Humantay Lake and Salkantay Pass Trek 2 Days
Our 2-day/1-night trip takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Humantay Lake and Salkantay Mountain. This picturesque road passes through the isolated indigenous settlements of Iscuchaca and Limatambo, where old Inca customs are still practiced. Get ready to be in awe of Humantay Lake’s beauty, which is at the base of the majestic Salkantay Mountain Range.
The highest point of the journey will be reached on the second day, at 4,650 m/15,367 ft. You’ll be encircled by the stunning snow-capped peaks of Salkantay and Humantay from here. The adventure, however, does not finish there. We’ll take you off the main route to the magnificent blue waters of Salkantay Lake, with spectacular panoramic views.
This two-day tour enables you to immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility while admiring its outstanding beauty. Don’t pass up the chance to see the majesty of Humantay Lake and the delights of the Salkantay journey.
Highlights of Humantay Lake & Salkantay Trek
- You will visit the Humantay Lagoon with a professional guide for two days and one night.
- The snow-capped peaks of Salkantay and Humantay will be visible.
- We will interact with nature.
- We are a completely local direct tour operator.
Day 1: Cusco – Challacancha – Humantay – Soraypampa (6 hours of trekking).
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel bright and early to ensure that your day gets off to a good start. After a comfortable 3-hour drive from Cusco, we will make a stop in Mollepata for a delicious breakfast to fuel our adventure.
We’ll gradually adjust to the altitude once we arrive at Challacancha, the beginning point of our climb, while taking in the spectacular vistas along the route. Our next stop is Soraypampa, where we’ll see the Sky Luxury domes. Beautiful views of the Humantay and Salkantay mountains await you here. Take a break for a hearty lunch before resuming our journey in the afternoon.
Humantay Lake, a beautiful turquoise jewel located at a height of 4,200 meters (13,780 feet), is our afternoon excursion. The thrilling 1.5-2 hour trek rewards us with sweeping views of the glacier marvels that give rise to this magnificent lake (weather permitting!). We’ll return to the domes for a well-deserved meal and relaxation after taking in the beauty surrounding us and capturing wonderful moments in photography.
Day 2: Soraypampa-Salkantay Pass-Cusco (7 hours of trekking)
We’ll wake up early to begin our walk to the Salkantay Pass. We will go across the scenery that has been created between the mountains, ascending in height as we receive another glimpse of the surrounding mountains. If the weather allows, we will also be able to see where we slept the night before.
We will continue on the path until we reach the pass at 4,600 meters (15,092 feet), the highest point of the expedition. If the cloud cover is favorable, we will be able to glimpse the Salkantay and Ausangate mountains up close while resting from the upward journey. After seeing this real natural wonder, we will return over the same route until we reach the domes, where we will pack our belongings and board the bus back to Cusco to conclude the adventure.
Included for Humantay Lake & Salkantay Mountain Trek
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
- Mountain guide (English and Spanish)
- Touristic transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (beginning of trek)
- Transportation back to Cusco.
- 01 breakfast, 02 snacks, 02 lunches, 01 dinner
- Sky Domos
- Entrance to the Humantay Lake
- First aid kit equipment
Does not include:
- Tips for your crew
What to bring and suggestions for Salkantay & humantay 2 day trek
A 30-liter backpack to carry the essentials you’ll need for your everyday treks.
Waterproof backpack cover.
Raincoat and trousers (Gore-Tex or equivalent)
Base layer (synthetic tops and bottoms)
Shirts with short and long sleeves
Long underwear made of synthetic materials.
For the cold, wear a hat and gloves.
Wear a hat to shield yourself from the sun.
Items for personal hygiene
External power source.
Cash for costs not covered by the hiking excursion, such as additional refreshments, snacks, or souvenirs.
How do I reserve a spot on the Laguna Humantay 2 Days, 1 Night Tour?
First, contact us via WhatsApp to check availability. Then we’ll send you a payment request via one of our available payment methods: PayPal, credit or debit cards, or bank transfer.
*Fees may apply.
Finally, once payment is received, we will contact you to finalize your trip details.
When is the best time to book the Laguna Humantay 2-Day, 1-night tour?
We recommend that you schedule and reserve the tours at least 30 days in advance because tourism has two distinct seasons: Seasons: High and Low Because the number of tourists that we operate varies according to the season, reservations will be subject to space availability.
How can I get ready for the hike and avoid altitude sickness?
The best way to prepare for this trekking adventure is simple: spend at least two to three days in a high-altitude location, such as Cusco, to acclimate your body to the altitude. If you have already visited a high-altitude destination before arriving in Cusco, we still recommend that you spend at least one full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the city’s beautiful views before your trek.
Taking care of your body also helps you deal with the extra pressure that altitude creates. We recommend that you eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol.
Chewing coca leaves and drinking coca tea can help alleviate any altitude-related discomfort.
Now that I’ve made my reservation,
Congratulations! You’re in for an adventure! We sent you a confirmation email with additional information about your trekking adventure. Please stop by our office at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure.
to obtain a briefing Our professional guide will tell you everything you need to know about your trek and answer any questions you may have.
What kind of food is available on the trek?
We serve rice, chicken, beef, salad, potatoes, vegetables, delicious soups, and fruits alongside a variety of local superfoods and traditional Peruvian dishes. Our local chef will prepare everything from scratch.
We have a lot of vegetarian guests, and our chefs have prepared some delicious meals for them. With adequate preparation and clear communication, we can accommodate all other types of dietary requests.
Can I store my luggage in your office?
Yes, you can leave your extra luggage in our office for free.
From 220 dollars per person