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BACKROADS & HIGHLANDS OF PERU - 2 (LARES TREK)

17 Days, Lima to Cusco
BACKROADS & HIGHLANDS OF PERU - 2 (LARES TREK)

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Get off the beaten path in the highlands of Peru and discover stunning mountain scenery and remote cities few tourists visit. Getting to Cusco is half the adventure-trave read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 16 nights accommodation (Simple hotels (14 nts), camping (2 nts)).

    13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, private van, hiking).
  • Arrival transfer.
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  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project (full-day).
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour.
  • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, CEO on the hike, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD330-430 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.aaa
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Day 2 Lima/Huancayo
Day 3 Huancayo
Day 4 Huancayo/Huancavelica
Day 5 Huancavelica/Ayacucho
Day 6 Ayacucho
Day 7 Ayacucho
Day 8 Ayacucho/Andahuaylas
Day 9 Andahuaylas/Cusco
Day 10 Cusco
Day 11 Cusco
Day 12 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Day 13 Ollantaytambo/Cuncani
Day 14 Cuncani/Kuyoc
Day 15 Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes
Day 16 Aguas Calientes/ Cusco
Day 17 Depart Cusco
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Lima
  • Huancayo
  • Huancavelica
  • Ayacucho
  • Andahuaylas
  • Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Cuncani Camp
  • Kuyoc
  • Aguas Calientes
  • DAY 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

    Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru. We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Lima/Huancayo

    Enjoy a spectacular bus ride into the Andes to Huancayo.

    Travel the route of the locals and start the Andean adventure on the road from Lima to Huancayo in the central Andes.

    Local bus
    Lima - Huancayo 6h30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Huancayo

    Spend the day enjoying optional activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just enjoy the scenery.

    The villages of Cochas Grande and Cochas Chico are two interesting day trips in the Mantaro Valley, some 12km (7mi) south of the city.

    Free Time
    Huancayo Full Day
    With so much to see and do, get out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Horseback Riding

    Huancayo
    Head out on horseback for a fun way to explore the surrounding landscape.

    Bike Rental
    Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Huancayo/Huancavelica

    Travel to Huancavelica. Opt to visit to the nearby mines or explore the city's market and hot springs.

    Travel by bus through the remote Cordillera Central to the highland town of Huancavelica. Arrive at the one-time Inca stronghold of Santa Ines in time to sample some true, high altitude Peruvian nightlife.

    Local bus
    Huancayo - Huancavelica 3h-4h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Huancavelica Mines Visit

    Huancavelica
    Visit local mines and learn about the history of the industry that founded the city, Huancavelica was established after mercury was discovered nearby in 1563. The mercury extracted here was typically sent to Peru and Bolivia to help with the silver extraction process and the city remained a primary source for mercury until the mid-19th century.

    Hot Springs
    Huancavelica
    Tae a relaxing soak in the hot springs this area is famous for. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Huancavelica/Ayacucho

    Travel through the highlands and remote communities of the Andes to Ayacucho.

    The altitude of Ayacucho, its colonial feel, and the local pre-Inca history make it one of the most fascinating cities in the Andes.

    Local bus
    Huancavelica - Ayacucho 3h-4h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Ayacucho Afternoon
    Start exploring this interesting mountain town. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Ayacucho

    Spend two days in Ayacucho, with optional day tours to nearby archaeological sites, markets, city tours or individual exploration.

    The city is known for a handicrafts district famous for silver, carvings and woven items. There are many beautiful colonial churches and mansions to visit as well. The surrounding area also offers a number of attractions, including the Huari Capital and Quinua and Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Free Time
    Ayacucho Full Day
    Explore the city or head further afield.

    Optional Activities
    Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana Visit

    Ayacucho
    Head to the Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana, a handicrafts district where you can purchase silver jewellery, alabaster carvings, painted altars and nativity scenes, dried gourds, and a good selection of woven items. Ready, set, shop!

    Wari Ruins Visit
    Quinua
    Visit the expansive ruins of Wari, all that remains from the pre-Incan empire that once lived here. The location of the ruins was the capital city of the Wari and covers approximately 16km (10 mi).

    Quinua Visit
    Quinua
    Venture about an hour outside Ayacucho to reach Quinua, a small town known for its pottery and as the site where the Battle of Ayacucho was fought and won in 1824.

    Vilcashuaman Visit
    Vilcashuaman
    Take an excursion to historical Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Ayacucho City Tour
    Ayacucho
    Take a tour of the city to see some of the sights, learn more about the colonial history of the area and admire the fantastic architecture. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Ayacucho

    Spend two days in Ayacucho, with optional day tours to nearby archaeological sites, markets, city tours or individual exploration.

