The Royal Lares Trail – 4 Days

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All our beautiful trekking routes has its own magic, but you may want to take this Lares Trail if you are looking for a quieter and peaceful experience and at the same time enjoy of the most stunning natural sceneries of the Peruvian Andes. Also, you will have the opportunity to interact with the local […]
  • Vacation style

    Trekking, Cultural, Nature

  • Holiday type

    Luxury

  • Activity level

    Moderate

    5/10

  • Group size

    Private

THE ROYAL LARES TRAIL – 4 DAYS

EXPERTISE

We have a expert team of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every corner of Peru and Bolivia.

FLEXIBILITY

We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients. View Latin America approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.

24/7 ASSISTANCE

At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Latin America hand will be there to guide you.

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

View Latin America is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.

DAY 1
CUSCO – CALCA – HUARAN – CANCHA CANCHA (L, D)

• Trek starting time: 09:00 am
• Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
• Minimum altitude: Huaran Town – 2966 masl/ 9730.9 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Cancha Cancha campsite – 3980 masl/13057.7 ft.
• Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
• Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

An early arise awaits today, as you will be greeted into the enticing 4-day trek, as we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco.We recommend you to ask for a box breakfast (so you can enjoy it on the way).
We will start driving until our first stop at Taray Viewpoint an amazing sight, and then for another 1.5 hours we will continue town of Calca (2925 mts/9596.5 ft) where we can have the opportunity to purchase some last minute supplies, or simply take some time to stretch your legs. We will then depart towards Huaran (2966 mts/ 9730.9 ft) where the start point of the trek is located and where your expert guide will provide last instruction prior to commence with the exciting trek. We will ascend for around 3.5 hours witnessing the beautiful flora and fauna, until we reach he Great Rock, Piedra Grande (3780 mts/12401.6 ft) where our gourmet lunch will be already served.

As we continue on our path for about 2.5 hours, we will finally arrive into our luxury campsite of Cancha Cancha (3980 mts/13057.7 ft) perfectly located in front of stunning snow peak mountains. Once in the campsite and before dinner time, you will indulge in a soothing massage session given by our professional therapist, you will feel relax and renew while enjoying the smell of organic essential oils. After this magical session, it is finally time to enjoy of a delightful dinner, to then visit your comfortable bedroom tent and enjoy of a good night of sleep.

DAY 2
CANCHA CANCHA – PACHACUTEC PASS - QUISWARANI (B, L, D)

An early arise await you as you awake refresh and on time to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, we will be ready to begin with our most demanding portion of the trek. We will walk for about 4 hours, in order to reach the highest point, the Pachacutec Pass (4690 mts/15387.1 ft), on this stop you will be welcome by the children living on this area and you make want to share with them some candies, fruits and some color pencils that you brought. On the way appreciate the stunning glaciers, valleys, lakes, and we will be able to see some llamas and alpacas as well. Once we have reach the pass it is time to make a toast to celebrate the great accomplishment with a glass of champagne.

After we have enjoyed of this short celebration, we will then descent for 2 hiurs down to reach the gorgeous scenary of the Qoyalaycocha Lagoon (4140 mts/13582.7 ft), its beauty will leave you breathless. On this spot, you will be served your delightful lunch along hot beverages to renew the energy needed to continue through the 2 hours walking left. During this portion of the hike you will be amazed by waterfalls, and various water formation and you will also experience some of the local culture as we arrive into our luxury campsite on Quirwarani (3902 mts/12801.8 ft). Once there, you will be accustomed to our tradition, so enjoy your hot shower as well as your massage before you savor the delightful dinner the cook has prepared for you tonight before moving to settle it for the evening in your bedroom tent.
● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Quiswarani campsite – 3902 masl/12801.8 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Pachacutec Pass – 4690 masl/15387.1 ft.
● Distance covered: 14 kms/8.7 mls (8 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

DAY 3
QUISWARANI – LARES HOTSPRINGS – AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L)

● Wake-up time: 04:15 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to Aguas Calientes: 20:45 pm
● Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town – 2070 masl/ 6791.3 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Huillquijassa Pass – 4400 masl/ 14435.7 ft.
● Distance covered: 9 kms/5.6 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, picnic lunch

To commence the day with energy, enjoy a delicious breakfast before we keep on our journey.
We will ascend for 3.5 hour passing by beautiful locations until we reach Huillquijassa Pass (4400 mts/14435.7 ft) here we will be able to appreciate the mountain ranges shaped by the Urubamba river, along other scenic lagoons and lakes. Later, the descend will take about 2.5 hours leading us to the town of Cuncani and on the way watching where llamas, alpacas and sheep running freely.

