Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Soyrococha (L, D)
Beginning bright and early, giving you time to enjoy breakfast, you will then be collected from your hotel in Cusco. (If you desire, you can ask for a box breakfast to enjoy it on the way). As we make our way to Soraypampa town (3920 mts/12860 ft) we will pass Mollepata town (2803 mts/ 9196.2 ft) on a 2.5 hour-ride, there will be majestic snow-capped mountains to delight your day. Shortly arriving at Soraypampa, our guide will be present in order to explain to us information regarding the trek. If you wish to hike to Humantay Lake, then it is an option that can be accomplished within 3 hours. Please take into consideration that after you have reached Humantay Lake and you are making your way back to the campsite, you will need to improve your pace in order to reach the site on time.
Winding through an ethereal valley for 3.5 hours, you will appreciate the all-encompassing views of the snow-capped peaks and its surroundings. Make the most of the scenery that Salkantay (6271 mts/ 20574.2 ft) which signifies “Wild Mountain” as well as Humantay (5862 mts/ 19232.3 ft) which means “Head of the Gods”. Take plenty of photos as we make our way to Salkantaypampa (4154 mts/ 13628.6 ft) lunch will already be awaiting us.
Hiking for another 2.5 hours, we will reach our luxury campsite called Soyrococha (4480 mts/14698.2 ft) Prior to indulging in dinner, you will be able to have a hot shower as well as a massage to ease off any tension accumulated from the walk. With our expert therapists, using organic essential oils. After your treatments, visit the dining tent in order to have some wonderful dinner, cooked by high-class chefs and served by your personal waiter. After indulging, go into your heated tent as you enjoy a time of pure tranquility, under the darkness of the Andes’ sky in your bedroom tent.
- Trek starting time: 09:30 am
- Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
- Minimum altitude: Soraypampa Town – 3920 masl/ 12860.9 ft.
- Maximum altitude: Soyrococha campsite – 4480 masl/14698.2 ft.
- Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
- Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
- Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.