation (Collection & drop-off)
  • Meals - Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1
  • All Camping equipment included (except Sleeping bags & Walking Sticks - can be hired)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Mountain Cook
  • Horsemen & Mules

Does not include:

  • Domestic flights
  • Tips for crew
  • Any extras

Is this experience for me?

Must have a moderate fitness level. The minimum age limit is 18 years old, but can be reviewed on a case by case basis.

What do I need to bring?

  • Outdoor clothing including hiking pants and warm upper layers. (Please avoid cotton as it keeps you cold when wet and takes a very long time to dry.)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • Small backpack
  • Personal medical kit i.e. band aids, throat lozenges, lip salves, seasickness tablets etc. (Don't forget your personal medication, which you may need ie Asthma inhaler, even if you don’t always need it)
  • Sun glasses and sunscreen
  • Don't forget your camera!

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled at least 1 week prior to departure date.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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