Lares Llama Trek Experience – 3 Days

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    LaresThe Lares Valley offers an alternative way to arrive at Machu Picchu
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    TrekkingTour designed to enjoy the Andean landscapes
Tour Information
  • Type ServiceGroup Tour
  • ItineraryFixed
  • DestinationsMachu Picchu
  • ActivitiesTrekking and Walking,Cultural and History,Family peru tours
QUICK OVERVIEW

Experience Andean Life in the Lares Valley, visit Quechua native people: Hiking through the Native Communities of Lares Valley is a wonderful experience. This unforgettable and less-known hike combines amazing mountain scenery, glacier lagoons, valley cloud-forest and authentic textile Quechua communities. These villages take place through a hidden valley that very few outsiders have ever entered. The llama shepherds and weavers that inhabit some of the villages of this obscure place of high Andean Glaciers peru tours

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Itinerary

Day 1Cusco / Cancha Cancha Community

Pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am, leaving Cusco by car on the route to Pisaq until arriving at Huaran creek (2840m/93152ft). Here starting to hike up a small side valley that narrows gradually while ascending on an original Inca Trail, enjoying a variety of native flora and fauna. After a 3 hour hike, arrival at Cancha Cancha (3800m/12464ft), where trekkers will be received with some typical food and have the opportunity to share an insight into the traditional lifestyle and culture of this Andean community, camping night here.
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Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 7 km (4, 35 miles)
Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
Maximum altitude point: (3800m/12464ft)

Day 2Cancha Cancha / Quiswarani

Breakfast; start uphill until reaching Accopata an extension of Cancha Cancha, we continue north east up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After ½ hour the path flattens out before climbing steeply for the 2½ hour trek to the first pass, called Pachacuteq Pass (4458m/14622ft). The path continues for an hour along a narrow ridge until dropping down into a beautiful secluded corrie filled with glacial lakes and rich in birdlife. The lip of the corrie descends into the next valley following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Quishuarani (3700m/12136ft) camping place; we can meet with children and women weavers.
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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 9 km
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: (4458m/14622ft)

Day 3Quiswarani / Lares Hot Spring / Back to Cusco

Breakfast; a short downhill walk you will reach the colonial town of Lares and spend the rest of the morning relaxing in the medicinal hot springs, the trail follows the river valley downhill for about 2 ½ hours to the town of Lares (3100m/10168ft) where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a soak in some open air thermal springs (bring a swimsuit). After lunch we take our transport to Ollantaytambo town, transfer to the train station from where we’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 6 km
Estimated walking time: 2-3 hours
Maximum altitude point: (3100m/10168ft)
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Teri

Solo Traveller

I had a lot of fun with the llamas in the Lares Valley.

May 12, 2022