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LARES 4 DAYS

Lares, known as the “weaver’s route”. This trek invite us to experience the live culture of the Incas. Its trails are full of culture and where the farmers and local communities still keep alive rich traditions from the past, like weaving Inca textiles. Lares is a trek of around 34 Km. a trail full of live history and archeological remains that will show you a bit of what once was the Inca Empire.
The trek is advised for those passengers that don’t want to do an extremely challenging trail. However, it must be considered that along the route there are two passes of more than 4,000 m.a.s.l. Therefore, it is recommended that those passengers that participate must be well adjusted to the altitude. Trekkers who don’t only like the trail but to know more about the communities along the way, alone travelers that would like to learn more about the culture of locals in this area, couple that feel intrepid and adventurous and groups of friends. All will enjoy the alternative trek to Lares.

Lares, known as the “weaver’s route”. This trek invite us to experience the live culture of the Incas. Lares is a trek of around 34 Km. The trek is advised for those passengers that don’t want to do an extremely challenging trail. However, it must be considered that along the route there are two passes of more than 4,000 m.a.s.l. 

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Our Itinerary is as follows:

ONE DAY BEFORE THE TREK

Briefing in Wayki Trek’s Cusco office. Time to be determined by the company.

*Your briefing is usually programmed one day before your program and usually in the morning. However, If your program starts on a Monday, your briefing will be programmed for the Saturday prior to your program and during the morning only. Therefore, please consider this when booking your flights to Cusco.

DAY 1

CUSCO/ LARES AGUAS TERMALES/ HUACAHUASI

After breakfast we will start with our trip in a private van that will take us through the Sacred Valley until the town of Calca (2,925 m.a.s.l), where we will make a brief stop to buy some products that we might need for the trek.  Later we will go through the Amparaes pass (4,580 m.a.s.l.) from where we will see the mountain chain and beautiful valley of this area. We will descend into this valley passing through Andean communities, groups of llamas, and alpacas, e.g.  Close to the town of Lares we will find the Hot Springs* where we can enjoy a relaxing swim and rest after a long trip.  We will also have lunch here and later in the afternoon we will start with our trek.  We will ascend until the mountain town of Huacahuasi (3,750 m.a.s.l).  This is a real Andean community where you will be able to see textiles full of color and traditional clothes.  We will set our campsite for the night here.

* The entrance to the Hot Springs is included with the price

  • Distance: 8 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2940 m. / 9645 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 3750 m. / 12303 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 3750 m. / 12303 Ft.

DAY 2

HUACAHUASI/ PUMAMARKA

Today we will ascend gradually going through a beautiful landscape with beautiful herds of llamas and alpacas.  Groups of llamas and alpacas are usually found in this area.  After 2 ½ hours we will reach the Ipsayccasa pass (4,450 m.a.s.l.) with its impressive views of the snowy mountain Verónica (5,750 m.a.s.l.) and the snowy mountain chain that surrounds it. Afterwards we will descend to the Ipsaycocha lake (4, 350 m.a.s.l.).  This Andean lake hosts Andean birds such as Andean goose, Andean ibis, and other types of aquatic birds that live around the area.  Here we will rest and have lunch.  Later we will continue descending until the town of Patacancha (3,750 m.a.s.l.).  This is another Andean town that still shows their traditional clothes and Andean textiles.  From this point we will take a local bus to Huallata (approximately a 30 min. ride).  We will walk for another 45 minutes towards our campsite at Pumamarka (3,750 m.a.s.l.) which is an archeological site located strategically between two mountains.  Here we will set our campsite for the night.

  • Distance: 13 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Low Altitude: 3750 m. / 12303 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4450 m. / 14599 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 3750 m. / 12303 Ft.

DAY 3

PUMAMARKA/ OLLANTAYTAMBO/ AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast we will visit the archeological site of Pumamarka “Puma Town” (3, 750 m.a.s.l.).  Afterwards we will descend to Ollantaytambo (2, 850 m.a.s.l.) through a beautiful valley and we will be able to see part of the Inca Trail.  There are smaller archeological rests along the way as well as flora and fauna typical to the area.  Once we reach Ollantaytambo,  the town that is known as the Inca’s Living Town, you will see the streets, houses, and different constructions in the city that belong to the Inca’s time and are still being used by the local people.

After lunch and a well-deserved rest, we will get ready to take our train to Aguas Calientes (2,040 m.a.s.l.) where we will spend one night in a hotel.

  • Distance: 13 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2040 m. / 6692 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 3750 m. / 12303 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 2040m. / 6725 Ft.

