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Humantay Lake 2 Days

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Humantay Lake 2 Days

  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • All food on the trail
  • Accommodation: Camps
  • max. Altitude:
    4650m / 15.255ft
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate to challenging
  • Professional guide
    (English and / or Spanish)


This short Humantay lagoon hike two days and one night is perfect to enjoy the natural beauty of the Andes, exploring the surroundings of the majestic sacred mountain Apu Salkantay and having a unique and wonderful experience by spending a night at the foot of these sacred mountains , in which you can also have a unique experience making an ascent to the Salkantay pass, the highest point and obligatory place of passage for all those travelers who want to do one of the walks to the sanctuary of Machupicchu.


Day 1Cusco Hotel | Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa

Our tour begins very early in the morning, we will pick you up at 4am from your hotel in Cusco.
Once the pick-up is finished we will travel from the city of Cusco to Mollepata which will last two and a half hours, arrived at the place we will stop for breakfast and after breakfast we will continue with our trip by car for one more hour until we reach Challacacha, where We will start our walk with the direction of Soraypamapa.

We will start with a gradual ascent for about twenty minutes and then we will enter a flat road which will take us to our camp, before reaching said camp we will see from the beginning a wonderful view of the valleys, rivers, mountains with perpetual glaciers, we will pass through a small forest of native trees of the place and likewise we will be able to see a little of the wild fauna and flora of the place.

After walking for two to three hours approximately we will arrive at our Soraypampa camp which is located at an altitude of 3900 masl / 12,795 fasl, there we will have our lunch.
After this delicious and comforting lunch we will rest for a moment to regain energy and after recovering we will begin with an ascent of an hour and a half of walking until we reach the Humantay lagoon which is located at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level.

This Humantay lagoon is a hidden gem in the heart of these mountains, we will have the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of its crystal-clear waters and the turquoise color that this beauty has, we will have enough time to take a tour of the place, through the Surroundings of this natural beauty.
In the afternoon after having visited this natural wonder we will return to our soraypampa camp, we will begin our walk with a descent of one hour of walking until we reach the place where we will have our dinner again and we will spend the first night at the foot of these magical mountains soraypampa place where we will spend the night.

Distance traveled: 11 km
Accommodation: Campsite.
Food included: lunch, dinner.
Altitude of the camp: 3,900 masl / 12,795 fasl
Difficulty level: moderate.

Day 2Soraypampa | Salkantay Pass– Soraypampa– Cusco Hotel

This day we will get up early because this day we will go up to the highest point of the entire hike, the Salkantay pass which is located at 4650 meters above sea level.

After having a delicious and healthy breakfast, we will leave our camp at 6:00 am in the direction of the Salkantay pass, it is 7 KM away from the camp to the pass in which we will take about three hours of ascent to the Summit. Along this journey we will have spectacular views of the natural landscape that we have in the place, we will also be able to enjoy a wonderful view of the majestic apu salkantay. having walked for three hours, we will arrive at our destination, the Salkantay pass, where we will stay for a moment contemplating the natural beauty of the Andes.

After enjoying the natural beauty of these sacred mountains, we will begin with the three-hour descent from the summit of the Salkantay pass until we reach Soraypampa again, where we will have our lunch. After our lunch we will have recovered our energy to return to Cusco again. Finally we return from soraypampa to Cusco in our private transport which will last about three hours approximately, once I arrive at the imperial city of Cusco they will be left at your hotel and thus ends the tour of this beautiful activity.

Distance traveled: 14 km
Food included: breakfast lunch, dinner.
Maximum altitude: 4,650 masl / 15,255 fasl
Difficulty level: Challenging.

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing with the guide
  • Pick up at your hotel on the morning of trek departure
  • Transportation from Cusco challacancha cusco
  • Professional guide (English and / or Spanish)
  • Entrance Ticket for Humantay lake
  • Tents
  • Basic foam mattress. If you need more comfort during the trek we can rent you an inflatable mattress ( Thermarest)
  • 1 duffle bag
  • Cook and kitchen equipment
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Snacks
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including riders. These carry the camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils. We provide duffel bags at our briefing for your personal items (up to 7kg / 15lbs per person)
  • Tent for eating with camping tables and chairs and tent for the Kitchen for the cook to prepare meals
  • Tents for our staff to sleep
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle

Price Excludes

  • Sleeping bag: However, you can rent one from us. We have sleeping bags that will protect from down to -18 °C (0 °F)
  • Trekking poles: You can also rent these from us
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our team
  • Additional costs

You must bring

  • A light backpack with a change of clothes for the entire period of the trek - be prepared for a wide range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or a rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco
  • Resistant footwear, waterproof trekking boots are recommended. The extra stockings can not be missing
  • Sandals or flip flops are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to wear them
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight / Handlamp and extra batteries
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly in cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper, inside and outside the luggage
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need, paracetamol, blister protection, etc.
  • Small towel
  • Bathing suit (if you intend to bathe in the hot springs)
  • Cash - enough for snacks, tips and souvenirs
  • Original passport
  • Binoculars (if you have)
Before You Go:

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before pushing yourself on a hike. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days before the trek begins to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness during the trek. You may have already been to another area of Peru at high altitudes before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the trek. Here are some suggestions of activities to do in the vicinity of Cusco before starting your adventure trip:

  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley
  • Rainbow Mountain

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All meetings and briefings are very important, which takes place at our office or at your hotel at 5:00 p.m. one night before the tour starts. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If for any reason you cannot attend our informative meeting, you must contact Ausangate Explore by email or by Whatsapp.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The hike must be paid in full. one day before your departure (usually after the briefing). It would be greatly appreciated if you pay the balance of the trek in cash in US dollars or local currency at our Office. You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance in traveler’s checks.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this can interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and railway tracks can be taken. However, we will try to make your trip as smooth as possible. originally planned, even if it means going out the night before the scheduled date. under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you and our operations staff. Your safety is our top priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.


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