SORAYPAMPA | HIKE TO LAKE HUMANTAY
Day four presents another opportunity to gauge your altitude-acclimatization with a half-day hike to Lake Humantay. After breakfast, you begin an ascent up the slopes that border the plateau behind the Salkantay Lodge.
An hour and a half later, after making your way over the final hill, you will be stunned to see the turquoise water of the lake, made even more spectacular by the sight of the Humantay glacier looming behind it. Here you will have a chance to relax, enjoy a snack, meditate in the tranquility of this magical spot, admire a traditional offering to Mother Earth or immerse into an overwhelming kayak ride in the Lake Humantay, getting an up-close experience of the majestic glacier.
After your descent back to the lodge, the staff will be waiting with a hot lunch.The second half of your day is spent at leisure. You may opt to soak in our outdoor jacuzzi, indulge in a relaxing massage or even take a long nap. (Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to book a massage.)
Note: While the morning hike to Lake Humantay is optional, we strongly recommend your participation in preparation for the strenuous hike on day three.
Trekking Time: Approximately 4 hours. Hiking Level: Moderate to challenging.
Optional Activity Available: Horseback riding (at additional cost)
Overnight: Salkantay Lodge at 3,869 m/12,690 ft.