Salkantay Trek – Hike To Lake Humantay & Mountain Bike 1D

  • Hike to Humantay Lake Day Trek

Trip Overview

Salkantay Trek – Hike To Lake Humantay & Mountain Bike 1D

We made this trek thinking in nature lovers who do not have days but they can found spectacular landscapes  with exotic flora and fauna , Along  this hike  adventure you will able to find beatiful  valleys and White mountains .
The turquoise waters of Humantay Lake lay peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco Region of Peru.


Day 0 : Evening Briefing In Cusco

Meet and greet with other guests where you receive important information for a great trekking experience.

Day 1: Mollepata Trek – Soraypampa

We pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00 am then in our private transport to molepata village 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately located in the lush valley of the apurimac river.after to get a breakfastin mollepata to get energies we will continue our journey towards Soraypampa (3900msnm) where star our trek 1hour and 30 minutes aproximately where after a short break,we will beging our trek to Humantay Lake day trek located at 4200mt 13779 feet, after the walk for 2 hours we will see wonderful apu Humantay lake considered as a sacred mountain in incan mythology.for this part of your trek you can rent a horse to get the lake, also if you fant you can swim there, after visit this important place . Guests will enjoy 1 1/2 hours stand-up paddling on this pristine lake. We will then make our way back down the mountain for a gourmet box lunch prior to our departure from this serene landscape. After lunch we will drive to the starting point of where our downhill bike ride begins!  The trail will meander through the Andes from Soraypampa to the town of Mollepata.  This ride is mostly downhill and suited for beginners.
This full day excursion is the perfect way for guests to experience adventure sports in the high Andes! Our personalized / private service with gourmet meals and only the most experienced guides of the region would be a great inclusion to any Peru vacation.

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  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.


Salkantay Trek  To Humantay Lake &  Mountain Bike Includes:

  • Roundtrip Transportation from Cusco
  • 2 1/2 Hour Roundtrip Trek to Humantay Lake
  • 1 1/2 Hour on Humantay Lake
  • 1/2 Hour of Leisure at Humantay Lake
  • 2 – 3 Hour Mountain Bike
  • Professional bikes w/ front suspensión
  • Biking Equipment (gloves, helmets, etc.)
  • Box Breakfast with Hot Beverage
  • Picnic Lunch with Beverage
  • Late Afternoon Snack
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish Speaking)
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit.

Salkantay Trek To Humantay Lake &  Mountain Bike Dosent Include:

  • walking poles
  • Extra Horse To Ride / Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

Upgrades And Additional Things To Hire :

  • Extra Horse To Ride / Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Walking sticks(Black Diamond) : it can be rented from us. (02 poles –  for the entire trip)
  • Airport pickup in Cusco USD $10

What we recommend that you bring:

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 10% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers (ie. Nalgene) or metal ones are recommended
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

Appropriate clothing along this hike
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the“What we recommend that you bring” list.

Price & Availability

Salkantay Trek – Hike To Lake Humantay & Mountain Bike 1D 2017 – 2018


  • GROUP SERVICE : US$ per person & Students US$ per person (04-08 ppl Average – 10ppl Maximum over 10 ppl 02 Guides) /02 person to open a new group & any day you suit. (Based on availablity) If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.
  • PRIVATE SERVICE : From 02ppl US$0 per person .From 03ppl US$0 per person.From 04ppl US$0 per person.From 05-06ppl US$0 per person. From 07-10ppl US$0. you can leave any day you suit. The Walking poles are includes ,We will Provide you (at The Briefing Time). (Based on availablity)If you are a Group over 06 people Write us to give you a discount.

To Book: we need you to send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$100 per person by Paypal or Western Union .(CLICK HERE TO SEE METHOD OF PAYMENTS )

ENERO 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
MARCH 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
APRIL 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
MAY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JUNE 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JULY 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
AUGUST 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
SEPTEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
OCTOBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
NOVEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
DECEMBER 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JANUARY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.


 How long does it take to get to Peru?
To Lima on a non-stop flight (recommended):
From Miami 5 1/2 hours
From New York 8 hours
From Los Angeles 8 1/2 hours

 When is the best time to go?
This is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a huge variety of weather conditions. We would say travelers can visit Peru any time of the year !
Dry season runs from May to November and this is typically the time that is most recommended. However, this is also the cooler time of year. Nighttime temperatures can drop to below freezing at the height of the dry season. June, July and August are the most popular months to visit so you will tend to encounter much larger crowds during these months.
In the wet season (December to April), you can expect showers three to four afternoons a week. For travelers that don’t mind a little drizzle and muddy trails, this time of year offers smaller crowds and greener hillsides, with wildflowers and orchids often in bloom. The shoulder seasons, April to June or September to November can often provide the best of both worlds. They typically have fewer crowds and warmer temperatures than the height of the dry season, but still tend to have relatively little rain. For more information, check out our Peru Weather page.
What entry documents do i need?
U.S. citizens need a valid passport and an entry form-tourist card which is provided by your air carrier either at the ticket counter when checking in for your flight to Peru or once on-board. (NOTE: Other nationalities should check with the nearest Peruvian Consulate to determine correct entry requirements.)

 Is it safe to travel in Peru?
Definitely. We tend to hear the very worst news from Latin America. Helpful people and extraordinary culture. Most crime is opportunistic and not violent buy of course, it is possible to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Care and common sense will nearly always prevail.
The Sendero Luminoso is no longer active.

 What type of transportation is used?
Our escorted tours utilize a variety of transportation including private vans/ cars, comfortable tourist buses, flights, canoes, etc. We use a mix of private/ public transportation to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transportation in each area. Occasionally, we may include non-typical transportation modes (rickshaw, bicycle taxi, “chicken bus”, etc.) for short distances to give travelers a sense of local flavor.

Will the altitude affect me?
When travelling throughout the Andes in Peru some people will suffer some effects of altitude sickness. If you plan to hike the Salkantay Trek we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before the start to acclimatize and rest.

 What is the best thing to do in the event of altitude sickness?
Wherever possible “go down”. But, if you are staying in Cusco, you may still feel the effects. The best advice is to sleep, take plenty of fluids and you could also try coca tea. The porters chew coca leaves wrapped around a black resin called llipta. When you are actually walking and active (especially on day two of the trail), this may help since it dilates vessels to increase the blood flow to the parts of the body that need it.

 Will I get high on coca leaves?
No – sorry! Although cocaine can be extracted from the leaves, it requires a long process involving acids and distilling. Your body simply does not have the capacity to extract much from the leaves.

 Do you require a deposit?
Yes. We require a non-refundable booking deposit of US$225 for all treks and US$450 for al other tours.
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Is the Salkantay Trek difficult?
You know the answer to this one: it depends! You reach 4600m on the second day after climbing for the best part of the day. Especially if you are within your first five days at altitude, this may give you headaches and shortness of breath. Don’t forget that even people who live in Cusco (at 3300m) still get short of breath.

 What do I need to bring on the trek?
Backpack, sleeping bag, mattress (we will provide you with this), rain jacket, strong footwear (walking boots are recommended as they provide support to the ankle which reduces the risk of injury especially when trekking in the wet season (December – March). However it is important that your boots are comfortable and well worn-in and not brand new. Many people prefer to trek in tennis shoes but extra care should be taken. We do not recommend trekking in sandals. One complete change of clothing, sweater, jacket (something warm), water bottle and sterilizing tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco), flashlight and batteries, broad-brim or peaked cap, sunblock, insect repellent, toiletries and toilet paper, selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc, camera and plenty of film. You also have to bring your original passport with you on the trek.

Should I request an extra horse?
It is better to request a horse before you go on the trail rather than realize halfway through that you’re not enjoying carrying your pack at this altitude and want some help. Additional horses are just to carry load.

What do we do for water along the Salkantay Trek?
At meal times we will give you teas, coffees etc to drink. You’ll come across several mountain springs, fountains or small streams along the trail where you can fill up your water bottle. Take a bottle of at least 1½ liter capacity per person. Although the water looks clean, it is always safer to use sterilizing tablets or a water filter.With these tablets you have to wait between 30 and 40 minutes before drinking. Bottled mineral water can also be taken from Cusco or bought at Mollepata or Santa Teresa.

 What happens if I arrive at Machu Picchu and then decide to stay an extra night, can I change my train ticket?
It is still possible to make changes to your return train ticket if you decide to stay an extra night at Aguas Calientes. You will have to take your train ticket personally to the train station in Aguas Calientes and ask them to change the return date of your ticket. You will probably be asked to pay an extra administrative fee and changing the ticket will be subject to availability of spaces the following day. If you change your ticket for a cheaper service then you will not be refunded the difference!.

 What training do you provide for your staff on environmental practices?
Our guide teams have been trained in first aid and rescue and are regularly updated through seminars and courses in their respective fields. All of our trekking staff receives regular briefings on how to best comply with the Salcantay Trek Trail and Machu Picchu Sanctuary Regulations as well as on environmental awareness.
Our Credo in Nature
We are great believers in leaving the areas that we visit in as untouched a condition as is possible. We encourage everyone who travels with us to respect the land, the people, and their fellow travelers. This type of focus leads to amazing experiences and insights that bring a sense of satisfaction, which is difficult to create any other way, so be thinking responsibility, consideration, and FUN!

What you do to minimise environmental impacts on the Salkantay Trek?
Our Environmental Management Policy and Commitment considers running our operations in a responsible way, according to the following:
Selective disposal of garbage (organic & inorganic)

  • Garbage withdrawal of Natural Protected Areas
  • We provide toilet tents with chemical toilet facilities. All garbage is disposed of outside the Natural Protected Areas
  • Avoid fires – no smoking allowed inside the tents
  • Use of bowls for washing purposes to avoid the soap from being thrown over to the floor or to natural water sources
  • Avoid disturbing animals
  • No animal hunting allowed
  • Preservation of the flora, no orchid taking allowed
  • Walking over the Inca ruins, walls or archaeological sites is absolutely forbidden

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