DAY 4

AGUAS CALIENTES/ MACHU PICCHU

We will wake up early to take the bus to Machu Picchu (2,430 m.a.s.l.) where we will be among the first visitors of the day to enjoy the magic and mystery of one of the wonders of the world.  We will have a tour of the citadel for approximately 2-3 hours.  After the visit we will hike the Mountain Huaynapicchu.  From there we will enjoy the splendor of Machupicchu and the surrounding landscape, the exotic tranquility of the lost city of the Incas.  By the afternoon we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes.  Once in town you will have free time to grab lunch and later on in the day we will take the train to return, Perú Rail - Expedition*.  Upon arrival to Cusco our transfer will be waiting in our private van to take you back to your hotel. End of services.

(*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

  • GROUP

    INCLUDED

    Briefing

    One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.

    Transportation

    • Pick up from Hotel in a private VAN to start of the trek: Lares (3 Hours)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientesto Machu Picchu / Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Train EXPEDITION from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (depending on how early/late your trek ends. Time of service to be confirmed)
    • Return train EXPEDITION leaving Aguas Calientes in the afternoon*
    • Bus from the train station to your hotel in Cusco (last day)

    ​(*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

    Accommodation

    • Campsites for 3 Days / 2 Nights
    • One night of accommodation at Aguas Calientes

    Field Staff

    • Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He/She will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at your hotel?
    • Professional Chef, assistant cook and waiter for customer service. Our chefs are graduates of culinary schools with many years of experience cooking in the mountains.
    • Muleteers in charge to carry the equipment needed for the campsites in horse. They will be us from the starting of the trek.
    • Horses to carry the equipment needed and personal belongings from passengers up to 8Kg*
    • Emergency Horse, in the event someone is not feeling well*

    ​* The service of horsemen and horses is available only for the first 2 days. After that the transfer is by land (bus and train) to Aguas Calientes.

    Entrances

    • Entrance to Hot Spring in Lares (first Day)
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (in case that there is NO availability, Machupicchu Mountain will be included)

    Campsite equipment

    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Reinforced Foam Mat
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • Bathroom Tent / Portable Toilet
    • First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.)
    • 1 Walkie Talkie by Group

    Food

    During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

    We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

    LARES 4D: It does not include: Breakfast (first day), Lunch and dinner on the last day.​

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Air Mattress
    • Doite Waterproof and Thermal Tent for personal use, however tent capacity is for two people (in the event that the passenger wants to sleep alone).
    • Extra horse to carry personal belongings of the clients more than the already included (for 8 kilos to 15 kilos) *.
    • Personal saddle horse.*
    • Tips

    * This service will only be available the first 3 days of the trek till we reach Ollantaytambo only, afterwards, the transportation will be train to Aguas Calientes

  • PRIVATE

    INCLUDED

    Briefing

    One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.

    Transportation

    • Pick up from Hotel in a private VAN to start of the trek: Lares (3 Hours)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Train EXPEDITION ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (depending on how early/late your trek ends. Time of service to be confirmed)
    • Return train EXPEDITION ticket leaving Aguas Calientes in the afternoon*
    • Bus, from the train station to the hotel In Cusco (last day)

    (*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.

    Accommodation

    • Campsites for 3 Days and 2 Nights
    • One night of accommodation at Aguas Calientes

    Field Staff

    • Professional tourist guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He/She will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at your hotel?
    • Professional Chef, assistant cook and waiter for customer service. Our chefs are graduates of culinary schools with many years of experience cooking in the mountains.
    • Muleteers in charge to carry the equipment needed for the campsites in horse. They will be us from the starting of the trek.
    • Horses to carry the equipment needed and personal belongings from passengers up to 8Kg*
    • Emergency Horse, in the event someone is not feeling well*

    ​* The service of horsemen and horses is available only for the first 2 days. After that the transfer is by land (bus and train) to Aguas Calientes.

    Entrances

    • Entrance to Hot Springs in Lares (First day)
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (in case there is not availability for Huaynapicchu, we will purchase the ticket to Machupicchu Mountain instead)

    Camping equipment

    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Air Mattress
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • Bathroom Tent / Portable Toilet
    • First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.)
    • 1 Walkie Talkie by Group

    Food

    During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

    We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

    LARES 4D: It does not include: Breakfast (first day), Lunch and dinner on the last day.​

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Sleeping Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Doite tent, waterproof and thermal, for personal use, but for capacity of two people (in case that the passenger wants to sleep alone).
    • Extra horse to carry personal belongings of the clients more than the already included (for 8 kilos to 15 kilos) *.
    • Personal saddle horse.*
    • Tips

    (*)The service horsemen and horses is available only for the first 2 days. Then, the transfer is overland (bus and train) to Aguas Calientes.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

Additional Horse and Saddle horse

Depending on your physical fitness, the trek can be exhausting.  If you would like to have assistance to carry your personal belongings, more than already included (more than 8 kilos), you can hire an additional horse to carry up to 8 Kg. (18 pounds) for USD60.00 or one for up to 15 Kg. (33 pounds) for USD120.00.  In the same way, if you need a saddle horse you can hire for USD100.00, this service will be exclusively for you.

