The particular route of the Lares trek we take is not commonly frequented, allowing you to hike through picturesque mountain scenery, glaciers and cloud-forest valleys without any disturbances. This trek offers you a rare peek into authentic Andean culture, and of course, a visit to the legendary Machu Picchu.
This 4 day adevtnure consists of hiking, progressively getting more challenging. The heavy stoned pathways and iconic Incan steps make up this historic route.This 4 days adventure tour is for any active traveler who has a thirst for adventure and a reasonable degree of fitness.
The world-famous 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu covers 31.2 miles (50 kilometers) from start to finishThe majority of the altitude points on the Inca Trail are lower than the altitude of Cusco (3,399m/ 11,152ft,) making Cusco the perfect place to acclimatize for several days before your trek to the heights of the mountainous passes.
The difficulty of the Classic Inca Trail is ranked based on the elevation gain over distance starts with its distance, from 300 msl, which covers 26 miles over four days and three nights, 2,000 meters to haul yourself up and level yourself down, and over 3,000 steps to deal with in total ends in Machu Picchu 2400 msl
The route for the classic Inca unless undertaking the 2 day will always start at the Ollantaytambo at 82km above sea level. This is where the trail begins, after being dropped off by private vans will you show your permits and documentation in order to continue the ancient path.
We will depart early from Cusco by van and drive 1.5 hours to Urubamba, a large town in the Sacred Valley. From Urubamba, we will continue to the nearby valley of Pumahuanca where we will meet our team: the chefs and porters that will accompany us on our expedition. From the trailhead, we will gently ascend 14km /8.7m over the day to the small Andean village of Puyoc. Along the way, we’ll visit a small archaeological site, learn about the local flora and fauna and stop for lunch at a nearby waterfall. By late afternoon, we will arrive at our campsite in Puyoc, an area that typically has snow during the dry season. We recommend that you pack a hat and gloves for extra comfort.
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Today will be much easier than the first day as the majority of our hike will be downhill, except for our first two hours. We will be covering 13km/ 8.1mi from Puyoc to the traditional weaving village of Cuncani. We will start by climbing up two hours to the tallest point of our trek, the Sicllakasa pass, at 4830m/ 15,380ft. From there, we will begin our long descent towards Cuncani, passing the Yanacocha, Blackwater, Laguna where we will eat a hearty lunch. We will pass many locals, dressed in traditional bright red clothing. As we walk, we will teach you about the unique customs and culture specific to the Cuncani community and also teach you a few Quechua phrases you can use to converse with locals.
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Today you will receive an authentic peek into what life is like here in the Andes. Departing from Cuncani, we will walk for 6km/ 3.7mi to Lares, passing through communities that grow native crops such as Quinoa and Tarwi. Along our way, we will pass women weavers who will show us their handmade, naturally-dyed weavings called llicas, and you will have the opportunity to buy their work directly from them. Upon arriving at Lares, we will relax in the hot springs before being picked up by our vans who will drive us to the Sacred Valley. There, we will take a scenic 2.5-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes, the town that sits below Machu Picchu, to spend the night. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will have the opportunity to choose a restaurant among many options. (Dinner is not included) We will then check in to our three star accommodation for the evening, in preparation of a big following day.
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Slightly different for each of the Inca treks especially with different requests. However below is an overview of what is our basis for all Inca packages
These unforgettable experiences, designed just for you, along any of the available routes, with the possibility of being. So, if you plan to make this hike, take note of all our tips to fully enjoy it.
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