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Humantay Lake

1 Day
Starting from US$90 per person
CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - HUMANTAY LAKE - CUSCO

Humantay Lake 

Humantay Lake is a unique and wonderful experience to get to know a little bit about Cusco, this day hike is worth your time and effort.

The Humantay lake is surrounded by immense snow-capped mountains, such as the snow-capped Salkantay and the snow-capped Humantay, making this excursion a magical and unique charm in this part of Cusco.

Humantay is one of the snow-capped mountains of the mountain range of Vilcabamba that provides this beautiful lagoon by the melting of this snow-capped mountain.

The Humantay lagoon is for those people who like a little hiking without making much effort.

During the tour includes in the tour professional guides, very comfortable and modern vehicles, and incredible food since it includes breakfast and lunch and you will have the opportunity to taste the typical food of Cusco and Peru.

In general, the Humantay lagoon is a perfect trail for couples and people who do not have experience doing excursions because it also has the option of renting a horse in case of an emergency.

1 DayFrom
$ 90 per Person in group service

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Humantay Full Day Tour

Highlight of the day: Visit one of Peru’s most magical lakes called “Humantay Lagoon” and be surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay Peaks while gazing at unbelievable turquoise water..

Humantay Lake

We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00 am then we will go by private van to the village of Mollepata for 2 hours where we will stop to have breakfast buffet in a restaurant and then continue for 1 hour more to the beginning of the trek called Soraypampa at 3900 m

Here begins the adventure of Humantay lake for approximately 2 hours of uphill trekking with a distance of 3 km.

Once in this beautiful Humantay lake, you will have enough time to enjoy this incredible place, take pictures and meditate a little bit because this place is very energetic and for the lovers of mysticism is perfect.

This incredible time that you will spend in the Humantay lake will be for you to remember in your life, many travelers call it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, normally you will be here between 1 hour to 1 hour and a half depending on if it is rainy or dry season but always keep in mind to take the most important things for the mountain as a jacket for cold, gloves, hats, glasses, walking sticks.

The return from the lake is about an hour to where the cars meet, there ends the tour of Laguna Humantay and return to Mollepata for lunch and continue our journey to Cusco where we will leave you at your hotel.

In general, this experience of the Humantay lake is for those travelers who have little time in Cusco and can enjoy the most of this path that does not have much physical effort, in case of problems with the altitude will have the option of renting a horse.

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B,L Meals
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CUSO Accommodation
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DIFFICULT Difficulty
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7 KM / 3 MILES Walking Distance
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4200 MASL / 13779 Highest Elevation
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3400 MASL / 11154 FEETS Campsite Elevation

Inclusions

Humantay Lake 

  • Private transportation to Kayrawiry
  • Pre-trek Briefing 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (no matter which hotel)
  • Entrance fee into the Park
  • Tour guide for the entire trip (English speaking)
  • Transportation to the beginning of the Rainbow Mountain hike
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and snacks.
  • First Aid kit
  • Oxygen tank
  • Taxes

Humantay Lake 

  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
  • Tips

Pricing

Humantay Lake Peru can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We don’t operate this itinerary in February because of the rainy season & maintenance of the route.

Humantay Lake Hike

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 2-3 Trekkers:  $90 per person

Trip Details

What to Pack

Humantay Lake

  • A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings!
  • Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support!
  • One pair of hiking pants – not jeans!
  • 1 rain jacket “even if we are in the dry season”
  • One warm/winter jacket/gloves, scarf, cap cold, thermal clothing full bod!
  • Bring some meds!
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptom
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, & tips for your Cusco Journeys staff.

 

What To Bring

Humantay Lake Peru 2022

  • A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings!
  • Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support!
  • One pair of hiking pants – not jeans!
  • 1 rain jacket “even if we are in the dry season”
  • One warm/winter jacket/gloves, scarf, cap cold, thermal clothing full bod!
  • Bring some meds!
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptom
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, & tips for your Cusco Journeys staff.

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