As we continue finally arriving into Cuncani (3900 mts/12795.3 ft) where our private transportation will be already waiting to take us to Lares in a 40 min ride. Lares (3260 mts/10695.5 ft) is a natural volcanic hot spring facility, relax and enjoy of this thermal bath that will soothe your muscle. Once you are ready you may want to enjoy of a delicious picnic lunch, as well as saying goodbye to the amazing crew that was making sure you have an extraordinary experience on this trek.

After you have finished with lunch, we will then drive you to Ollantaytambo train station in order for you to board the train towards Aguas Calientes (2070 mts/6791.3 ft). Upon your arrival and by the end of this wonderful excursion, you will be then taken to your previously selected accommodation. Once you had settled at your hotel and coordinated with your guide the pick-up time for the following day, it’s time for a well-deserved dinner (included with your accommodation) and to have a restful sleep in your luxurious room.

DAY 4
AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES – POROY – CUSCO (B, L)

The day has arrived, we hope you have lots of energy to make the most of your time at the wonderful World Wonder of Machu Picchu. You will take the bus in order to breach the citadel. It is a short 30-minute journey. During the peak seasons between April to July, queues may be a little longer than usual but we assure the wait will be worth it!

You will be given an in depth tour as you wander the premises of this destination. Ask every question that you have, as your guide will be more than happy to answer. Discover the theories and secrets of this impressive citadel and its enclosures. Afterwards, you will some time at your leisure to get lost and captures theses precious moments with many photos. In honor to celebrate your time at Machu Picchu, a scrumptious lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge which is of course included with the program.

Once you have digested your lunch, you may want to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, it will be 30 roughly minutes. Feel amazing as you board the exclusive Pullman wagon, which will take you back to Poroy train station
Once you arrive at Poroy train station, a View Latin American representative will be present to make sure that you board your private transportation and promptly arrive back at your hotel in Cusco. The journey will take about 40 minutes of the road.

● Pick up time: 07:00 am
● Tour starting time: 08:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
● Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town – 2070 masl/6791.3 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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TOUR PRICES

Price Per PersonFor 1 personFor 2 peopleFor 3 peopleFor 4 people
At Luxury Class$7.209$4.194$3.510$3.136
At Premium Class$5.874$3.447$2.780$2.415
At Superior Class$5.256$3.030$2.422$2.068

GRADES OF EXCLUSIVITY

  • Categories

    Deluxe

    Superior

    Premium

    Luxury

  • Kind of Meals

    Standandard

    Gourmet

    Gourmet

    Gourmet

  • Train Class

    Vistadome

    Vistadome

    Vistadome

    Hiram bingham

  • Camping Cot

  • Flat Camping Cot

  • Air Beds

  • Massages

  • 1 Yoga Session

  • Private Service

  • Limited Alcoholic Beverages

GRADES OF EXCLUSIVITY

GRADES OF EXCLUSIVITY

  • LUXURY

    Indulge yourself with the finest service and upscale accommodations. Feel like sleeping in the hotel, like dining in the restaurant ... but among the magic of the Andes! Would you like a glass of Champagne? Have a wellness moment through Yoga? The this is the ideal package for you!

  • PREMIUM

    Explore, discover and be soothed with our outstanding facilities. First class service, with unique details. A good massage and good wine. Enjoy a massage service every night for about 30 minutes, also sleep in our characteristic cozy sleeping tent, gourmet food, and so much more.

  • SUPERIOR

    Delving into high-end camping and first-class service along a reasonable price. Have the privilege of sleeping in a large tent as if it were a room, and instead of just a sleeping bag, have a portable bed. Gourmet food for your delight; A glass of wine overnight.

  • DELUXE

    Hiking along the Andes with comfort and style. Are you looking for comfort along a fairly price? Then this is for you! A spacious tent with an air mattress armed on the floor as if it were a bed. Standard meals accompanied with one glass of wine will be served for you!

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