TOUR TO HUMANTATAY LAKE - SALKANTAY (1d)

Cultural & Theme Tours in Peru

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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.

What’s included

  • INCLUDED
  • Pick up from hotels located center Cusco
  • Shared transportation (round-trip)
  • 1 Breakfast In Mollepata
  • 1 Lunch in Soraypampa Camp
  • Entrances tickets to Humantay
  • Professional guide English/Spanish
  • First aid kit

What’s not included

  • DON'T INCLUDED
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks
  • Snacks
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