LARES TREK & INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

2 Days Lares and 2 Days Inca Trail

Price from: 729USDper person

Highlights  

We combine Lares Trek and the Inca Trail in 4 Days Trek, enjoy our program living the cultural experience and visit Machu Picchu in the last day.

Trip Overview

Destination

Machu Picchu

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history and culture.

Difficulty

Challenging

Total Distance

 

 

Length

4 Days and 3 nights

Weather
Altitude

Itinerary

The Lares Trek tour begins at 6:00 AM with a pick-up location that is set during your meeting with us in our office the day beforehand.

From the pick-up location, we will travel to Ollantaytambo where we serve the first breakfast (buffet style) and from there, continue on to the small town of Lares (3,100 meters above sea level) with a travel time of about 3 hours. Upon arrival, we will head directly to the medicinal thermal baths to enjoy some relaxation time. After lunch, a long walk of approximately 4 hours to the campsite of Huacawasi (3,900 meters above sea level) awaits us.

On the way, we will pass through incredibly beautiful Andean scenery and a few small towns where we will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the High-Andean culture. Once we arrive at the campsite, we will eat dinner and receive an informational about ancestral knowledge related to Incan
astronomy.

(B,L and D/ Camping).

After breakfast, we begin our longest and most difficult day of the entire trip (lares trek) with a hike lasting 7-8 hours. The first 3 hours will be a continuous ascent to the highest point of our journey – the Ipsay Pass at 4,490 meters above sea level.

During the entire ascent, you will have the opportunity to pass through truly indigenous Andean towns, learn about their culture and traditions, as well as see alpacas, llamas, vizcachas (Peruvian hares) and if we have luck, the occasional condor that passes through the area.

At the top of the pass, our guide will explain a bit more about the region and the importance that those mountains held within Incan religious practices. After descending from the pass for the following 40 minutes, we will arrive at the Ipsaycocha Laguna and eat lunch. After lunch and a well-deserved break, we will continue to the Patacancha village from here, Lorenzo Expeditions provide you a car and in few minutes we will arrive to our second camp also will then eat dinner and our guide will hold an informational meeting about the next day of the tour.

(B,L and D/ Camping).

After our energetic breakfast, we will travel to Ollantaytambo train station.

The train will take us to km. 104. It is here that will begin our hike today we will pass through Chachabamba, an Incan archaeological site with an altitude of 2250 masl. or 7,381.89 ft. We will continue with our ascent until we reach Wiñay Wayna our second archaeological site, where we will have a guided tour.

Throughout the journey you will appreciate the beautiful views of the Urubamba River as well as the great variety of vegetation of this nature reserve (historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu).
We will have lunch, Box Lunch style, after which continue with our hike to the Sun Gate, “INTI PUNKU” where we will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu.

After a short stop for a few photographs and a short explanation we begin to descend to the Inca citadel. It is here where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset over Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where our hotel is located.

After dinner our guide we will coordinate the last details for our visit to Machu Picchu the next day.

(B,L and D/ Hotel).

If you desire to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain you will need make reservations 3 months prior to your trip. There is an additional fee US $ 70. We will get up very early to explore the wonder of the Machu Picchu world.

You will have a two-hour guided tour of this great ancient city where you will visit the temples, enclosures, sacred fountains, terraces, etc.

You will then have a free time to explore Machu Picchu. If you made your reservations ahead of time, you will be able to climb the Mt. Huayna Picchu Mountain or the Machu Picchu Mountain after your guided tour.

After you have finished exploring Machu Picchu you will return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will take the train to Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

End of our services.

(B and L).

