The Humantay Lake Tour 1 Day – from Cuzco: An extraordinary adventure, ideal for nature and ecotourism lovers. Above all, or those who love walking and observing exotic flora and fauna, impressive snowy peaks (Humantay, Salkantay, and others).
Most importantly, this fantastic journey will give you time to know the Humantay glacier lake in all its splendor and tranquility. So, you will be fascinated by so much natural beauty that awaits the Humantay mountain near the second-highest peak of Cusco.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (3:00am – 3:30am).
Humantay Lake Tour 1 Day highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Peru Tripper is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
Firstly, we will be waiting at the door of the hotel at 05:00 in the morning to be able to take you on a trip of around 3 hours to the village of Mollepata (2,900 masl / 9,515 ft). Consequently, we will have a delicious breakfast and recover energy to go to Soraypampa (3,850 masl / 12,631 ft). After that, we will start the walk, to which our guide will look carefully at any problem that may occur; if you wish, you can rent horses offered by the inhabitants of the area.
During the ascent to Humantay lake day trip, we will have the opportunity to observe the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Likewise, we will find some native birds of the area and get great views of the Andean landscape. Consequently, once we arrive in the area, we will enjoy our small lunchbox and replenish our energy. Subsequently, we will be delighted with the spectacular views of the Humantay Lagoon (4,200 masl / 13 779 feet) and its turquoise waters, where you can take panoramic photographs. Above all, we will thank the Pachamama and the Apus in a small ritual with coca.
After relaxing, we will descend to Soraypampa, where our transport will be waiting for us to take us to Mollepata. Arriving here, we will take our lunch, to later transport ourselves back to the city of Cusco and leave it in the hotel. In this way, we had concluded our Humantay lake day trip.
Maximum Altitude: 4,250 m.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 09 Km.
Highlights: Stunning views of the Humantay lake, Salkantay Mountain.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Humantay Lake Tour private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Where is Humantay Lake?
The Humantay lake is near the Salkantay mountain in the province of Anta and at 3 hours drive from the city of Cusco.
How long is the hike?
To reach the Humantay lake, you will walk from the Soraypampa for 1.5 hours.
How high is the Humantay lake?
This beautiful lake is located over 4.250 m.a.s.l.
Are we going to beat the crowds?
Yes, that’s why we leave Cusco early in the morning.
What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.
Is there toilet facilities in Humantay?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol
Beautiful lake.water is crystal clear.trekking is difficult
Such a beautiful lake!
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