Salkantay Pass and Humantay Lake 2D/1N

Type of Service
02 people as minimum and 07 people as maximum (customized service)
Difficulty
moderate
Frequency
All year
Availability
Every day

Humantay Lake and Camping on the Salkantay Pass

The Salkantay Pass and Humantay Lake 2 day tour is a stunning hike through Andean valleys in the shadow of glacial mountains. Perfect for those seeking a camping adventure in the mountains, you will be guided along the trail to Salkantay, whilst being treated to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Peru.

Book now for a camping experience like no other in the heart of the Peruvian Andes!

Places to visit :

  • Soraypampa
  • Humantay Lake
  • Soyroccocha
  • Salkantay Pass
  • Salkantay Mountain
  • Glacial Lake
From $243 / per person
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Duration 2 Days - 1 Night
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Cusco – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay – Soyroccocha
  • Day 2 : Soyroccocha – Salkantay Pass – Glacial Lake – Colpapampa

DAY 1 – CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – LAKE HUMANTAY – SOYROCCOCHA

The Humantay Lagoon tour starts with pick up at 5am from your hotel in Cusco.

Your private transportation will take you on a 2.5 hour drive through the lush valley of the Apurímac River, until we reach the mountain town of Mollepata at 2,803 m / 9,200 ft. Here you’ll stop for a hearty breakfast at a local restaurant, before continuing on to the start of the hike.

After breakfast, your driver will transport you a further 90 minutes up the valley to Soraypampa at 3,850 m / 12,631 ft. From here, your guide will lead you on a hike up the trail for 1-hour until you reach the turquoise waters of Humantay Lagoon at 4,180 m / 13,714 ft. If you do not wish to walk to the lake on foot, then we offer you the choice of riding a horse (included in the package). The glacial lake of Humantay is located on the opposing side of the famous Salkantay pass. On a clear day, its crystal clear blue waters reflect the breathtaking snow-capped peak of the Humantay mountain. So as well as taking home some stunning souvenir photos, you’ll leave the shores of Humantay with a profound sense of peace and tranquility.

Once you have soaked up your moment with Humantay, your guide will lead you back down the trail to to enjoy a hot lunch in Soraypampa.

After lunch you’ll be guided a further 2-hours up the Salkantay mountain trail to our campsite in Soyroccocha at 4,200m / 13’780 ft. From here you’ll be treated to amazing views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks of Salkantay and Humantay. Making your night of camping under the shadow of the mountain a special one!

  • Food & Accommodation : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Camping
  • Walking Distance : 10 km / 6 miles
  • Walking Time : 6 hours

DAY 2 – SOYROCCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – GLACIAL LAKE – SORAYPAMPA – CUSCO

With the promise of the summit on the horizon, you will be woken early for a hot breakfast before continuing the hike up to the Salkantay Pass at 4,650 m / 15,255 ft. Although the 1-hour climb will be difficult, you are welcome to take as many breaks as you need, and the views from the top are definitely worth the hike!

From here, you can relax and enjoy the magic of the Salkantay in its purest form, as its snow-capped peak towers above you at a whopping 6,217 m / 20,717 ft! It’s turquoise lake is only a further 30 minutes walk away, so we will stop by its shores on route back down to Soraypampa where we will have lunch.

In the afternoon your private transport will be waiting to take you back to Cusco. Arrival time 6pm.

  • Food : Breakfast & Lunch
  • Walking Distance : 12 km / 9 miles
  • Walking Time : 7 hours

Included

  • 6:00pm Briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before the trek
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Private transport to and from Soraypampa
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Humantay Lagoon
  • Emergency horse to carry you up the trail
  • Muleteers & horses to carry tents, food, cooking equipment : 7kg per person
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (All prepared by our chef)
  • Vegetarian/vegan and special diets requested
  • Hot coca tea brought to your tent in the morning
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Not Included

  • Food not included in the itinerary
  • Sleeping Bag : Can rent from agency : $ 25 USD for entire trip
  • Trekking Poles : Can rent from agency : $ 20 USD for entire trip
  • Gratuities / Tips for the guide, porters and cook

