Trek & Climb: Lares Valley to Glacier Velo de la Novia (5,269m). The Urubamba Mountain Range is part of the Central Andes of South America; home to Wakaywillke Mountain (Verónica, 5,919 masl), Sawasiray (5,810 masl), Chayñapuerto (5,610 masl) and Chicón (5,500 masl).
Likewise, the views of snow-capped mountains like the Apu Salkantay (6,272 masl), and others that make up the Vilcabamba Range will be part of this unique experience in the Peruvian Andes.
This expedition presents archaeological sites; that have a privileged view and connection with the pampas of Maras and Moray (Inca Greenhouse). You will have contact with local people who still keep their traditions and customs alive; and who will be part of this great adventure. Also; you will discover the existence of Andean deer, foxes, pumas, viscachas, condors, falcons, Andean geese, hummingbirds.
The thermo-mineral-medicinal waters, much visited by tourists and locals alike, are one of the natural attractions of this unexplored side of Lares.
You will be part of a unique expedition; since you’ll be able to practice mountain climbing at an easy level in the French scale.
IMPORTANT; (The height and distance data are referential, having a slight margin of error, because some data were taken by Google earth, GPS and barometer watches).
In the Peruvian Andes, there are a wide variety of peaks that require a good level of technique, and experience. The glacier Velo de la Novia is a great introduction to glacial climbing, it is quite a flat climb with good compact snow that make it a great first experience to this discipline. At the summit of the glacier you’ll experience clear views of the surrounding range and peaks such as the southeast view of Pumahuanca and southwest of the Sirihuani.
So then; you can help to protect these mountains; lagoons, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and the natural environment by the way we approach the mountain climb. We take care to minimise the footprint we leave & fill ourselves with the energy existing in the Sacred Apus that traditions say are sources of immense power. Your ascension will incorporate respect for the whole environment; along with good health and your own experience of high-mountain climbs.
Climb a Glacier and experience rare views of the surrounding Urubamba Mountains.
Visit and adventure a unique rural area of the Sacred Valley.
Contribute to the region in a sustainable way.
Breakfast x 5
Lunch x 6
Dinner x 4
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Walking sticks)
Machu Picchu Extension – Entrance Tickets, Transport & Guide
|Joining Arrangements||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.|
|Food & Water||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.|
|Special Diets||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.|
|Trekking Crew||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.|
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
|Machu Picchu||An excursion to Machu Picchu is included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco.|
|Covid-19 (Coronavirus)||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.|
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics|
|Available Discounts||Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+|
|Reservation||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.|
|Customer Service||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.|