Humantay lake

Lago Humantay is a beautiful turquoise lake on a height of 4.200 meters above sea-level.  The lake is created in between glaciers which gives its impressive appearance. The mountain tops of the Peruvian Andes are often covered in snow, together forming this unique landscape. 

We offer a 1-day trip to this lake. The hike is rather short but tough due to its steep paths up the mountains.  Press the buttons below to see the full itinerary.

Our adventure begins around 5:00 am with the pick up at your ho(s)tel in Cusco. On a touristic van we will head to the village of Mollepata in the Apurimac river valley. Here we take a short breakfast with the tour group whereafter we start our hike towards Soraypampa (3.900 m), a large green plain where we will have a stop.

From here, we hike towards our final destination. After 1.5 hours of walking along the (already) magnificent mountains of the Cusco area, we will arrive to our goal of the day: the high snowy mountains standing around the incredible beauty of the Humantay Lagoon. Sit down and relax and appreciate the view (don’t forget to take some pictures)! After spending enough time at the lake we go back for lunch and afterwards back to Cusco where we arrive at around 6:30 p.m.

This travel itinerary is very detailed. Because of circumstances – weather, time to pick up people, South American culture – we cannot guarantee that you will carry out this itinerary perfectly. This travel itinerary should be used as a guideline.

  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Return to Cusco city
  • Round trip touristic van
  • Professional guide in English and Spanish
  • Transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance fee (10 soles)
  • Horse in case you don’t feel like walking (60 soles, talk directly to your guide)!
  • Rain poncho, waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Gloves, scarf (the mountains can get cold)!
  • Sneakers, or hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Bottled water
  • Personal medication
  • Camera

Humantay Lake

one day tour


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