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Salkantay Humantay Lake Trek 2 Days

Humantay Lake & Salkantay Mountain Trek 2 Days

2 Days Short Hike

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Duration
2 Days
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Salkantay Humantay Lake Trek 2 Days

Salkantay Humantay Lake Trek 2 Days

Humantay Lake & Salkantay Mountain Trek 2 Days

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2 Days Short Hike

Overview

Hike this  Salkantay Trek 2 Days hike and visit the colorful Humantay lake.

If you are to Cusco and you are interested in getting out of the noise of the city and the stressful cities, this Salkantay Trek 2 Days, will allow you to get into some of the most incredible places, surrounded by mountains, this is your best alternative trekking, this hike includes a visit to the beautiful lagoon of Humantay and the impressive Salkantay pass.

Hike in one of the most imposing sites of the Cusco region, the Humantay Lake and the Salkantay Mountain, also we can spend the night in our exclusive Lodge Hikes in Peru, under the beautiful starry sky of the Andes

We can also receive a talk about the constellations, but not the ones we all know, but under the Andean traditions and the worldview of the people of the Andes that you will not find on any website all these talks have an Inca origin, and we can hear them by our guides who have the Inca blood.

Come and join our 2 day Salkantay Trek excursion.

Trip Details

Day 01: Cusco – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lagoon – Heaven’s Camp

Drive to Challacancha to start the hike to Soraypampa. In the afternoon we will hike up to Humantay Lake and spend the night in our Sky Camp.

Day 02: Private Lodge -Salkantaypampa – Salkantay Pass – Soyrococha – Soraypampa – Cusco

This morning, we will make an ascent to the Salkantay Pass on the 7 Snakes Trail. Enjoy the breathtaking views before going to lunch and returning to Cusco in our private transportation.

Salkantay Trek 2 Days
Salkantay Trek 2 Days
Food

All Included

Travel Asistants

Transport

Group Size

Min 2 Persons

Accomodation

Physical Level

Easy

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Highlights

The best of Salkantay Trek 2 Days & Humantay Lake Tour

We want to know your travel plans, so whether you want to do your trek alone, either for photographic or professional purposes, or if you are looking for personal self-discovery; or if you are traveling as a couple we can organize a special trip for you, doing the Salkantay Trek 2 Days is the perfect adventure experience and days for everyone; all surrounded by beautiful mountains away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You will hike through the most impressive sites of Peru. On the first day of trekking, we will make an ascent to the Humantay Lake, which by its colors looks like a giant colorful diamond, a delight for the eyes, all in the mountains of the Peruvian Andes. On the second day we will make an ascent by the path of the 7 snakes “7 Snakes” to reach the Salkantay pass, from where we will have a view of the glittering snow-capped mountains of the Andes.

On the first night, we will spend the night in our private lodge, where we will sleep at the foot of the starry skies, accompanied by the beautiful Peruvian Andes.

Come and join us to do this amazing Salkantay Trek 2 Days adventure that you only live once and that you have the opportunity to do. Just write or call us.

  • A hike in the middle of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.
  • Hike Humantay Lake and appreciate its natural beauty, totally intact.
  • Triumph in this challenging hike to the Salkantay pass, and appreciate the sacred mountains of the Incas in all their beautiful magnitude.
  • Two days impress away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • We will receive a talk about the flora and fauna of the Peruvian Andes on this Salkantay Trek 2 Days trek.
  • Overnight under the beautiful starry sky that can only be seen in the Peruvian Andes. In addition, we will learn about the constellations under the Andean cosmovision.

Itinerary

DAY: Cusco - Challacancha - Soraypampa - Humantay Lagoon - Campamento del Cielo (Heaven's Camp)

Our Salkantay Trek 2 Days adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and go in our private transport to the town of Mollepata to take our breakfast until we continue to the town of Challacancha. From this place, our hike will take us all morning until we arrive at Soraypampa where we will have lunch.

