The Lares valley trek offers a combination of stunning scenery, traditional cultures, and Machu Picchu on the 4th Day. The trek will take you through stunning Mountain scenery, over high passes, and you will spend two nights near traditional Peruvian Villages. The fourth day you will see the treasures of Machu Picchu with your experienced guide. Altitude: 2850 - 4400 m. / 9350 - 14436 f. High season: Whole year Duration: 4 days / 3 nights Level of difficulty: Normal / Moderate
Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.
Transport Transport from the hotel to Valle de Lares Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco Entrance to the thermal baths in the Valle de Lares Entrance to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu Hotel with private room and bathroom in Aguas Calientes Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English) High quality camping equipment (professional tents Doite, Cima 4, extra light/4.5kgs for 2 persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent). Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/Option vegetarian) Cook and cooking equipment Horseman and mules, for all camping and personal equipment (up to 7 kg) Emergency horse (minimum 2 persons) First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes Sleeping bag (if you don`t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one) Bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for 12 U.S. dollars or you could have the option to walk down which takes about 1 hour.
**Notes Campsites are subject to change according to trekking operator**. This trek is considered level 2 (on a scale of 1 to 5); it’s a hike for everyone. The trek itself is rated moderate; however there are two passes over 4,500 meters/14,760 feet above sea level, so it is essential that you be well acclimatized to the altitude. If arriving from sea level then plan on spending at least 2 days in Cusco and the surroundings before undertaking the trek. PeruEtico doesn’t organize this trek directly. We work with a serious, professional agency that respects the wage and working conditions of its employees. At 7 p.m. on the night before departure, in your hotel in Cusco, you’ll have a briefing with a PeruEtico representative and your guide for the trek. All PeruEtico tours require a project contribution, even if, as in this case, they don’t include a visit to the projects we support. We invite you to get to know the organizations and the children when you come to Cusco (Hogar de las Estrellas and Mosoq Runa) and Lima (CEPROF). From your arrival in Peru onward, any additional cost due to variation of the program will be charged (net cost plus agency fee). **Extra** If you want to ride a horse during the entire long walk, you can rent it by USD 90 for the first 3 days (You couldn’t ride in descent). From 2 to more would be USD 75 per horse. Student with ISIC card have - USD 20 of discount. If you want to sleep alone in the tent you have to add + USD 20 per person. We rent sleeping bags of -10°C = USD 20 per all the trekking. If you want to sleep in single room in Aguas Calientes you have to add + USD 35 per person. If you want to go up Huayna Picchu Mountain you have to add + USD 15 per person.
Backpack with rain shelter. Sleeping bag Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket. Rain pants and lightweight pants. Trekking shoes. Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs). Woollen or synthetic socks and a sweater. Long- and short-sleeved polo's/T-Shirts. Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes). Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper. Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries. Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit. Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles. Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes - once gotten wet - won't dry at night. So take some clothes to change.