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Lares To Machupicchu

Duration: 4 Days
Departures: 5:00 am
Level: Medium
Private services.
Frequency: All Year
Reserves: We recommend booking the Lares Tour at least 2 Months in advance..


DAY 1: Cusco – Calca - Quiswarani - Yanacocha

We leave from Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley, stopping in Calca for a break, then we continue driving for 3 more hours to Qiswarani (3700 m.a.s.l), we will pass through some communities in the way enjoying the landscapes that this area can offers us. There we will meet our arrieros (horsemen) and start with our trek, going up gradually until 4200 meters, a nice lagoon is located there, after a short break we go up little bit more until the first pass. Hualcacassa (4425 m.a.s.l), from there we have a nice view of some snow peaks and 7 lagoons, then go down to our lunch place. After recovering energy we will ascend to our second pass, Qolqecasa (4200 m.a.s.l), from there is only 30 minutes walking downhill until our campsite, called Yanacocha (3800 m.a.s.l.)


DAY 2: Yanacocha – Huacawasi - Mantanay

After breakfast, we will start our second day, going down for almost 2 hours we will see Andean farmers and their traditional houses, products growing up, some animals from the area as the lamas, then we will start to ascend for 3 hours to the highest point of our trek, Auroracassa (4600 m.a..s.l.), after a well deserved rest, we will descend until our second campsite, Mantanay (3850 m.a.s.l).


DAY 3: Mantanay - Yanahuara- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

This will be our last day of hike and the easiest one as well, we will descend passing through a nice Qeuñas bush valley (native one), enjoying the change of the landscapes, appreciating plantations of potatoes, corn, vegetables. Finally arrive in Yanuara, where we will have our last camping lunch. Here we will say good bye to the staff (cook, horsemen).

We will continue using our transportation 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. The group takes the train from there to Aguas Calientes and spends the night there in a comfortable hostel.


DAY 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu - Cusco

After an early breakfast, we'll take the bus to Machupicchu, we register and start on our 2 hour guided visit. After enjoying the remains, free time to enjoy the citadel, then at your best convenience take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, some free time and then take the train to comeback to Cusco.


The Service Includes:

  • Transfer in – out: Hotel – Qiswarani / train station Ollantaytambo - Hotel (private bus).
  • Transfer: Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo (3rd day).
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people.
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation.
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 6 kilos/ 13 lbs per person).
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help.
  • Ticket: Machupicchu.
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes (4th day).
  • Hotel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (3rd night).
  • Train Service: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts/3 Lunches/3 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea.
  • Equipment: Tents ( 2 people in each 3-person-capacity ), sleeping pad, dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.

Doesn't Include:

  • Breakfast: 1st day.
  • Lunch: 4ht day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips


  • Sleeping Bag (- 10 Cº): $ 10
  • Extra Mule (6 Kilos): $ 40
  • Walking Stick: $ 15
  • Personal Tent: $ 20

Recommended Items To Bring:

  • Oficial papers: Original passport.
  • Sleeping Gear: Sleeping bag (You can rent it in our office if you don't have one).
  • Clothing: Fleece pants or tights. // Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool. // Hiking pants. // Hiking shorts. // Long-sleeve shirts. // T-shirts. // Underwear and casual socks. // Hiking socks. // Liner socks, synthetic. // Swimminsuit. //Cap. // Fleece hat.
  • Footwear: Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread. // Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear to use in our campsites.
  • Travel Accessories: Bottle of water or Camelback. // Flashlight. // 3 roll of toilet paper. // Sunglasses and retainer // strap. // Sun block and lip balm. // Toiletry kit. // Small Washcloth. // Personal first-aid kit. // Hand sanitizer gel. // Insect repellent. // Several Ziploc plastic bags.
  • Extra: Money for drinks // tips and souvenirs.


briefing one day prior to departure at the agency.

Cost per person:

Ask about our prices.

Prices per person 2012 - 2013

We offer discount of a group of the passengers, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

Please contact us, specifying:

  • Trekking program.
  • Number of people in the trek.
  • Departure date.

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative):

Students: US$ 65.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid).