1 NIGHT STAY IN OUR CABINS
Salkantay Refuges is a team of families living along the Salkantay route. There is no travel agency or middleman operating the company. We are people from the area who will interact with you directly in order to bring you the highest quality service. We will show you how our culture, traditions, and ancestral history work in harmony with the flora and fauna of the area. Salkantay trek.
DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA.
On the first day you will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30am and taken by van to the town of Mollepata about two and a half hours away. Here you will be received at our restaurant, “La Casona de Mechita” by either Me Flor, my brother Edwin or our Mother Mercedes. We will have all of the information for the trek, the map water and snacks for the day. We also sell breakfasts and last minute things you might need on your trek (headlamp, sunblock, insect repellent, sandals, chocolates, hats for sun and cold, wool gloves, plastic ponchos for rain, etc.) We will continue on from Mollepata in our truck to Challacancha and from there walk for two hours to our Refuge at Soray Pampa, where you will have a Coca tea upon arrival. While awaiting lunch you can enjoy the scenic balconies and all the comforts of our rooms (matrimonial, doubles, triples, hot showers). For lunch we prepare local style dishes and vegetarian foods.
After lunch we can go on a hike up to a glacial lagoon at the foot of Nevado Humantay. It takes 3 hours roundtrip and will help to acclimatize for the hike the next day. Back at the Refuge you will have an appetizer waiting for you and a delicious dinner afterward.
- Distance: Short – 12km/7.45 miles
- Time: approx. 5 hours
- Location: Refuge Salkantay (3,869m/12,690ft)
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Private rooms, comfortable beds, body and face towels
- Lunch, Dinner
- 2 liters of bottled water per person
DAY 2: SORAY PAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS -SORAYPAMPA-CUSCO.
Today is the big day, at 5am you will be woken with a coca tea, and at 5:30am breakfast prepared by one of our family, probably our father Marino. He will give you a box lunch, a snack, a chocolate and a bottle of water. These and your personal things will be carried to the pass by one of our workers with a horse so you may enjoy the hike easier.
The first hour is an easy approach, with excellent views of the great Nevado Salkantay, second highest in the Cusco region. From there the trail steepens into the seven switch backs and goes Distance: Short – 12km/7.45 miles Time: approx. 6 hours Maximum Altitude: Salkantay Pass4650m /15255 feet Location: Refuge Salkantay (3,869m/12,690ft) Moderate to Strenuous Breakfast, Lunch 2 liters of bottled water per person.
COST PER PERSON : $ 150
Included in the package:
- Pick-up from your lodging in Cusco
- Transportation (Cusco – Mollepata, Mollepata – Soraypampa--Soraypampa- cusco)
- Towels and hot showers in all Refuges
- Private rooms in Soraypampa.
- All meals along the route
- Water days 1 & 2 ( 2 liter bottle in the morning)