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Short Salkantay Trek 2 Days / 1 Night

If You have no enough time to do the entire Trek, we offer you the short version to experience the best of Salkantay Region. witness the Salkantay Mountain and explore the Humantay Lagoon, where one can find remote region with splendid views; find here all needed information for Short Salkantay Trek.

Short Salkantay Trek of 2-Days/1-Night is specially dedicated to people who already knew Machu Picchu and people who want to explore different things, people who want to enjoy beautiful landscapes. Take a short walk and know the lagoon of Humantay, the Salkantay Mountain and observe the magnificence of the snowy Salkantay enjoying the view and the peaceful environment.

This 2-Day short Salkantay Trek is a beautiful scenic short walk to Salkantay Mountain where you’ll see amazing mountain scenery. The trip starts in the city of Cusco (3400m), from where you will be transported by car to the zone of Soraypampa (3800m); along the route we’ll pass remote indigenous towns of Iscuchaca and Limatambo, which still preserve Inca traditions, in the afternoon you’ll visit the lagoon of Humantay which are situated at the foot of the majestic glacier-covered Salkantay mountain range.

The views are absolutely stunning! On the second day, we’ll hike to the highest point of the trek at 4,650m/15,367ft. From this point, you will be impressed by the huge snow-capped mountains of Salkantay, Humantay and Huayanay that surround you. Finally, you walk off the main trail to see the picturesque and truly exquisite turquoise lake of Salkantay. During this two-day adventure, you enjoy the peace of nature and at the same time its exquisite beauty.

2 Days / 1 Night

From Cusco to Cusco
$ 320 Per Person
  • All Included


Trip Style

4650 M. / 15255 FT.

Max. Altitude




Activity Level

A typical day for 2-Day Short Salkantay Trek

You will be woken up with a cup of “Coca tea” (Good for the altitude) in your tent at around 6.00 a.m., followed by a small bowl of warm water to wash. Before breakfast, put your gear in your duffle bag and go to enjoy your breakfast. The duffle bags will be carried by our horses and you won’t have access until it arrives to the next camp. After a healthy breakfast, we’re usually on the trail around 7:00 a.m. Depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk; We’ll walk for about 6-8 hours, then generally rest for lunch for about one hour where you can fill-up your water bottle. Some of our employees will walk forward and select an appropriate place to stop.

The afternoon walk is usually a bit shorter and the camp is generally arriving between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Once we get to camp and the kitchen is ready, afternoon tea will be brewed. From there until dinner, it’s time to rest or explore the surroundings. Dinner is generally served between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight and your water bottles in the dining room tent so they can be filled with boiling water. Trekking the nights give you some of the best memories of your walk, be it talking, playing cards, Chat with the crew or join the song and dance with the locals. A lot of The enjoyment of an expedition is on the journey itself.

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What will you see along the 2-Day Short Salkantay Trek?


2- Day Short Salkantay Trek


This is a difficult question to answer since Peru has a variety of conditions. The best time is the dry season from May to November, and this is usually the period we recommend. But the walks are open all year.

While traveling through the Andes in Peru, some people will experience certain effects. If you plan to hike the 2-Day Short Salkantay Trail, we recommend that you arrive 2-3 days before begins to trek to acclimatize; while that you can take day trips to Cusco.

Please, it is very important to fill the blanks in the attached reservation form, we’ll send you an email with true and updated information so that we can make your reservations with the correct and appropriate information

The briefing is very important because that is when you will meet your guide. At this meeting, your guide will provide you with important details about the hike. If you participate in 2-Days Short Salkantay Trek, you will receive a duffle bag for your personal belongings; which will transported by our horses from camp to camp

If you are concerned about the walk, you have the option of hiring an additional horse. The cost is US $ 60.00. You can only ride the second day; from Soraypampa (3800m) to the pass (4,650m) which is the hardest part of the Trek.

Our guides are trained in case of illness. Unfortunately, it is illegal for us to provide you with altitude medicine, but we do our best to help you feel better in other ways. For example, we often make coca tea and the guides carry oxygen bottles with them. If you feel bad, you have the option to return to Cusco. However, this will incur significant additional costs.