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Cusco I Mollepata I Soraypampa I Humantay Lake I Salkantay Pass I Soraypampa I Cusco

2-Day Humantay Lake Tour & Salkantay Trek By Glamping in Sky Lodge Dome

National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay trek as one of the 25 Best Treks in the World.

Salkantay Trek and Humantay Lake Tour: Mount Salkantay (or Nevado Salkantay / Salcantay) is one of the most iconic mountains in the Cusco region and the highest mountain in the Vilcabamba Mountain range. Hikers on the Salkantay trail spend a day approaching the mountain from the south and then another day in close proximity to the mountain as they scale the Salkantay Pass, which at 4,600m provides amazing views into the valley below.

Trip Length:
2 Days 1 NIght
Total Distance:
11 miles
Physical Level:
3/5
Altitude:
3300 msnm - 4650 msnm
Tour Type:
Trekking Nature & Culture
Group Size:
02 Min - 19 Max

Hikers on the Salkantay trail spend a day approaching the mountain from the south and then another day in close proximity to the mountain as they scale the Salkantay Pass, which at 4,600m provides amazing views into the valley below. The Salkantay trek of 4 days and 3 nights is a great adventure that will allow you to appreciate Andean and lush green mountains (Cloud forest), streams, rivers, and hot springs that will help you relax your body after the physically taxing walk. You can also feel the temperature change along the hiking mountain paths of the tour of Salkantay. You can also enjoy some snow in one of the highest points of the road, 4,630 mts/15, 228 feet above sea level. Finally, on the last day (the fifth day) you will enjoy the Grand tour of Machu Picchu City.

2-Day Salkantay Treking Pass & Humantay Lake Tour Overview:

  • TOUR NAME: Salkantay Trek and Humantay Lake Tour 2 Days + SKY LODGE DOMES
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Salkantay and Humantay Tour Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Trip Advisor what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb at 7:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 18km
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Salkantay Trek requires some physical preparation and we also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the Salkantay Trek
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,630 m / 15,228 ft
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Challacancha or Soraypampa (for our Passengers and staff) and Bus back from Soraypampa to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 1-night Glamping Sky Lodge Dome at Soraypampa (Private Bathroom and Shower)
  • MEALS: 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra cost, Upon Request)
  • GUIDE: Bilingual Guide Service

2-Day Salkantay Trek & Humantay Lake Tour Short Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay lake
  • Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pampa – Salkantay Pass – Soraypampa – Cusco

2-Day Salkantay Trek Pass & Humantay Lake Tour Highlights:

  • Sleep in comfort under the stars in our Eco-friendly Sky Green Eco Sky Domes located in a private campsite at Soraypampa
  • Day 1: Private Soraypampa GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOME
  • Visit Humantay Lake and Salkantay Lake
  • Hike the Original Inca Trail to Salkantay Pass
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Salkantay Snow Mountain
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about the Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Reach 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) in elevation along the Salkantay Pass
  • Hike one of National Geographic’s 25 “World’s Best Treks”

Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the trip. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…

Please Note: For travelers who don’t have many days to hike, or for those who don’t feel fit enough to hike the Salkantay for 4 days. We have a great alternative salkantay trek and Humantay lake of 3 days conecting to machupicchu by train from ollantaytambo to aguas calientes. or Salkantay and humantay lake for 2 days sleeping in our domes.

Itinerario

DAY 1

Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking as soon as we are at challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow-capped mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch, we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and then we will walk down to our best campsite in soraypampa.

1ST DAY: Total distance: 15 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (approx)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

SALKANTAY HUMANTAY

Physical Level

1, Easiest

DAY 2

Soraypampa – Salkantay Trek Pass – Salkantay Lake – Soraypampa – Cusco

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking at about 6:30 am because this day will take us 4 hours uphill to get to the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest and getting a group picture, we will be back on the same path to Soraypampa where have lunch and relax then after we will take the bus back to Cusco.
2ND DAY: Total distance: 11 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (approx.)

Qosqo Expeditions

Physical Level

1, Easiest

2-Day Salkantay Trek Pass & Humantay Lake Includes:

  • Transportation To Mollepata and Extra 1 hour to get to soraypampa (Trailhead)
  • Transportation back from Soraypampa to Cusco After Exploring the Salkantay Trek on 2nd day
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 2 days on Humantay Lake & Salkantay Trek.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English
  • 1 Night in GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOME AT SORAYPAMPA ( Twin bedroom, Matrimonial bedroom, 3 beds room, 4 beds room Accommodation)
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cooks/chefs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)
  • Snack Service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Food Service  (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us!
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Salkantay trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Trail)
  • Pre-trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!

2-Day Salkantay Trek Pass & Humantay Lake  Doesnt Include:

  • Tips
  • Extra Horse to ride to Humantay Lake and Salkantay Pass (for those who want to do on Horseback let us know in Advance)
  • Salkantay Trek Entrance Fee (20 soles)

DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OVER 06 ppl (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

RENTALS

  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip

ADDITIONAL INFO:

BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30 pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)

STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they don’tfilled-out have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To confirm and Secure the trip Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of and you are ready to go…

2 Day Salkantay Trek Pass & Humantay Lake by Glamping Sky Lodge Dome (Prices for 2024)

Availability: Daily Departures All Departures are 100% Guaranteed. If You’re Booked, You are Going, We won’t cancel your Trip !!!
How to Book?: Send us all Your Personal information, as well as a Deposit of US$100, and the Final Balance will be paid once you are in Cusco.

