Humantay Lake and Salkantay Trek by sky Domes

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National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay trek as one for the 25 Best Treks in the World.

Mount Salkantay (or Nevado Salkantay / Salcantay) is one of the most iconic mountains in the Cusco region and the highest mountain on the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake

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 and after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking and 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 the we will walk down to our best campsite of soraypampa.


1ST DAY: Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)

Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours

Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)

Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)


Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Salkantay Lake – Soraypampa – Cusco

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 6:30 am ,because this day will take us 4 hours is uphill to get 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 get 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 (aprox.)

Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours

Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)

Additional Information

·        What you need to bring on Salkantay Trek:

·        Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

·        List of things you must bring:

·        Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you have used to purchase the inca trail permit.

·        Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)

·        Airline tickets (and some copies)

·        US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)

·        Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

·        Camera and Memory cards

·        Rechargeable batteries and adapters

·        Reading/writing material

·        Binoculars

·        Cover for backpacks

·        Pocketknife.

·        Fleece top

·        Windproof/waterproof jacket

·        Small towel and swim wear

·        Shirts/t-shirts

·        Sun hat

·        2 pairs of shorts

·        2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off

·        1 pair hiking pants/track pants

·        Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)

·        Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)

·        Sport hiking sandals

·        Sun block

·        Sunglasses

·        Toiletries (biodegradable)

·        Watch or alarm clock

·        Water bottle

·        Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)

·        Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also by in cusco.

·        Flashlight (head light recommended)

·        Money belt

·        Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)

·        Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)

·        Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry

·        Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us) we have goose down or syntetic sleeping bag

·        Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)

·        Thermal underwear

·        Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)



Salkantay Trek Includes:

Private Tourist Transportation To Mollepata and Extra 1 hour minutes to get Challacancha better views and skip the dusty road. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)

Private Transportation back from Soraypampa to Cusco and then Ollantaytambo/where we take the train to Aguas Calientes

Expeditions Train From Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Round Trip)

Machupicchu Entrance fee and Visit of Machupicchu

Hotel Overnight in Aguas Calientes

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 Second Guide Over 16 people Group

1 Night in Dome at SORAYPAMPA CAMPSITE ( Twin bed room, Matrimonial bed room, 3 beds room, 4 beds room Accomodation)

Day 1: Soraypampa Campsite at our Geodesic Sky dome

Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)

Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)

Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)

Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)

Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables

Food service in the campsites (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.

Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)

Salkantay Trek & Humantay entrance fees, valid for 2 days

Insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.

Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)

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)

Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks

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!!!


Salkantay Trek Doesnt Include: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

Meals: Breakfast on Day 1 

Salkantay Entrance Fee (20 soles)

Cancellation Policy


Meeting Point: hotel



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