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Cusco: 4-Day Hiking Trek to Machu Picchu with Lunches

Cusco: 4-Day Hiking Trek to Machu Picchu with Lunches

From US$ 764.23 per person

Embark on a four-day guided trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Soak in the hot springs at Lares, enjoy lunches, visit Andean villages, and take in the breathtaking views of the Andes from Machu Picchu.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
The pick up will be at your accommodation
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get in touch with Andean people and learn about their traditions and life-style
  • Enjoy the natural hot spring in the tour of Lares trek 4 days.
  • Visit the legendary Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Experience the rich culture of the Andean communities
  • Crossing the Pachacutec Pass (4758m1558ft (4650 m /15.255ft.) the highest point
Full description
DAY 1: PUMA HUANCA – HUARAN – CANCHA CANCHA We will pick you up at 5:00 am and travel in a bus for one and a half hours to the village of Puma Huanca, located in the Sacred Valley between the towns of Pisac and Urubamba. We´ll join our wranglers and pack the horses that will be carrying our gear. From here, we will begin our trek. Leaving the Sacred Valley behind us we head northwards following a gently climbing trail that runs parallel to the small Cancha Cancha River. We will soon reach the village of Huaran, where we will enjoy our first lunch on the trail. After lunch, it is a four-hour trek to our destination, the small village of Cancha Cancha (3800m/1250ft), where we’ll spend the night. DAY 2: CANCHA CANCHA – QUISHUARANI This day will be the most challenging day of the trek. We will leave Cancha Cancha in the morning and continue up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After half an hour, the trail flattens out before climbing steeply for a two-and-a-half-hour trek to the highest pass, Pachacutec Pass (4758m1558ft). From this pass, you’ll be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peak of Pitusiray. The trail continues for an hour along a narrow ridge until it descends into a beautiful isolated corrie filled by a glacial lake, where we will have lunch. The lip of the corrie descends into the next valley, following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Quisuarani (3700m1220ft), where we’ll camp here for the night. DAY 3: QUISUARANI – HOT SPRINGS We will follow the trail in the river valley downhill for about three and a half hours to the town of Lares (3100m1020ft). Half an hour before arriving at the town of Lares, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a soak in some open-air thermal springs. At about 1 pm, the bus will pick us up and leave for Ollantaytambo, where you will have some time to rest and explore the historic town. We will then take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will enjoy a celebratory dinner. DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU! On the fourth day, we will have two options to get to Machu Picchu. We have the possibility to walk an hour and a half to Aguas Calientes or catch an early bus. We will be able to witness the magnificent sunrise in the ancient Inca city. There will be a walking tour of approximately 2 hours, after which you can explore the mysterious city by yourself. After exploring Machu Picchu, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and you will be given train tickets back to Cusco. If you wish, an extra night in Aguas Calientes, you can coordinate. Please let us know if you would like to stay an additional night when you book your trip.
Includes
  • Transfer Airport/Hotel upon arrival in Cusco (please specify arrival time and flight number)
  • Professional guide fluent in English
  • Private bus to the start of the trail
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees
  • Two-people tents with plenty of room for your backpacks
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals cooked by an experienced chef: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and snacks!
  • Delicious food rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available
  • Weight Allowance: 8 Kilograms /16 pounds per trekker (weights to be carried by horses)
  • Horse ( to carry the tents and cooking equipments
  • Dining and kitchen tents
  • First-aid kit including emergency horse and oxygen bottle
  • Round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Round-trip Expedition train from Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service. If not, we stop at the town of Calca on the way to the start of the trek, where you’ll have the chance to buy breakfast.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
  • Sleeping bags. These can be rented in our office for the entire trek (US$ 20) every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use
  • Tips for the guide, cook and wranglers.
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any special dietary needs when booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport details must be provided when booking

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