Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco between by 3:45 AM am and start a 3-hour drive to the village of Mollepata, located in the valley of the Apurimac River. We will at the village for breakfast in a local restaurant before we start the trek to Soraypampa (12,800 ft asl). As we start walking our path to Humantay we encounter amazing landscapes, the path is called “Camino Real,” the Royal Path. Step by step we starting gaining altitude until we reached a small village to continue for 1.5 hours. We ascend 1,200 feet an approximate 2 miles up a steep path, trekking is from moderate to difficult.
Once we get to the top of the hill, we experience the amazing turquoise lagoon by the name of Humantay (14,100ft asl). Surrounding the blue lagoon we see steep peaks and the impressive glacier Salkantay, also know as the undomesticated feminine sacred Mountain. Salkantay is one of Peru’s most important sacred Apu with an altitude of 20,600 feet. The Pakos, Inca priest come here quite often to bring offerings of respect to the sacred feminine. The water of this pristine lagoon is crystal-clear and the locals come here to receive the blessings of the Apus. We stop here to take photos and enjoy the amazing views.
After that, we descend to the turquoise waters to enjoy and relax and to have our snack. We also will do our offerings to Mother Earth to show her our gratitude. Later on, there is time to go for a restoring cold swim. After having enjoyed this magical time at Humantay we'll hike back to the village of Soraypampa to have lunch. Then after, we will continue descending while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the Salkantay mountain peaks. Once in Mollepata we will drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel to rest and relax for the evening. Arrival time should be around 6 pm.
Add Ons: there is a possibility to rent horses for a moderate amount if we are lucky to find some locals offering this service.
WHAT'S INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
- Pick up from your hotel
- Van transfer to the trailhead
- English speaking certified tour guide
- Entrance fee to the National park
- Breakfast at the trailhead
- Visit to the lake
- Oxygen tank & First Aid kit (in case it is needed)
- Van to Drive back and drop off at your hotel
DOES NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to and from Peru / Cusco, or any kind of transport before or after completion of the program.
- Extra expenses such as for biscuit or mineral water
- Tipping staff
OTHER INFORMATION AND CANCELATION POLICY
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Passport name, number, expiration date, and country are required at the time of booking for all travelers. Email picture of passport at firstname.lastname@example.org
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Trekking is moderate to difficult
HIghly recommended to be in perfect physical condition.
For a full refund, please cancel at least 3 months in advance of the start date of the tour. 50% Refund within 2 months, no refunds 1 month before the tour.
THINGS TO BRING
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU PERSONAL
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Walking pants
- Polar or thermal clothing
- sweater and Warm jacket
- Thermal clothes.
- Hiking boots
- Waterproof pants and jacket
- Cotton pants.
- Wool gloves
- Hat or cap for the sun
- Memory Cards
- Toiletries and first aid.
- Binoculars, Sunglasses
- Sunscreen, Lip balm
- Hiking poles
- Pocket knife
- Bottle or canteen
- Plastic bag to keep the battery, dirty or wet clothes
- Small backpack