The principal cabins /lodge is the” Refugios Salkantay”, which is found in the high Andean valley of Soraypampa at 3,800 metres (12,467 feet) of altitude. The refuge takes the name from the spectacular mountain of the same name, which at an elevation of 6,271 metres (20,574 feet) is the highest in the region.
As well as offering energetic Andean cuisine, which consists oforganic products from the areaand especially designed for our guests, we also offer special Reading rooms, 4 double rooms , 3 triple rooms with private bathrooms , hot water and an authentic, rustic decoration.
My name is Flor de María Espinoza, and I am from Mollepata, Perú, where the famous alternative Inca Trail of Salkantay begins and will take you en route to Machu Picchu. You will also meet my Father “Marino Espinoza”, my Mother, “Mercedes Sotelo” and my Brother, “Edwin Espinoza Sotelo”. We all work together to be able to offer you an authentic experience on the Salkantay route.
For this reason, we are proud to have an operations team consisting of local Peruvian villagers who are from this region.
The Salkantay Trek as well as the surrounding mountains, we know like the back of our hand and we are more than happy to show you the best-kept secrets and hidden viewpoints behind the traditional pathway. We are also proud to say that one of us, namely my brother Edwin, has been able to climb the Majestic Salkantay Mountain, reaching the summit and ascending all the different routes, after many arduous attempts. He was accompanied on these climbs by his trusty climbing companion from the United States, “Nate Heald” . You will be able to admire the best views which the majestic Salkantay Mountain offers, as well as its culture, mythsand legends.
Activities in the area include: a short hike to a glacial lake, horse riding , snow climbing and mountain biking.