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Valid Student ID card (if student booking)
  • Good quality walking boots or shoes
  • Good quality sleeping bag for cold temperatures
  • Trekking poles – can be rented at agency
  • Sandals for down time (very important)
  • Baselayers of varying temperatures, especially for the night
  • Thermals, gloves, scarves, wooly hat
  • Good quality trekking socks to avoid blisters
  • Raincoat or long poncho (for rainy season)
  • Waterproof trousers (for rainy season)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long trousers
  • Shorts suitable for hiking
  • Wide-brimmed hat – UPV is strong at altitude
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid on the trail
  • Headlamp/Torch (very important)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicine/personal effects (eg. contact lense liquid)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Portable battery charger
  • Toilet paper (not usually found on trail)
  • Small travel towel
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$243 REGULAR PRICE 243 PER PERSON

(GROUP SERVICE)
OPTION 2
$288 REGULAR PRICE 288 PER PERSON

(PRIVATE SERVICE)

Packing List

ESSENTIAL ITEMS:

  • Original Passport
  • VALID STUDENT ID CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good quality backpack (medium sized)
  • Water storage bottle or canteen: Camelbak bottles are recommended, but all need to be sufficient to hold 1-2 litres
  • Comfortable shoes, preferably light with good soles (waterproof goretex for rainy seasons)

FOR YOUR BAGGAGE:

The horses have a luggage limit of 7 kilograms per person. We therefore recommend bringing only important and necessary items to Salkantay.

  • 2 Long sleeve shirts
  • 2 Breathable t-shirts
  • 2 Sets of underwear
  • 2 Pairs of socks
  • 1 Hiking trousers
  • 1 Shorts (suitable for hiking)
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Waterproof coat and pants (for rainy seasons)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandles
  • Small quick-drying travel towel
  • Portable battery charger for your phone and cameras

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturiser
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

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Additional Information

  • Departure dates:We have groups for the Salkantay trek every day of the year. But it is more advisable to make this trek between the months of April to December, since the months of January, February and March are the rainy season in Cusco.

Where does the tour start and end?
  • All ours tours begins with the pick up to the tourists at the door of their hotels “We pick up to our clients from any hotel located in the city of Cusco”, We recommend to stay close to the historical center of the city of Cusco, it will make it easier to find your hotel.
  • All our tours ends at the door of the hotels, it means the tours will finish with transfer to your respective hotel located in Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
  • The altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. We recommend to drink infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option to avoid the actitude sickness.
How is the accommodation?
  • For all the tours which include hotels. We offer hotels of 3* and 4* category, it has spacious and comfortable rooms, bathrooms, hot showers and bueffet breakfast. If the tourist like, you can change the accommodation to a better service. You just have to request it via email for an additional cost.
Which season is the best time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu?
  • The dry season months between April to December are the best time to come and visit Cusco. During those days the possibility of rain is very little, so the roads are not swampy and the landscapes can be better to enjoy and takes the best pictures. On the other hand, the months with the most rain are January, February and March.
What are the coldest months in Cusco Peru?
  • The coldest season in Cusco are in the months from May to July. During this time the sun is strong in the day, but once it goes down or you spend much time in the shade, it can get very cold. It can go below zero at night, so warm clothes and Jackets are necessary to bring during these months.
How long in advance can I request the tour?
  • We recommend to purchase the tours weeks or months in advance, this because the train and Machu Picchu tickets has a limit of spaces, dont wait until the lust minute to book your tour, other ways you will not be able to find spaces.
During the trip to Machu Picchu, where the big luggages will stay?

The train company that operates to Machu Picchu does not allow the traveler to carry a suitcase that weighs more than 7 kilograms. To go up and visit the city of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to carry a light and small backpack for your convenience; the rest of the luggages you can leave them without any problem at the storage of your hotel in Cusco, or you can also leave at our office in Cusco city, we have an storage too.

Very Important in case you want to book the Inca trail to Machu Picchu:
  • CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: If you want to book the Classic Inca Trail 4 days, you must to book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to do the hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance, the limit of spaces for the inca trail 4 days is 400 people per each day.
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in advance would be good, the limit of spaces for the short inca trail is 200 people per each day.
When is the best season to hike the Inca Trail?
  • The best time of year to do the inca trail is between May to October, with August and September being the best months of all. The trail is dry and the weather is lovely. During the rainy season between November to April  the trail will be wet and can make it more difficult.

What will you live in the Humantay Lagoon Tour 2 Days

  • The Hike to the Humantay Lagoon offers an unbeatable adventure ideal for family and friends.
  • You will enjoy nature and a walk through places covered with snow that are part of the Andean mountain range.
  • You will visit one of the most visited natural attractions in Peru.
  • We will have a spectacular change of microclimates during the tour full of Flora and Fauna.
  • The walk to this beautiful place will make you feel a sense of peace and tranquility thanks to its natural beauty.

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23/03/2023
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