Humantay Lake Full Day


¿Por qué amarás el Humantay Lake Full Day?


Visit the famous Humantay Lake in a full day tour, because this lagoon was worshiped by the Andean communities. It is also considered the third most popular tourist attraction in Cusco, after Machu Picchu and the Seven Colors Mountain.

The snow-capped Salkantay is part of the Vilcabamba mountain range and gives rise to the formation of this incredible lagoon, which is fed by the glaciers of the mountain. This lagoon is located in the province of Anta and represents a perfect alternative for those travelers who wish to enjoy nature and the landscape at the foot of a snow-capped mountain.

The best time of the year to visit this natural wonder is between May and October. During this time, the weather will be radiant and you can enjoy the sun’s rays reflecting on the turquoise waters. A true spectacle for the eyes of those who appreciate it.

The road to the Humantay Lagoon begins in the town of Soraypampa, from there, you will undertake a walk of about an hour and a half. Along the way, you will be able to see the entire panorama of snow-capped mountains and the great diversity of flora and fauna. The hike to the natural site is not difficult, you just need to acclimatize yourself to the climate of the region. We assure you that the effort will have a wonderful reward once you arrive at your destination.

Cusco – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay Full Day – Cusco.

We will pick you up from your different hotels between 03:30 and 04:00 am, and then continue our journey to the town of Mollepata, where we will enjoy a typical breakfast of the area.

After breakfast, we will return to our bus to continue the incredible tour to the Humantay lagoon to observe the beautiful landscapes and gorges on the way to Soraypampa, where our hike will begin.

Soraypampa: our guide will give us enough time to get our equipment ready, such as walking sticks, water, personal backpacks, etc.

We will begin our hike to the Humantay lagoon at an altitude of 4,250 meters above sea level. Our ascent lasts about an hour and a half until we reach the Humantay Lagoon.

When you arrive to this beautiful lagoon, you will have all the necessary time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds it, take pictures, videos and also recharge yourself with the energy that the Salkantay snow-capped mountain has.

After all this beautiful adventure, we will return to where our bus left us in Soraypampa.

We will continue the trip and we will go to Mollepata where we will enjoy our lunch and after that we will return to Cusco, arriving to the city at 18:30 hrs approx.

¿Qué incluye?

  • Transportation Cusco – Soraypampa – Cusco.
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.
  • Accredited professional guide (paramedic).
  • First aid kit, oxygen, altitude sickness pill.

¿Qué no incluye?

  • Entrance to the Humantay Lagoon.
  • Food except as mentioned.
  • Horses (80 PEN).
  • Extra expenses (such as tips).



Before booking

  • You can reserve this tour up to 12 hours in advance.
  • We offer group outings and private services.
  • The tour is conducted in two languages: English and Spanish.
  • Level of demand: A high level of physical fitness and a good state of health are required.

Before traveling

  • Resistant footwear, we recommend waterproof boots for trekking.
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended.
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunscreen and/or moisturizer for face and body.
  • Water and snacks: energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola or cookies.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need such as Sorochi Pills and blister protection.
  • Cash in local currency, preferably low denomination bills and coins.

Preguntas frecuentes

This trek to the Humantay Lake can take between 2 to 2 hours and a half if your pace is slow. Although it is also possible to reduce this amount of time if you opt for the horses that are rented at the foot of the mountain.
Our most demanded holidays are the following: Holy Week: from April 07 to 11. Inti Raymi: from June 20 to 25. Fiestas Patrias: July 28 to 31. All Saints Day: from November 01 to 04. Christmas and New Year: from December 23rd to January 1st.
Climbing this mountain has a medium difficulty, it is not as hard as the Salkantay trek.
For cancellations made 30 days or less, prior to the travel date, 100% of the tour cost will be forfeited. For cancellations made 31 days or more prior to the travel date, cancellation fees may vary depending on departure and tour. Please consult with our travel agent for specific information.

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