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Lares Valley Trek
3 days / 2 nights

Starting point : Cusco
Ending point : Cusco
Activities : Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological, Camping, Hiking
Airfares : Not included, available upon request
Feel free to ask for extra services, this tour is customizable.
(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Day 1: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha (L) (D)
We leave Cusco by bus, following the route of the Sacred Valley to the district of Huaran (2850 m.a.s.l) from where we will begin our journey, observing several types of crops and fruit trees. After a two-hour walk to Somacpampa, we will stop for a snack, continuing the uphill excursion to the town of Cancha Cancha (3900 m.a.s.l). During this two-hour walk we will observe the different species of flora and beautiful waterfalls. We will setup our first camp here.

Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Queñococha (B) (L) (D)
Very early in the morning we will depart for Queñococha observing the two beautiful lagoons of the town of Acopata, followed by a two-hour climb to the highest part of the Spur of Pachaqutec located 4600 m.a.s.l. Afterwards we will descend the Candarian spur viewing the Candarian lagoon and much further down we will continue our journey to Qollalay, our resting spot. Continuing towards Queñococha we cross the village of Quishuarani, a small village engaged in agriculture and from there we begin our climb to QueñoCocha (4100 m.a.s.l.), site of our second camp.

Day 3: Queñococha – Lares
(B) (L)
Departing from the aforementioned lagoon we continue on our journey towards the thermal baths of Lares, climbing up the Culcani Spur, from where we may view the two most beautiful lagoons existing on this course, the Wiki Cocha and Azul Cocha lagoons and opposite the Qolquechacana Snowpeak and the Awayman waterfall. From here we descend to the village of Cuncani, where Trout fishing is possible. After a four-hour trek we arrive at the thermal baths of Lares to eat a snack and enjoy soothing baths in its hot waters, after which we will begin our four our journey back to the city of Cusco.

** Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.


- Transport from your hotel in the morning and transfer in bus to Huarán, the starting point of the trek
- Personal camping equipment such as tents, pad
- Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrances
- Transportation from Lares to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco

** Custom made programs may be prepared for groups with special interests. Extra nights, optional starting and ending points, additional tours and extra flight reservations may be arranged upon request. All tours may be provided in private upon request as well.

 TOUR RATES 2004 - 2005
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