In the afternoon we will make a calm ascent to reach Humantay Lake (4,200 m), we will have time to contemplate the beautiful view of the lake, which looks like a jewel, between the white and snowy background, a beautiful colorful lake at the foot of the snowy.

Here we will be able to take many beautiful pictures of the natural wonders that await us. We will return to Soraypampa to enjoy our healthy dinner and appreciate the beautiful Andean sky, as well as receive a talk about the meaning of these for the ancestral cultures.

Your private guide will give you this talk, as the Incas knew these constellations and their importance for their daily life.

Food

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

Hiking Time

Starting Altitude

Minimun Altitude

Highest Altitude

Weather

Highlights of Cusco - Challacancha - Soraypampa - Humantay Lagoon - Campamento del Cielo (Heaven's Camp):

DAY: Sky Camp |Salkantaypampa - Salkantay Pass - Soyrococha - Soraypampa - Cusco

On such a day the best thing we will have is to contemplate the beautiful mountains.

The day starts early in the morning with a healthy breakfast, before starting this hike along the “7 Snakes” route, when we reach the top of the mountain we will have time to enjoy the delicious views of the white peaks and then descend to the lunch spot.

After lunch we will continue to our private lodge in Soraypampa, we will hike for 30 minutes until we reach our private transportation, on the way we can enjoy the scenic views of the mountains while we take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

This day is the most impressive as we will reach the highest point of the trek; where we will encounter the most beautiful landscapes surrounded by the clean white mountains of the Peruvian Andes.

We will have a nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized high mountain chef before making the ascent before gradually ascending to Salkantaypampa and then through a challenging trail known as “The 7 Snakes Trail” until we reach the impressive Salkantay Pass at 4,630 m / 15,190 ft. You will spend some time at the pass taking some memorable photos and enjoying the fantastic scenery.

In this place, you can feel the strength of the imposing nature, besides feeling the warmth of the flora and fauna until we reach our lunch area.

After enjoying lunch, we will continue descending towards Soraypampa and, in the distance, we will have a remote view of the great snow-covered stone forest. All the effort is greatly rewarded with incredible views everywhere you look.

When we arrive at our private lodge, we will have one last break to drink water or eat a snack before we take the last 30-minute ride up to the transport.

In this last part of the hike, we will have the opportunity to take many pictures. Then we will return to the city of Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

Food

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

Hiking Time

Starting Altitude

Minimun Altitude

Highest Altitude

Weather

Highlights of Sky Camp |Salkantaypampa - Salkantay Pass - Soyrococha - Soraypampa - Cusco:

Inclusions

Whats Included in the Tour

Included on the Salkantay Trek 2 Days and Humantay Lake

In Hikes in Peru, we specify the services included and not included in all travel itineraries that appear on our website. We take care of everything necessary, but we need you to know all the details of this hike that we show you below, all to have a safe trip and not miss anything in this amazing hike.

What is included in the Salkantay Trek 2 Days?

High-quality service and safety with Hikes in Peru

  • We will receive an informative talk at your hotel or at our offices where we will meet our guides and cooks who will inform us about everything we need to have a successful trip.
  • Experienced local expert guides – Our guides have been trained in the best universities and institutes of Peru, they are professionals who know every detail of the trek, besides speaking many languages they are prepared for the most demanding travelers; besides being responsible and serious in their work; they are friendly, fun and knowledgeable people who will make your experience the most complete and satisfactory; besides having certifications in first aid that will keep you safe throughout the trip.
  • Private camping equipment. –Hikes in Peru” always has the newest hiking equipment and the best brands; in addition to being equipped with all the necessary kitchen implements; with which you can enjoy your meals outdoors.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles (pair)
  • All “Hikes in Peru” guides have received specialized training in first aid. We conduct mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Our guides will always have on hand the first aid kit to deal with any inconfidente; If necessary you will be evacuated to the city of Cusco quickly and efficiently; remember to communicate any health condition you have before booking any of our adventure treks, or consult with your family doctor about our trek.
  • Extras are included in our service. – Every detail in your trek is important that is why our service is recommended worldwide, in addition to the poles with rubber tips (trekking poles), you will receive a rain poncho for your visit to Humantay Lake, Salkantay Pass and Rainbow Mountain.
  • 24/7 Customer Service – Our travel specialists don’t sleep, (just kidding), we always have a specialist attending to any of our passengers’ concerns, whether before, during or after your trip; you are free to call us at any of our numbers.
  • Lodging in our Exclusive Lodge (Day 1) Our Private Lodge has everything you need to have a pleasant and enjoyable rest, all with comfort and balance with the environment.

Our exclusive and private camping Lodge in Soraypampa

  • Lodge under the zeal of the Andes
  • Meals
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner

To this Salkantay Trek 2 Days and Humantay Lake we work and trust in our high mountain chef, the food is an important factor to enjoy the Andean trek; we need you to have the necessary energy and delight you with the flavors of the Andean meals, we respect all diets (we have vegetarian, vegan or special options at no additional cost), or also if you have an allergy you must communicate it to our travel specialist, our guides will take it into account throughout the trip, you will also enjoy hot drinks and snacks.

  • Water on the way. – Hikes in Peru” will provide you with the necessary water, purified and boiled, either cold, warm or hot if necessary, but you must carry a canteen to stock up, you can refill your bottles during each meal.
  • Tea to wake up: The tea we provide will really wake you up, the coca tea provided by “Hikes in Peru” will provide the tea in your tent so you will be warm from the inside out before starting your day.
  • Tea time or happy hour – The first evening, before dinner, the cooks will provide you with popcorn, cookies/crackers, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you won’t have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up and enjoy a bite to eat.
  • Before you start your hike, your tour guide will provide you with a cloth bag with local fruits, cookies, chocolate, candies, etc. Every morning, we will refill it so you can enjoy your snacks during the hike.
  • One cloth snack bag per person – To avoid the use of plastic bags that pollute our environment, we will give you a cloth bag for your snack.
  • Hygiene products. – Cleanliness is important to us, a neglect in it can mean that you should enjoy the walk, that’s why we are aware of the hygiene of our passengers, we provide a small towel and soap before each meal to clean your hands.
  • Private transportation – In our exclusive service all transportation is included, from when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, until we take you to the town of Challacancha, the starting point of the trek; and when we finish the trek we will drop you off safely at your hotel in Cusco.
  • Permits and entrance fees – Entrance to Salkantay Sanctuary

No Included in the Trip

What is not included?

  • Travel bag
  • Dinner on the second day
  • Horseback riding from Soraypampa to Humantay Lagoon and Salkantay Pass (optional)
  • Clothing and hiking equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff. – We pay our associates good salaries, but something extra is always appreciated, especially considering the hard work they do.
  • Additional costs and force majeure delays. – Taking into account that the area where we go is an outdoor trekking, we always take into account some fortuitous inconveniences, such as: landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications for security reasons, diseases, pandemics, changes in government policy, political instability, strikes, acts of God, etc. Any of these events will be communicated to our passengers, even before they appear in the news, we will make the necessary motivations so that your itinerary is not affected; but always remember to read our blog and discuss everything necessary with our travel specialist; we recommend you to call us by phone (better than WhatsApp or email) and so you will not miss any detail.
  • We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and carefree as possible. In this section, you will find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with “Hikes in Peru” in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.
  • Do you have any other questions we haven’t answered here? Call us +51 901 410 487

Recommendations

How should I acclimatize for the Salkantay Trek 2 Days?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 or 3 days before the start of the trek to help you adapt and avoid possible problems of altitude sickness during the trek.

If you live in an area at high altitude from the sea, you may not need to acclimatize, but if you live at sea level you need at least 2 to 3 days to acclimatize, happily you will not be bored in a hotel, these days, but you can do other tours within the city of Cusco that can be a delight for your senses; as the sacred valley tour, tours in the city of Cusco, spending the night in the city is always a great experience; just talk to our specialist +51 901 410 487 and he will make you a super interesting itinerary.

Here are some suggestions of activities to do around Cusco before starting your adventure trek:

  • Cusco’s Main Square: The best destination in South America
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Private view of the ruins of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas

Our Team

Specialized Team Salkantay Trek 2 Days and Humantay Lake

Our team is made up of experienced Peruvian Hikers who have lived in the area for many years. You will feel safe knowing that you are in the hands of the most knowledgeable group of people on the trail.

There is one thing we love more than the hiking itself, and that is sharing the experience with all of you. We would like to introduce you to our amazing team in hopes that you will join us very soon for the trip of a lifetime.

We would like to welcome you to our friendly team that you will meet along the hike.

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OUR TOUR GUIDES
Your tour will be led by a trained and highly experienced professional guide, years of experience in trekking and nature, medical certifications and a passion for guiding people to unforgettable adventures.
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OUR COOKS
After a challenging hike, we know how important a good hot meal can be to prepare your body and warm you up. That’s why on every trek with Ausangate Peru you will find chefs with years of experience cooking on treks.
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MEALS: WHAT TO EXPECT
All of our trekking excursions include a diversity of tasty meals full of carbohydrates, proteins and essential fats. We carry foods that go well in the backcountry: rice, pasta, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola.
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OUR MULETEERS AND HORSES
Our muleteers and their horses are in charge of all our equipment and will always be waiting for us in safe and comfortable campsites.

Why Choose Hikes in Peru for Salkantay Humantay Lake Trek 2 Days

HIKES IN PERU more than a company is a family dedicated to tourism for more than 9 years based in Cusco, we have a team specialized in organizing hikes throughout Peru and the big difference between us is that the guides are totally mystical and explained in a different way to the classic, so we invite you to have a totally different experience, in all walks will be made Inca ceremonies and you can learn more about this very enigmatic culture we hope in this very energetic place Peru Cusco

Packing List

What To Bring

Travel Guide

Talk before the Salkantay trekking 2 days

All briefings and briefings are held at our main office in Cusco (or at your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one evening before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Always have communication with our specialist +51 901 410 487 for any modifications.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can arrange this with us on the day of the briefing or by email) or at your hotel, free of charge.

Almost all hotels in the city of Cusco allow you to store your luggage in their offices, although we recommend you not to leave valuable items, or ask them to keep it especially in their safety box and always ask for a receipt that you are leaving your luggage stating its contents, the safety of our passengers is very important that’s why we advise you this

It is best to place items, such as credit cards, in a sealed and signed envelope for peace of mind.

Pick up from your hotel to start the hike

At the beginning of the hike we will pick you up from your hotel in our private transportation, we will tell you the exact time we will be at your hotel, we are serious with the hours and we only work with responsible partners who will not make you wait or worry. Always call us if you have any inconvenience; we will help you to solve them “Hikes in Peru” is with you.

Cusco is an ancient city, which means it has many narrow, cobblestone streets. Some hotels and Airbnb may be located on streets with no access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to carry luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group travel for the Salkantay Trek 2 Days

Our group tours are integrated by travelers of all nationalities, it is a good economic alternative if you wish to meet travelers of other nationalities and ages. It may happen that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one to decide, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Demonstrations and strikes in Peru are frequent; and although they can interrupt the economic activities of tourism, if it is necessary to make changes in the itinerary we will inform you well in advance so that this is not an impediment to make your trip both outbound and return; we have clear policies in these aspects, if necessary to cancel the trip will always be done for your safety; our tourism associations are always in communication with the organizations that usually organize strikes and demonstrations giving special permits to travel agencies so they can conduct their tours normally.

Lost and found

It is common that our passengers forget or lose some objects, either because they are too tired or too excited about the trip; we always remind our passengers not to leave their objects forgotten in all the areas where we stay, such as: camps, transportation, Lodge, and food areas, our policies are clear in these aspects; it is always better to be safe to avoid bad moments in the future.

We do not operate this route in February due to the rainy season and route maintenance.

