Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Salkantay Pampa (4:00 am)
At the appointed hour, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you in our vehicle to Soraypampa, where the two-day, one-night tour of Laguna Humantay will begin. When we get to Mollepata, we’ll eat a breakfast that our cook has prepared as we take in the lovely views around us and acclimate to the area’s high altitude (3900 m.a.s.l.).
Our three-hour trek will start right after breakfast. We will be able to see a variety of flora and wildlife, including the llama, alpaca, sheep, as well as the multicolored landscapes and crops that are interspersed between the mystery mountains and snow-capped summits. We will next travel to Challapata and eat lunch there. After three hours of walking, we arrive at Salkantay Pampa where we will eat dinner and relax till the following day beneath the starry sky that is typical of our Inca and Cusco highlands.
Day 2: Salkantay Pampa – Humantay Lake – Cusco
On this day, we will rise extremely early to eat a delicious breakfast before beginning the journey to the stunning Humantay Lagoon, which is situated at 4,200 meters above sea level. From there, we can take in a breathtaking view of the second-highest peak in the Cusco region. The glaciers of the Humantay mountain, which is 5,900 meters above sea level, feed the Humantay Lagoon.
Then we will return to our campground to have a delectable buffet lunch after taking in the spectacular views of the Humantay Lagoon and the surrounding mountains. We will hike after lunch until we reach Soraypampa, where our bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. This concludes our two-day, one-night Humantay Lake tour.