SALKANTAY GLACIER LAKES 3D/2N
Archeological Site of Killarumiyoc
Glacier lakes of Salkantay
Salkantay and Humantay Mountains
This 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.
Enjoy the majesty of the sacred Salkantay and Humantay mountains and visit the lakes above this path, while avoiding the more crowded trekking trails. This route offers breathtaking natural views throughout the trip.
Start and finish:
3 days/2 nights
Jan, Feb, March
WHAT IS INCLUDED
✔ 2 nights in Ecocamps
✔ Entrance to attractions
✔ All meals during tour
✔ All in-tour ground transportation
✔ 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: CUSCO – KILLARUMIYOC – SORAY ECOCAMP
We will pick you up early from your hotel to take you to Quillarumiyoq. The lunar cycle was charted here and fertility rites honoring Mother Earth were performed during the height of the Inca civilization. Once the visit is finished, you head up to Tarawasi, this archaeological complex is built on a Ushnu, a pyramid-shaped ceremonial altar. It is also said to have been built as a resting place or a religious ceremonial center. Following the tour, you continue along the road for an hour to our first Ecocamp (Pincopata) where you will enjoy an amazing lunch made with local ingredients. After lunch you continue along the road that takes us to Choquechurco (Place where Gold is placed). This sacred place, unknown to many, is on our list of remote sites we will visit. Situated among a forest of native Polylepis trees, this abandoned site will make you feel like a true explorer. At the end of the visit we continue our route that takes us to our second Ecocamp, Soray. We will be greeted with a lovely refreshment made from seasonal fruits and taken to our respective domes to enjoy a hot shower. After this you will end the day with a superb dinner consisting of fresh and locally sourced foods typical of Peruvian cuisine.
✚ DAY 2: SORAY ECOCAMP – SALKANTAY GLACIER LAKES
Day two you will wake up and enjoy a fresh and nutritious breakfast before heading out to one of the highlights of our trip. Taking the path to the south base of Salkatay mountain, you will be able to see 2 spectacular glacial lakes. At these points, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the turquoise lakes with snow capped mountains towering behind it. Here, you will have time to take photos, explore, and enjoy a boxed lunch before hiking back down.
Upon returning to Soray, you will have time to get in your dome, relax, and shower before enjoying yet another exquisite dinner.
✚ DAY 3: SORAY ECOCAMP - HUMANTAY LAKE - CUSCO
After a hearty breakfast to fuel an early start, you 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.
Entering 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, where you will stop to admire the impressive sight and enjoy a morning snack. you will then descend to the lake to touch its gleaming waters and take some incredible photos. After this you will return to Soray Ecocamp where a delicious lunch will be awaiting you, after which there will be transport to head back to Cusco.