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.
“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
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)