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Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco

Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco

Humantay lake trek tour full day

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$55.00

Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco

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Humantay lake trek tour full day

On this Humantay lake trip from Cusco you will have the opportunity to hike to the Humantay mountains and take amazing pictures of the turquoise waters of the Humantay lagoon. You will be accompanied by an experienced and professional tour guide who will make sure that your trek to lake Humantay exceeds your expectations. Lake Humantay is a natural wonder, nestled among majestic Andean mountains, and the lake is surrounded by a spectacular glacier. You can dip your feet in the freezing cold lake or if you are brave enough you can go swimming in the lake if it's sunny.

Lake Humantay, the perfect trek for photography lovers

The Humantay lake tour from Cusco is one of the most scenic tours. During spring and summer you will be able to see exotic flora and fauna as you trek to the lake. After your visit of lake Humantay, your tour guide return through the Salkantay trail. You will be able to take amazing pictures of the Salkantay mountains.

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What Is Included?

• 04h30 Pickup from your hotel in Cusco
• Transportation Cusco to Soraypampa
• Breakfast
• Professional and experienced tour guide
Trek to lake Humantay
Entrance ticket to Humantay lake trail
• Lunch
• Transportation Soraypampa to Cusco
• First-aid kit

What is not included?

• Drinks/water not included
• trekking poles not included

The Humantay Lake our from Cusco is a well-planned and organized trip with enough time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and take pictures. It’s also good to know that the time spent at the lake can vary depending on the weather conditions, so it’s best to be prepared for all possibilities. The stop for breakfast and lunch is a great addition to the itinerary as it provides a chance to refuel and recharge before and after the hike. Overall, it is an exciting and memorable experience.

  • 4:30 AM -5:00 AM: Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • 5:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Drive to Mollepata, a small town located in the Anta province.
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant in Mollepata.
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Continue driving to Soraypampa, a small village located at the base of Humantay Mountain.
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Start the trek to Humantay Lake, which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00: Arrive at Humantay Lake and enjoy the breathtaking views of the turquoise blue water and surrounding mountains, guide explanation. Take photos, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Descend back down to Soraypampa.
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: lunch in Mollepata
  • 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Return drive to Cusco.
Please note that the itinerary above may vary depending on weather conditions, traffic, and other factors. It is a sample itinerary to give you an idea of what to expect.

  • Original Passport
  • Trekking shoes
  • Clothes appropriate for very cold weather or thermals. Layers: The temperature can fluctuate greatly during the day, so it’s best to wear layers that you can add or remove as needed.
  • Pants: Comfortable and durable pants are a must for the tour. Opt for pants that are lightweight, quick-drying, and offer plenty of mobility. Hiking pants or leggings are a great option.
  • Rain poncho
  • Hat, Sun glasses, Sun protection
  • Water, Snacks and Trash bag
  • Footwear: It’s important to wear sturdy and comfortable footwear that can handle the rough terrain. Hiking boots or shoes with good traction and ankle support are recommended. Avoid wearing sandals or flip flops.
  • Backpack: Bring a comfortable and sturdy backpack to carry your water bottle, snacks, and extra layers. Make sure the backpack is well-fitted and distributes the weight evenly to avoid strain on your back.

The Humantay lake tour from Cusco requires you to hike 6 miles or 10 kilometers in an altitude of 4200 m.a.s.l. or 13,7779 feet. The hike is rated medium in difficulty. We recommend that you do this tour after you have been acclimated to Cuzco's high altitude at least 2 days.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Duration of trail: 2 hours (going up), 1.15 hours (going down)
  • Distance of trail 2.6 miles going up, 2.6 miles going down.
  • Start elevation: 12,700 feet
  • Peak elevation: 13,900 feet

The Humantay lake tour from Cusco departs daily and it is available year round. The months of January, February and March are in the wet season, please bring a good rain jacket.

WHAT IS HUMANTAY LAKE?
Humantay Lake is a stunning turquoise-colored lake located in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

HOW DO I GET TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
The easiest way to get to Humantay Lake is by taking a guided tour from Cusco. The tour typically includes transportation to and from the lake, as well as a guided hike.
HOW LONG IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
The hike to Humantay Lake is approximately 5.5 miles round-trip and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.

IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE DIFFICULT?
The hike to Humantay Lake is considered moderately difficult, with steep inclines and uneven terrain. It is recommended for individuals with a moderate level of fitness.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT HUMANTAY LAKE?
The best time to visit Humantay Lake is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the skies are clear, making for excellent hiking conditions.

CAN YOU SWIM IN HUMANTAY LAKE?
Swimming in Humantay Lake is not permitted, as it is a sacred site for the local people.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON A HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
You should bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, a camera, and plenty of water snacks. Breakfast and lunch are provided by the tour company.

IS THERE AN ENTRANCE FEE FOR HUMANTAY LAKE?
Yes, there is an entrance fee to access Humantay Lake, which is included in the cost of a guided tour.

ARE THERE ANY ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HUMANTAY LAKE?
There are no accommodations near Humantay Lake, as it is located in a remote area. Most visitors opt to stay in nearby towns such as Mollepata or Soraypampa.

IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
Yes, it is generally safe to hike to Humantay Lake with a reputable tour company. However, it is important to follow your guide’s instructions and take precautions such as drinking plenty of water and wearing appropriate clothing.

Cancellations allowed with 48 hours notice and a $10 usd per person cancellation fee