Humantay Lake tour
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!
- Duration12 Hrs
- Type TripTrekking, Active
- Group SizePrivate or 6 Max
- LanguagesEng, Esp, Fr,
- SeasonMay to November
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.
Day 1: Cusco/Beautiful Hike to Humantay Lake
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Starts at: Cusco
Ends in: Cusco
Total Hiking: 5km/3miles – 2.5hr hiking (roundtrip)
Altitude: 3,920m – 4,200m (13,779ft)
Views of the Salkantay and Humantay snow mountains
Base camp with domes
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
Private Van / Mini Van (2019 - 2022)
Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating.
Extra Equipment (Trekking Poles)
Pillows / Blankets
Tickets & Entrances
Horses Rent (70 Soles cash one way)
Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)
Not suitable for
People with heart problems
People in wheelchairs
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Trek shoes, Windbreaker Jacket, Beanie
- What is the best time to visit Humantay Lake?From May to November because is the dry season in Peru.
- How is the Rainy season in Humantay Lake?In the rainy season, there are high chances of problems on the road, landslides, torrential rains, extreme weather, and snow. That is why it is not recommended to go in this season.
Where you will beVinicunca, Cusco, Peru
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