LARES VALLEY TREK 3D/2N

FIRST LARES TREK DAY: CUSCO – CALCA – AGUAS TERMALES LARES – HUACAWASI

We leave from Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley arriving to the lares valley where will find some natural hot spring of lares community and spend the morning in the medicinal hot springs, after our lunch we keep going 4 hours walk to get the first camping spot of huacahuasi
1ST DAY:Total distance: 12 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 4 – 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

SECOND LARES TREK DAY: WACAWASI – IPSAYCOCHA

After continuing up through the lares 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, the second of the trip at 4300m.. 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 close to patacancha , our last campsite.
2ND DAY:Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7 – 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,400 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,850 m (aprox.)

THIRD LARES TREK DAY: IPSAYCOCHA – PATACANCHA – WYLLOQ – PUMAMARKA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Today our lares 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 lunch, from here takes two hours to arrive to Pumamarka and enjoy the inca terraces, finally we arrive 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. and then we will get a chance to explore the most beautifull Incan town of Ollantaytambo and after exploring we take the  Bus back to Cusco.
3RD DAY:Total distance: 12 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
Hostel( aguas calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)

INCLUDES:

  • Pre-departurlares valley briefing at Hotel or Office *Give us details of the place you are going to stay in cusco please.
  • Professional Quechua Spanish and English speaking lares valley trek tour guide
  • Collection from your hotel (we pick you up where you are staying from) from 4:30 to 5:00 am
    Private Transportation Van to Lares( trailhead) and Bus back to cusco from ollantaytambo
  • Food: *3 breakfasts,3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners (click here to see a sample of Amazon Garden Lodge food)
  • 4 seasons HIGH QUALITY PROPER MOUNTAIN TENT (Best Mountain Hardwear & kayla Doite Tents )(We use only the finest quality aluminum tent poles) 4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks (click here to see details of Amazon Garden Lodge Camping Equipment)
  • Camping equipment (tent for the staff, cooking and eating tents. portable chairs and tables )
  • THERM-A-REST self-inflating air Sleeping mattresses ( a whole new way to sleep in comfort.)(click here to see details of Amazon Garden Lodge Camping Equipment)
  • Cook who is in charge of making the food,
  • Horsemen , mules or porters (they carry cooking stuff and camping equipment ) plus 7 kilos for your personal belongings.
  • 1 emergency horse to ride every 3 persons – days 1 to 2
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • Single Tents and vegetarian meals available upon request with no extra cost
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!)
  • Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
  • First Aid kit for Emergencies.
  • Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco.
    Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Amazon Garden Lodge office.

IT DOESNT INCLUDE:

• Breakfast on the first day at mollepata and lunch on the last day in machu picchu or Aguas Calientes
• Entrance to the hot springs water Lares10 soles or Aguas Calientes 10 soles (click here to see hot springs)
• Sleeping bag (goose down) -15ºC-extreme it can be hired from us US$20 for all trek mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 25 trips
• Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Amazon Garden Lodge highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Sleeping bag (not included)
  • hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
  • Water bottle.
  • Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
  • Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping horseman, cook and guide. and for any emergency.

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING ON  LARES VALLEY TREK :

  • Short pants , Plaster and bandages
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us
    NOTE walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city.

SHARED GROUP SERVICE: Price is person / US$110

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Why Amazon Garden Lodge?

  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Tambopata Natural Reserve).
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons.
  • Committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru. Lots of facilities to book any expedition in Peru.
  • Our Amazon Garden Lodge is located in one of the most privileged locations in the area, since we are situated between the Lake Sandoval and Monkey island in the Natural Reserve of Tambopata Protected Rainforest; the lodge is a strategic point for flora and fauna sightings.
  • We are the closest lodge, located 30 minutes from the Lake Sandoval and Monkey island into the Tambopata Natural Reserve Zone.
  • Our itineraries can be modified according to the interests of our guests in order to make it an unforgettable and enriching experience.
  • The Amazon Garden Lodge offers accommodation for all kinds of passengers, from those who prefer the rustic and simple to those who like to travel in full comfort.
  • Being an Ecolodge, we try to minimize as much as possible our waste by not using canned goods. Everything that we serve in our restaurant is natural and fresh.
  • Our suites have privileged views of the Nature, a 100% natural Forest and one of the biggest in the Peruvian Amazon. Lake Sandoval is often visited by troops of different kinds of primates, offering great wildlife observation opportunities right from your suite's balcony.
  • We have some of the best national guides in the area with more than ten years of experience working in the tropical rainforest. We are located in what is considered one of the best areas in the Peruvian Amazon for birdwatching. Since the lodge's access from the Madre de Dios River is by foot and in a paddle canoe, we offer the opportunity for flora and fauna sightings from the very beginning of the tour.
  • We are the only lodge in the Tambopata Reserve and Madre de Dios River area that offers the option of a 'self-guided trail' for those passengers who want to do an activity without a guide.

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