5 Days/4 Nights
Duration
Challenging
Difficulty
Cusco
Starting Point
10+
Age

Get the best of both worlds with an off-the-beaten-path trek combined with the end of the famous Inca Trail.  A trek fit for a true adventurer!

A perfect combination of our standard Lares Trek and our Short Inca Trail Trek, this five day package allows you to experience a challenging mountain trail and a piece of the classic Inca Trail with only two nights of camping.   This trek will bring you over snow-capped peaks, to waterfalls, and hot springs while witnessing the traditions and customs of the local Quechua culture.  This is an opportunity for a truly unique and intimate look at the Andean way of life that should not be missed if you have the time.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME 5am
INCLUDED
Tent Accommodations in Aguas Calientes
Professional guide Transportation
Meals on hike Entrance fees
Sleeping mat Porters/Horses
NOT INCLUDED
Sleeping Bag Hotel in Cusco
Gratuity Optional Huayna Picchu climb

 

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Day 1: CUSCO- HUARAN- CANCHACANCHA

Away we go!
  • We will drive from Cusco to the head of the trail at Calca for breakfast.
  • The first leg of the trek takes 4 hours until we get to lunch.
  • After lunch, a 2 hour climb takes us to the campsite at Cancha Cancha for Andean Happy Hour and dinner.
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Day 2: CANCHA CANCHA- QUISWARANY – CUNCANY

Now the fun begins!
  • After a delicious breakfast, we start the three-hour climb to Pachacute Mountain for stunning views.
  • We will spend some time here before descending to the lunch spot near a beautiful lake.
  • After lunch, we continue descending for 3 hours to the campsite at Cuncany.
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Day 3: CUNCANY – LARES HOT SPRINGS – OLLANTAYTAMBO

It’s almost relaxing!
  • After breakfast, you will descend for 3 hours to the Lares hot springs.
  • You will have the opportunity to enjoy the medicinal pools until lunch.
  • After lunch, we will take the van to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will have dinner and sleep in a hotel for the evening.
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Day 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO - KM 104- AGUAS CALIENTES

Finally on the Inca Trail!
  • After breakfast, we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station to take the train to KM104.
  • We will visit an Inca site before hiking for 4 hours to lunch at Wiñay Wayna.
  • After luch, we will continue for 2 more hours to the Sun Gate where you will have your first view of Machu Picchu.
  • After spending some time there, you will take the shuttle to Aguas Calientes where you will have dinner and sleep in a comfy hotel.
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Day 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Let’s finish strong!
  • Today is the highlight of your trek! You will have a 2 hour guided tour of the citadel with your guide before having time to explore on your own or climb Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • After your free time, you will take the shuttle back to Aguas Calientes before catching the train back to Ollantaytambo and your van to Cusco.

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