    The city is known for a handicrafts district famous for silver, carvings and woven items. There are many beautiful colonial churches and mansions to visit as well. The surrounding area also offers a number of attractions, including the Huari Capital and Quinua and Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Free Time
    Ayacucho Full Day
    Explore the city or head further afield.

    Optional Activities
    Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana Visit

    Ayacucho
    Head to the Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana, a handicrafts district where you can purchase silver jewellery, alabaster carvings, painted altars and nativity scenes, dried gourds, and a good selection of woven items. Ready, set, shop!

    Wari Ruins Visit
    Quinua
    Visit the expansive ruins of Wari, all that remains from the pre-Incan empire that once lived here. The location of the ruins was the capital city of the Wari and covers approximately 16km (10 mi).

    Quinua Visit
    Quinua
    Venture about an hour outside Ayacucho to reach Quinua, a small town known for its pottery and as the site where the Battle of Ayacucho was fought and won in 1824.

    Vilcashuaman Visit
    Vilcashuaman
    Take an excursion to historical Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Ayacucho City Tour
    Ayacucho
    Take a tour of the city to see some of the sights, learn more about the colonial history of the area and admire the fantastic architecture. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Ayacucho/Andahuaylas

    Pass by rural areas, massive mountain peaks and small villages to reach Andahuaylas. Opt to visit to the Sondor archaeological site, the Pacucha Lagoon or the market.

    The focus of the day is the journey itself. You can't beat the scenery like this and there's no better way to get to know the country than to travel straight through some of the most remote regions.

    Arrive at Andahuaylas, set amidst a beautiful glacial valley. Agriculture is key to the lives of the locals here and the town has a good market.

    Local bus
    Ayacucho - Andahuaylas 4h-5h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Sondor Archaeological Site Visit

    Andahuaylas
    Hike to the remote archaeological site to get close to the surrounding landscape and learn about the history and culture of the area.
    Enjoy the view of the valley bellow the ruins and bring a picnic lunch for a great way to spend an afternoon.

    Pacucha Lagoon Visit
    Andahuaylas
    Visit the Pacucha Lagoon and opt to sunbathe on the scenic shore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Andahuaylas/Cusco

    Continue overland through dramatic scenery and rural villages to Cusco, the centre of the Inca heartland.

    Local bus
    Andahuaylas - Cusco 6h-7h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Cusco Evening
    Start exploring this charming city. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Cusco

    Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or take an optional city tour, head out whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

    The nearby Sacred Valley, museums, churches and cobblestoned streets steeped in history, all combine to create a terrific atmosphere.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Cusco Cathedral Visit

    Cusco
    Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

    Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
    Cusco
    Explore magnificent Corincancha, once the Incan Empire's richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.

    Cusco City Tour
    Cusco
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.

    Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    Urubamba
    Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don't forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

    Horseback Riding
    Cusco
    Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco's archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour - no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

    Mountain Biking
    Cusco
    Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Cusco

    Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or take an optional city tour, head out whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

    The nearby Sacred Valley, museums, churches and cobblestoned streets steeped in history, all combine to create a terrific atmosphere.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Cusco Cathedral Visit

    Cusco
    Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

    Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
    Cusco
    Explore magnificent Corincancha, once the Incan Empire's richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.
     
    Cusco City Tour
    Cusco
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.
     
    Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    Urubamba
    Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don't forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

    Horseback Riding
    Cusco
    Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco's archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour - no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

    Mountain Biking
    Cusco
    Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

    Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco for lunch. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about the traditional weaving and dyeing practiced here. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs right from the source.

    Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only) and a small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Here, have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch, the proceeds from which go directly back to the remote community.
    Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go on a guided tour of the large ruin site just adjacent to the town. Ollayntaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu.

    Private Vehicle
    Cusco - Ollantaytambo 1h-2h
    Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley, descending in elevation the whole way.

    Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op visit
    Ccaccaccollo
    Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers' donations helped create through Planeterra Foundation in 2005, thereby enabling local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers. See local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community and those who visit it. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management.

    Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
    Pisac
    Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that's still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

    Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
    Lamay
    Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures along with the Planeterra Foundation and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

    Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour
    Ollantaytambo
    Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 13 Ollantaytambo/Cuncani

    Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.

    The Lares Trek is a scenic, less touristic route to hike through the Andes. It is one day shorter than the Inca Trail but higher in elevation. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek.

