Available on: The Lares to Machu Picchu 4D trek.
Style: Very rustic. Remote; high altitude; very basic and cold conditions.
Altitude: 4200m / 13,780 ft
Spend a day in Chaullacocha en route during this Lares trek and immerse yourself in modern-day Andean living. Optional activities include fishing in the lake with a local; helping to herd the llamas, alpacas and sheep to their pasture grounds; visiting the local elementary school (if it’s a school day); or learning about traditional Andean weaving.
This Cultural Extension is great when paired with a Homestay!
Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring: