Live an incredible experience, surrounded by glaciers, lagoons of turque color
Visit the humantay lake with a delicious breakfast and lunch included
The best quality of service in Cusco with the best local guides ever
Humantay lagoon, a beautiful landscape located on the slopes of the Salkantay glacier, come and enjoy an incredible hike through the Andes and highlands of Cusco to reach this incredible place
All year round
Cusco hotel and hostel pickup
San Francisco Square
KANTU PERU TOURS
We will pick up between 4:00 to 4:35 from your respective hotels or hostel in the center of Cusco, we will start our adventure to the Humantay Lake with a 4-hour-drive in our private transport, first to Mollepata where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast for about 40 min,then we will continue the road in order to get Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.).
Soraypampa is the campsite for the first day of the Salkantay trek. In Soraypampa we will start our trek up to the Humantay Lake (4200 m.a.s.l.) with beautiful views and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay. It is a 1.5-hour-walk to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, and more than worth it when you see the magical view. It is also possible to rent a horse instead.
Once in the Lake, we will have enough time to take pictures, bring an offer to the Apus, and for the really brave ones; swimming in the lake when it’s sunny! After some free time, we will start our descent to Soraypampa of about 1.5 hours, which is much easier than the way up.
In Soraypampa we will take our van for half an hour more to get our restaurant in Mollepata where we will enjoy our lunch and after some rest, we will return to Cusco city where we will arrive near the main square at 6 pm approx.
04:00 - 04:35
Pickup to your hotel or hostel
04:40 - 08:40
Cusco to Mollepata
08:40 - 09:30
Breakfast in Mollepata
09:30 - 11:00
Start walking from Soraypampa to Humantay Lagoon
12:30 - 14:00
Trekking back to Soraypampa
14:00 - 15:00
Lunch in Soraypampa
15:00 - 18:00
Back Soraypampa to Cusco
- Pick-up from your hotel/hostel in the center of Cusco
- Tourist Transfers from Cusco to Cusco
- Professional guide
- Transfer from Cusco
- Entrance to the attraction
- Travel Insurance
- Trekking poles
- Original documents / passports.
- Precise dark-toned clothing (bright colours scare condors).
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between the months of October to March.
- Sunscreen and sunglasses.
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable slippers for the visit
- Small backpack (Snack, cookies, etc.)
- Walking stick
- Camera and extra batteries.
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date needs to be done before 4:00 pm (Lima time) 2 days before the tour begins
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 2 days prior to the tour before 4:00 pm (Lima time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.
You must email firstname.lastname@example.org (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation
How do I avoid altitude sickness?
How do I avoid altitude sickness? Take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat small meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatise yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatisation is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500 metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.
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