If you want to combine the culture and natural beauty, this trek is perfect! Enjoy the most beautiful view of the snow-capped Salkantay (6264m/20551f), wich is the most important mountain of the mountain range of Vilcabamba, and the variety of the ecosystem. During the trek, you can feel time go back to Incas´ time and aware the spirits of mountains such as the Tucarhuay or the Humantay which peak is higher than 5000m (16404 feet).
Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake - Cusco
We have to leave Cusco at 5:30am and head towards Mollepata (3000m/9843f),where we are going to stop for a few minutes and then continue to the camping spot of Soraypampa (3900m/12795f). In Soraypampa, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains such as the Humantay (5217m/17116f) and the Salkantay (6264m/20551f). Later, we are going to discover the beautiful lake of Laguna de Humantay (3900m/12795ft) and if you are in a good conditions, you can go to Salkantay Pampa (4100m/13451) and have a magnify frontal view of Salkantay.
Climate: warm and cold
Transport time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.