Humantay Lake Full Day

Tour Type

Hiking

Difficulty

Moderate

Duration

Full Day tour

Languages

Español, English, Portuguese

Best Time

All the year

Group Size

06 people Maximum

The millenary city of Cusco surprises us once again by presenting a new alternative for travelers who wish to enjoy nature, the landscape in a place at the foot of a snow-capped mountain above 4,200 m.a.s.l.

Our expedition begins at 5:00 a.m., all passengers are picked up from their hotels. In two hours we arrive to Mollepata, where we have breakfast. Then, the next stop is SORAYPAMPA (40 minutes by car), base camp of the very famous SALKANTAY EXPEDITION, where we start the trek to the majestic HUMANTAY LAKE. Hiking time varies according to physical condition, it can take up to two hours of ascent. On the way we will have the opportunity to enjoy the view of the famous Andes mountain range, as well as the snow-capped peaks of SALKANTAY and HUMANTAY. Upon arrival at the lagoon, we will have enough time for you to take all the pictures you wish; then, our guide will provide all the information related to this lagoon and the surrounding mountains (history, culture, religion, folklore and mysticism). Lunch in Mollepata and then return to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch.

  • Transportation (round trip).
  • Professional bilingual guide (06 people max)
  • Entrance fees.
  • Snacks.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Specific meals:
  • 01 Breakfast.
  • 01 Lunch.
  • Vegetarian options on request.
  • Horses.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks.
  • Travel Insurance(obligatory)

We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the full day of the tour.

  • Small backpack from 30 to 40 liters.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Pants and thermal pole (first layer).
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Why is Humantay Lake important?

Humantay is one of the almost obligatory visits if you go through the Salkantay mountain. The lake acts as a storage reservoir for the dry season.

Where is Humantay Lagoon?

The Humantay LakeHumantay is one of the almost obligatory visits if you go through the Salkantay mountain. The lake acts as a storage reservoir for the dry season. is located in Cusco, on the route from Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. It is 3 hours drive from the city of Cusco.

Which trek is harder to Humantay Lake or Rainbow Mountain?

Humantay is shorter than Rainbow Mountain, but this is a steep hike, while Rainbow Mountain is a longer hike.

Price from $99 / person

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Why Choose Lorenzo Expeditions?

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Expert guides

Our guides and staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they will happily impart.

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Every day here with us, you will enjoy and love it. 100% local tour operator based in Cusco, Peru.

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We have been specialising in custom “Eco-Adventures” and environmentally responsible tours for over 5 years.

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Sustainable Tourism

Tourism activities are compatible with the conservation of nature.

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Reduction of rural poverty

We have programs that help to reduce poverty in rural areas of Cusco.

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Re-educate the local farmers

Tourism activities are compatible with the conservation of nature.

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