Hike one of the most beautiful scenarios on earth going across valleys and mountains all while looking at two glacier picks Humantay and Salkantay to see at the base of one a turquoise water lake, simply breathtaking.

  • Trip type: Hiking
  • Season: Year around
  • Duration: Day trip 3.30am – 5.00pm
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation: 3,800m – 4,200m (12,46 ft – 13,779 ft)


At 3:30 am your GIP guide and driver are going to pick you up from your hotel. The first stop is going to be at Mollepata where we pump energies with a delicious breakfast to continue on the car until the start hiking point.

The hike until the summit will take us around 2.5 hours in a distance of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the very beginning, we get a view of the Humantay glacier ahead, after a few minutes of hiking the view turns into another glacier pick call Apu Salkantay a trail that other people take for 5 days until Machupicchu on the way we will pass across camping sites we won’t see these hikers because they star late we keep going across a gentle trail at the base of the valley for the first half of our hike then the fun begins we mean the uphill part as it always is in our lives we have to go up to get our rewards and there is no better reward than an astonishing view to this blue-greenish lake at the base of Humantay glacier.

Your guide will make sure of your safety carrying an oxygen tank and a first aid kit on his backpack taking always the slow and steady peace once you guys make it to the look-out point you will enjoy your included snacks, take awesome pictures, learn about the area and have a chill time before the hike down.

*If you don’t want to hike up there is horseback available to hire they are not the property of Get In Peru (GIP) the muleteer there ask hikers if they want to, please note they do not speak English and they go ahead of the group, in case you want to hire one you assume all liabilities.

*We run trips daily with 2 people minimum and 10 people max, private or small groups is all we do in order to enhance the giving experience to you. If you are coming by solo we usually match you with a group.


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