Humantay Lake tour
Humantay Lake tour
Humantay Lake tour
Humantay Lake tour
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Humantay Lake tour

Cusco - Cusco
Trekking, Active

Calling all nature lovers for this Humantay Lake tour! Don’t have a lot of time in Cusco but still want to visit Humantay/Salkantay landscape? Not a problem! We have designed this full-day tour jammed-packed with views of beautiful snow-peaked mountains, lush green valleys, and of course the sacred Incan Humantay Lake. Best of all, we arrive before the crowds do so we have the place all to ourselves! Just a heads up: Bring swimsuits if you’re ready to do a glacial dip! Book your adventure!

Tour Details

  • Duration12 Hrs
  • Type TripTrekking, Active
  • Group SizePrivate or 6 Max
  • LanguagesEng, Esp, Fr,
  • SeasonMay to November
  • DifficultyModerate


Why us

  • We'll be one of the first groups to arrive
  • Reliable tour operator, certified guides, and drivers. Guaranteed Quality!
  • Local buffet lunch
  • Personalized assistance before, during, and after the trip
  • Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.


    Travel Route

    Day 1: Cusco/Humantay Lake/Cusco

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    Technical Details

    Starts at:  Cusco
    Ends in: Cusco
    Total Hiking: 5km/3miles – 2.5hr hiking (roundtrip)
    Altitude: 3,920m – 4,200m (13,779ft)

    Tour Destinations

    Alpaca fields
    Views of the Salkantay and Humantay snow mountains
    Base camp with domes
    Laguna Humantay
    360 degrees vistas of the Valleys


    Day 1 Cusco/Beautiful Hike to Humantay Lake


    At 4:30 am your VSA mountain guide and our driver will pick up you from your hotel. The first stop of the day will be at Mollepata to have breakfast to fuel up on energy.


    After a light breakfast, we’ll continue our drive up to Soraypampa at 3920m.a.s.l. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know the Sky Camp which is located in front of the majestic snowy Salkantay and Humantay.


    Next a brief rest we will prepare ourselves to start the trek upwards until we reach the highest point of the trail, on our way crossing wonderful landscapes surrounded by a complex of mountains. You will surely be impressed with the panoramic view of seeing the turquoise lake at 4200 meters asl (13779ft) close to an astounding glacier. Get ready to take tons of photos!

    (You can rent horses with 70 Soles in cash one way).


    We return to Cusco around 3:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Meals Included: Box Breakfast and local buffet Lunch

    What’s included

    • Private Van / Mini Van (2019 - 2022)
    • Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating.
    • 1 Breakfast
    • 1 Lunch
    • Extra Equipment (Trekking Poles)
    • Bilingual Guide
    • Pillows / Blankets
    • Tickets & Entrances
    • Horses Rent (70 Soles cash one way)
    • Tips for our staff (Tipping is the norm on any excursion in South America)
    • Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)

    Not suitable for

    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • People in wheelchairs

    What to Bring

    • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
    • Trek shoes, Windbreaker Jacket, Beanie

    Important information

    Looking for more inspiration? Visit our gallery: Experience Peru. Before taking our Humantay Lake tour you should take into count the following information:

    When is the best times of year to visit Humantay Lake?

    The best time of year to visit Humantay Lake is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. However, because of its high altitude, Humantay Lake can be visited all year round. May and June are particularly recommended as the lake is at its fullest then and temperatures are milder.

    How long does it take to reach the summit of Humantay?

    On average, it takes around 4-5 hours to reach the summit, depending on your level of fitness and experience.

    Is there any special equipment or clothing needed for my humantay lake tour?

    It's recommended that visitors bring basic hiking essentials such as comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water in addition to warm layers for protection against potential cold temperatures near the summit.

    What can visitors experience when visiting Humantay Lake?

    Visitors can experience stunning views of the surrounding mountains, which range from the white peaks of Mt Salkantay and Humantay to the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake itself. Visitors also have plenty of opportunity for adventure activities such as kayaking, bird-watching, horseback riding, trekking, and mountaineering.

    What type of clothing is recommended to bring for humantay lake tour?

    When visiting Humantay Lake, it's important to dress in layers as the temperatures can change drastically throughout the day. Lightweight clothes such as shorts, t-shirts and breathable fabrics are recommended for the warmer times of day. For cooler weather, swaps pants, a warm jacket, and a hat should be considered. Don't forget to pack good quality waterproof boots or shoes if you plan on venturing out on any of the trails or lakeside.

    Missing objects

    Keep your valuables safe and sound! Whether you're on the transport, or out camping, always be aware of where you leave your things and remember to take them with you when you leave. You're solely responsible for your belongings during the tour, please keep an eye out and don't let anything get left behind!

    Frequent Questions

    Customize this tour

    This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915

    How To Pay And Book?

    How do you make a reservation?

    1. Choose your departure date from the calendar
    2. Select the number of passengers
    4. Click on the BOOK NOW button
    5. Fill in the information requested on the form
    6. Complete the secure online payment

    What are your payment methods?

    Our online payment methods are PayPal, Stripe (credit card payment), and bank transfers in the U.S. or in Latin America. The options have a use tax of 2% to 4%

    How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?

    Once the payment is made, we will send you a tour confirmation email. If the travel dates are very close, we will contact you as soon as possible, if they are extended dates we will keep in touch by email or WhatsApp contact 3 to 5 weeks before.

    What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?

    99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.

    Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?

    No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.

    How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?

    Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to

    What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?

    In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.

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    Booking & pricing

    100% money-back guarantee (see our totally flexible Terms & Conditions)

    Best price. Select # travelers w/ preferential discounts

    $ 259.00 /person

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    From 2 pax $124 From 3 pax $84 From 4 pax $64 From 5 pax $64 From 6 pax $59

    Where you will be

    Humantay, Cusco, Peru
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