Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Today's trek begins at the small village of Challacancha high above the Rio Blanco Valley. Following a wide, well established track we will gently make our way up the side of the valley covering a distance of about 16km /9.9 miles and climbing 1200m /3937ft. The views throughout the day are fantastic, all around us are verdant green mountains, along the path are a wide variety of native plants and flowers with birds flitting in and out and towards the end of the day we'll see the snow-capped peaks of Humantay and Salkantay (the Savage) looming high above us. Our campsite for tonight is at Soraypampa (4000m / 12750ft.), the nights can get chilly here so it's a good idea to put on your hat and gloves before you go to sleep.