IMPORTANT: If you decide to use this service, you should be aware that the service will be available for the first two days of the trek only.  The following days we will use buses and the train to carry your belongings to Aguas Calientes. Regarding the horse, you only need it for the first two days, since the third day it cannot be used because the road is too rough for the horses.  You should advise of your need to hire an additional horse at the time of booking.

 

Personal Tent

For all of the treks operated by Wayki Trek,  we offer to passengers shared tents (Double accomodation).

However, for the better convenience of our customers, Wayki Trek offers the rental of a single tent.  This service has an additional cost as USD 50.00 American dollars, you can request this when you make the booking

 

Public Restrooms

WAYKI TREK offers the service of portable toilets during their trek.  However, on the way there are also public toilets in some camps and lunch spots.  To use these toilets it costs US$ 0.50 cents.

Also if you want to have this service exclusively for you, you may hire an extra bathroom tent; the cost of it is $ 45.00 USD for the whole trek and can be used by you and your friends.

 

Huayna Picchu

The ticket is included on your trek, however if you wish to have an extra ticket for another day, it’s necessary to book in advance this trek, as it has a limited capacity of 400 people per day divided into 2 times.  The first group starts the trek at 7am and the second one at 10am; 200 people in each group.

Going up Huayna Picchu will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour.  The trail is narrow but safe.  The view is amazing.  You will see a panoramic view of Machu Picchu, the Sun Gate, Urubamba Valley, and the Urubamba river.  This service is included in the Price of the Trek, only if the climb is done on the 4th day of the trek.  If the passenger decides to take this optional service on a different day, the cost of the service would be: USD69.00 and Machupicchu ticket costs an additional US$ 75.00 US dollars.

*Keep in mind that the trek up the mountain is not suggested for people with problems with vertigo or who are afraid of heights.

 

Extra Night in Aguas Calientes

If you want to return the day after your service, just let us know in advance to change the date of return by train, without penalty (35 days before). If you let us know of this change after 35 days, we will have to check the availability of the train and pay a fine.

Also, if you need assistance in booking a hotel in Aguas Calientes, we can do so as an optional service free of charge. Please note that in Aguas Calientes there is a variety of options for accommodation, from bed and breakfasts to 5 star hotels.  In addition, you have the option to enjoy and visit the Hot Springs of the town.

IMPORTANT:
Group Service: If you stay an extra night, you automatically lose the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco.  For this reason, you must re-book the return from Ollantaytambo, with the executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If you stay an extra night, consider that you automatically lose the return with your leader guide.

 

Train departure from Machupicchu Station

To return by train from Machu Picchu Station, you must take into account the following:

  • Group Service: the customer will return with his trek's group and the leader guide.
  • Private Service: the customer will return with the leader guide.

Information on the departure time by train from Aguas Calientes will be communicated during the Post-Sale.

If the you the customer, whether Private service or Group service, want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, you must report this change at least 35 days before your trip.  In this way, you would avoid paying the penalty.  You only have to pay the difference in the train ticket

IMPORTANT:​
Group Service: If you the customer want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service, you automatically lose the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco. For this reason, you must re-book your return from Ollantaytambo, with the executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If you the customer want to make an upgrade of your train service (Train Hiram Bingham), you automatically lose the return with your leader guide.

At Wayki Trek we manage small groups, this way we have a highly personalized service offering the most enjoyment of the trek and more interaction with the members of the group. In the same way, you should know that Wayki Trek has a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.

GROUP SERVICE*

(Groups consisting of Max. 8; Min. 2 people)

  • USD 740.00 Adults
  • USD 720.00 students**

**With ISIC card and 17 and under. (Young children that turn 18 during the trek will be considered with the adult price).
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

DISCOUNTS

  • Students: Those who have the valid ISIC card, in the event that you book under a student rate with this benefit, you will need to bring the original card (not a copy) to show it at the control points throughout the route.
  • Children: Between 7 and 17 years (at the start of the Trek) pay the student rate, however they must show a copy of their passports.
  • Children under 7 years: They have a 30% discount.
  • Members of the South American Explorers: Receive USD10.00 discount.

