First day: Cusco – Calca – Lares Hot Springs – Concany
We leave from Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving to Lares Hot Springs. We spend the morning in the medicinal hot springs, after lunch we have two hours of trek to our campsite. Lunch and dinner included.
Second day: Concany – Ipsaycocha
Breakfast time. After continuing up through the valley, we arrive to the community of Huacawasi. People here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru. Here, we can observe their great skills and brilliant techniques in the fabrication of ponchos and other garments. Passing the village we begin climbing up to Condor Pass, at 4100m. From here, we catch a stunning view of the renowned Mount Veronica (5750m.) Descending gently for about one hour, we come to the beautiful Ipsaycocha Lake, our last campsite. Lunch and dinner included.
Third day: Ipsaycocha – Patacancha – Huylloc – Pumamarka – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Breakfast time. Today our trail leads downhill to an overlook facing a wide valley. Descending into the valley, we eventually arrive to the community of Willoc where we have a lunch, it takes two hours from this point to arrive to Pumamarka and enjoy the inca terraces. Finally we get to Ollantaytambo. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and birds species. The group take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and spend there the night in a comfortable hotel. Lunch and dinner included.
Fourth day: Aguas Calientes – Machupichu
After an early breakfast, we’ll take the bus to Machupicchu, we register and start our 3 hour guided visit. Then walk up to wayna Picchu mountain ,after appreciating the remains, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will have free time to enjoy the town before we return to Ollantaytambo at 19:00 where our tourist bus is waiting for the group to bring you back to Cusco and your hotel
END OF THE SERVICE
- Pre briefing departure
- Transport from the hotel to Lares-hot springs
- English speaking professional mountain guide with degree in Archaeology
- Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Caliente
- Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Early train ticket for all our clients)
- Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Admission ticket to Machu Picchu archaeological complex
- Hotel with private room and bathroom in Aguas Calientes
- 2 person Igloo tents (large and comfortable) and a roll pad mattress.
- Delicious meals during the 4 days as indicated in the itinerary
- Cook and cooking equipment
- Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kilos of your personal items such as extra
- clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)
- Provision of a horse in case of emergency such as illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
- Boiled water to fill in your bottles
- Private guided tour in Machu Picchu
- Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
What is not included:
- Sleeping bag (minus 8 ºC) US$ 20
- Huaynapicchu mountain $15
- Energy snacks such as chocolate bars, dried fruits (recommended)
- Dinner on the 4th day
- OPTIONAL UP-GRADES: Hotel or train.
- VISTADOME Train to Cusco instead of Expedition Train, Please add US$36 per person
- Tips for your crew: guide, cook, horseman
(Every Inkapal Intertravel’s staff receive a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip, tips are optional but are a great gesture of esteem to them)
PACKING LIST FOR THE LARES TREK TO MACU PICCHU
During the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu your main luggage will be stored in Cuzco and you will receive a small duffle bag at your Lares Trek briefing (which will be held the evening before you start the trek) to pack clothes and sleeping bag for 3-4 days. Your team of porters will carry these bags together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you will not have access to these items until the end of each day as the porters will always be ahead of the group. You should therefore bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water and sun screen etc. By Peruvian law the duffle bag must not weigh more than 7 kilograms (14lbs) which is to include your sleeping bag – this limit is set to protect the health of porters and animals. All bags will be weighed before being accepted. If you require more than 7 kilograms, it will then be your responsibility to carry the extra amount together with your day pack.
- SLEEPING BAG
- SILK SLEEPING BAG
- WATERPROOF, WELL WORNIN WALKINGBOOTS.
- WATER PROOF CLOTHING
- SMALL LIGHTWEIGHT UMBRELLA
- WARM CLOTHING FOR THE NIGHT TIME
- THERMAL ANDERWEAR
- WALKING CLOTHING IN LAYERS
- PERSONAL MEDICATION AND BASIC FIRST AID KIT.
- CAMERA AND SPARE BATTERIES, MEMORY CARDS OR FILM
- TORCH (FLASH-LIGHT)
- SUNSCREEN, SUN GLASSES & SUNHAT
- INSECT REPELLANT
- ANTISEPTIC HAND GEL
- SWIMWEAR FOR AGUAS CALIENTES HOT POOLS
- FLIPFLOPS / THONGS / SANDALS
- PERSONAL FIRST AID KID