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Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

Created with Sketch. Laguna Humantay, Peru
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1 Day

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Humantay Lake Full Day Tour Located in the district of Mollepata, and under the snow that gives it its name, Humantay Lake is impressive, majestic and impressive for all those tourists who come to it and for a long time, the lagoon was part of the tourist route. Several days to the snowy Salkantay. However, some time ago, we started to make the route to visit the lagoon in just one day, and no longer have to do the trekking of several days to see and enjoy it.

If you are looking for beautiful new walks and especially in a single day the Humantay Lake Full Day tour is one of the new natural attractions that we are offering. Laguna Humantay Full Day tour is a new alternative to traditional tours in the city of Cusco.

The Humantay lake is located in the province of Anta, Mollepata district on the route to the snowy Salkantay (6.271 m.s.n.m.).

The origin of the Humantay Lake (4 250 masl) is glacier because it originates from the snow melt Humantay (5,450 masl) located in the central Peruvian Andes of the chain of Vilcabamba whose highest snowfall is the Salkantay (6,271 m).

Tour Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

This mountain landscape that surrounds this beautiful lagoon is a unique experience, most tourists prefer to visit the lake by time, because this visit takes us 1 day, it is ideal for people who have a short time in their itinerary.

Briefing between 5pm – 7pm the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details from our guide.
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    Activities: Trekking Adventure
    Shuttle to Soraypampa: 3½ to 4 hour by bus from Cusco.
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Hiking distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles
    Hiking time: 2½ to 3 hour approximately.
    Maximum Altitude: 4200 masl. / 13779 ft.
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 4:30 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at Cusco around 5:45 PM


Humantay Lake full day Hike
Very early in the morning (approx 4:00 am) your 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 and fill us with the energy we'll need to continue our trip 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. After 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 masl. 13779 ft. close to an astounding glacier.
After we will return to the Sky Camp where their personnel will be waiting for us with lunch.
Our transport will be waiting for us to return to Cusco at 5pm approximately.
04:30 - 05:00
Pick up each passengers from their respective hotels around of the historic center of cusco.
05:00 - 07:30
From Cusco to Mollepata by bus.
07:30 - 08:00
Breakfast in Mollepata.
08:30 - 09:30
From Mollepata to Soraypampa.
09:30 - 11.00
Hiking to Humantay lake.
11:00 - 11:30
Time in the Humantay lake.
11:30 - 12:00
Return to base camp (Soraypampa).
12:00 - 13:00
From Soraypampa to Humantay.
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 17:00
Return to Cusco (San francisco square).


  • Pick up from the Hotel.
  • Transportation from Cusco to Soraypampa.
  • Transportation from Soraypampa to Cusco.
  • Professional guide.
  • 01 breakfast
  • 01 lunch.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included

  • Tips
  • Walking Stick
  • Tickets
  • Extra expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
  • <b>Recommendations to take:</b> Shoes suitable for walking, Camera with charged battery, Cap to protect from the sun, Small personal backpack, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Extra money for personal expenses

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Laguna Humantay, Peru

Tour Map Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

Humantay Lake Full Day Tour FAQs

How to get to Humantay Lake from Cusco?
To get to the Humantay Lake from the City of Cusco in our tour the following tour is made.
Cusco – Mollepata: In this route we go to the north-west of the city of Cusco, to the town of Mollepata, this journey in mobility is approximately 2 hours, with a totally paved road passing through the valley and populated with limatambo.
Mollepata – Soraypampa: This road is a dirt road or dirt road to the high forest of Cusco, this journey has a duration of 1 hour
Soraypampa – Humantay Lake: already starting the trek from soraypampa one can make the journey in 45 min up to 1h 30 min according to their physical capacity.
Where is the Humantay Lake located?
The Humantay Lake next to its snow-covered lake of the same name is located north-west of the city of Cusco, in the town of Soraypampa, belonging to the District of Mollepata, Province of Anta, Department of Cusco, Peru. Humantay Lake is at the coordinates Longitude: 72 ° 37’2.43 “W, Latitude: 13 ° 24’41.72” S
Can I visit the Humantay Lake on my own?
Of course, for which you must hire a guide who knows the route and this certificate, unfortunately at the moment there are no trucks or public transport that takes you to this place you must do in particular mobility, that is why the best recommendation is to do with a travel agency, we have daily departures and we give you the opportunity to reserve your space or travel space, just send an email to [email protected]
Altitudes on the trek to Humantay Lake?
We have the following altitudes in trekking to humantay:
Point A: Beginning of the Trekking the town of Soraypampa at 3,875 m.s.n.m. (12,714 feet)
Point B: Camps for the route from Salkantay to Machu Picchu 3,908 m.s.n.m. (12,822 feet)
Point C: Half way this is a resting place 4,125 m.s.n.m. (12,, 534 feet)
Point D: Humantay Lake at an altitude of 4,180 m.s.n.m. (12,714 feet)
Point E: Viewpoint of the Lake at an altitude of 4,200 m.s.n.m. (13,780 feet)
Altitudes in trekking route to the Humantay lagoon
How much distance does one walk to reach the Humantay Lake?
We start the walk in the town of Soraypampa from this point to the Humantay Lake is a distance of 2.25 km away, the average time to arrive is 45 min to 1h 20min.
What does Humantay and Salkantay mean?
Humantay means Head of the gods, this is possibly due to being located on the slopes that overlooks the High Jungle. Salkantay means “wild mountain” indomitable.
What is the difficulty of the Route to Humantay Lake?
The one day hike to the Humantay Lake has an average difficulty. Since the walking time is 1 h 20 min doing a route of 2.25 km and the demand is moderate.
Why does the Humantay Lake have turquoise coloration?
The turquoise color of the humantay Lake is due to the crystallinity of the water and the microalgae, possibly of the species Microcystis aeruginosa and Oscillatoria, this even in research and analysis, this would be the factor of said coloration to this beautiful lake.


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