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Salkantay Hike 2 Days / 1 Night


2-Day Salkantay Trek

Salkantay hike for 2 days. Salkantay is the second-highest mountain in Cusco – Peru. About 6275. It has a very interesting place in the surrounding area with mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lagoons. On this tour, you will visit Humantay Lagoon and Salkantay Lagoon. these places are very beautiful and you will have a great time in the mountain if you have already visited Machu Picchu and you like to explore the mountains this tour is perfect for you. As operators of the Salkantay trek, we give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Salkantay trail and the best is that you can do it in 2 days. You just need a few personal things to do this hike and the rest we are going to provide you and the best is that you will sleep at our exclusive and private campsite called Quiswarniyoc a unique area to be around and sleeping in the MOUNTAIN SKY HUTS. 


  • 2-Day Salkantay Trek Enjoy the scenic view of the Salkantay mountain.
  • Visit the most beautiful lagoon of Humantay.
  • Hike up to the highest point of the Salkantay trail
  • Enjoy the wildlife of the Andes.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Salkantay lagoon
  • Make a ritual for the mountain gods of the Incas at the top of the Salkantay trail
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  • Sleep one night at our exclusive campsite. MOUNTAIN SKY HUTS. 
from $ 89.00
Trip Style:
Dificulty Level:
Group Size:
Total Hiking Distance:
25 KM
2 B, 1 D, 2 L
Daily Departures
Trip Starts in:
Cusco at your hotel
Places to Visit:
Cusco, Mollepata, Humantay lake, Salkantay pass, Salkantay lake


After picking up everyone from their respective places or hotel, we left Cusco around 5:45 am to the town of Mollepata by car for 2 hours. Once in Mollepata, we stop to have a delicious breakfast and also pay an entrance fee of 10 soles to the local municipality. Then we continue by car 1 hour more to Soraypampa where we will meet with the muleteers and horse who will take all the luggage, food and the 7 kilos of personal belongings of each hiker which is going given to them in the duffle bags. We start the uphill hike to Humantay lake for 2 hours, When you arrive at the lagoon you will have enough time to explore, photograph the place and the guide will explain all the meaning of the Humantay lagoon. After a couple of hours in the lake, we start going down to Quiswarniyoc exclusive camp for 2 hours to have a healthful lunch. After lunch, you have free time to explore the beautiful area and also if you like more hiking you can go up to Mirador of Salkantay for the panoramic view of the entire region. If you are tired, you can rest in the MOUNTAIN SKY HUST which are the cabins with glass doors, inside there are pillows, a sleeping pad, and illumination for the night. QUISWARNIYOC PRIVATE CAMP: It is an exclusive camp located at 4000 m, it is a unique camp that has places for short hiking, overlooking the mountains, and has waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains. The are many llamas at the camp that you can take pictures of them while you explore de area.

Salkantay Trek 2 Days.- The second day of the trek is a little hard because it takes you up to the top of the highest point of the whole Salkantay trail to enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains and also you will visit Salkantay Lake.

The cooks will wake you up around 5:00 am with a cup of hot coca tea then you have time to repack and get ready for the nutritious breakfast which serves around 5:45 am. After is time to start hiking up to the highest point of the Salkantay trail which is 4630 m that takes from 3 to 4 hours all uphill hike with a regular and slow pace.

Once you are at the highest point, you have time to enjoy the mountains, to take pictures and the guide will teach you about the mountain gods also you will be part of the small Andean ritual for the Apus the mountain gods. Then you walk back to Soraypampa for 2.5 hours downhill where you will meet the transportations whois is going to take to Mollepara for one hour for lunch and after two more hours to Cusco by car. you will arrive in Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.



Salkantay Trek 2 Days

  • Round trip transportation – Cusco – Soraypampa – Cusco.
  • Two Lunches
  • One Dinner
  • Two breakfasts
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sleeping bag
  • One night at the MOUNTAIN SKY HUT

Not Included

  • Entrance to Humantay lake charged by the local government of Mollepata = 20 soles
  • Sleeping Bags – If you do not have one you can rent from us for $10 USD for the whole trek
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips


Recommendations Salkantay Trek 2 Days

When to travel?

The best time to make the trip is in the dry season, that is, between May and October. The most advisable month is May since everything is still green after the rains. On the other hand, the coldest month is June.

What to bring?

