PRICES IN DOLLARS
👥 Minimum number of people: 2
📅 Season: March/December
💪 Difficulty: Low/Medium
The path is intense, but not as extreme as others. Along the way, rivers will roar by your side, and impressive waterfalls will appear in front of you, catching you by surprise and helping you relax along the rushing waters. You’ll also see teardrop ponds of all colors: blue, green, turquoise, yellow.
Day 1: Cusco - Lares - Quiswarani
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am to start our fantastic adventure. As we travel towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you’ll be able to witness, so the city of Cusco waking from a night of heavy slumber. After an hour of driving, we’ll stop in Calca to visit the local market. We’ll continue our journey for two more hours till we arrive at the Lares hot springs. The recreational complex contains various pools of differing sizes and temperatures.
After spending a few minutes in the water, we ll have a meeting with our trekking team who will accompany us on the excursion. The porters will transport your luggage on horses and will wait for you at each campsite.
From here, we’ll continue for about two hours until we reach an area filled with waterfalls. After lunch, we’ll continue with our trek and arrive at the 7 waterfalls. From here, it’ll be a quick 1-hour trek to the campsite in Quiswarani.
We ll enjoy hot drinks while the sky darkens and the stars begin to appear. Finally, we ll have dinner prepared in this same place. You ll be able to stargaze and then take refuge in your tent to rest.
Day 2: Quiswarani - Cancha Cancha
Today, we ll wake up around 5:30 am. Breakfast will be served as soon as we finish getting the luggage ready to go. We ll fill our water bottles and receive snacks to start the day strengthened. There will be 3-4 hours of ascent toward the highest point of the entire trek: the Pachacutec pass (4.700m). We ll hike upward in a zigzag to lessen the strain due to the altitude. The landscapes of this place are surprising. You 'll see the beautiful lake of Palcoyo and the impressive Qanchispaccha waterfall. We ll find ourselves above the clouds once we get to the Pachacutec pass. From there, the 360-degree view is truly astounding. In front of you, you ll see the majestic mountains of Pitusiray and Qolqe Cruz.
We ll begin to a one-hour descent down the slope to a place where we ll enjoy our lunch. Recuperate your energy, and you 'll still need to walk three more hours! Our campsite is found in the town of Cancha Cancha (3.900m).
Day 3: Cancha Cancha - Huarán
Just like every morning, our trekking team will wake you up with a hot drink to start the day in the best way. Once you’re prepared, you 'll begin to the last leg of the trek. We 'll walk 5 hours downhill along a gorgeous path where you 'll see herds of llamas and alpacas again. We 'll pass by fields of potatoes, fava beans, and other products. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about Andean agricultural techniques.
We 'll start descending to a warmer area: the Sacred Valley. You 'll feel the changes between micro-climates and will see different crops than you saw in the higher altitude areas.
We 'll finish the tour in a small town called Huarán (2.700m), where you 'll say goodbye to the trekking team and the horses. Here, you 'll enjoy a delicious, nutritional lunch.
After these magical few days in the mountains, you can return to Cusco in approximately 1 hour, or continue your adventure with a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World: the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu.