Humantay Lake

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Visit Peru’s natural wonders, with our Humantay Lake tours explore the Andes Mountain. Go and visit picturesque landscapes along the way. Spend an afternoon taking in the majestic views at Llamacorral before basking in the sun on a lake-facing beach. No matter what you choose, you’ll never forget your time at Humantay Lake. Book Online.

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Top 5 Reasons to take our Humantay Lake tour

  1. Breathtaking views: Humantay Lake is surrounded by lush green hills and spectacular snow-capped mountains, creating a picturesque setting that will take your breath away.
  2. Explore ancient Inca ruins: The area around Humantay Lake was once home to an ancient Incan settlement. Today, visitors can explore the ruins.
  3. Experience local culture and traditions: At certain times of the year, locals perform traditional ceremonies near Humantay Lake in honor of their gods and ancestors.
  4. Enjoy some peace: With its crystal clear waters, stunning surroundings, and lack of crowds, Humantay Lake provides a tranquil escape from everyday life.
  5. Spot wildlife: Thanks to its remote location and abundant vegetation, Humantay Lake is home to all sorts of birds and animals, from Andean condors soaring overhead to rare mountain tapirs roaming the hillsides.

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  • Why is Lake Humantay so blue?The lake is runoff from the huge glacier.
  • How long is the Humantay hike?Is approximately 10km/6.2miles round trip.
  • Humantay´s meaning The Head of the Gods
  • Are there fish in Humantay Lake?No, that is not allowed.

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When is the best times 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 should I stay in humantay lake?
Depends on how much you would like to experience. If your goal is to simply take a few photos and enjoy the scenery, then one day will awesome. On the other hand, if you want to really get a feel for the local culture and explore the Inca ruins in full, then two or three days may be more suitable.
Best Humantay Lake Itinerary
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. Experience the panoramic view of seeing the turquoise lake at 4200 meters asl (13779ft) close to an astounding glacier.

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