ECOCAMP GETAWAY 3D/2N
Archaeological sites of Killarumiyoq and Choquechurco
Salkantay and Humantay Mountains
The Peru Ecocamp Getaway Tour is for the adventurous traveler who has fewer days and wants to enjoy the breathtaking Peruvian Andes while staying at our luxurious ecocamps for a true glamping experience.
We will contemplate the majesty of the sacred Salkantay and Humantay mountains, and visit the Humantay Lake at 4,298 m / 14,100 ft. This tour includes a level of moderate hiking. Taking different paths and avoiding the more crowded trekking trails, this route offers a breathtaking natural scenery combined with historical and archaeological sites.
Start and finish:
3 days/2 nights
2-8 (per guide)
WHAT IS INCLUDED
✔ 2 nights in ecocamps
✔ Entrance to attractions
✔ All meals during tour
✔ All in-tour ground transportation
✔ Walks and bikes around ecocamps
✔ Specialized guides
✔ Drinking water
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
✘ Flights to Peru and Cusco
✘ Optional activities
✘ Laundry services
✘ Alcoholic beverages
✘ Accommodation in Cusco (see FAQ)
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
DAY 1: ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES, CUSCO - PINCOPATA ECOCAMP
Your adventure starts with an 8:30 am pick up to take you to Killarumiyoq. The lunar cycle was charted here and fertility rites honoring Mother Earth were performed during the height of the Inca civilization. Following this visit, we continue along the road for an hour to the community of Marcahuaylla, from where we start a short walk to access the archaeological remains of Choquechurco (Place where Gold is placed). This sacred place, unknown to many, is on our list of remote sites we like to visit. Situated among a forest of native Polylepis trees, this abandoned site will make you feel like a true explorer. We will discover remains of religious sites and settlements; carved boulders, small squares, and Inca walls covered with moss and vegetation.
From this place, we will have views of Humantay Mountain, the Valley of Limatambo, Apurimac, and the town of Mollepata. Surrounded by remarkable scenery, we will stop to have lunch at this site before continuing the descent to our Pincopata Ecocamp.
On arrival at Pincopata Ecocamp, we will be greeted with a lovely refreshment made from seasonal fruits and taken to our respective domes to enjoy a hot shower and a deserved rest. If rest is not your thing, you may prefer to walk around the camp or participate in the various extra activities available at the Ecocamp, such as horse-riding and biking. We will end the day with a superb dinner consisting of fresh and locally sourced foods typical of Peruvian-cuisine
Driving Distance: 98.5 km / 61.5 mi
Driving Time: 2.5 hrs.
Hiking Distance: 6 km / 3.75 mi
Hiking Time: 3.5 hrs.
Altitude Choquechurco: 3,200 m / 10,500 ft.
Altitude Pincopata: 2,850 m / 9,348 ft.
DAY 2: PINCOPATA ECOCAMP - SORAY ECOCAMP
After breakfast, we will drive 15 minutes to the start of our trail in Marcoccasa. From here, we begin with a short uphill walk before continuing our hike along an aqueduct overlooking the spectacular Río Blanco Valley and the snowy peaks of Salkantay and Humantay. We will end at Soray Ecocamp in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, you can schedule a relaxing massage, a horseback ride, or simply choose to stroll around and enjoy the breath-taking views that surround our camp.
Transfer distance: 8 km / 5 mi
Transfer time: 15 min
Hiking distance: 10 km / 6 mi
Hiking time: 4.5 – 5.5 hrs.
Altitude Soray: 3,883 m / 12,737 ft.
Hiking Level: easy/moderate
DAY 3: SORAY ECOCAMP - HUMANTAY LAKE - CUSCO
After a hearty breakfast to fuel our early start, we will set off for our two hours of hiking to the Humantay Lake, as our goal is to be the first to reach the beautiful spot.
We will enter the glacial lake through a special entrance away from the crowds. This unforgettable moment will be framed by the glistening glacier ahead of us and with the ethereal turquoise lake at its base. We will stop to admire the impressive sight and enjoy a morning snack. We will then descend to the lake to touch its gleaming waters and take some incredible photos. Then, we will return to Soray Ecocamp where a delicious lunch will be awaiting us, after which we will board our transport to head back to Cusco.
Hiking distance: 6.4 km / 4 mi round trip
Hiking time: 3 hrs. roundtrip
Hiking level: moderate
Driving distance to Cusco: 109 km / 68mi
Driving time to Cusco: 2.5 hrs.