Lares is the name of a small town on the highlands north of Cusco(Cuzco). We also call the nice trek there the Lares trek. We begin in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Huaran and ascend down a narrow valley, where you will have the opportunity to see thatched stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas. Inside the houses you will see guinea pigs running loose.
The Lares valley trek is moderate, we can compare it with the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, in the fact that we have two high passes of 4.000 masl or 13,200 ft to conquer. We recommend that our guests plan to spend 2 or 3 days inCusco (3,300 masl or 10,890 ft) before the tour.
DAY 1 Cusco - Cancha Cancha
Early in the morning We pick our passengers up from their hotels and travel in our private bus to Huaran (2,760 masl or 9108 ft), a small village located in the Urubamba Valley (The Sacred Valley of the Incas), east of Pisac. Once there, we will start our trek, heading up a narrow valley, looking at the scenery and enjoying the nature in this area. After 5 hours of walking, We will arrive at Cancha Cancha (3,700 masl or 12,210 ft.), our campsite for the first night in Lares valley trek.
DAY 2 Cancha Cancha - Quisuarani
After breakfast, We will continue up the valley, crossing the Pachacutec Pass (4,400 masl or 14,000ft), where we can see Lake Pachacutec and Mount Pitusiray. In the afternoon we will arrive at Quisuarani (3,700 masl or 12,000 ft.), the next campsite in Lares trek.
DAY 3 Quisuarani - Lares Hot Springs
In the morning after cleaning up the campsite, We will continue our trek, passing through the 2nd high pass of Huillquijasa (4,200 masl or 13,440 ft). At this point We will be only 3 hours from the village of Quisuarani. In the afternoon we will continue walking on this beautiful narrow trail, looking at the great landscape with turquoise lagoons, until we reach the village of Cuncani (3,750 masl. or 12,000 ft.). After this we continue descending close to the LaresRiver, until the Hot Springs of Lares, and our campsite near the thermal pools.
DAY 4 Lares - Cusco
We have until the late morning to enjoy the thermal pools, after which We will take our private bus back to Cusco(Cuzco), and arriving there in the afternoon.
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