Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N

Humantay Lake & Salkantay Pass Trek

2 Days
Starting from US$250 per person
Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N
Group Size Icon
Group Size Icon
Up to 10 People Group Size
Max. Altitude Icon
Difficulty Icon
Moderado Difficulty
Dowload Brochure

Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N

Salkantay Trek & Humantay Lake 2 Days . Salkantay is the second-highest mountain in Cusco – Peru. About 6275. It has a very interesting place in the surrounding area with mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lagoons. On this tour, you will visit Humantay Lagoon and Salkantay Lagoon. these places are very beautiful and you will have a great time in the mountain if you have already visited Machu Picchu and you like to explore the mountains this tour is perfect for you. As operators of the Salkantay trek, we give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Salkantay trail and the best is that you can do it in 2 days. You just need a few personal things to do this hike and the rest we are going to provide you and the best is that you will sleep at our exclusive and private campsite called Quiswarniyoc a unique area to be around and sleeping in the MOUNTAIN SKY HOMES. 


  • 2-Day Salkantay Trek Enjoy the scenic view of the Salkantay mountain.
  • Visit the most beautiful lagoon of Humantay.
  • Hike up to the highest point of the Salkantay trail
  • Enjoy the wildlife of the Andes.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Salkantay lagoon
  • Make a ritual for the mountain gods of the Incas at the top of the Salkantay trail
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  • Sleep one night at our exclusive campsite. MOUNTAIN SKY HOMES. 


ITINERARY 2-Day Salkantay Trek


We pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel to the town of Mollepata. On the way, you can enjoy seeing some local towns such as Izcuchaca and Limatambo. In addition, you will have spectacular views of the impressive valleys and the famous Salkantay mountains covered with snow. Arriving at the town of Mollepata we will have a delicious Andean breakfast, and you also have time to go around Mollepata. After an hour in Mollepata, we continue in the same car to Soraypampa.

Putting on our comfortable shoes, we take a 1-hour walk to Lake Humantay, enjoying the incredible views that surround us. When arriving at Humantay, we take the time to explore the lake and enjoy its beauty. After spending time at Lake Humantay, we returned to the trailhead in Soraypampa and then walked 2 more hours to our camp located in Soyroccocha. There we enjoyed tea time and then dinner. We sleep early, ready for the walk of the next days.

  • Accommodation: camping facilities
  • Distance: 10kms / 6 miles
  • Time: approximately 6 hours


After a delicious breakfast, prepare for a moderate climb on your second day of hiking. In one hour, you will reach the highest point of the hike (4,650 m / 15,367 ft). From here, we relax and enjoy nature in its purest form, feeling at the height of the huge snow-covered mountains of Salkantay (6,217 m / 20,717 ft), Humantay and Huayanay, the white and steep rivers of the area and the lakes small and humble Outside the main trek route, we take a side walk for half an hour to enjoy the panoramic and truly exquisite Salkantay turquoise lake. Returning to our main trekking route, we will walk towards our original beginning, where we will have our lunch, and then we will take our van back to Cusco arriving at 6 pm in the afternoon.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
  • Distance: 12kms / 9 miles
  • Time: approximately 7 hours


IT INCLUDES Salkantay Trek 2 Days

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco
  • Private transportation to Soraypampa, starting point of the tour
  • Food 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner. All these meals are prepared by our chef and his assistant.
  • Professional guide during the whole trip (English and Spanish)
  • lunch
  • Trekking sticks
  • Coca tea is served every morning in your store
  • Transfer to the hotel at the end of the tour
  • Emergency riding horse


Not Included Salkantay Trek 2 Days

  • Sleeping Bag, you can rent in our office ($ 20.00 for the entire trip).
  • Trekking poles, you can rent in our office (the $ 15.00 USD for the entire trip).
  • Tips
  • Drinks.


Recommendations to bring

  • Bring original passport “With expiration date not less than 7 months”
  • Small backpack
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking pants
  • Trekking poles (can be rented at the agency)
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented at the agency)
  • Headlight (very important)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Small towel


Frequently Asked Questions Salkantay Trek 2 Days / 1 Night

How long does it take the hike for the rainbow mountain?

The way up takes between 1.5 to 2 hours on a regular trail, If you make the same way to return akes like 1.5 hours and if I return through the red valley it takes about 2 hours.

When is the best time to go?

It is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a vast variety of conditions. The best time is Dry season runs from May to November, and this is typically the time that is most recommended.

Do I need to bring my passport for this tour?

For Rainbow Mountain, you do not need to carry any documents, only for emergencies or some unexpected control you can take a copy of your passport.

What type of transportation is used?

All the vehicles that we use for this type of tour are the Sprinter Mercedes Benz modern minibusses that have all the documentation required by the national authorities, all the cars are maintained daily to keep them in good condition and clean, and each vehicle got logged correctly.

Will the altitude affect me?

When traveling throughout the Andes in Peru, some people will suffer some effects of it. If you plan to hike the rainbow mountain, we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before the start to acclimate and rest or you can do it on the last day of your time in Cusco since that the rainbow mountain is at 5000m.

What can I do to prevent altitude sickness?

We recommend being in Cusco for at least two days and drinking as much water as you can and drinking coca tea that can order anywhere you want, you can also prepare it yourself with boiled water and dried coca leaves. At least one day before the tour we recommend eating light food and if you have any medication prescribed by a doctor you can take it and the best thing that you can do is to keep in mind that you will be fine.

How do I reserve a space for the rainbow mountain?

Just click on the BOOK NOW button and fill out all the required information and one of our sales advisors will contact you immediately and if you want to talk by WhatsApp with a specialist, you can contact this number. +51 990 272 027

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. We require a booking deposit of 20 dollars for Rainbow Mountain; if you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, you will have a 100% refund, if you do not do it within 24 hours, you will lose the money deposited.

What happens after I make my deposit?

Once we receive the deposit, we confirm your reservation through email sending you all the details about the tour.

Can I go by horse to the Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, you can go by horse to the mountain of colors, you can rent horses directly from the local people that cost between 60 and 80 soles per person.

How long will I stay in the rainbow mountain?

The time that we usually spend at the rainbow mountain viewpoint is about an hour, depending on the group pace and the weather conditions.



Personal Details

Trip Details

Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N
14 years and above
Below 14 years
6 + 4 =
Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at +51 990 272 027 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

Tour Price
Book in advance
344USD by
2 Days

Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N

Price From 250 USD per person

 Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N - Mapa

Map Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N

Plan your Trip to Peru

Chat with local specialist who can help organize your trip.

What's it like

Gallery Salkantay and Humantay Lake 2D/1N

Related Peru Treks

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days 4 Nights

The Classic 5 Days Choquequirao Trek is a great trek for true adventurers and trekking lovers. You will visit a place as incredible as Machu Picchu, but with less tourists. Sound interesting? Then this could be the perfect hike for you. Escape the crowds and explore the spectacular scenery of the

Salkantay To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Salkantay Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu is the second best option for those trekkers who wish to go to Machu Picchu, offering a journey full of totally natural scenery, passing through the foothills of the majestic Salkantay, colorful villages where the Spanish language is the second language, and whe

Huchuyqosqo by Horse 2D/1N

The archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo Peru is of great importance for the ancient Inca empire that is located at 3400 m.a.s.l. From this point we will have a beautiful panoramic view to another side of the sacred valley of the Incas, from the top of this mountain we will appreciate the incompar

From US$250

Start a Conversation

Hi! Click one our members below to chat on WhatsApp ;)