Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa.
We leave Cusco at 05.30 am in a private transportation and start a scenic morning scenic bus-ride to our trail starting point at Sayapata. Along the four-hour drive, we cross the town of Limatambo (2100m/6888ft), an important point of access to the city of Cusco during the time of the Inca Empire. We leave Limatambo and drive up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River, to reach Mollepata (2800m/9184ft), where we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local restaurant. Then we will cross Cruzpata (3100m/10168ft) and finally Sayapata, where we meet our wranglers and horses. After a short introduction we start our hike, following the paths of the locals on a soft ascent to our camp at Soraypampa. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake, a marvelous lake in the mountains, (3 hours hike) and we will come back to our campsite where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner. This will be a cold night so very warm clothes are essential.
Include: Transport, professional tour guide, cooker, entrance fee to Salkantay route, sleeping bag, meals (L, D), horses (5kg per person), wranglers, first-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle, accommodation (Sky Lodge).