Lares Trek and 2 Days Inka Trail to Machupicchu 4 days 3 nights

Lares Trek and 2 Days Inka Trail to Machupicchu
4 days / 3 nights

LANGUAGES

English, Spanish

DURATION

4 days / 3 nights

PHYSICAL CONDITION

Challenging

MEETING POINT

Calle Santa Teresa

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Lares Trek and 2 Days Inka Trail to Machupicchu 4 days / 3 nights


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This unforgettable and less-known hike combines amazing mountain scenery, glacier lagoons, valley cloud-forest and Quechua communities famous for their textiles. You will have the opportunity to see thatched roof stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas, also this will be an amazing opportunity to experience the short inca trail to Machupicchu. The trek itself is rated moderate, similar to the Inca Trail with two passes over 4450m. Therefore, it is important that you have to be well acclimatized to the altitude.

PRIVATE SERVICE

A private service trek is organized just for you with private transport and your own personal tour guide. We do not add other people to your group, in order to provide you the best service possible with personal attention and added comfort.

TREK OPTIONS

(1) Horse for personal use or saddle horse.- US$ 30 for the whole trek.
(2) Vegetarian meals.- We can provide vegetarian meals or special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.
(3) Sleeping bag rental.- We have sleeping bags in our office for rent. US $ 20 for the whole trip.

DAY 1.- CUSCO – LARES HOT SPRING – MARANPAQUI

Today we will drive the bus for about 4hours until we arrive to the Lares hot springs. This is a well-known spot for trekkers and local people from cusco, and you will have a chance to take an enjoyable soak! We’ll have lunch in this place. After lunch we will start our trekking for about 4 hours to the first camping side at Maranpaqui, (3900m ).

Total Walking Distance: 6km
Total Walking Time: 3.5-4hs
Minimum Altitude: 3200 m
Maximum Altitude: 4000m
Altitude of camp: 3900m

DAY 2.- MARANPAQUI - CHAULLACOCHA

We will start off our trekking this morning, and head towards the Colquepata Pass (4450m), uphill climb. From here, we continue along the ridge for most of the day, passing a series of stunning lakes along the way.
Then, we turn and head down towards the village of Chaullacocha (4200m ), arriving there in the late afternoon. we’ll have an opportunity to meet and to speak with some local people, perhaps learning about their weaving tradition or visiting the school if it is a school day. We will camp in this community tonight.

Total Walking Distance: 12km
Total Walking Time: 6-7h
Minimum Altitude: 4200 m
Maximum Altitude: 4450m
Altitude of camp: 4200 m

DAY 3.- CHAULLACOCHA –OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 - MACHUPICCHU

After and amazing breakfast we will get on the bus to drive for about 2 hours to Olantaytambo where we will take the train to Km 104 which is the startting point of the Inca Trail to Machupicchu. after crossing the bridge over the Vilcanota River we visit the first archeological place of Chachabamba (2100m), an amazing inca building with water channels and fountains.

From here, we will hike uphill for about 6km (approximately 3 hours). The trail is well established, but there are many stairs and the hike is mostly uphill! While this is one of the easiest treks around Cusco region, you still need to have a reasonable level of fitness to complete it. After 3 hours hiking uphill, we arrive at what many people consider the most impressive inca construction on the whole Inca Trail: Wiñay Wayna (‘Forever Young’) (2700m). This is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector.

After enjoying our boxlunch we continue for about an hour until we arrive at Inti Punku, the Sun Gate (2750m), where you will have your first amazing view of Machu Picchu. After taking the panoramic photos, we will walk down the last part of the inca trail towards Machu Picchu (2400m). After we finish takking all the clasical panoramic pictures we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town. After checking into our hotel for the night, we’ll have a celebratory dinner.

Total Walking Distance: 13km
Total Walking Time: 6hs
Minimum Altitude: 2100 mt /
Maximum Altitude: 2750mt

DAY 4.- AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

After a very early breakfast at the hotel, we will take the bus up to Machu Picchu first to enjoy the sunrise and then we will give you a 2-3 hours walking tour of this amazing inca city of Machupicchu.
If you’re feeling adventurous you may wish to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, but if you really want to take this extra tour, this requires an extra ticket and we have to buy in advance. Be sure to tell us at booking if you would like to add one of these hikes.

