04:00 a 05:00 am hrsPick up from hotels in center Cusco
05:30 am hrs.Departure from Cusco
07:30 am hrs.Arrival to Mollepata
07:35 am hrs.Breakfast in Mollepata
08:15 am hrs.Departure to Soraypampa
09:15 am hrs.Arrival and trekking to lagoon
10:50 am hrs.Arrival to Lagoon of Huamantay, guide’s explanation and free time.
12:00 pm hrs.Return to Soraypampa camp
12:30 pm hrs.Arrival to the camp
12:45 pm hrs.Lunch on camp
14:00 pm hrsReturn by car to Cusco
17:00 a 17:30 pm hrs.Arrival to Cusco, drop off in Plaza Regocijo
We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco between 4am to 5am and drive 2.5 hours to the village of Mollepata, located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. Here we will enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant before we start the trek to Soraypampa. We travel along a photogenic path called the “Camino Real,” as we gain altitude. After reaching the tiny village, where few amenities exist, we continue for another hour and a half, ascending 1,200 feet in just 2 miles up a steep path. After conquering the last hill, we will gaze down on a turquoise lake below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier. The hike is dominated by Salkantay Peak, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains, towering 20,600 feet with a sheer and snowy face. The equally impressive Humantay Peak, rising 19,412 feet, is also within view. Shamans and other natives will often give blessing when reaching the crystal-clear waters of Humantay Lake. Once we reach the lakeshore, we relax, enjoy a snack, go for a swim (if you are brave!) or give thanks to Pachamama (Mother Earth). When you are ready to hike back down, we will descend to Soraypampa and have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks. We drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.