Photography Lares Trek Inca Trail Machupicchu 6D/5N
A Brief Description
The Photography Lares Inca Trail machupicchu 6d/5n Trek Embark on a captivating journey through time and terrain with our 6-day/5-night Photography Lares Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the spellbinding beauty of the Andean landscapes and ancient Inca heritage as you capture the essence of this unforgettable adventure through your lens. Embark on a scenic drive through the Lares Valley, a picturesque region nestled within the Andes. As you journey through quaint villages and lush valleys, photograph the authentic daily life of the locals and their traditional customs. The landscapes here offer a wealth of opportunities for breathtaking shots. Begin your trek along the lesser-known Lares Inca Trail. Wind your way through stunning mountain passes, verdant valleys, and crystal-clear lakes. Every step of the trail presents you with new perspectives to capture, from majestic peaks to delicate wildflowers. Continue your trek on ancient pathways that were once used by the Incas. Photograph the intricate stone terraces and remnants of Inca settlements along the route. The interplay of light and shadow in these historic sites creates a photographer’s paradise. As you approach the grand finale of your journey, arrive at the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Capture the iconic sunrise over the ruins, with misty clouds giving way to reveal the magnificence of this archaeological wonder. Your lens will dance between the ancient citadel’s intricate stonework and the panoramic vistas that stretch beyond. Delve deeper into the magic of Machu Picchu today. Wander through the stone-paved pathways, hidden corners, and intricate temples. Your camera will be your guide as you document the enigmatic charm of this UNESCO World Heritage site.Throughout the expedition, our experienced guides will not only lead you on this transformative journey but also provide insights into the local culture and history, enriching your photography with narratives and context. Join us on this 6-day/5-night Photography Lares Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, where every click of your camera shutter immortalizes moments of beauty, adventure, and discovery. Experience the thrill of capturing the past and the present in every frame, and let your photography tell the story of a journey that transcends time
1 – 8 Guests
Experience | Difficulty
- Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
- DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
- Moderate schedule
- Travel by car or minibus
- Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking and hiking (none of our adventures have difficult hikes)
- (non-photographers also welcome)
Weather | Sun
September – Temps 75/42 F 24/5 C Sunrise 6:10 | Sunset 6:35 (18:35)
- 6 Days
- Travel, landscape, nature, wildlife and people photography
- Professional photographer | guide
- Photo walks & discussions
- Small group size (1-8 guests)
- All Meals
- National Park Permits
- Local transportation
Arrival Airport: Cusco – Transfer time to hotel 30min
Departure Airport: Cusco– Transfer time to hotel 30 min
Our adventure begins in the Morning on the first day and ends at end of the last day.
Travel Visa:Not required
2 Nights Hotel
3 Nights Camping
ITINERARY Lares Trek Inca Trail
The Cusco city is the start a new adventure on the wilderness mountain,Our private bus come to pick up you at 06:00 am, sharp for a scenic drive through the Sacred Valley, Pisac alive town with a lot history and stopping for the scenaries, Calca one of the towns in the valley property to buy last snack and some camping staff as well small breakfast. To continued driving to Quiswarani – Lares (3,700m /12,150 ft) lares Departing Calca around 06:45 we head off for the scenic drive to Quishuarani (3,700m /12,150 ft) which is the starting point for the trek. Along the way you will be able to observe small Andean communities, spectacular mountain landscapes, herds of llamas and alpacas plus Campesinos (people of the local villages) in colorful costumes as traditional. Get our horses and company crew, to climbing to the first highest point Hualcacasa 3 hours (4400m) along the uphill we apreciate the lagoon named Queuña Cocha and can observe Mount Sawasiray (5400m) and Colque Cruz (5600m). There are steeper climb to our first pass, where observe Mount Veronica (5700m, a sacred Apu mountain in this Valley) which we descend to reach our lunch place beside the picturesque ‘seven lagunas’. We will stay by the lake this night.
Climate: cold and windy on the day / cold at night
Hiking Time: 8 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl
Your bus then takes you to the small and very traditional community of Quishuarani, your camp for the night (3700m/12,140ft).
Included: lunch, dinner, camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
This is a stunning day hiking. You leave camp behind and climb past colourfully dressed locals, towards the native forests that Amazonas Explorer has been heavily involved in re-planting. These forests harbour Andean deer, vizcachas and several rare species of birds and are essential to the future of this area.
A further push and you reach the stunning views from your highest pass of the trek, the Huchayccasa pass (4450 m/14600 ft.). A chain of emerald blue lakes fills the hillside below you, and in the distance rise the snow clad Urubamba Mountains. Descending through hand turned potato fields you come to the ancient community of Cuncani at (3800m/12,4600 ft.).
Fuelled by a tasty lunch you carry on along the valley floor to reach the once notorious village of Huacahuasi..
Included: lunch, dinner, breakfast, camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Another great day awaits you. After a hearty breakfast you begin to climb gently towards your final pass. This is a day filled with encounters with locals. Strong legged men head off to work in the potato fields, wooden ploughs slung over their shoulder. Rough handed women sit; legs outstretched weaving their traditional clothes on wooden looms. And small children sit motionless guarding herds of alpaca and llama, their ever-faithful dog by their side.
From your camp you begin towards the final pass. Lying at 4,200m/13,780ft the Ipsaycocha pass marks the border between Lares and the Patacancha Valley. You start gently and then climb one final steep section to gain the summit. If you are lucky, you will have spectacular views of Mount Veronica. You take lunch by the beautiful Ipsay Lake then follow an ancient your final camp.
Included: lunch, dinner, breakfast, camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
You start with a short but sharp climb to the impressive and little known ruins of Pumamarca. After visiting this extensive site, you take an Inca trail along old terraces, before winding your way through eucalyptus forests to the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo.
Enjoy lunch before exploring this charming village. This was the site of the last battle between the Incas and Spanish before the remaining Inca rebels fled into the jungles of Vilcabamba. The presence of the Incas is still evident, with most houses still containing Inca stonework and the local women still washing their clothes in the old Inca canals that run through the village.
Late afternoon you catch the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo and your hotel for the night.
Included: breakfast, lunch, ticket, hotel
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 06:00am to transfer you to train station for a 4 hour journey or in high season this may be with private transport to Ollantaytambo train station, then we’ll board a Tourist Backpacker Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the checkpoint and show your passports then we will start with a easy walk. On the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit to Chachabamba, we’ll continue along the trail heading south, climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñay-Wayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water.
After lunch in Wiñay-Wayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features including stone steps and tambos “resting places”. To arrive at Inti Punku (Sun Gate) we will climb 60 Inca steps. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe the marvelous Machu Picchu, where you can feel an inner peace. We will have a break for photos before heading down to Aguas Calientes. Hot spring pools are optional or you can enjoy spare time to chill out at this small village.
Early, after a good breakfast we will leave to re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas; we take the first bus up at approx 5.30am and arrive at the ruins at 6am. At this time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site with a guided tour. This enigmatic city is explored for approx. 2 hours and its mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide. Following this you will be free to explore at your own pace (you generally have approx. 6 hours extra spare time but this depends on train timetables in high season). You will have the option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain (Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huayna Picchu). Around 4pm we’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for your return train. End of our Lares Trek Inca Trail.