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Altitude: 3,480 m. – 11,484 ft.

Location: Through Villages of Lares–Wakawasi–Patakancha and Ollantaytambo

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Night

Trip style: Cultural Immersion

Physical demand rating: Experience needed

When to visit: Year-round

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Wakawasi (Meals: L/D)

Day 2: Wakawasi – Patakancha (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 3: Patakancha – Ollantaytambo –Cusco

Highlights

  • Local villages still wearing their traditional outfits
  • Andean shepherds pasturing their sheep, llamas and alpacas
  • Enjoy cultural interaction with local people, their culture, beliefs and traditions
  • Discover a unique culinary tradition of Peru
  • Stoning snowcapped mountains and Andean landscapes
  • Incredible Inka farming terraces
  • Ollantaytambo, the alive Inka town

What is included

  • Orientation briefing in Cusco, previous to departure date
  • All transfer in private service
  • 02 Nights Home stay accommodation (Wakawasi & Patakancha Communities)
  • 097Gourmet & Andean cuisine meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • Filtered and boiled drinking water during the trek
  • Service of English-speaking lead guide
  • 01 Duffle bag per person for personal luggage
  • Chef and assistant cooker.
  • Llamas for carrying the whole food, equipment and your personal duffle bags
  • First aid kit with oxygen.
  • Short wave radios.
  • Sanitary care (Disinfect dishes, filtered water, etc.).
  • Environment care (All the garbage is going back to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).

Not Included

  • International flights.
  • Domestic Flights.
  • Extra services not mentioned in the program
  • Tips and extra expenses.

Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Wakawasi (Meals: L/D)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, your professional lead guide will pick you up from your hotel to make your way for 3 hours bus ride, through the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, to the village of Lares which is the starting point of the trek. Before start the expedition meet all the crew that will look after you very well making sure you immerse in the local culture and have an unforgettable and unique experience. Enjoy of a very picturesque country side landscape and interact with local people and specially kids taking care of their seep and alpacas along the way. After arriving and get accommodation in local family house experience and participate of weaving textile process in a traditional way of the community.

Elevation:

  • Starting Point: 3,270 m. – 10,791 ft.
  • Highest point: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.
  • Home Stay place: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.

Total distance:

  • 7 km. /6.8 mi. (5 hrs. Approx. all uphill)

Overnight: Wakawasi Community Home Stay (Altitude: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.)

Day 2: Wakawasi – Patakancha (Meals: B/L/D)

Today, after early breakfast prepared by the local family, start your trek following an ancient Inka trail and at every breath taking point enjoy of the fantastic Andean landscape with local people herding their Llamas and Alpacas. The highest point is Ipsayccocha pass 4,420 m. – 14,586 ft., from where the view of the valleys, snow-capped mountains and tranquil Andean lake are just amazing. Enjoy a delicious lunch by the lake at a house of local family. After lunch there is a descent through a valley with beautiful landscapes.

Elevation:

  • Starting Point: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.
  • Highest point: 4,420 m. – 14,586 ft.
  • Home Stay place: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.

Total distance:

  • 13 km. – 8.1 mi. / 8 hr. Approx. (4 up & 4 down)

Overnight: Patakancha Community Home Stay (Altitude: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.)

Day 3: Patakancha – Ollantaytambo (Meals: B/L)

This morning, after a tasty breakfast, start your expedition towards the great Ollantaytambo, considered the last alive Inka town. On the way visit ancient Andean Communities and get amazed by the Inka sites located through a very fertile valley. Lunch will be at a local family house with a spectacular view of the valley and river. After a nice rest you continue downhill to the great town of Ollantaytambo for a guided tour and then take a picturesque  and back to Cusco.

Elevation:

  • Starting Point: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.
  • Highest Point: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.

Total distance:

  • – 6.82 mi. / 6 hrs. Approx. (all downhill)