Group Service: Price per person: US$340

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 04 Persons to 16 Persons (Maximum)

Daily Departures ( We are the Best Operator On Salkantay Trek with our own Private GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOMES)

Private Service: Price per person: US$440

Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Person Minimum)

If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as GROUP SERVICE). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.

What you need to bring on Quad Biking Atv:

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:

  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport
  • Bring a couple of copies of the one that you have used to purchase the Inca trail permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *ZippSunblock off
  • 1 pair of hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommended)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also buy in Cusco.
  • Flashlight (headlight recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired from us) we have goose down or synthetic sleeping bag
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

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Formato de Reserva
Traveler
Traveler
2024-02-28
Salkantay survivors We did the 5 days-salkantay trek to Machupicchu uin the rain season february, everything was awe-some, food, landscapes, tour services, the amazing guide Fernando, this guys Is actually amazing i recommend to him to every-body
Spencer O
Spencer O
2024-02-28
5 Day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu It was a great time. Really enjoyed the experience with friends, something to cherish for the rest of my life. If you go I highly recommend you ask for Fernando. He was our guide for the entire trip. Extremely knowledgeable and made the experience that much more memorable. He started the trip as a guide and by the end became a friend, the time you spend on the trek, you really want someone who fits with your group and I can't imagine a better person who could fit better in anyone's group. As well, the trek itself was difficult but very enjoyable, something to push yourself to your limits. Every day was extremely rewarding, not to mention the hot springs was well worth it.
Ted
Ted
2024-02-24
Best Peru Experience Had an amazing trip. Fernando the tour guide was the highlight, and made our experience fantastic. I would recommend the trip simply for the quality of the guide.
Tyrell T
Tyrell T
2024-01-27
Spectacular hike We had the opportunity to do the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with (QUECHUA EXPEDITIONS). Fantastic and absolutely recommended. They offer a very interesting package both for the price and for the service. Our guide Fernando Illapa taught us a lot about Inca history and the Andean way of life. He and our cook were very attentive and cordial throughout the experience. Our food was amazing and the camping equipment in perfect condition.
D r
D r
2024-01-27
an unforgettable experience It was a wonderful experience. From the beginning Wayra gave us all the information, always attentive and answering all our questions. During the trip we had Fernando Illapa as our guide. We must say that he is a great professional, thoroughly knowledgeable about the path and with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience, which made everything easier in the most demanding moments of the Inca trail. The accompanying team is very organized and I must say that the food exceeded our expectations. Dishes that could well be served in a restaurant and extremely abundant. We did the road with my husband and there were very difficult sections of great physical demand, but the impressive landscapes and discovering archaeological sites along the way make it worth it. We were also fortunate to have excellent travel companions. An unforgettable experience with the help of a professional team that paid attention to all the details.
Agnieszka Z
Agnieszka Z
2024-01-25
A must in Peru The whole experience was amazing! The trek can be tough but it’s doable even for not super fit people. The views are breathtaking! Thanks a lot to our super nice guide Jose and amazing chef Armando who made the whole tour even better.
T D
T D
2024-01-18
we would do it again The trip and itinerary that they organized for us was incredible! Very organized, excellent guide named Fernando Illapa, who made us feel at home. Very attentive, smiling and charismatic. Everything was a dream trip. We visited the mountain of seven colors, we did the 4-day Inca trail, we went to the Puerta del Sol, to MachuPicchu, wayna picchu, to the hot springs of Machupicchu town, gampling; Anyway, we did everything and it was an unforgettable trip.
Zach S
Zach S
2024-01-18
Una muy buena experiencia, gracias Hay muchas opciones de trekking para el Camino Inka, ¡pero no busques más que aquí! Cada persona en la organización es amable, profesional y servicial. ¡Nuestro guía, Fernando, fue fantástico! Fue informativo, paciente y nos guió de manera experta a lo largo del hermoso Camino Inka a Machu Picchu sin un solo problema. ¡Tener un guía que hable perfecto inglés y español es extremadamente necesario y tiene la experiencia para hacer que tu experiencia sea inolvidable!
Zach S
Zach S
2024-01-18
What an otherworldly experience. We had an amazing experiencies with a great team in the inka trail, in Cusco there are many trekking options for the Inka Trail, but look no further than here! Every person in the organization is friendly, professional and helpful. Our guide, Fernando, was fantastic! He was patient and expertly guided us along the beautiful Inka Trail to Machu Picchu without a single problem. Having a guide who speaks perfect English and Spanish is extremely necessary and has the experience to make your experience unforgettable!
Rachel Z
Rachel Z
2024-01-13
INCREDIBLE!! This tour company is truly the best. They took amazing care of us ensuring that we had everything we needed and made sure to help provide what we forgot to bring. The guide - Fernando - was so kind and knowledgeable. If you’re looking to hike to Machu Picchu this is the place to book!!! I can’t recommend them enough we had and amazing time.

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