Altitude: 2850 – 4600 m. / 9350 – 15091 f.
High season: Whole year.
Duration: 02 days – 01 night .
Level of difficulty: Medium to Dificult.
*A minimum of 2 people is needed for this trek (group)
Lares trek offers a combination of stunning scenery, traditional cultures and the trek will take you through stunning Mountain scenery, over high passes, and you will spend one night near traditional Peruvian Villages.
Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Huacawasi
At 6am, we will pick you up at your hotel to set course to the village of Lares, the place where we will start hiking. During this journey, we will make a stop in the village of Calca, where you will be able to visit the local market and buy breakfast or other supplies you forgot.
Your guide might advise you to buy some bread to hand out to the children you will meet during the trek. When arriving at Lares village (3100m/10170f) we will visit the hot springs where you will be able to enjoy the hot water then you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Afternoon, we will start our hike towards the first campsite in Huacawasi (3750m/12303f). During 4 hours you will walk gradually uphill so that you get a good training for the next day when we will reach the highest point of the trek. The first night we will spend the night at the house of our horsemen who are joining us on the way. At arrival your tents will be ready and you will receive some snacks before dinner.
Driving time: 4 hours
Hiking time: 4 hours
Climate at day: Warm
Climate at night: Cold
Day 2: Huacawasi – Sondor – Paso Sacsayllame – Aruray Cocha – Yurak Cocha – Pucara
After breakfast we will hiking towards the highest point, the pass of Sacsayllame or Hucahuasi at 4600m/15091feet. The hike will take about 4 hours and will be very steep uphill. Of course an emergency horse will accompany us so that everyone will certainly be able to reach the top. During this trek you will be able to enjoy enormous mountains, a patchwork of agricultural lands and breathtaking views.
Be aware that we will reach great heights and the weather can be very cold. After reaching the highest point we will descend and pass a beautiful lagoon before having lunch next to the river. You will be able to recuperate while our cooks prepare a delicious lunch for you. Next we will descend further through a forest where you will be able to enjoy the “Queuñas” (Polylepis), a typical three from Peru. This walk will take about 4 hours before reaching our campsite at Pucara (3100m/10170f). A wonderful place where you will receive hot thee and some snacks upon arrival before we are able to take our vehicle back to Cusco or either at the train station of Ollantaytambo.
Hiking time: 8 hours
Climate during day/night: Cold and warm
Prices in American Dollars per Person