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Private - Lares Valley Trek - 3 Days

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time-raw3 days
Starting point
Your accommodation in Cusco
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Embark on a beautiful trek through the Lares Valley, a journey through traditional native communities where guests will discover how these populations survive & thrive using local resources.

What to expect?

Day 1: Lares Valley Trek: Cusco - Lares - Cuncani

  • Very early, as the sun begins to shine on the roofs of Cusco, the journey that leads to Lares and crosses the Amparaes pass at 4470m is a phenomenal drive which winds through arid landscapes, with occasional rivers running across the road. The mountain views are breathtaking.

  • Starting from the hot baths of Lares, we'll have a gradual climb of a few hours before stopping for a delicious lunch. next, we'll continue on to the community of Cuncani, our camp for the evening.

Day 2: Lares Valley Trek: Cuncani - Paso de Pumahuanca - Paccha

  • If the day is clear, we will wake up to the imposing view of Colque Cruz, a majestic mountain capped by a glacier, which provides water to the community. The ascent is challenging. As we get closer to the pass, the trail becomes steeper and rockier.

  • On reaching the summit a stunning view of the Pampas of Anta awaits us, followed by a descent that will be most agreeable after such a long climb. The drop continues until we reach our camp, a tranquil paradise, surrounded by trees and crossed by a small river. Tonight, if we find some dead wood, we will enjoy a campfire.

Day 3: Lares Valley Trek: Paccha - Piscigranja - Ollantaytambo

  • This morning will be our last on the trail and after breakfast, there will be a chance to take photos with our porters, cooks, field staff, & all those who made this trip possible. From here the walk becomes easier down to the piscigranja (fish farm). After a few short hours, we will meet the private transportation that will take us to Ollantaytambo station to board the train to Aguas Calientes.

  • As the train travels along, the valley turns into a canyon and the scenery alters, as the cloud forests begin to appear, on our approach to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. We will disembark the train at Aguas Calientes. After a well-deserved shower, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in town.

What is included?

  • Briefing one day before the trek
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
  • 3 nutritious meals per day (vegetarian options available)
  • Drinking water along the trek
  • Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers)
  • Chef (assistant chef for larger groups)
  • Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks
  • Mules (for equipment and personal items) and muleteers
  • Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all times)
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person)
  • We can help design your whole stay, all treks and tours are fully customizable

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)
  • Overnight items

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

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