Most of the treks that end in aguas calientes gets very crowd especialy in the hight season that why we consider the new lares trekking route may fits perfectly to your trekking expectation in the mountaons. We offer you this trekking because is the most beautiful trail of the whole Lares treks. You know there many trekking options in the Lares Valley because there is diferent points to start and also diferent places to end but what we do is to offert you the best one.
In this tour you will enjoy fully all the beauty of the andean landscapes with many colorful lagoons, snowcapped mountais, glaciers, rocky valleys, etc. And also you will apreciatte the andean wild life there is in this valley of Lares, such as chinchillas, andean foxes, condors. For sure you are going see many alpacas and llamas almost everyday of the trek and the most interesting thing that is seen in this walk is the daily life of the local people, they still keep the traditions to grow their food, dressing with beautiful colorfull clothes living on houses made on stone with thatched roofs, and their animals grazing in the mountains such as alpacas, llamas, sheep, etc. some of the llamas even doing the transport function. The new Lares trek gives you the chance to enjoy the best of the Andes while you are hikking at the of this tour you are going have the entire day to explore Machu Picchu. Few people do this options and enjoy better your trekking vacations. LARES TREK VIA PACHACUTEQ is the best choise.
We start your trek on a path that will take us slowly to the community of Canchacancha. After 3 hours hike we will stop at a strategic point to have lunch prepared by our cooks after a delicious lunch we will walk 2 hours more to the community of Canchacancha where you will have the opportunity to interact with the locals and be part of their way of living also we offer you tea before dinner to warm up your bodyes also dinner and the amenities for a camping night. If you like you can learn a little bit of quechua the Inca language. While we visit the comiunity our suport staff will set up the camp in order to sleep in the área around 5:00 pm we enjoy a warm tea or “happy hour” and dinner around 7:00 pm then you enjoy the beauty of the sky full of stars usually.
The second day of the trek is considered difficult because we hike from 3700 m /12139 ft up to 4700 mt which is the highest point of the whole Lares treks. It is going be about 4 hour slow uphill hiking but the landscape is beautifull and unique full of small lagoons, rocky mountains, snow-capped mountains, and the most interesting animals Llamas and Alpacas grazing everywhere taking care by their Andean shepherds who spends time weaving.
By 5:00 am our support staff will pass for your tents to wake you up with a hot drink coca tea or coffee After you repack your personal belongings we have a breakfast prepared by the expert chefs in order to start our trek around 6:30 in the morning. After 4 hours uphill hiking we arrive to Pachacutec pass 4700 mt / 15420 ft to enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful area and also you appreciate Pachacutec mountain from very close then we organize an offering for the mountains gods and after done the ritual we continue hiking for 1 hour downhill toward Coyalago which is the lunch spot located in the borders of a beautiful lagoon after lunch we hike 1.5 hours more towards the camping, along the way we will appreciate beautiful waterfalls and local people getting ready for the nightfall. Then we arrive to the camp to have tea and dinner and camp in the community of Quiswarani at 3700 mt / 12139 ml.
Today we have to reach to Aguas Calientes town and we are going to do diferent activityes and also is a beautiful day for mountain lovers and pure nature. We wake up at 5:00 in the morning with a cup of coca tea then we have breakfast in order to start the trek around 6:00 in the morning. We start the last part of the of the entire trek. Hiking 2 hours approximately the last uphill section of the trek which is going be to Cuncani pass at 4200 mt / 13779 ml from this high you have a espectacular views of Cuncani valley with its amazing views of the colorfull Lagoons surrounded by mountains if you are lucky you will see along the way Chinchillas, Andean foxes for sure you see many alpacas, llamas you will have the chance to be very close to them for photograph.
After the summit we will descend 2 hours approximately to the community of Cuncani where we will have lunch. After lunch a car from the company will take us to the hot springs of Lares once there yoy have time to take a bath and realx in the medicinal hot springs. Then we continue by car for 2.5 more hours towards Ollantaytambo for dinner and take the train to Aguas Caliente and spend the night in a hotel and the next day visit Machupicchu.
Most of the people who visist mahupicchu are the people who take train and to get there, of course the most importat reason for them is to know Machupicchu. But in your case after you did the lares trek you will not just know Machu Picchu you will understand and feel deeply the meaning of the Inca civilizations.
After breakfast early in the mornig w ego to take the bus uf to Machu Picchu, bus takes about 25 minutes approximately to the main entrace of Machu Picchu. The point is to arrive at 6:00 a.m to Machupicchu in order to see it almost without people and enjoy the sunrise. After 20 to 30 minutes you will have a guided tour service for about 2:30 hours in Machupicchu then we will leave you free to explore the lost city of the Incas. Then if you wish you can go to the sun gate or to the Inca bridge.
If you booked in advance the tickets for Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountains you can climb. after you done all the activityes we return to Aguas Calientes town by bus to have a delicious lunch. In the afternoon You will take a train back to Cusco then we take you by car to your hotel.
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