I2003 our TAMBO TOURS crew set out on a short expedition to a off the
beat and track / away from the tourists zone to a area that has hot springs, beautiful fauna and a water fall.
While hiking around our guide wandered into a cave where we located several "petroglyphs" of llamas painted
high atop a wall. The location is remote and as well was undocumented until our TAMBO guide reported it back
to us after the trek. Until then it was kept it a secret ( so as to avoid looters ) and to have a local Museum crew
carry out the research to document the true history of it. The paintings consist of two ( 2 sets ) of llamas standing
side by side. ( one of 5 the other of 6. ) The origins are either Inca or pre - Inca and their findings lean to the latter.
There was only one other previously documented finding similar to this in the area according to the local museum staff.
Day 1 - Cuzco - Cancha Cancha
Morning you will be met by private car and guide until reaching a small town of Huaran,( 9108 ft),
a small village located in the Urubamba Valley just east of Pisac, on the northern area of the highlands,
and on the outside edge of the Amazon jungle region. Once we have reached this area, we will start
our trek, heading up a narrow valley, where there are great views of scenic, cultural and natural in
beauty in the area. After 5 hours of hiking, we will arrive at Cancha Cancha ( 12,210 ft.)where our
first night of camp will be set our campsite for the night. ( CB/L/D ) ( camp )
Day 2 - Cancha Cancha - Quisuarani
After breakfast, our trek continues up the valley, crossing the Pachacutec Pass (14,000 ft. )
where we will take time to enjoy the views of Lake Pachacutec and Mount Pitusiray. In the mid afternoon
we will arrive at Quisuarani ( 12,000 ft.)and our campsite for the night. ( B/L/D ) ( camp )
Day 3 - Quisuarani - Laras Hot Springs
Early breakfast and depart our camp we will continue our trek, passing through the 2nd high pass of
Huillquijasa (4,200 masl or 13,440 ft). At this point we will be only 3 hours from the village of
Quisuarani. After lunch, we will continue hiking on the scenic and narrow trail, observing the beautiful
landscape of turquoise lagoons and the seasonal fauna, until we reach the village of Cuncani.
(12,000 ft.) Here we will continue our descent close to the Lares River, until we reach the Hot Springs of
Lares. Here we will set camp near the thermal pools for the night and enjoy a evening dip in these
natural springs. ( B/L/D ) ( camp )
Day 4 - Lares - Cuzco or Ollantaytambo
After breakfast, you will have the entire morning at leisure to relax in the thermal hot
springs and take a short hike in the surrounding area. The fauna and variety of beautiful
orchid that exists in this area is breathtaking. After lunch we will depart Lares by private car into
the valley and return to Cuzco or ....continue to Ollantaytambo. (B/L )
(Optional : transfer to Ollantaytambo with train to Machu Picchu.)
PRICE PER PERSON INCLUDES :
All treks are PRIVATE First Class Service (unless other wise stated at time of booking), bi-lingual guide,
cook, all required equipment, meals where noted, entry fees into parks & all transfers in / out.
NOT INCLUDED :
Local air, meals not shown, sleeping bag, departure taxes & additional incidentals.