After visiting Machu Picchu, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes town. From there, we return to Cusco in the afternoon by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will meet us and transfer to hotel in Cusco.

Included

  • Hotel collection
  • private bus to Lares hot springs (trailhead)
  • professional bilingual tour guide
  • Round trip train tickets
  • Round trip bus tickets in Machupicchu
  • Entrace ticket to Machupicchu
  • Hotel in Aguas calientes
  • Complete high quality camping equipment (4 person tents used just for 2 persons
  • Mattress
  • Dining tent
  • kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent and cooking equipment).
  • Excellent cooking staff
  • Plentiful meals (morning tea room service, breakfast, snacks, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day)
  • Vegetarian option.
  • Food includes: pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, hot drinks (including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude).
  • Food is rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking.
  • Boiled water is also provided to fill up your water bottles.
  • Also included:
  • horsemen
  • pack animals (horses and mules) to carry your personal items and camping equipment
  • saddled horses
  • first aid kit
  • oxygen bottles and one night hotel in Aguas calientes Machupicchu.

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch on the last day
  • sleeping bag (you can rent this in our office US$ 20 for the whole trek).
  • walking sticks ( you can rent this in our office US$15 for the whole trek)
  • Flight tickets
  • Inflatable Air mattress. ( you can rent in the office for US$ 20 for the whole trek
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips to tour guides and staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses.

Optional extras not included (need to book in advance)

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 60 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 70 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome/Panoramic 360° Train Aguas Calientes-Ollanataymbo: US75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance).

PRIVATE SERVICE

A private service trek is organized just for you with private transport and your own personal tour guide. We do not add other people to your group, in order to provide you the best service possible with personal attention and added comfort.

DEPARTURE: From March to January, it depends on your request.

Price 2024 per person

2 persons $ 1150 per persons
3 persons $ 1120
4 persons $ 1050
5 persons $ 990
6 persons $ 950
7 persons $ 900
8 persons $ 850 ( eight to more persons)

IMPORTANT: Price is based on a double room accomodation.

An aditional USD 35.00 will be charged for a single room if there’s no one else to share a double room with or if you are travelling alone.

Discounts:

Students: US$ 20 (with valid student cards under 25 years old)
Teenagers: US$ 20 under 15 )

BOOKING INFORMATION

Choose in the Calendar the date of when you would like to start this Tour -select the month, year and the day, (Starting Date). Fill in your details as requested, and details of the people traveling with you, once you have finished and sent us your reservation, you are registered to pay a booking deposit of US$ 300 + 5%. Once we receive your payment, we will confirm your tour in your email and send you more details.

BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED.- Online payments.

1.- Pay a booking deposit of US$ 300+5% card fee per person.
2.- Pay a booking deposit of US$ 300+6% per person through Paypal.

3.-US$55 extra per person to climb Wayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.

You have to confirm in advance if you want to climb Wayna Picchu (the 45 minute climb ) or Machu Picchu as they need to be booked  in advance too;  there are 2 time sessions: 07 – 08 am or 10 – 11 am

4.- For group bookings, transfer to our bank in Peru, US$ 300 per person, or pay with the methods mentioned above.

