HUMANTAY LAKE FULL DAY TOUR

Visit the Humantay Lake near to Salkantay mountain

Highlights  

This one-day excursion allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful lagoons in our region while having the opportunity to observe two of the most important peaks in the area, Mt. HUMANTAY and the great MT. SALKANTAY.

Both are extremely important for the pre-Hispanic religions practiced in the area. Through a peaceful trek we will arrive at a height of 13,451.44 feet above sea level where nature and religion join into one majestic image.

Trip Overview

Destination

Humantay Lake

 

Tour Type

Hiking

Difficulty
Total Distance
Length

Full day

Weather
Altitude

Humantay Lake Tour Itinerary

At 5:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin our expedition.

We will then travel by car two hours to the small village of Mollepata, where we will enjoy our breakfast.

We will then travel 40 minuets to SORAYPAMPA the famous basecamp for expeditions to Mt. SALKANTAY. It is here that we will begin our trek to the majestic HUMANTAY LAGOON.

The duration of the hike varies depending upon the physical condition of each of our clients. It can take up to two hours for the ascent. Throughout the hike we will enjoy views of the famous Andes mountains including Mt. SALKANTAY and Mt. HUMANTAY.

Upon arrival to the lagoon we will enjoy ample time to take photos while your specialized guide shares history, culture, religion, folklore and mystic insights about the lagoon and the surrounding mountains.

After enjoying these insights, we will return to SORAYPAMPA (a one hour hike down) where our transportation will await us to take us to our buffet style lunch.

We will then return to Cusco by car a journey of two hours arriving at approximately 5:00pm.

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Transportation (round trip).
  • Guide.
  • Tickets admitions.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Specific meals:
  • 01 Breakfasts = B.
  • 01 Lunches = L.
  • 01 Snack = S.
  • (Vegetarian Food upon request).

Not included

  • Horses ride up the mountain.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel health insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Packing List

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Pants and thermal pole (first layer).
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Canteen.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

  • Private transportation to the start of the Inca Trail: KM82
  • Bus descending from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train * from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • * The train schedule will be confirmed at the time of buying the tour

Our 2019 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

Faqs

Humantay lake is a beautiful lagoon near to Salkantay Mountain. Now with Lorenzo Expeditions can do a full day trip.

About Humantay Lake

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.

Highlights  

This one-day excursion allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful lagoons in our region while having the opportunity to observe two of the most important peaks in the area, Mt. HUMANTAY and the great MT. SALKANTAY.

Both are extremely important for the pre-Hispanic religions practiced in the area. Through a peaceful trek we will arrive at a height of 13,451.44 feet above sea level where nature and religion join into one majestic image.

Trip Overview

Destination

Humantay Lake

 

Tour Type

Hiking

Difficulty
Total Distance
Length

Full day

Weather
Altitude

Humantay Lake Tour Itinerary

At 5:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin our expedition.

We will then travel by car two hours to the small village of Mollepata, where we will enjoy our breakfast.

We will then travel 40 minuets to SORAYPAMPA the famous basecamp for expeditions to Mt. SALKANTAY. It is here that we will begin our trek to the majestic HUMANTAY LAGOON.

The duration of the hike varies depending upon the physical condition of each of our clients. It can take up to two hours for the ascent. Throughout the hike we will enjoy views of the famous Andes mountains including Mt. SALKANTAY and Mt. HUMANTAY.

Upon arrival to the lagoon we will enjoy ample time to take photos while your specialized guide shares history, culture, religion, folklore and mystic insights about the lagoon and the surrounding mountains.

After enjoying these insights, we will return to SORAYPAMPA (a one hour hike down) where our transportation will await us to take us to our buffet style lunch.

We will then return to Cusco by car a journey of two hours arriving at approximately 5:00pm.

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Transportation (round trip).
  • Guide.
  • Tickets admitions.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Specific meals:
  • 01 Breakfasts = B.
  • 01 Lunches = L.
  • 01 Snack = S.
  • (Vegetarian Food upon request).

Not included

  • Horses ride up the mountain.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel health insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Packing List

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Pants and thermal pole (first layer).
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Canteen.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

  • Private transportation to the start of the Inca Trail: KM82
  • Bus descending from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train * from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • * The train schedule will be confirmed at the time of buying the tour

Our 2019 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

Faqs

Humantay lake is a beautiful lagoon near to Salkantay Mountain. Now with Lorenzo Expeditions can do a full day trip.

About Humantay Lake

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.

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Humantay Lake Reviews

Amy P
Amy P
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I would do this tour (inca jungle trek) over and over for the rest of my life if I could! I loved the biking, white water rafting, hiking and ziplining! We met many great lovely locals along the way,ate delicious food and explored the wildnerness of Peru! Our guide Wilbert was super expeienced and knowledgable and really had our backs at all times. It was the perect blend of everything you want in a tour.
Leila A
Leila A
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We (3 friends) booked the Jungle Inca Trek 4D/3N through Lorenzo’s Website. Already here we had good assistance through a live chat with a coworker you helped us to do the reservation.
Jasmine C
Jasmine C
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My friend and I did the 4 day Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu from 9/9-9/12 with Lorenzo Expeditions, and it was my favorite part of the entire Peru trip. I was debating between the 3 or 4 day trip, and am so happy I decided to go with the longer trek.
Thomas G
Thomas G
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It was a fantastic trip! I was wondering if we should do the track by our own or spend the (hugh amount of) money for a guide. Looking back, I would say it was totally worth it!
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