One of the most spectacular treks in the Urubamba range takes us through the Andean landscape and the home of the Incas direct descendants. One of the oldest cultures in South America is Called Lares Culture and since people preserving the traditions and dresses and living on the wildlife, still care the south American camels (llamas, Alpacas) and some animal sheep, cows, horses, and mules, when the conquers took the imperial city Cusco all the population chooses the Andes to refuge of them.
In these communities, we will observe local customs and husbandry methods unchanged since Inca times. During this 4-day experience, you will see archaeological and cultural wonders, Machu Picchu, and the spectacular Lares Valley with its cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, and abundance of plants and wildlife.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:30 am – 5:00 am).
Lares Trek via Quishuarani availability:
The availability for Lares Trek via Quishuarani is unlimited; there is no limit yet from the Peruvian government.
Lares Trek via Quishuarani highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in Cusco; we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them do. We will make the Lares Trek via Quishuarani for 4 Days, even if you are 2 people only. We won’t cancel your trip! We are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry; we have the best professional team to make your journey unforgettable.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am to start our expeditions to the best Trek to Lares. We will drive for 1 hour to the city of Calca during the trip we will stop at the Taray viewpoint, from here we can see the highest mountains of the Sacred Valley, this day we will have our breakfast in the middle of the road, in the ruins of Ancashmarca, which in Inca times was a bigger place for the deposit of food, clothing, weapons, metals, etc. We continue with the trip to Lares for 1 more hour; we meet our muleteers and horses, who will take the whole team for three days.
Then we descend to the Thermo medicinal baths of Lares, there you can enjoy for 2 hours, since afterward, we will make our trek to the community of Quiswarani, about an hour; there we will have our fresh and delicious lunch prepared by our chef, after a good nap, we explored the community very famous for its weavers who still maintain the textile traditions of the Incas. In the afternoon, we make our walk of the last section that will last 2 hours, through the beautiful landscape of the Andes; we will arrive at our camp that is next to the Yanacocha lagoon, at 4:00 pm.
After a delicious breakfast, we will start our trek to about 4 hours to reach the highest point of our tour; during the journey, we will meet the villagers who also take care of their llamas, Alpacas, others go to their agricultural tasks, of native potato crops.
Today we are going to learn in situ about the agricultural technologies of the Incas, from sowing to harvesting, taking into account that Peru is one of the countries with the largest amount of potatoes, also exotic tubers such as Añu, Oca, Smooth At noon we will reach the highest place in our trek, the Pachacuteq Pass (4700 meters), once there, we will enjoy incredible views of the snow-capped peaks of the Sawasiray, Pitusiray, San Juan, Veronica, glacial lakes, after a time to enjoy the 360-degree angle view, the descent begins towards the lunch spot, just about 1 hour downhill and will be located in the glacial lake, with stunning views of the Sacred Valley.
After a short nap, we start a downhill hike for 2 more hours to our camp located by the community of Canchacancha (3700 meters); in the way down, we use a part of the Inca trails paved, around the lakes a large number of Andean birds like Puna Ibis, Andean Goose, perhaps a Condor flying near of the mountain cliffs. Today we end at 5:00 p.m.
After a very nutritious breakfast, we will go to the valley of Huaran, which is surrounded by high Andean forests, with native tree species such as Chachacomo, Queuña, Kiswar, etc. The descent is enjoyable since we will enter the valley floor; the Incas respected this place for its climate and abundance of water. At 9:00 am, we will arrive at the town of Huaran, where we will say goodbye to our incredible cook and muleteer.
Then we take our van to visit the Archaeological Museum of Inkarry, one of the best in representing the experiences and beliefs of all the cultures of Peru, such as Caral, Chavin, Nazca, Mochica, Wari, Inca. At noon we go to the town of Ollantaytambo, where we will have our lunch, and you can also walk through one of the most beautiful Inca cities, which still maintains the layout and construction of the Inca architects.
At 16:36, we will take our train to Aguas Calientes, where we will sleep. The train trip is a beautiful experience because of the contrasts and beauty of the landscapes on the Vilcanota riverside.
This day will be the visit to the citadel of Machupicchu. You will have to get up at 4:45 am, after having your breakfast at the hotel, you will have to make the line at the bus station to Machu Picchu, the first bus leaves at 5:30 am, after 30 minutes You will arrive at the entrance door, where you will have to show the entrance tickets with your original passport. We make the reservation of the tickets in the first shift from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. With the guide, we go through the most important points of Machupicchu, and then you will have extra time to stay a little longer.
Remember that since January 2019, tickets to visit Machupicchu are valid only for one use. At midday, you should go down again to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can have lunch, and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo, the schedules of return are as follows: ( 2:55 pm and 6:20 pm), you can indicate at the time of your reservation for us to organize in advance. Remember that the total time by train plus bus to Cusco is 4 hours. After two hours by train you will be picked up by our transfer, who will bring you to the city of Cusco, the final point is the Plaza de Cusco.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Lares Trek via Quishuarani – Huaran 4 Days private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Can I be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick-up time.
Huaynas E. really works hard to make an awesome excursion! We trekked to above 15K feet and played soccer with some local kids, which was probably my favorite experience. This is a fabulous way to enjoy the Peruvian countryside.