Salkantay and Humantay Lake

TRIP OVERVIEW

Salkantay hike 2 days, exploring the mesmerizing landscape surrounding Cusco’s second-highest peak in Peru, at an elevation of 6,275 meters.

Experience awe-inspiring mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, and lagoons with visits to the stunning Humantay and Salkantay Lagoons. This adventure is perfect for those who have already visited Machu Picchu and wish to delve further into the captivating Andean mountains.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the simplicity of a comfortable, pre-booked trip.
  • Travel surrounded by amazing landscapes on the way to Machu Picchu.
  • Finish the program with an unforgettable visit to the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Urubamba River from twice the height of Huayna Picchu.

DESTINATIONS

ITINERARY

DAY 1

CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – LAKE HUMANTAY – SOYROCCOCHA

We pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel to the town of Mollepata. On the way, you can enjoy seeing some local towns such as Izcuchaca and Limatambo. In addition, you will have spectacular views of the impressive valleys and the famous Salkantay mountains covered with snow. Arriving at the town of Mollepata we will have a delicious Andean breakfast, and you also have time to go around Mollepata. After an hour in Mollepata, we continue in the same car to Soraypampa.

Putting on our comfortable shoes, we take a 1-hour walk to Lake Humantay, enjoying the incredible views that surround us. When arriving at Humantay, we take the time to explore the lake and enjoy its beauty. After spending time at Lake Humantay, we returned to the trailhead in Soraypampa and then walked 2 more hours to our camp located in Soyroccocha. There we enjoyed tea time and then dinner. We sleep early, ready for the walk of the next days.

  • Accommodation: camping facilities
  • Distance: 10kms / 6 miles
  • Time: approximately 6 hours
DAY 2:

SOYROCCOCHA – PASO SALKANTAY – LAKE GLACIAL – COLPAPAMPA

After a delicious breakfast, prepare for a moderate climb on your second day of hiking. In one hour, you will reach the highest point of the hike (4,650 m / 15,367 ft). From here, we relax and enjoy nature in its purest form, feeling at the height of the huge snow-covered mountains of Salkantay (6,217 m / 20,717 ft), Humantay and Huayanay, the white and steep rivers of the area and the lakes small and humble Outside the main trek route, we take a side walk for half an hour to enjoy the panoramic and truly exquisite Salkantay turquoise lake. Returning to our main trekking route, we will walk towards our original beginning, where we will have our lunch, and then we will take our van back to Cusco arriving at 6 pm in the afternoon.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
  • Distance: 12kms / 9 miles
  • Time: approximately 7 hours

INCLUYED

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco
  • Private transportation to Soraypampa, starting point of the tour
  • Food 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner. All these meals are prepared by our chef and his assistant.
  • Professional guide during the whole trip (English and Spanish)
  • lunch
  • Trekking sticks
  • Coca tea is served every morning in your store
  • Transfer to the hotel at the end of the tour
  • Emergency riding horse

NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping Bag, you can rent in our office ($ 20.00 for the entire trip).
  • Trekking poles, you can rent in our office (the $ 15.00 USD for the entire trip).
  • Tips
  • Drinks.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Original passport and migration card.
  • Wear shoes or light shoes or tennis shoes.
  • Waterproof (long poncho) in rainy season (November to March)
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Bottle of water “canteen”.
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Medicine and / or articles for personal use.
  • A small backpack.
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Have checks and coins on hand in small denominations soles or dollars.

OTHERS

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Griselda G
Griselda G
2024-05-16
Trip to Cusco 2024 I was in Cusco for 4 days, traveling with friends, we visited Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, the archaeological park of Machu Picchu with the company Peru top Expierence. From Paraguay, the organization of the trip was in charge of the guide William Silva, super attentive to doubts and with the necessary information for the tour. In Cusco he welcomed us again and then we stayed at Prisma Hotel, good service. Then to go to Pisaq, to the train station in Ollantaytambo and to Machu Picchu, another guide from the company, Mr. Carlos Alfredo, accompanied us. In Aguas Calientes we stayed at the Andino hotel. Good attention. Good gastronomy in general, except the place called El Maizal that includes the bus tour to Ollantaytambo, from there they either change places or include a personal lunch in that day's tour. Super recommended @perutopexpierience to discover the wonders of Cusco! The flight from Lima to Cusco was by Jetsmart. Regular care. Many requirements for foreigners regarding luggage but not so much for nationals. They should improve that.
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Navigate45259110927
2024-04-08
wonderful cusco We did several tours, Humatai lagoon, mountain of seven colors, Machupichu, sacred valley and the logistics were perfect, they met the pick-up times, the guides provide very interesting information about each site and the visits are spectacular, each one has a charm that fall in love
Majesus A
Majesus A
2023-11-05
Peru...... Fabulous and Unforgettable trip A magnificent trip, we visited Machu Picchu and Cuzco, and other cities like Lima, Puno or Arequipa. Phenomenal organization, great guides and good accommodations. A unique experience thanks to you!
Kiera C
Kiera C
2023-09-17
Highly Recommend This company and tour was incredible. They were there to help every part of the way! I really enjoyed my time at Machu Picchu with Eduardo :)
Carmen C
Carmen C
2023-07-30
Inolvidable!! Hicimos varios tours laguna de Humantay, Montaña de 7 colores, Valle Sagrado, Machupicchu y City Tour, la coordinación estuvo muy bien, no tuvimos problemas ni con traslado o reservas, los guias fueron muy amables y los almuerzos y desayunos que eran parte del tour eran diversos y abundantes. Excelente servicio. Como recomendación revisar bien los horarios de los tour ya que inician super temprano 4:00am y terminan tarde, así que considera hacer 2 tours laguna y montaña y dia 3 valle sagrado que es mas tarde 7:30am y regresando de Machupicchu haz el tour por la ciudad en la tarde para descansar la mañana. A nosotros nos funciono perfecto! ;)
Alejandra M
Alejandra M
2023-06-07
Vale 100% la pena ir Todo increíble! El guía daba información del lugar y detalles, pudimos probar también los diferentes chocolates y es un lugar que debes visitar si estás en Cusco. El guía siempre amable y nos tomó fotos a todos :)
Juan Sebastián O
Juan Sebastián O
2023-05-30
Excelente servicio Todo estuvo Perfecto, 100% recomendado!! El Guia fue muy amigable. Excelente servicio todo desde el principio hasta el final.
Christian S
Christian S
2022-11-03
A great adventurous journey! If you would love to explore the surroundings of Machu Picchu but you're worried the 4 day hike might be too hard for you, this is the perfect option. We had a great time, beginning with the convenient and comfortable communication with our guide Manuel who supported us to organize the transport to the start of the treck and the hike itself was a unique experience that we don't want to miss. The hike itself rewarded us with the perfect first view on Machu Picchu on day one and we had the whole second day to explore the whole side more in detail. Accomodation, Food, Transport and a great guide is included in the price. Thanks to Manuel it was an great adventureous journey - thanks for that.
Lupe R
Lupe R
2022-09-23
Fenomenal El Viaje fue excelente desde la llegada a Cusco hasta terminar en Lima. Nuestro Guia Hernan fue muy informativo, paciente y obeservativo y muy bien preparado para todos los viajes que tomamos con el. La Agencia preparo hasta la mas minima necesidad. No tengo mas palabras para calificar nuestro viaje solo que fue lo maximo. Todo fue Excelente!!
Maribel A
Maribel A
2022-09-18
Inolvidable Una experiencia inolvidable, divertida y buen trato. Buena opción para la próxima aventura cuento contigo.

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