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3 - Day program

Salkantay Lodge Excursion

Follow the path of the Salkantay Trek to our flagship lodge at Soraypampa for three days of magnificent views and exciting explorations of a fascinating Inca archaeological site, a glistening glacier lagoon, and a high-mountain pass under the snow-capped Salkantay glacier peak.

ITINERARY

DAY 0 EVENING BRIEFING IN CUSCO

Meet your guide and fellow travelers for some pre-trip details and Q&A’s.

Location: El Mercado
Calle Siete Cuartones 306, Cusco
+51 1 421-7777

  • Approximately 45 minutes.
DAY 1 THE ROAD TO SORAYPAMPA

Day 1 is an exciting mix of culture and adventure. The day begins with a visit to the Inca archaeological site of Quillarumiyoq, followed by an afternoon hike to Salkantay Lodge. Late afternoon at leisure to enjoy the dazzling sunset over Salkantay Peak.

/ Early morning pick-up in Cusco
/ Visit to the Quillarumiyoq archaeological site
/ Lunch at El Pedregal in Mollepata
/ Afternoon hike to Soraypampa (12,690’/3,869m)

  • Challacancha - Soraypampa
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Easy to Moderate

Overnight: Salkantay Lodge (12,690’ / 3,869 m)

    DAY 2 A VIEW FROM THE TOP: JOURNEY TO THE SALKANTAY PASS

    Day 2 is a big day! After an early morning departure from the lodge, you will circle the Humantay glacier during your hike up the Rio Blanco River Valley to the breathtaking Salkantay Pass. Savor the views of the Salkantay glacier peak & Vilcabamba mountain range as you marvel at how far you have traveled.

    / Early breakfast at lodge
    / Hike to the Salkantay Pass (15,213’/4,636m)
    / Lunch en route
    / Late afternoon at leisure

    • Salkantay Lodge – Salkantay Pass (round-trip)
    • Approximately 6 hours
    • Challenging

    Overnight: Salkantay Lodge (12,690’ / 3,869 m)

      DAY 3 TRANQUILITY AT HUMANTAY GLACIER LAKE

      Day 3 brings a unique opportunity for adventure and reflection. A vigorous morning ascent up the sloping hills adjacent to the Soraypampa plateau is rewarded with a stunning first view of the turquoise waters of Lake Humantay. Take some time to meditate in the tranquility of this magical spot and participate in a traditional Pachamama ceremony to honor Mother Earth.

      / Early breakfast at lodge
      / Hike to Lake Humantay (round trip)
      / Pachamama ceremony
      / Lunch at lodge
      / Afternoon drive back to Cusco (drop-off at hotel)

      • Salkantay Lodge – Lake Humantay (round-trip)
      • Approximately 5 hours
      • Moderate

        3-Day Salkantay Excursion
        2019 / 2020 RATES

        US$499

        Machu Picchu Extension
        2019 / 2020

        US$499



        DEPARTURE DATES



        Note: Between March and December, bookings will only be accepted within 60 days of the published departure dates. Please contact an MLP travel specialist for more details.

        DETAILS:

        ● 3D/2N round-trip itinerary starting in Cusco.
        ●Services end upon arrival in Cusco on Day 3.
        ●Rate is per person based on shared accommodations.
        ●Limited departure dates available.
        ●Requested single room: 50% supplemental cost added to the standard rate.
        ●Single traveler willing to share: 25% supplemental cost added to the standard rate. (Note: In the event that the assigned roommate cancels less than 60 days prior to departure, we will not impose the supplemental fee.)
        ●Full program cost must be paid upon booking.
        ●Guaranteed departures with a minimum of two (2) guests.
        Cancellation policy:
        ●60 – 30 days prior to departure date: 50% refund.
        ●Fewer than 30 days prior to departure date: No refund.




        EXTEND YOUR SALKANTAY EXCURSION WITH A VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU

        MLP offers an additional Machu Picchu excursion including an overnight in the Sacred Valley and a half-day guided visit to Machu Picchu.

        ITINERARY

        ● Afternoon departure from Salkantay Lodge on Day 3 of the excursion
        ● Scenic drive to our hotel in the Sacred Valley
        ● Morning train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (approximately 1.5 hours)
        ● Shuttle bus ride to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 minutes)
        ● Guided tour of the Machu Picchu citadel (approximately 2 hours)
        ● Afternoon train to Ollantaytambo followed by a scenic sunset drive back to Cusco

        2019/2020 RATE
        $499 USD

        Please note: This program is only available as an extension of our 3-day Lodge Excursion program.