Lares Trek 4D/ By Yanahuara

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Lares Trek

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Trekking Tours

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Lares Trek 4D/ By Yanahuara

Lares Trek 4D/ By Yanahuara is not a one-off trek. We invite travellers interested in one of the world’s most remote and beautiful challenges to join us every year as we arrange each of the five stages of the Salkantay Trek as independent trekking stages. If you are short on time you may want to choose 1 +/-days for with the eventual goal of completing the entire Salkantay reaching to Machu Picchu.

Description :

“One of the oldest culture in South America Called Lares Culture and since people preserving the traditions and dresses and living on the wild live, still care the south America camels (llamas, Alpacas) and some animal sheep, cows, horses and mules… when the conquers took the imperial city Cusco all the population choose the andes to refuge of them, In these communities we will be able to observe local customs and husbandry methods unchanged since Inca times. During this 4-day experience well see archaeological and cultural wonders, Machu Picchu and the spectacular Lares Valley with its cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams and abundance of plant and wildlife. ”

Why choose Saywas Expeditions Team? – We have had an experience as a mountain trekking guides and know which are requests of a customer ,we provide with the experience gone ,more 75 % our team have been mountain guides
For opening a new fixed departures date in a Private Service – We only need 2 persons – Request Price !
Private Tours :: Daily Departures

Day 1: Cusco – Quiswarani (Lares) – Cuncani – Yanacocha

The Cusco city is the start a new adventure on the wilderness mountain,Our private bus come to pick up you at 06:00 am, sharp for a scenic drive through the Sacred Valley, Pisac alive town with a lot history and stopping for the scenaries, Calca one of the towns in the valley property to buy last snack and some camping staff as well small breakfast. To continued driving to Quiswarani – Lares (3,700m /12,150 ft) lares Departing Calca around 06:45 we head off for the scenic drive to Quishuarani (3,700m /12,150 ft) which is the starting point for the trek. Along the way you will be able to observe small Andean communities, spectacular mountain landscapes, herds of llamas and alpacas plus Campesinos (people of the local villages) in colorful costumes as traditional. Get our horses and company crew, to climbing to the first highest point Hualcacasa 3 hours (4400m) along the uphill we apreciate the lagoon named Queuña Cocha and can observe Mount Sawasiray (5400m) and Colque Cruz (5600m). There are steeper climb to our first pass, where observe Mount Veronica (5700m, a sacred Apu mountain in this Valley) which we descend to reach our lunch place beside the picturesque ‘seven lagunas’. Following the trail more descent through the community of Cuncani, then gradually ascend beautiful hillsides for 2 hours to reach our second pass, Qolqecasa (4200m). 30 minutes descent from here past lagunas and waterfalls till we arrive at Yanacocha base camp the end of the day at 5 pm.
Distance: 18 km
Climate: cold and windy on the day / cold at night
Hiking Time: 8 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl

Day 2: Yanacocha – Wakawasi Community – Mantanay

On the morning we start packing the equipment and own gear, the first breakfast with our crew and the Andean neighborhood using the colorful dresses, around the camp ground there are native families who care animals and they invite to their houses to share the experience and holy live of them and us, land scape around Yanacocha lake with the birds noises and will gradually descend for approx 2 hours until Chaqchapata (3950m) the potatos crops is main product of the people on the highland they preserved the potatos (frozen potatos) flocks of llamas and alpacas developed in this part of the Andes (part of the cameloid family) and the local communities of people who continue living in houses made of rocks. Along the slope we can observe the farmers of Chaqchapata and to get Wakawasi village. We then ascend to our lunch destination on the ‘spongy grass’ by a glacial stream, Champacocha. The ascend continued till get reach the highest point of our trek, the pass of Auroraccasa (4600m) and observe the lagoon Auroracocha part of that lake supply drinkable an transport by aqueducts till the farming fields, the thick glaciar and naked mountains consume by the warming globing, the descent trough the valley of Queuñas along to go dwn the scenary are more green notice the new climate property to growing corn crop, the colorful lanscape accompanying along the downhill till arriving at our base camp called Mantanay (3900m) after approx 2 hours.
Distance: 17 km
Climate: cold and warm
hiking time: 9 hours
Maximum altitude: 4600m/15134ft

Day 3: Mantanay – Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Thanks the comments of the hikers they rates the best camp site around the sacred valley with depth valley and green land scape with a lot vegetation, breakfast late and start walk onaround 8 am with a much easier day ahead as we descend to lower altitude & enjoy amazing views of part of Moray complex, Maras town and Salt mine, mountains and the queuñas bush valley. Following the framers trail until yanahuara town is crossing by the corn fields, potatoes and local vegetables to sell later in villages in the Sacred Valley. The walk down take 5 hours to reach the picturesque village of Yanahuara where we enjoy the last lunch of the trek and farewell our staff, arrieros horses, handlers, cooks and assistants. Soon drive private bus 30 minute ride to Ollantaytambo train station (12:58 pm train time to Aguas Calientes) there are hostal accommodation and hostal.
Distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 5 hours
climate: warm
Maximum altitude: 3,900 mt / 14,763

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

the ancient day on the trek is start as early possible to go up by bus or walk, on the clear sky days is able to see the sunrise even when is cloudy is mysteries and majestic, explore with the guide 2 hours after that explore by yourself or to do extra hike surround the city, chance to climbing to Waynapicchu and Machupicchu mountains you need book a ticket for those last ones, on the afternoon back down to Aguas Calientes to return by train until Ollantaytambo (18:45 pm) and transport by car to cusco arrive hotel (11:00 pm aproxm)

 

What is Included:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Lares (starting point of the trek)
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4peoplecapacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 9 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
  • 1 Bag or daffor bag where you can out maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 3(we are going to carry in our horses)
  • 1 emergency horse each 8 persons – days 1 to 3
  • Meals (03B, 03L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Biodegradable personal hand soaps
  • 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
  • Firstaid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Machupicchu entrance fee
  • Bus ticket Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes (One Way) (day 4)
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (round trip).
  • Transfer train stationhotel in Cusco
  • 1 blanket per Person
  • Water boil during the trek

Not Included:

  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (US $ 15.00)

What to bring:

  • Backpack with rain shelter.
  • Sleeping back.
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers).
  • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polars/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho, cold and sun hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Flash light, Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes – once gotten wet – won dry at night. So take some clothes to change.
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