Prices Cost of land

Group rate: US$195.00 per person

We organize departures with a minimum of two passengers, we can depart with 1 passenger, but you must call us to organize your trip.

For payments PayPal charges a commission of 5%, charged to the passengers. This amount only applies for the advance of the tour cost, (which is a reduced percentage), when you complete the cost of the tour in the city of Cusco, we do not charge additional commission, although some cards charge a commission for international payments is better to pay in cash.

Our website payments are automated, but always send us an email to validate the payments (always use email for this type of communication as it allows us to have a control of the payment history), send us the transfer number to info@hikesinperu.com; only after that, we can confirm your deposit and reservation.

Faqs About Salkantay Humantay Lake Trek 2 Days

Talk before the Salkantay trekking 2 days

All briefings and briefings are held at our main office in Cusco (or at your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one evening before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Always have communication with our specialist +51 901 410 487 for any modifications.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can arrange this with us on the day of the briefing or by email) or at your hotel, free of charge.

Almost all hotels in the city of Cusco allow you to store your luggage in their offices, although we recommend you not to leave valuable items, or ask them to keep it especially in their safety box and always ask for a receipt that you are leaving your luggage stating its contents, the safety of our passengers is very important that’s why we advise you this

It is best to place items, such as credit cards, in a sealed and signed envelope for peace of mind.

Pick up from your hotel to start the hike

At the beginning of the hike we will pick you up from your hotel in our private transportation, we will tell you the exact time we will be at your hotel, we are serious with the hours and we only work with responsible partners who will not make you wait or worry. Always call us if you have any inconvenience; we will help you to solve them “Hikes in Peru” is with you.

Cusco is an ancient city, which means it has many narrow, cobblestone streets. Some hotels and Airbnb may be located on streets with no access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to carry luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group travel for the Salkantay Trek 2 Days

Our group tours are integrated by travelers of all nationalities, it is a good economic alternative if you wish to meet travelers of other nationalities and ages. It may happen that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one to decide, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Demonstrations and strikes in Peru are frequent; and although they can interrupt the economic activities of tourism, if it is necessary to make changes in the itinerary we will inform you well in advance so that this is not an impediment to make your trip both outbound and return; we have clear policies in these aspects, if necessary to cancel the trip will always be done for your safety; our tourism associations are always in communication with the organizations that usually organize strikes and demonstrations giving special permits to travel agencies so they can conduct their tours normally.

Lost and found

It is common that our passengers forget or lose some objects, either because they are too tired or too excited about the trip; we always remind our passengers not to leave their objects forgotten in all the areas where we stay, such as: camps, transportation, Lodge, and food areas, our policies are clear in these aspects; it is always better to be safe to avoid bad moments in the future.

We do not operate this route in February due to the rainy season and route maintenance.

Prices Cost of land

Group rate: US$195.00 per person

We organize departures with a minimum of two passengers, we can depart with 1 passenger, but you must call us to organize your trip.

For payments PayPal charges a commission of 5%, charged to the passengers. This amount only applies for the advance of the tour cost, (which is a reduced percentage), when you complete the cost of the tour in the city of Cusco, we do not charge additional commission, although some cards charge a commission for international payments is better to pay in cash.

Our website payments are automated, but always send us an email to validate the payments (always use email for this type of communication as it allows us to have a control of the payment history), send us the transfer number to info@hikesinperu.com; only after that, we can confirm your deposit and reservation.

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Extensions and offers

There are several extensions that you can include in your Peru adventure.

  • Rainbow Mountain: US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00
  • Sacred Valley: US$ 60.00 US$ 50.00
  • Visit to the city: US$ 30.00 US$ 20.00

Additional articles

There are additional elements that can be included in this trip.

Walking sticks (pair):  US$ 10.00

Price guarantee

For this Salkantay Trek 2 Days tour, if you have confirmed and fixed a total cost of the tour, this price does not vary or change until the day the tour starts, we do not increase the price; we also recommend our passengers to read carefully our reservation policies.


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