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Private car from Cusco to Lares (Breakfast).
  • An experienced, bilingual Adventure Guide.
  • Entry to hot spring in Lares.
  • Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to 104km.
  • 02 nights camping: EUREKA K2-XT tents.
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Day 3).
  • Cook Tents and camping mattresses.
  • Mules and the equipment, duffle bag to carry 5 kg of your things in Lares.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour in Machupichu 02 hours.
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes.
  • Aguas Calientes tourist train to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon.
  • Private Transportation from Ollanta to Cusco.
  • Specific meals:
  • 03 Breakfasts = B.
  • 03 Lunches = L.
  • 02 Snacks = S.
  • 03 Dinners = D.
  • (Vegetarian Food upon request)
  • Camping equipment:Tents: EUREKA K2-XT 04 stations (designed for 4 people but used as double):
  • Foam Matrasses with cold insulator.
  • Inflatable therm-a-rest Matrasses.
  • Sleeping bag -20 degreese.
  • Walking sticks black diamond.
  • Dining tent, tables and chairs.
  • Bathroom tent and chemical bath.
  • Support equipment​
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen.
  • Communication radios.
  • * Train schedules will be confirmed at the time of payment.

Not included

  • Horse saddle.
  • Bus in Machu Picchu.
  • Meals on the last day.
  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu hike.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Health Insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Packing List

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Bathing suit and sandals.
  • Warm clothing .
  • Pants and thermal pole (first layer).
  • A light sweater.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Canteen.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Personal hygiene items: Wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Flash light.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

Rest is essential for an expedition of this type for which Lorenzo Expeditions fully committed to your safety and comfort to choose the best and most complete camping equipment, all of the highest range.

  • Tents: Eureka K2-XT brand 4 stations designed for 04 people where only 02 passengers will sleep for greater comfort, all are thermal and waterproof.
  • Mattresses: Lorenzo Expeditions unlike other operators includes 02 types of mats, one of foam that serves to isolate the passenger from the ground and the other is an inflatable mattress brand Therm-a-rest (neo air trekker).
  • Sleeping bag: Specially designed to withstand the climates of this route.
  • Canes: These will be very helpful to complete the hike, the sticks that Lorenzo Expeditions provides are brand BLACK DIAMOND model TRAIL PRO SHOCK TREKKING POLES.
  • A Duffle bag (walk briefcase): You will be given a duffle bag the day of our group meeting (day before the tour) in which you can pack up to 08 kg of your luggage with our team of Porters, this duffle bag is taken from camp to camp
  • Dining tent: designed in waterproof fabric for the tranquility of our customers during all our meals.
  • Carp bathroom with portable toilet: both for the exclusive use of our group, maximum 08 people per bathroom tent.
  • Kitchen Tent: Used only by our professional chefs to prepare the most delicious foods.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Complete kitchen utensils.

Communication radios: Motorola brand model DEP-450 all with digital format for better communication between the guide and our support group, while the radios are connected to the SERNARP channels (GUARDAPARQUE that they are found along the Inca trail) In case some type of help is required in case of emergency.

Rest is essential during a trip for which we have chosen comfortable, clean and safe Lodge of the route, it have private bathroom, hot water and towels.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

  • Private transportation to the start of the Inca Trail: KM82
  • Bus descending from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train * from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • * The train schedule will be confirmed at the time of buying the tour

Our 2019 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

  • EXTRA NIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES. If you want to stay an extra night in the town of Aguas Calientes, you must communicate it at the time of making your reservation, otherwise you would have to assume the penalties for changing train tickets. In addition, to stay an extra night, you will automatically lose the transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. To arrange a private transport, please contact our sales area.
  • SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION. All expeditions operated by our company include accommodation in tents or double and triple rooms. We will do our best to match you with another member of the same sex in our group. If you want individual accommodation, the cost is an additional US $ 50. You must request this service at the time of making the reservation.
  • HORSEBACK. This option is for passengers who do not feel physically capable of completing the established routes per day. For US $ 130, we offer you an extra horse that you can ride if you feel exhausted. You can also use these animals to carry more luggage than established by the company (8 kg). Remember that this service is only for the first three days.
  • UP-GRADES. The following services can only be personalized during the reservation process, otherwise any penalty or additional cost will be entirely assumed by you:
    • Upgraded hotel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Upgraded train service.
    • Change in date or train schedule.

