The Weavers trek 4 days

Exploring the Lares Valley and Machu Picchu - Lares – Yanahuara – Machu Picchu

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From: US$ 684.00 S/. 2052.00

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• 5 % off on travel down under before 31st November 2015. This discount may not be applicable in case a promotional price is offered
Single dollar value in Peruvian currency at US$­ 3.00. Effective until November 31st of 2016. This promotion is valid for tours only booked until August 31 of 2016. This offer is no reimbursable, no transferable and no changes are allowed. Spaces are subject to availability and prices are per person in double accommodation.
Contact us at info@andeanskyline.com or call us to 984 126618 or 8098398519.
• Teenagers: US$ 15.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
• Children: US$ 30.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
• Transport and transfers
• Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
• Accommodation on the trek is camping (2 nights)
• Meals described in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, FB=Full board)
• Camping equipment
• Chef and cooking equipment
• First aid kit and emergency oxygen supply
• Machu Picchu entrance fee
• Round trip bus ticket
• Accommodation at hotel for 1 night Tourist class hotel
• Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes / Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo at Backpacker service

A trek through dramatic high Andean scenery, visiting highland villages where life goes on much as it did centuries ago and local inhabitants continue the ancient textile traditions of their ancestors. From these high, open spaces we descend into the lush forests around Machu Picchu, where our trip ends with a visit to this most famous of “lost cities”.

Day 1 Lares – Huacahuasi

After an early departure from Cusco or Ollantaytambo you will be driven to Calca, and then climb to the highest point of this road at 4265 meters, and from there we will be able to see the mountains of Sawasiray and Pitusiray before descending into the warm valley of Lares at an altitude of 3207 meters, this is a typical colonial village with a church, a main plaza and narrow streets.Here we will meet your porters, we will take the lunch and the trek begins. Our trail ascends towards the community of Huacawasi (first camp site) located at 3600 m.a.s.l., a charming little community of small houses built from mud brick and thatch. We will walk a distance of 6 to 7 kilometers, (3.72 miles).

Meals: L.D

Day 2 Huacahuasi - Yanahuara

After taking a nourishing breakfast, we leave the camp site by 8:00, we make a brief ascent to the Huahuaqasa pass at 4500 meters (highest point of the trek) before descending to Aruraycocha and Yuraccoha lakes, which are formed by the melt waters of the Pumahuanca and Kiswarani snow peaks. Nearby these lakes we will take the lunch. This is a spectacular day’s trekking, through the Urubamba Mountain Range, you will have ample opportunity to spot a number of Andean birds, including condors. The campsite is at 1 hour and 30 minutes from the lunch point near the village of Mantanay located at 3800 m.a.s.l. We will walk a distance of 10 kilometers, (7 miles).

Meals: FB.

Day 3 Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

We descend through the Yanahuara gully towards the farmers community for almost 3 hours with a distance of 9 kilometers, (6 miles) and its agreeable climate at an altitude of 2950 meters, the tiny hamlet of Yanahuara is located in the Urubamba Valley, for the Incas, the fertile Sacred Valley, it is the breadbasket of Cusco, with its terraced slopes sown with corn and watered by the glaciers of the great snow peaks and the river, which they worshipped as the “Wilkamayu” or “Holy River”, after the lunch, we will go for a 20 minutes bus ride to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to go to the lost city of Machu Picchu

Meals: BL

Day 4 Machu Picchu full day

Full day visit to Machu Picchu

We will get up early to visit this “lost city” hours before most other tourists arrive on the morning train from Cusco, in the company of those trekkers arriving from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Standing at the top of a steep, forested hill overlooking the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu was hidden by dense vegetation for centuries until the historian Hiram Bingham began to clear the site. Today the city has been restored and even if it has lost some of its mystery it still remains an unforgettable sight. Our tour includes a visit to the temples, plazas, palaces, watercourses and residential areas and will also leave you time to explore the ruins on your own. In the afternoon: Return to Cusco by train, transfer to hotel.

Meals: B.

Included 

  • Transport to the beginning point of the trek
  • Briefing - Duffleback
  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish), in the trek 2 guides for groups of over 8 people.
  • Accommodation on the trek is camping (2 nights). Tents are set up by the porters.
  • Mules and wranglers for carrying equipment and personal gear
  • Meals described in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, FB=Full board), in the trek the meals are prepared by the trek cook and also includes: daily morning snack, daily tea service except last day, vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • Camping equipment: Personal tents (2 people in each 4-people capacity tent, they are 3 season and highly maintained), mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, toilet tent, household items.
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Hot water every morning to clean up and boiled water to fill in your canteen every morning or night.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen supply
  • Bag for the gear you will need during the trek
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Round trip bus ticket
  • Accommodation at hotel for 1 night (Tourist class (3 star hotel), First class (4 star hotel), De luxe (5 star hotel), upon request)
  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes / Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Backpacker, Vistadome or Hiram Bingham service, upon request) (*)
  • Transfer from the train station to the hotel in Cusco
  • All the garbage produced during the trek will be returned to the city of Cusco

(*) A train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) with an additional transfer to your selected hotel will be provided.

 Not included 

  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Extras expenses
  • Tips to guides and staff
  • Sleeping bag (rental upon request at US$ 15.00)

We recommend that you take:

  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • A good sleeping bag (down bag for temperatures as low -15°C)
  • Backpack for carrying items for daily use such as cameras, water bottles, etc.
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Shorts
  • Walking boots , waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sports shoes or sandals for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleeces
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat, cap and accessories
  • Rehydration cream
  • Underwear
  • Towel, toilet paper
  • Camera, video camera, binoculars, etc.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Non-disposible canteen and water for the first morning. Optionally: water-sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported health problem so far
  • Original valid passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Walking poles (you will need rubber tips to cover the metal tips and protect the trail)
  • Travel insurance

Before you travel we recommend that you check that you have adequate health insurance, travel insurance and personal insurance to cover the needs of your family in case of loss of baggage, accident, theft or death.

Important:

  • Departure and arrival times are approximated.
  • Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the governmental institution regulating the use of the Inca Trail, as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress
  • Challenging and levels of difficulty: (range between 1 to 10): 5 and an acclimatization period of at least 2 days in Cusco or at elevations above 3000m/9840ft is recommended.

Prices per person 2015

Price per person in pool service:

US$ 537.50 S/. 1612.50

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative):

  • Teenagers: US$ 15.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 30.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Social & Environmental responsibility

Andean Skyline is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. With your participation we can help conserve the area we visit and bring positive benefits to our host communities.

What you need to know on how to be a responsible traveller:

  • The natural environment is also very important. If in the bush we need to make our human waste, be sure is buried away from waterways. Burying or carrying out used toilet paper is a must. Tampons and sanitary pads must also be taken out of the area and disposed of appropriately. Minimize use of soap or shampoos in rivers and lakes - your local guide will let you know when using soap is unsuitable.
  • When trekking, many travellers take an extra plastic bag to pick up any rubbish that they see to improve the area and for their own rubbish. Rubbish may have to be carried until a suitable disposal opportunity in the next town.

Please try and minimize the waste of plastic water bottles. Consider packing a water filter, water purification tablets or iodine to purify drinking water. At some of our hotels there are large water 'bubbler' dispensers where you can refill your bottle with purified water for free or for a small fee.

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