FINAL PAYMENT: We require the remaining balance payment of your tour 1 month before of your tour start, paying online with your reservation code in our website in How to pay OR pay in US$ cash or with a card in our office in Cusco at your arrival.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.- You must inform us of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate as Lares trek goes to 4450 masl. (it is highly recommended that you have to be in cusco 2 or 3 days in advance to acclimatize or to use to the altitude).
2.- You must tell to your tour guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks. If you are having any problems with the service you have to inform to the guide in that moment so he can solve any problems as soon as possible.
3.- If you have vertigo you do not want to climb Huayna Picchu for any reason then indicate NO in the reservation format and write this in the comments section. (If you want to climb up to machupicchu mountain or waynapicchu mountain you have to book 4 or 5 mouths in advance because the passes are sold out, this is alternative walk.
4.- You must carry your original passport and valid student card  on the trek. If you do not take the correct original passport as indicated in your permit, the control will annul your permit and refuse you entrance to the trail. If for any reason, you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits, you must bring the old passport with you, or if this is impossible advise us in writing with a scan of the old passport and your new passport for us to present to the INC with official documentation to avoid problems. Administration charge for this formal change is (US$ 15 pp).
5.- The student US$20 discount for use of student cards is regulated by the park itself, not our company. All student cards are validated by the control of the park and only accepted if you scanned a clear copy of your valid ISIC card through with your deposit at the time of booking and it was confirmed.
6.- We include in this trek 8 kilos from each passenger for the horses, we will provide you a duffle bag to put your sleeping bag and personal clothes and mattress.
7.- Please hotel in Aguas Calientes town is 3 star hotel. If you are wanting alternative accommodation this can be organised, these are some upgrade options and the corresponding supplemental cost based on double occupancy see Recommendations. Please let us know of this request at the time of booking.
8.- However if you are unable to participate on this tour we can organize an alternative tour to visit Machu Picchu joining your group and utilising your train tickets and entrance, completing the tour as normal from Aguas Calientes (Day 3, Train to Aguas Calientes, Night in a Hostal, bus to Machu Picchu, Guided tour, Lunch at Aguas Calientes and Train return to Cusco.
9.- Change of dates is only possible if the group is still left with more than a minimum and the train tickets and Machu Picchu entrance have not been finalised. US$ 25.00 is charged.
Change of dates when train tickets have been finalised incurs a further fee as Peru rail also charges for changes of dates. This administration charge of US$20.00 per ticket in this case is incurred. At times a change of date may only be possible in an upgrade to a higher standard carriage and so the difference in price would need to be paid additionally.
10- If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter and mule will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger. If you fail to complete the tour due to illness we will assist you to meet with your group at Machupicchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund from the original payment, however we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
11- Our company will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. we cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was  unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
12.-Our travel agency does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.

CANCELATION MADE BY CLIENT

A.- Cancelation of the tour once you have paid a deposit and received a confirmation incurs in the loss of the booking deposit. (US$ 300) per person. Non-refundable booking deposit.
B.- Cancelation of tour within 45 days to 31 days before departure incurs a loss of 70% of total tour cost…
C.- Cancelation of tour within 30 days to 8 days before departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost…
D.- Cancelation of tour within 7 days – 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 90% of total tour cost…
E.- Cancelation of tour within 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of total tour cost…

YOU SHOULD BRING

Backpack, 4-season sleeping bag (you can rent it in our office for $ 20 for the whole trek), warm clothes, fleece, sweater, rain jacket and rain poncho, change of clothes, hiking boots and sandals, trousers and shorts, wool socks, wool hat, gloves, baseball cap, flashlight and extra batteries, sun glasses, water bottle and purification tablets, sun block, insect repellent, toiletries, bathing suit and towel.

TREK OPTIONS
(1) Horse for personal use or saddle horse.- US$ 30 for 2 days in lares trek.
(2) Vegetarian meals.- We can provide vegetarian meals or special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.
(3) Sleeping bag rental.- We have sleeping bags in our office for rent. US $ 20 for the whole trip.

We rate this Lares and 2 days inca trail trekking to machupicchu as moderate.
The main challenge on this trek is the altitude of the seocnd day because we will go over  (4450m) so you must be well-acclimatized prior to this tour in cusco city.

The best time of year to plan this tour is the dry season from April to October when there is little rain, this time is considered as winter, during the day is really sunny and hot and the night time is cold.
Novenber to March is the wet season in Peru but the weather is unpredictable. the rain at this altitude can actually turn into snow.

The average walking time per day on this trekking is 6 to 8 hours, but it is not every day, Days 1 is just 3 hours, Day 2 8 hours, Day 3 6 hours of hiking.

Our camping equipment is top quality (4 season tents that our staff will sets up for you at each campside and you will be gratefull for this quality tents, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and cooking equipment). Excellent cooking staff, plentiful meals (morning tea room service, breakfast, snacks, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day), vegetarian option. Food includes: pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, hot drinks (including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude). Food is rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. Boiled water is also provided to fill up your water bottles.
we have a lot of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free travellers and our cooks know how to cater to their needs. With adequate preparation and clear communication, we can accommodate all other types of dietary requests.

What you need to carry with you each day on this trek is a light day pack. In your day pack, you should carry a water bottle; some extra warm layers, scarf; a camera; a sun hat; and sunscreen.
Water is extremely important while hiking. You should start each day with 2L, knowing you fill up your water bottles at meal times.
The rest of your belongings – up to 8kg – are carried in a duffel bag that we provide, by mules. All of the camping equipment needed on the trek is also carried by mules.

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