Faqs

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in the Lorenzo Expeditions office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

Highlights  

We combine Lares Trek and the Inca Trail in 4 Days Trek, enjoy our program living the cultural experience and visit Machu Picchu in the last day.

Trip Overview

Destination

Machu Picchu

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history and culture.

Difficulty

Challenging

Total Distance

 

 

Length

4 Days and 3 nights

Weather
Altitude

Itinerary

The Lares Trek tour begins at 6:00 AM with a pick-up location that is set during your meeting with us in our office the day beforehand.

From the pick-up location, we will travel to Ollantaytambo where we serve the first breakfast (buffet style) and from there, continue on to the small town of Lares (3,100 meters above sea level) with a travel time of about 3 hours. Upon arrival, we will head directly to the medicinal thermal baths to enjoy some relaxation time. After lunch, a long walk of approximately 4 hours to the campsite of Huacawasi (3,900 meters above sea level) awaits us.

On the way, we will pass through incredibly beautiful Andean scenery and a few small towns where we will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the High-Andean culture. Once we arrive at the campsite, we will eat dinner and receive an informational about ancestral knowledge related to Incan
astronomy.

(B,L and D/ Camping).

After breakfast, we begin our longest and most difficult day of the entire trip (lares trek) with a hike lasting 7-8 hours. The first 3 hours will be a continuous ascent to the highest point of our journey – the Ipsay Pass at 4,490 meters above sea level.

During the entire ascent, you will have the opportunity to pass through truly indigenous Andean towns, learn about their culture and traditions, as well as see alpacas, llamas, vizcachas (Peruvian hares) and if we have luck, the occasional condor that passes through the area.

At the top of the pass, our guide will explain a bit more about the region and the importance that those mountains held within Incan religious practices. After descending from the pass for the following 40 minutes, we will arrive at the Ipsaycocha Laguna and eat lunch. After lunch and a well-deserved break, we will continue to the Patacancha village from here, Lorenzo Expeditions provide you a car and in few minutes we will arrive to our second camp also will then eat dinner and our guide will hold an informational meeting about the next day of the tour.

(B,L and D/ Camping).

After our energetic breakfast, we will travel to Ollantaytambo train station.

The train will take us to km. 104. It is here that will begin our hike today we will pass through Chachabamba, an Incan archaeological site with an altitude of 2250 masl. or 7,381.89 ft. We will continue with our ascent until we reach Wiñay Wayna our second archaeological site, where we will have a guided tour.

Throughout the journey you will appreciate the beautiful views of the Urubamba River as well as the great variety of vegetation of this nature reserve (historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu).
We will have lunch, Box Lunch style, after which continue with our hike to the Sun Gate, “INTI PUNKU” where we will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu.

After a short stop for a few photographs and a short explanation we begin to descend to the Inca citadel. It is here where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset over Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where our hotel is located.

After dinner our guide we will coordinate the last details for our visit to Machu Picchu the next day.

(B,L and D/ Hotel).

If you desire to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain you will need make reservations 3 months prior to your trip. There is an additional fee US $ 70. We will get up very early to explore the wonder of the Machu Picchu world.

You will have a two-hour guided tour of this great ancient city where you will visit the temples, enclosures, sacred fountains, terraces, etc.

You will then have a free time to explore Machu Picchu. If you made your reservations ahead of time, you will be able to climb the Mt. Huayna Picchu Mountain or the Machu Picchu Mountain after your guided tour.

After you have finished exploring Machu Picchu you will return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will take the train to Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

End of our services.

(B and L).

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Private car from Cusco to Lares (Breakfast).
  • An experienced, bilingual Adventure Guide.
  • Entry to hot spring in Lares.
  • Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to 104km.
  • 02 nights camping: EUREKA K2-XT tents.
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Day 3).
  • Cook Tents and camping mattresses.
  • Mules and the equipment, duffle bag to carry 5 kg of your things in Lares.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour in Machupichu 02 hours.
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes.
  • Aguas Calientes tourist train to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon.
  • Private Transportation from Ollanta to Cusco.
  • Specific meals:
  • 03 Breakfasts = B.
  • 03 Lunches = L.
  • 02 Snacks = S.
  • 03 Dinners = D.
  • (Vegetarian Food upon request)
  • Camping equipment:Tents: EUREKA K2-XT 04 stations (designed for 4 people but used as double):
  • Foam Matrasses with cold insulator.
  • Inflatable therm-a-rest Matrasses.
  • Sleeping bag -20 degreese.
  • Walking sticks black diamond.
  • Dining tent, tables and chairs.
  • Bathroom tent and chemical bath.
  • Support equipment​
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen.
  • Communication radios.
  • * Train schedules will be confirmed at the time of payment.

Not included

  • Horse saddle.
  • Bus in Machu Picchu.
  • Meals on the last day.
  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu hike.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Health Insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Packing List

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Bathing suit and sandals.
  • Warm clothing .
  • Pants and thermal pole (first layer).
  • A light sweater.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Canteen.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Personal hygiene items: Wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Flash light.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

Rest is essential for an expedition of this type for which Lorenzo Expeditions fully committed to your safety and comfort to choose the best and most complete camping equipment, all of the highest range.

  • Tents: Eureka K2-XT brand 4 stations designed for 04 people where only 02 passengers will sleep for greater comfort, all are thermal and waterproof.
  • Mattresses: Lorenzo Expeditions unlike other operators includes 02 types of mats, one of foam that serves to isolate the passenger from the ground and the other is an inflatable mattress brand Therm-a-rest (neo air trekker).
  • Sleeping bag: Specially designed to withstand the climates of this route.
  • Canes: These will be very helpful to complete the hike, the sticks that Lorenzo Expeditions provides are brand BLACK DIAMOND model TRAIL PRO SHOCK TREKKING POLES.
  • A Duffle bag (walk briefcase): You will be given a duffle bag the day of our group meeting (day before the tour) in which you can pack up to 08 kg of your luggage with our team of Porters, this duffle bag is taken from camp to camp
  • Dining tent: designed in waterproof fabric for the tranquility of our customers during all our meals.
  • Carp bathroom with portable toilet: both for the exclusive use of our group, maximum 08 people per bathroom tent.
  • Kitchen Tent: Used only by our professional chefs to prepare the most delicious foods.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Complete kitchen utensils.

Communication radios: Motorola brand model DEP-450 all with digital format for better communication between the guide and our support group, while the radios are connected to the SERNARP channels (GUARDAPARQUE that they are found along the Inca trail) In case some type of help is required in case of emergency.

Rest is essential during a trip for which we have chosen comfortable, clean and safe Lodge of the route, it have private bathroom, hot water and towels.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

  • Private transportation to the start of the Inca Trail: KM82
  • Bus descending from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train * from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • * The train schedule will be confirmed at the time of buying the tour

Our 2019 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

  • EXTRA NIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES. If you want to stay an extra night in the town of Aguas Calientes, you must communicate it at the time of making your reservation, otherwise you would have to assume the penalties for changing train tickets. In addition, to stay an extra night, you will automatically lose the transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. To arrange a private transport, please contact our sales area.
  • SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION. All expeditions operated by our company include accommodation in tents or double and triple rooms. We will do our best to match you with another member of the same sex in our group. If you want individual accommodation, the cost is an additional US $ 50. You must request this service at the time of making the reservation.
  • HORSEBACK. This option is for passengers who do not feel physically capable of completing the established routes per day. For US $ 130, we offer you an extra horse that you can ride if you feel exhausted. You can also use these animals to carry more luggage than established by the company (8 kg). Remember that this service is only for the first three days.
  • UP-GRADES. The following services can only be personalized during the reservation process, otherwise any penalty or additional cost will be entirely assumed by you:
    • Upgraded hotel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Upgraded train service.
    • Change in date or train schedule.

Faqs

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in the Lorenzo Expeditions office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

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