PRIVATE SERVICE* 

(Group participants Min 1 person; Max upon request)

For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: sales@waykitrek.net 

*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

Important: discounts are not available in any private service.
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you, after having deposited the initial amount for your booking (USD $ 200.00), decide to cancel it, we may refund your deposit as long as no tickets have been purchased or any administrative expenses have been made; however, if cancellation is after acquiring the provisions above, your deposit will not be reimbursed.

Please consider:

  • If you cancel the booking between 30 to 10 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 50% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 10 to 3 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 1 to 2 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.

In the event that you decide to withdrawn from the trek once it has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as: food and transportation that might occur due to the modification of your itinerary.  However you can join the group again in Aguas Calientes to spend the night and visit Machu Picchu city the next morning with use of the same services onwards.

In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or a personal problem; the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trek.

CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

It is important for Wayki Trek to provide excellent service to our passengers, to fulfill your expectations, and to participate in the conservation of our environment.  It is because of these three reasons and to guarantee the continuous application of this philosophy that we have obtained two of the most important certifications in our field: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.  With them, we guarantee the service that our passengers expect from us and the conservation of the environment with each step of our processes.

WAYKI EXPERIENCE

WAYKI TREK offers to our passengers the best alternative to be able to experience the real tourism; which is through the “Wayki Experience”.  Through this program, our passengers will live one day at Wayki Community, where they can participate in agricultural or livestock activities; they will also share local food and the daily lives of children who assist this community. All of these activities will enrich your knowledge of our culture and will make your trip unforgettable!

Thanks to “Wayki Experience” and other social work done by WAYKI TREK, many rural communities have seen a contribution to their development.

SMALL GROUP

In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers. We, in WAYKI TREK have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.

SOCIAL PROJECTS

Wayki Trek believes it is a priority to help and assist in the development of local Andean communities.  That is why we are actively collaborating to eradicate problems like the loss of self-identity, lack of basic services, low education levels, little economic development, and migration to big cities due to extreme poverty.  In an effort to reverse this, Wayki Trek has implemented projects that help to minimize the impact of these problems in the communities.  The construction of a Medical Clinic and a rural Library are examples of that effort.

AVAILABILITY

The Lares Trek does not have the same regulations as the Inca trail.  However, in this trek are included the tickets to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, which are regulated with a maximum capacity of 400 people per day, divided into two shifts. If we wish to assure the ascent to Huayna Picchu, it is advisable to book 3-4 months in advance, especially in high season (May to September). Lares Trek – 4 Days can be booked from April to December only, as the rest of the year it is closed due to the rainy season and maintenance work in the area.

GROUP SIZES

At Wayki Trek we are known for having small groups for our treks. For this reason our shared/ group service always keep a standard between 2-8 people per group. That amount is ideal to enjoy the best trek and to share experiences with the group and the Wayki Trek Team, making this a unique experience.

In regards to our PRIVATE departures, the number of people participating will be based on our passenger’s request.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your Lares Trek – 4 Days, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):

Personal information:

  • 1) Name of the tour:

    2) Trekking starting Date:

    3) Name (Include middle name):

    4) Last Name:

    5)Gender:

    6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):


    7)Number of passport:

    8)Passport Expiration Date:


    9)Occupation:


    10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO


    11)Nationality:


    12)Email:


    13)Phone Number:

    14) Food Preference:

    15)Allergies:

    16)Medical Requirement:

    17)Adittional Services:

DepositIn order to confirm a space (Permit) for the Inca Trail, a deposit of USD 200.00 per person is required. (Depending on the method chosen to make the deposit. The transaction fee is not included).

TO MAKE THE DEPOSIT

PAYPAL

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps.  Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option.  Once the payment is done, please forward us the email confirmation in order to proceed with your booking.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax.  You can send the deposit to this account: leocusi@waykitrek.net

 

WESTERN UNION

In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:

RECEIVER:

Name: MELISSA

Paternal name: QUISPE

Maternal name: GUTIERREZ

Address: 239 Quera St., Cusco - Perú

Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.

 

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • In order to guarantee your participation in the Lares 4D, you need to send us your deposit. Otherwise we can NOT guarantee the service.
  • The deposit does not include any fee or tax for this transaction.
  • Once you send your deposit, please send us the confirmation receipt or MTCN in order to confirm your booking, otherwise we will not be responsible for your Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain spaces.
  • The deposit is NOT refundable, once you send us your information along with it, we immediately purchase your permit to the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • The last payment will be made at our Cusco office, after your briefing. Please note that we only take cash.

