Lares Llama Trek 3 Days
This expedition is ideal for those that love fascinating archeological sites, get contact with nature, adventure spirit and over immerse in the most authentic of local Inka culture. This trip is highly of cultural experience, with an opportunity to close you up to hidden communities villages and its local people unchanged in its way of living for centuries. This expedition also offers you a unique & fascinating insight into the traditional Andean culture blended with green valleys, tranquil mountain lakes and high Mountain passes with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks. To re-valorize and continue the ancestral Inka tradition we only use llamas as pack animals for carrying your luggage and food supply.
Price: U$D per person
Trip style: Adventure Trekking & Cultural Immersion
Duration: 5Days / 4Nights
Physical demand rating: Moderate to challenging
**Breakfast included daily, along with any lunch and dinner specified below (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Day 1: Cusco – Wakawasi Community Village (Meals: L/D)
Overnight: Wakawasi Airbnb style homestay (Altitude: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.)
Day 2: Wakawasi Community Village – Patakancha Community Village (Meals: B/L/D)
Overnight: Patakancha Airbnb style homestay (Altitude: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.)
Day 3: Patakancha Community Village – Ollantaytambo Inka Town (Meals: B/L/D)
Overnight: Hotel – Ollantaytambo Town (Altitude: 2,800 m. – 9,240 ft.)
Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Wakawasi (Meals: L/D)
Early in the morning you will be pick up from your hotel and have car transportation (1:30 hrs.) to Ankashmarka archeological site, the largest Inka warehouse in the area. After exploring and strolling through this fascinating place the journey continues for another 1 hour towards Lares town, the beginning of the trek. Before start the expedition meet all the crew that will look after you very well making sure you have an unforgettable experience and immerse in the local culture. The trek starts in a beautiful valley called Lares, and you will trek on a pre-Hispanic trail that once connected the sacred valley of the Inkas with the amazon jungle, where according the history is located the lost city of the Inkas “El dorado”. Lunch is in a local family house, located in a small picturesque valley. After lunch continue your trek walking on an original Inka trail until Wakawasi Community village where the first Inka lodge is located.
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation:
Total distance: 08 km. /5 mi. – 6 hrs. Approx. Starting Point: 3,270 m. – 10,791 ft.
Overnight: Wakawasi Airbnb style homestay Highest point: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft
(Altitude: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.) Homestay lodging: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.
Day 2: Wakawasi Community Village – Patakancha Community Village (Meals: B/L/D
Start your day with a delicious Andean breakfast prepared by our chef and the local family. The hike starts with a gentle climb to the first pass from where the view of the valleys, snow-capped mountains and tranquil Andean lakes and lagoons are just amazing. Along the way it will be an opportunity to visit a local family house and witness their daily lives which didn´t changed much through centuries, also see the locals pasturing their llamas and alpacas and weaving flat textiles. The ascent has some short sections of steep parts (10-15 min aprox.) and also inclined flat parts which in general makes not very difficult to summit this mountain, you might find hard mostly because the high altitude.
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous Elevation:
Total distance: 13 km. – 8.1 mi. / 8 hr. Approx. Starting Point: 3,770 m. – 12,441 ft.
Overnight: Patakancha Airbnb style homestay Highest point: 4,420 m. – 14,586 ft.
(Altitude: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.) Homestay Lodging: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft
Day 3: Patakancha Community Village – Ollantaytambo Town (Meals: B/L/D)
This morning, after a tasty breakfast, you start the expeditions towards the great Ollantaytambo, considered the last alive Inka town. On the way visit and get amazed by ancient villages, that guards the Inka traditions, and the Inka site of Pumamarka and its incredible system of farming terraces that still are being used by local farmers. The trail is in its 90 % downhill and the landscape is just great for supreme photographic opportunities. Lunch will be on a beautiful platform with a spectacular view of the valleys around in a local family house. After a nice rest and visit the Inka site you continue through a downhill Inka trail to the great town of Ollantaytambo.
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation:
Total distance: 15km./9.3 mi. – 8 hrs. Aprox. Starting Point: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.
Overnight: Hotel – Ollantaytambo Town Highest Point: 3,800 m. – 12,540 ft.
(Altitude: 2, 800 m. – 9,240 ft.) Overnight place: 2,800 m. – 9,240 ft
What is included
- Orientation meeting in Cusco, previous to departure date
- All transfer in private service from/to hotel
- Service of English & Quechua speaking tour leaders
- 02 Nights in Inka Lodge accommodation
- 12 Gourmet Andean cuisine meals: 2B / 3L / 2D (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Entrance fee ticket to Pumamarka Inka archaeological
- Private car transfer: Ollantaytambo – Cusco hotel
- Drinkable water supply during the trek
- 01 Duffle bag per person for personal luggage
- Local Family chefs
- Local and organic ingredients for meals
- Llamas for carrying food and your personal duffle bags
- First aid kit, oxygen tank and short wave radios
- Sanitary care (Disinfect dishes, filtered water, etc.).
- Environment care (All the garbage is going back to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).
- International and domestic flights.
- Tips and extra expenses
- Day1: Breakfast
- Day 3: Dinner
- Extra services not mentioned in the program.