DURATION

DIFFICULTY

2 DAYS

MODERATE

Prices 

2 Pax - $680

3 Pax - $487

4 Pax - $406

5 Pax - $362

6 Pax - $359

LARES TREK 2D/1N

A beautiful traditional town, colorful, and full of breath-taking landscapes can be found in the Valley of Lares. Lagoons appear suddenly from behind giant mountains capped by glaciers and llamas and alpacas graze the surrounding hills. 
The route takes you through local native communities and farmsteads and provides a unique experience and introduction into authentic Peruvian culture.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - CUSCO, QUISHUARANI TO CUNCANI


Very early, as the sun begins to shine, our guide will pick us up from the hotel and we will head in the direction of the Sacred Valley. The Calca market will be our last stop before losing contact with big cities. This is our final chance to buy any last minute things we may need for the trip.
The road that leads to Lares and crosses the Amparaes pass at 4470m is a phenomenal drive which winds through arid landscapes, occasional rivers run across the road and the mountain views are breathtaking.
Our final destination is the beautiful traditional village of Quishuarani, (3824 masl / 12545.93 ft.) colorful, and full of breath-taking landscapes.

You will start hiking from here, gradually ascending to our first mountain pass Hualcacasa (4,400 m/14,440 ft), about 3-4 hours after reaching this pass you will take a break to enjoy the views of the lagoons that appear suddenly from behind giant mountains capped by glaciers and llamas and alpacas graze the surrounding hills.

Then you will descend to Cuncani Village. Where you can jump in our vehicle to drive for few Kilometers down to Lares Hot Springs, our campsite for tonight.
Start Height: 3824 masl / 12545.93 ft. Max Height: 4441.6 masl / 14572.1785 ft. Approximate Walking time: 6-7 hrs Day Distance: 9 km / 5.59 ml Meals: L, D + Snacks
If you love hiking you can continue walking down to Lares Hot Springs.




DAY 2 - CUNCANI TO OLLANTAYTAMBO


If the day is clear, we will wake up to the imposing view of Colque Cruz, a majestic mountain capped by a glacier, which provides water to the community.

We will drive for about 30 minutes to the starting point of the hike of today.

We follow the path next to farming areas that will take us towards the pass. The ascent is challenging. We will have some hours of demanding but rewarding uphill, passing through incredible landscapes punctuated by high altitude lagoons.
On reaching the summit stunning views , followed by a descent that will be most agreeable after such a long climb.

From here the walk becomes easier down. We will feel the climate changing, becoming warmer and more alive, with more variety in vegetation as hummingbirds accompany us on our journey. After a few short hours we will meet our private transportation that will take us to Ollantaytambo.
Start Height: 3831 masl / 12568.9 ft. Max Height: 4466 masl / 14652.23 ft. Approximate Walking time: 7-8 hrs Day Distance: 13.55 km / 8.41 ml Meals: B, L + Snacks





 

                       We did a 5 days trip in the sacred valley and to Machu Picchu with Quechua trecks, and thanks to Zac and Mayra we had the most amazing time. Right from the start, Mayra made arranging the trip very                             easy and efficient, she tailored the itinerary to our needs and wishes, and made sure it provided a wonderful experience given the short time we had. The quality of hotels and restaurants selected, meals                             provided and transportation were excellent. And of course, it would not have been the same if it wasn’t for Zac, the best tour guide. Zac is extremely caring, knowledgeable and funny. Travelling with him is like travelling with a friend rather than a tour guide, and he takes the most amazing photos as well :) thank you Mayra, Zac and the Quechua treks team for this amazing trip:)

John

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. Drinking water along the trek. Boxed lunch (Day 1 & 2) Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). First aid kit and oxygen bottle. Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks. Inflatable mattresses. Sleeping liner and pillow. Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all times). Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs. Toilet tent. Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). These are provided by your guide at your briefing.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Entrance to the hot springs. Tips for guides and field staff




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Students: US$ 30.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Please be aware that Youth Travel Cards are not valid). Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 10 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (MODERATE)


The maximum height can go up to 4,200 m. The average walking time is 6 – 7 hours per day. Here differences in altitude of up to 1,000 masl can occur with many ascents and descents. The daily hikes cover 10-15 kilometers. These tours are a good choice for trekkers with initial hiking experience at altitudes above 3,000 meters, and with good physical condition and health.





 

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