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Lares Valley cultural trek to Machu Picchu is a unique and rewarding trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu. It combines a highland Andean trekking with an opportunity to experience authentic local Andean culture.
On the first two days of the three days Lares Valley cultural trek, we will be visiting some remote and less known Andean villages. This is not a route that many people are aware of.
It offers a genuine cultural experience.
On the third day of Lares Valley Cultural Trek , we will be driving you to Ollantaytambo. You will be taking a train to Aguas Calientes and will be visiting Machu Picchu.
We have years of experience in operating treks to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Our guides are locals from the region. The have a closer contacts withe the people living in these remote Andean Villages.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0600 AM. Then in our private transport we will be driving to Lares hot springs. You will have some time to soak in the natural spring water here. We will then have lunch and start a gradual climb to a village called Maranpaqui.
Here we will be camping for the night.
After breakfast at early in the morning, we will start trekking towards Collquepata Pass. The pass nestles at 4400 metres. We will be passing through picturesque glacial lakes along the way.
Then we will then hike down to Chaullacocha village. We will be reaching there later in the afternoon.
Ou guides have an extensive knowledge about the community and their way of life. After lunch, we will be visiting the community centre and a small school.
We will be camping near the village for the night.
At 0700 in the morning, after breakfast we will embark on a road trip to Ollantaytambo. We will have a brief stop here. You can buy some snacks or sip in a coffee in this beautiful village. We will take train to Aguas Calientes. At Aguas Calientes, we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will take a bus to Machu Picchu citadel.
Once in citadel, our guide will give you a guided tour of the citadel. On this 3 hours tour, you will be visiting prime sites like the plaza, ceremonial centre, temples among others.
After the tour, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here we will be boarding the train to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will pick you up from the train station and will transfer you to hotel in Cusco.
We did 3 days / 2 nights Lares Trek. It was amazing experience! The views were beautiful, our group was the only one on the route (which differentiates this trek from Classic Inca Trek).