2 Days


ational Geographic Adventure Magazine has distinguished the Salkantay trek as one of the premier 25 trekking experiences globally.

Embark on the Salkantay Trek and Humantay Lake Tour with Salkantay Expeditions Peru, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Salkantay, also known as Nevado Salkantay or Salcantay. This iconic peak stands as the highest mountain in the Vilcabamba Mountain range, dominating the Cusco region.

During this extraordinary journey, trekkers spend a day approaching Mount Salkantay from the south, followed by another day in close proximity as they ascend the Salkantay Pass, reaching an elevation of 4,600m. This vantage point offers breathtaking views into the valley below, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of nature’s grandeur. Choose Salkantay Expeditions Peru for an unparalleled adventure through this magnificent landscape.

2-Day Salkantay Treking Pass & Humantay Lake Tour Overview:

  • TOUR NAME: Salkantay Trek and Humantay Lake Tour 2 Days
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Salkantay and Humantay Tour Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb at 7:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Salkantay Trek requires some physical preparation and we also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the Salkantay Trek
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,630 m / 15,228 ft
    TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Challacancha or Soraypampa (for our Passengers and staff) and Bus back from Soraypampa to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 1-night Glamping Sky Lodge Dome at Soraypampa (Private Bathroom and Shower)
  • MEALS: 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra cost, Upon Request)


We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking as soon as we are at challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow-capped mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch, we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and then we will walk down to our best campsite in soraypampa.

1ST DAY: Total distance: 15 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (approx)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking at about 6:30 am because this day will take us 4 hours uphill to get to the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest and getting a group picture, we will be back on the same path to Soraypampa where have lunch and relax then after we will take the bus back to Cusco.

2ND DAY: Total distance: 11 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (approx.)

2-Day Salkantay Trek Pass & Humantay Lake Includes:

  • Transportation To Mollepata and Extra 1 hour to get to soraypampa (Trailhead)
  • Transportation back from Soraypampa to Cusco After Exploring the Salkantay Trek on 2nd day
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 2 days on Humantay Lake & Salkantay Trek.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English
  • 1 Night in GLAMPING SKY LODGE DOME AT SORAYPAMPA ( Twin bedroom, Matrimonial bedroom, 3 beds room, 4 beds room Accommodation)
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cooks/chefs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)
  • Snack Service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Food Service (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us!
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Salkantay trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Trail)
  • Pre-trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!

2-Day Salkantay Trek Pass & Humantay Lakean Doesnt Include: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

  • Tips
  • Extra Horse to ride to Humantay Lake and Salkantay Pass (for those who want to do on Horseback let us know in Advance)
  • Salkantay Trek Entrance Fee (20 soles)
From $340
/ Adult