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2 Day Humantay Lake Tour With Machu Picchu
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2 Day Humantay Lake Tour With Machu Picchu
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2 Day Humantay Lake Tour With Machu Picchu
Maximun Altitude
406m/1,332 ft.
2 Day Humantay Lake Tour With Machu Picchu
Physical Level
Moderately Strenuous
2 Day Humantay Lake Tour With Machu Picchu
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2 Day Humantay Lake Tour With Machu Picchu

Price from: $ 10.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Salkantay Trek 2 Days Overview If you’re a nature enthusiast and an adventure seeker, the Salkantay Hike 2 Days should be on your bucket list. This unforgettable journey takes you through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the Andes, offering a taste of Peru’s natural beauty, culture, and history. Kondor Path Tours will delve […]

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2 Day Salkantay Trek: A Breathtaking Adventure in the Andes

The Salkantay Trek 2 Days to Machu Picchu is a condensed adventure that encapsulates the grandeur of the Andes and the allure of ancient ruins. From majestic mountains to hidden vistas and cultural exchanges, this trek offers a multifaceted experience that is both physically stimulating and spiritually enriching. With proper preparation, a positive mindset, and a thirst for discovery, you’ll embark on a journey that will forever be etched in your heart.

Embarking on the Salkantay 2 Day Trek is a remarkable journey that combines adventure, nature, culture, and exploration. With its breathtaking landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and genuine interactions with local communities, this expedition promises an experience like no other. So, pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to be swept away by the enchanting beauty of Peru’s Salkantay trail.


Welcome to an extraordinary expedition that will take you through the heart of Peru’s enchanting landscapes – the Salkantay Hike 2 Days. With awe-inspiring natural beauty and a unique blend of adventure and culture, this short yet exhilarating trek offers an opportunity to explore the majestic Salkantay mountain to Machu Picchu.


Salkantay Trek 2 Days Overview

If you’re a nature enthusiast and an adventure seeker, the Salkantay Hike 2 Days should be on your bucket list. This unforgettable journey takes you through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the Andes, offering a taste of Peru’s natural beauty, culture, and history. Kondor Path Tours will delve into the details of this incredible trek, from the captivating itinerary to the must-see sights along the way.

Is the 2-Day Salkantay Trek right for me?

  • DAY 1: Cusco: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Santa Teresa
  • DAY 2: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu Ruins – PM Return to Cusco

What Sets Salkantay Trek Apart

What makes the Salkantay Trek 2 Day truly special is its less crowded trails than the famous Inca Trail. This provides a more intimate connection with nature and the surroundings. The trek’s diverse landscapes, from glacial lakes to tropical forests, showcase the remarkable variety of Peru’s ecosystems. Furthermore, the flexibility in the itinerary allows for a more personalized experience, catering to the preferences of each group.

Salkantay 2 Day Trek Highlights

Why You´ll love the 2 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

  • The adventure begins in Cusco, where you’ll be picked up and transferred to Soraypampa. On the first day, go on the horse to Salkantay Pass, and from there, hike down the mountain through picturesque landscapes culminating in reaching Challway. As the sun sets, you will enjoy a fascinating view between the cloud forest and the Salkantay Andes.
  • Embarking on the Salkantay Hike 2 Days to Machu Picchu is not merely a trek; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Over two days, you’ll traverse diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to high-altitude passes, and witness the awe-inspiring Salkantay Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the region.
  • Embrace the opportunity to disconnect from the digital world during the trek. Limited network coverage allows you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty around you and engage in meaningful conversations with fellow trekkers.


Salkantay Trek 2 Days Itinerary

Packing Essentials for the 2 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Packing right is crucial for a comfortable trekking experience. Ensure you include sturdy hiking boots, moisture-wicking clothing, a good-quality backpack, a headlamp, a hat, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle. Don’t forget your camera to capture the mesmerizing landscapes!


Cusco – Salkantay Pass – Santa Teresa

Embark on the Journey

04:30, we start the trip towards the Salkantay Andes until we reach Soraypampa. At first sight! The scenic landscapes seem unreal because of the incredible views that show the natural beauty that awaits you on the Salkantay Trek.

Conquering the Pass by Horse from Soraypampa

The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly conquering the Salkantay Pass. However, the ascent on horseback shortens the distance to enjoy the adventure along the Salkantay trail fully. Standing on the pass, you will be surrounded by panoramic views of towering mountains and vast valleys.

Cloud Forest Adventure to Challway

From the Andes of the Salkantay Pass, we descend towards Challway for 5 hours. Venturing through the lush cloud forests of the Andes is an experience like no other. The diversity of flora and fauna and the misty ambiance create an enchanting atmosphere that seems straight out of a fairy tale.

Trip from Challway to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo

In Challway, our local vehicle awaits us to transport us to the charming town of Santa Teresa “1 hour and 10 minutes of travel; Arriving in Santa Teresa, we continue the trip to Cocalmayo to relax our muscles in the natural hot springs to end our adventure through the Salkantay trails in Peru and prepare for the next day.

Physical Level

1, Easy


Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Ruins

Arrival at Machu Picchu

The pinnacle of this journey is, of course, the legendary Machu Picchu. Arriving through the Main Gate Entrance, the sight of the ancient citadel emerging from the mist is a moment of pure magic. Explore the ruins, learn about their history, and relish the satisfaction of conquering this incredible feat.

