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 culture in South America Called Lares Culture and since people preserving the traditions and dresses and living on the wild live, still care the south America camels (llamas, Alpacas) and some animal sheep, cows, horses and mules, when the conquers took the imperial city Cusco all the population choose the andes to refuge of them.
In these communities we will be able to observe local customs and husbandry methods unchanged since Inca times. During this 4-day experience well see archaeological and cultural wonders, Machu Picchu and the spectacular Lares Valley with its cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams and abundance of plant and wildlife.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:30am – 5:00am).
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am to start our expeditions to the best Trek to Lares, then we will drive for 1 hour to the city of Calca during the trip we will stop at the taray viewpoint, from 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 hours, there 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 afterwards 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 to 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 trek, 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 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 very pleasant since we will enter the valley floor, this place was very respected by the Incas, for its climate and abundance of water. At 9:00 am we will arrive at the town of Huaran, where we 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 the representation of 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 the town of 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 river side.
This day will be the visit of 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. For that 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 an 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 with train plus bus to Cusco is 4 hours. After two hours by train you will be picked up by our transfeer, 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.
All of our private services include 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.
How high is the Perolniyoc Waterfall?
This beautiful waterfall is located over 3480 m.a.s.l.
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.