    The locations and distances may change on this hike, as camping will be done in different places depending on pace, ability, and weather. The first night will always be spent at the G Adventures-supported, community-owned and managed campsite in an indigenous village previously bypassed by the tourism industry. In most cases, the CEO will hike the Lares Trek with the group.

    Private Vehicle
    Ollantaytambo - Lares 3h-3h30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Lares Trek (Lares-Cuncani)
    Lares - Cuncani 4h30m 9km
    Start early and drive (3 hrs) to Lares town where the hike will start with a leisurely pace through the valley of Cuncani. Hike 4km (2.5 mi) to Chancachaca then stop for lunch. Be sure to rest and rehydrate because the altitude here is around 3480m (11,417 ft). Continue trekking along rocky mountain paths 4.7km (3 mi) to the isolated village of Cuncani. Camp here for the night at 3872m (12,703 ft). This community run campsite is supported by the IDB/MIF and Planeterra Foundation. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Cuncani/Kuyoc

    Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

    Lares Trek (Cuncani - Kuyoc)
    Cuncani - Kuyoc 9h 17km
    Hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain 12.2km (7.6 mi) to its high pass at 4750m (15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods.

    Hike downhill another 2.2km (1.3 mi) to QuencaPata, for lunch and to take in the amazing view.

    Continue hiking downhill another 2.6km (1.6 mi) to our second campsite near a stream. Sleep tonight at about 4,114m (13,497 ft) elevation. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 15 Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes

    Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

    Lares Trek (Kuyoc - Punta Carretera)
    Kuyoc - Punta Carretera 3h30m 10-11km
    Follow the trail to see typical Andean flora and fauna, llamas and alpacas. Descend through the valley of Pumahuanca and meet friendly local Quechua people and explore some Inca storehouses along the way. Trek 3-4 hrs to reach the town of Pumahuanca. Enjoy lunch then hop a van to Ollantaytambo. Continue by train to Aguas Calientes.

    Private Vehicle
    Punta Carretera - Ollantaytambo 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Train
    Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes 1h30m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 16 Aguas Calientes/ Cusco

    Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.

    Rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. Enjoy a guided visit to the ruins followed by free time to explore. Opt to walk up to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge.

    When ready, head back down by bus to Aguas Calientes to meet up with the rest of the group. Take the scenic train back to Ollantaytambo to meet the van for the ride back to Cusco.

    Local bus
    Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu 30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Machu Picchu Guided Tour
    Machu Picchu 1h30m-2h
    Rise and shine - the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach'ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

    Local bus
    Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes 30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Train
    Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo 1h30m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Private Vehicle
    Ollantaytambo - Cusco 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Inca Bridge Visit

    Machu Picchu
    Use any leftover energy from your Machu Picchu hike to visit the Inca Bridge site nearby (thought by some to be a secret back entrance to Machu Picchu). Trek up to the bridge that's cleaving to a 579m (1,900 ft) cliff, and soak in amazing views of cloud forest along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Depart Cusco

    Depart any time today. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD330-430 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.aaa

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 10 passengers, at an average there are 08 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. 1. INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS
    The rules and regulations controlling the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing. Before embarking on your adventure to Peru it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the Inca Trail booking policies and guidelines as described in a document available on our website


  10. MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN - OPTIONAL Please advise at time of booking if you do not wish to hike the Inca Trail. Instead, youwill have 2 nights in Cusco, travel by train for a night in Aguas Calientes, and join the hikers for the tour of Machu Picchu.


  11. In our continued effort to support the rights of the porters on the Inca Trail, we would like ensure that they never exceed the weight limit for their packs as set out by the Peruvian authorities. Porters are allowed to carry no more than 6kg of personal belongings per hiker (for all other Peru treks the limit is 8kg). That means that including your sleeping bag, toiletries, clothing, etc, you are allowed a total weight of 6kg for the hike which will be carried in a duffle bag provided by our local office. Any additional weight must then be carried by you in your day pack. To help achieve this goal we recommend that you carry travel sized toiletries, that you bring sport sandals that can be worn with socks (which are lighter than running/walking shoes) and that you limit electronics to those that you are willing to carry. Any additional baggage can be left in Cusco, but is advised that you bring anything of value (eg. money, passport, credit cards, camera, etc) with you on the trek.
    If at the end of your trek you felt your trekking guide and support team did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline, we suggest each hiker contributes the following to a collective pool. We suggest a tipping amount of $40 per person for the Inca Trail and $35 per person for the Lares Trek.



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