The Final Reward: Machu Picchu

The culmination of your Salkantay Hike 2 Days to Machu Picchu is the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu itself. On the morning of day 2, you’ll witness the ancient Incan citadel, which will forever remain etched in your memory.

At 05:30, we board our local vehicle to the Hidrielectrica train station and begin the last stretch of the trek to Machupicchu Pueblo, “3 hours of walking along the Machupicchu Mountain”.

Once we arrive at Aguas Calientes Pueblo, we board the tourist bus that takes us to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain to start the 2-hour guided tour inside the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we board the train service heading to the city of Cusco in the Bimodal service.

Physical Level

1, Easy


Salkantay Trek 2 Days INCLUSIONS

  • Personalized adventures for independent hikers
  • Active itinerary with unique hiking experiences
  • English-speaking local guide (s)
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Cusco.
  • Private Transportation with Fuel and Driver to SORAYPAMPA
  • One night of accommodation in basic hotel 2 star in Santa Teresa
  • Meals; 1 breakfast, 1 box lunch, 1 dinner
  • Entrance tickets to the Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Ruins
  • First aid kit.
  • On-site logistical support from our office in Peru
  • All taxes (Peru)

Salkantay 2 Day Trek EXCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation HOTELS in and around CUSCO for the excursions
  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru, airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 for international flights and US$ 10.40 for each domestic flight)
  • Reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 40-90 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, personal expenses, and extras.
  • Meals that do not describe in the service.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture “guide (S) & driver.”

What To Bring for the Salkantay Hike 2 Days?

  • Light backpack
  • Trekking poles with rubber protectors.
  • Water 2.5 liters per person; later during the walk, you can buy more in specific places.
  • Hat, Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect-repellent cream
  • Headlamp
  • Hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Warm layers, jacket, hiking pants
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal toiletries for hiking
  • Snacks for the adventure.
  • Cash in Peruvian currency to buy drinks, snacks, etc.

Notes of Salkantay Trekking 2 Days to Machu Picchu:

* Kondor Path Tours: A Travel Tour Operator 100% for the Salkantay Hike 2 Days 

Travel Guide

The best time to do the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, with good weather, is between the months of April – October, since we have the presence of clear skies and to a lesser extent river rainfall. The dry months are between June – August, which is winter in the Andes. However, it is suggested to consider the type of clothing to wear during these months, because during the day you can enjoy the Sun, while at night you feel intense cold.

The briefing is very important because this is when you will meet your guide. During this meeting, your guide will provide you with important details about the hike, whether altitudes, distances, or facts that we may not know.

Yeah. This is very important! We recommend you bring 300 to 400 Peruvian soles. You may not need any of this money, but in case of emergency you should make sure you have enough cash. If you have difficulties on the road, you can use the money to buy alternative forms of transportation such as: car, horse and train.

We will provide you with a duffel bag for all hikes. It can carry about 7 kilograms in the duffel bag. These canvas bags will be carried by horses throughout the hike. You just need to bring a small backpack/day pack with any items you may need during the day, such as sunscreen, bug spray, jackets, or snacks.

If you choose to take a private tour, the tour will be tailored to you. The size of the group depends on you and only you. You can decide exactly who will be on the hike with you. This is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. You will have your own personal chef and guide, meaning the walk is more personalized and able to meet your personal needs

If you are worried about the hike, you have the option of renting an additional horse. The cost is 120.00 soles. You will only be able to ride horses for the first two days while walking uphill. During the final days you will sometimes have the opportunity to opt out and take a car or train for certain stages of the walk. Also, know that on the first day, you would be going a different route than those who choose to walk. You don’t need to organize this in advance.

What happens if I have altitude sickness on the Salkantay Trek 2 Days?

Our guides are trained in case you get sick. Unfortunately, it is illegal for us to provide you with altitude medication, but we do our best to help you feel better in other ways. For example, we frequently make coca tea and the guides carry oxygen bottles.

The weather is very unpredictable for the Salkantay Trek 2 Days, it changes quickly and varies depending on the season. It’s impossible to say exactly what kind of weather you’ll encounter on your hike. However, in general, the first night will be quite cold.

It can drop to about 5 degrees Celsius. Towards the end of your hike, you will be in the Peruvian jungle. In these sections of the walk it could be up to 25 degrees Celsius.

No, there is actually no age limit for the Salkantay Trek 2 Days. Many times there have been boys and girls under 10 years old and they concluded normal, as well as very elderly people, however, it is advisable to know that the people who make the trip know that it is many hours walking and some sections are steep.

Yes, there are indeed bathrooms that you can rent along the way. These bathrooms belong to local people and cost 1 to 2 soles to use them. If you don’t want to spend money on it, there is also the option of the Inca bath, which is outdoors

The walk is considered challenging, since the second day is the steepest climb of almost 4 hours towards the Salkantay Pass, therefore, we recommend having at least rested 3 days in Cusco to avoid altitude sickness.

Unlike the Inca Trail, the Salkantay does not require permits that you must reserve in advance, however, you do need to reserve the ticket to Machu Picchu, so we recommend that you plan well.

The amount you walk each day varies. An average day is 5 to 8 hours, but on the summit night combined with the next day you can hike between 8 and 11 hours. Check out the itinerary for an account of the

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Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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