We start the day with picking you up at your hotel or hostel at 05:00 am. We'll drive for around 4 hours, crossing Anta, Mollepata and end up at Challancha.
Through the windows of the bus you can clearly see the white snowcapped mountains of Salkantay and Huamantay: the holy Gods of the Incas. But also the spectacular
scenery of the higher situated areas and the lower valleys with colorful landscapes. After two hours driving there will be a quick stop in Mollepata town. At Mollepata
there are toilet facilities, souvenirs shops and an optional short breakfast. When this short break is over we will soon continue to Challacancha, which is the start
of our trail. There we will meet with our support staff. The staff will organize all the equipment, horses and mules. Around 9:30 am. we will start our trek to
Soraypampa (3850 masl - 12631 ft). The first section of the path is a hike over a few deep valleys. At some parts of the trail the old water channel can still be
seen. The channel still supplies water to the farmers in the lower valleys. The beginning of the trek is 7km (4.35miles) hiking in 3 hours to Soraypampa, where we
will have our lunch at the basecamp. After the lunch and a quick nap we continue hiking up to the Humantay Lake (4200 masl - 13779 ft). This is a 5km (3.1miles)
round trip which we will walk in a total of 3 hours. At the Humantay Lake the bottom of the glacier can be seen, and also the most spectacular views of the background
with the valley at sunset. Soraypampa is located in the middle of the glacier valleys and at night the sky is so immensely clear that we can really appreciate the stars,
constellations and even shooting stars.
Walking distance: 12 km (7.45 miles)
Starting Elevation: 3350 meters (12477 feet)
Highest Elevation: 4600 meters (15090 feet)
Campsite Elevation: 3850 meters (12477 feet)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner (Snack and afternoon tea)