First of all, a backpack, in addition to the one that will carry the horse, as well as a sleeping bag of at least -5 degrees. The clothing should be suitable for trekking in a highland climate, with heat during the day and very cold at night. To store clothes, bring 3 bags that allow you to keep clean clothes separate from dirty ones. Don’t forget personal hygiene items for 4 days of trekking, such as towels, soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, toilet paper, etc. Bring the medicines you consider necessary for headaches or altitude sickness, as well as band-aids for wounds or blisters. It is important to have a flashlight with batteries, especially for the last day, because we will wake up at 4:00 am. If you want to visit some communities, it would be a nice gesture to bring pencils, colors, pens, notebooks, or books that you would like to donate. Don’t forget to bring a good camera with a charged battery, as well as sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.

How to avoid altitude sickness?

It is important to acclimatize before starting the trek, arriving in Cusco 2 or 3 days in advance. Pills for altitude sickness also help and are widely used by tourists. You should drink plenty of water to hydrate the body, especially coca tea. It is important to eat light, that is, meals that are easy to digest, such as soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates that are not fried. Sleep as much as you can and you will feel much better. Keep your body warm and don’t forget to eat before you feel hungry, drink before you feel thirsty, wrap up warm before you feel cold, and rest before you feel exhausted.

During the whole Salkantay Trek 2 Days, you will travel with experienced and trained guides to assist you in any situation, ask all the questions you need to ask to be prepared, and have the best experience in the Salkantay trek!


Prices: SALKANTAY HIKE 2D-1N Group service – VERSION 2021 (March 2021 – January 2022)

Student: 89 USA Dollars
Adult: 99 USA Dollars


  • TREKKING POLES USD 10 dollars, one pair for the whole trek



  • Wool hat or beanie
  • T-shirt
  • Layer
  • A jacket, if it is not waterproof take also rain poncho
  • Pants on
  • Hiking shoes, also you can do on sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Small Backpack to carry water, some snacks, a camera, etc.

What to bring:

  • Water, we recommend you 2 liters of water but you can also buy on the way
  • Snacks like an apple, cereal bar, sweets, and chocolates
  • Sun cream
  • Rain poncho

Frequently Asked Questions Salkantay Hike 2 Days / 1 Night

How long does it take the hike for the rainbow mountain?

The way up takes between 1.5 to 2 hours on a regular trail, If you make the same way to return akes like 1.5 hours and if I return through the red valley it takes about 2 hours.

When is the best time to go?

It is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a vast variety of conditions. The best time is Dry season runs from May to November, and this is typically the time that is most recommended.

Do I need to bring my passport for this tour?

For Rainbow Mountain, you do not need to carry any documents, only for emergencies or some unexpected control you can take a copy of your passport.

What type of transportation is used?

All the vehicles that we use for this type of tour are the Sprinter Mercedes Benz modern minibusses that have all the documentation required by the national authorities, all the cars are maintained daily to keep them in good condition and clean, and each vehicle got logged correctly.

Will the altitude affect me?

When traveling throughout the Andes in Peru, some people will suffer some effects of it. If you plan to hike the rainbow mountain, we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before the start to acclimate and rest or you can do it on the last day of your time in Cusco since that the rainbow mountain is at 5000m.

What can I do to prevent altitude sickness?

We recommend being in Cusco for at least two days and drinking as much water as you can and drinking coca tea that can order anywhere you want, you can also prepare it yourself with boiled water and dried coca leaves. At least one day before the tour we recommend eating light food and if you have any medication prescribed by a doctor you can take it and the best thing that you can do is to keep in mind that you will be fine.

How do I reserve a space for the rainbow mountain?

Just click on the BOOK NOW button and fill out all the required information and one of our sales advisors will contact you immediately and if you want to talk by WhatsApp with a specialist, you can contact this number. +51974217700

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. We require a booking deposit of 20 dollars for Rainbow Mountain; if you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, you will have a 100% refund, if you do not do it within 24 hours, you will lose the money deposited.

What happens after I make my deposit?

Once we receive the deposit, we confirm your reservation through email sending you all the details about the tour.

Can I go by horse to the Rainbow Mountain?

Yes, you can go by horse to the mountain of colors, you can rent horses directly from the local people that cost between 60 and 80 soles per person.

How long will I stay in the rainbow mountain?

The time that we usually spend at the rainbow mountain viewpoint is about an hour, depending on the group pace and the weather conditions.

Type Persons Price per person Total US $
Adults 1 $ $ 8911.00
Deposit (%) $ 0.00
PayPal Commission (6%) $ 0.00
Deposit Amount $ 0.00
SLEEPING BAG (+15) x 0 $ 0.00
TREKKING POLES (+15) x 0 $ 0.00
CRYSTAL DOME (+30) x 0 $ 0.00
Balance $ 0.00

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