Breathtaking scenery with alpine meadows, snow-capped mountains and turquoise-colored lake. Recommended for entry level, acclimatation purposes before taking longer journeys. The starting point, Soraypampa camp, is a lively backpackers' campsite (as you can see from the footage with link just below). It is situated at 3,900 meters, whereas the destination, Humantay lake, at 4,100 meters. The campsite is also used as stepstone to reach Machu Picchu in a 5 day journey known as the Salkantay trek. Breakfast and lunch are included. From Cusco to Soraypampa to Humantay lake forth and back. $65. Optional overnight in dome tent, with a view to the snow-capped mountains $192.
Make sure you see this impressive footage of the trek by Felipe Lombardi.