DOCUMENTATION

Passport

If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you have most likely have a different passport number.  Please let us know so we can update this information.  This modification has to be made prior your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip).  As soon as you have your new passport, please inform Wayki Trek of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.

IMPORTANT: If you bring your new passport and failed to inform us and this information was not updated, you won’t be allowed to enter Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or the use of the train services.

Student with ISIC card

Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for ISIC Student card holders must bring their original and valid CIIU card (not a copy, not expired).  Unfortunately, if you do not bring your card, you won’t be able to enter Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or use the train services as the ticket won’t be valid without your card.

HEALTH

Medical Considerations

If you have medical restrictions for some or all the activities detailed in your booking, please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.

Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and Stomach Pain

For those trekkers that come to Cusco directly from places at sea level; we recommend to arrive 2-3 days before your trek.  Two of the most common health issues among tourists in Cusco are: The Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and stomach pain provoked by slow digestion.

Altitude Sickness; some of the symptoms are: headache and nausea.  There are some over the counter medications (pills) that help to minimize the symptoms of this problem, such as Glucosa Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Soroichi Pill, and Acetazolamida among others.  If the symptoms persist, the use of oxygen is the next step. Under these circumstances we have the equipment and staff ready to assist our trekkers.

Stomach Pain; It is recommended to drink between 3-4 liters of water per day.  Your body will need this to stay hydrated.  It is especially recommended to drink hot drinks like coca leaf tea.  Also recommended are soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy). Candy, chocolates, cookies, and fruits are also a good option.  In general, all food that is easy to digest.  Do not drink alcohol or smoke.

Try to sleep at least 8 hours and do not exercise too much.  Keep your body in good temperature wearing warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold.  While adjusting to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.

Food Restrictions

It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip of any medical restriction,  food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE TREK

Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel:

  • A Hiking/trekking Backpack (50 liters capacity)
  • A sleeping Bag that can resist preferably up to -10 Celsius minimum.  It can be synthetic or feather.  If you do not have one, you can rent it from Wayki Trek as well.
  • Hiking Poles with rubber tips.  You can bring your own or rent them from WAYKI TREK
  • Trekking Clothing: Trekking Shoes, Raingear/waterproof clothes (pants, shorts, rain jacket), t-shirts, light sweater, clothes to rest in once at the camp. Sleepwear, socks, sandals, hat, sunglasses, and underwear.  In regards to the clothing to in rest once at the camp, it should be made of cotton so it can warm up.  A thicker sweater for the night.  During the day time, it is better to use the raingear or clothing that is waterproof.
  • Swimwear if you’d like to use the Hot Springs in Lares
  • 3 plastic bags to separate your clothes: clean, wet, dirty, and others.
  • Night in Aguas Calientes: Please bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trek.  Also, you can bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Caliente or Saint Teresa.
  • Personal Hygiene: Bring enough for the whole duration of the trek.  Towel for camping, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, and antibacterial gel.
  • Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you.  It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamida).  It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue your trek.
  • Flashlight LED auto rechargeable. It will be used every night in the campsites.  This type of Flashlight won’t damage the environment as it is auto rechargeable.
  • Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport
  • Insect Repellent in lotion waterproof. No Spray
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Water bottle made of flexible plastic brand Platypus. This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does not  take up a lot of space.  At the same time, they help in our effort to protect the environment. WAYKI TREK will be refilling water throughout all the trek.
  • Extra money to buy some beverages during the trek (optional).  Also, if you decide to purchase souvenirs in Aguas Calientes or participate in any of the additional activities in Saint Teresa, you will need to have cash with you as the ATMs in the area quickly run out of money due to the amount of tourists. If you just wish to have lunch in Aguas Calientes it is also advisable to bring cash.  For all transactions we suggest to bring local currency (Peruvian Nuevos Soles).

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE TREK

  • Lares Trek is a 34Km. trail.  Therefore, it is imperative to be physically fit. The starting point is at 2,925 m.a.s.l. and the highest point is 4,580 m.a.s.l. with temperatures ranging from 10° to 21° Celsius.
  • On the first day of the trek the passengers will be able to use the hot springs in Lares.  This is a service not operated by Wayki Trek, however it is an optional service that is already included in the price.
  • Throughout the whole trek, you will be able to see different communities and their traditions, especially those activities involving Inca’s textiles.
  • Wayki trek will supply water to refill bottles during the whole trek.
  • There is a Bathroom tent included in the camping equipment.  However, if you decide to rent the portable biodegradable toilet it is one payment of USD 45.
  • Please consider that the trail has two high passes over 4,000 m.a.s.l. Ipsayccasa Pass and Ipsaycocha Pass.

 

For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: IMPORTANT INFORMATION LARES 4D

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