HUMANTAY LAKE

Destination

      HUMANTAY LAKE

Tour Type

Hiking

Difficulty

Moderate

Total Distance

5km

Length

Full Day tour

Weather

0 Cº / 15 Cº

Altitude

 4,200m/13,779ft

Price from: 99USDper person

HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR

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About

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.

Lake Humantay is located in the province of Anta, an area of Cusco that has been presenting other interesting places in recent months.

In this unique place in the district of Mollepata (Anta), the snowy Humantay creates a surrealistic scenario thanks to the thaw, the only access is on foot (this corresponds to the Salkantay trekking) and in which you can practice incredible activities (in its surroundings).

This jewel is protected by the Salkantay and Humantay mountains, at 4,300 m.a.s.l. The Humantay lagoon is located in the Vilcabamba mountain range, in the south of Peru.

As part of the route to the Salkantay mountains, you can access it on foot or by mountain bike, as well as take part in some other camping activities.

With a mystical air, the lagoon is visited by shamans and tourists from all over the world to leave offerings to the Pachamama, a deity that represents mother earth in the Inca culture.

Through the placement of stones, an offering is made to the Pachamama thanking her for having successfully arrived at the lagoon, as well as asking her to accompany us on our journey.

Lake Humantay Salkantay is a place that impacts with its immensity, footprints and colors in the landscape, which makes it one of the unmissable tourist destinations in the bowels of Peru.

What is the best time to go to Humantay Lake?

The best time or season is the dry season, which runs from April to the end of September. In October the rains start and you can find Machu Picchu covered with clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour which takes place on June 24th, and also do the Rainbow Mountain Tour, which is an incredible place located in the Andes.

Faqs

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.

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.

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

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