Lares Adventure Lodge Trek

Hike through magnificent Andes scenery staying at comfortable lodges on this off the beaten track route. Meet local communities along the way, famous for their intricate and colourful textiles. Finally, marvel at Machu Picchu as you reflect on the stunning scenery and warm people of this unique region.

Highlights

  • World class hiking with the luxury of a lodge to relax in every evening
  • Meeting local communities and getting away from the crowds
  • Exploring Machu Picchu and the Inca sites of the Sacred Valley
Day 1 Sacred Valley; Explore the Pisac Valley and Ruins
Day 2 Lares: Trek from Quiswarani to Huacawasi, High Mountain Lakes & Villages
Day 3 Lares: Trek from Huacahuasi to Patacancha, the Weaver's Trail
Day 4 Explore Ollantaytambo Inca Sites and Transfer to Machu Picchu Town
Day 5 Machu Picchu
Full Itinerary

Included

  • All meals
  • Fully supported trek with lodge and hotel accommodation

we can incorporate this trip into a tailor-made Peru itinerary including domestic flights.

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Itinerary - Lares Adventure Lodge Trek

Day 1. Sacred Valley; Explore the Pisac Valley and Ruins

Total hiking time including lunch: 6 hours (Hiking is optional today)
We drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and begin trekking at AyarCancha community. From here we hike to the Challwaccasa Pass which offers magnificent views of snow peaked mountains. After a gourmet lunch we descend to the Inca site of Pisac which towers above the characterful town of the same name. There is time to explore the local market before our vehicle takes us to Lamay lodge for the night.

Day 2. Lares: Trek from Quiswarani to Huacawasi, High Mountain Lakes & Villages

Total hiking time including lunch: 8 hours
Today we hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Cusco region. We begin at the quaint village of Quiswarani and hike to the Abra Huchuyccasa pass. Here we have amazing views of distant mountains and turqoise lakes. After another pass we have a leisurely lunch at Qeywaqocha Lake. At the end of the day’s hiking our vehicle takes us to Huacawasi and our comfortable lodge.

Day 3. Lares: Trek from Huacahuasi to Patacancha, the Weaver's Trail

Total hiking time including lunch: 6.5 hours
Huacawasi is a village famous for its beautiful textiles. We are immersed in the community while we begin walking today alongside children on their way to school and ladies weaving. We hike to Lake Ipsaycocha where we hope to spot condors while we eat lunch. Continuing our descent we reach Patacancha where our vehicle is waiting to take us to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo.

Day 4. Explore Ollantaytambo Inca Sites and Transfer to Machu Picchu Town

Ollantaytambo has changed little since Inca times and this morning we have time to explore both the ruins and town. Later we take the train to Aguas Calientes and enjoy a leisurely afternoon at our beautiful hotel. Optional afternoon additonal visit to Machu Picchu.

Day 5. Machu Picchu

An early start to catch Machu Picchu at its most magical. Our guide will give us a Machu Picchu tour before some free time for self exploration. Later this afternoon we return to Cusco.

Accommodation - Lares Adventure Lodge Trek

We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.

Expert Lowdown - Lares Adventure Lodge Trek

Spend a day or two in Cusco, once the capital of the vast Inca Empire

Explore deeper with the longer program which includes a hike to remote Huchuycusco where few tourists go

Immerse yourself in nature at an Amazon lodge

Flight Information - Lares Adventure Lodge Trek

We can arrange your domestic and international flights either side of the trek. Prices depend on your travel dates and route.

Lima is Peru’s international airport and is well served by European and North American airlines. From May 2016 BA start direct flights from London Gatwick to Lima.

5 days from $2475 pp

plus international flights

Stephanie

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