Humantay Lake Trek Full Day

Trip Overview

Visit the Humantay Lagoon, an exotic beauty formed by the melting of men’s snow and snow; located in the Vilcabamba mountain range, at an altitude of 5,473 meters above sea level; where you can see an impressive landscape that, thanks to its geographical location and its wealth of minerals, makes it a visual spectacle to enjoy moments that captivate you. the color tones that can be seen on its banks are due to the light and the climate of the place, the same ones that will make you feel in a magical atmosphere. lake in peru

We invite you to learn more about this beautiful landscape of the Packages for Perú.


We start to pick you up from your hotel at 4:40. 05h00, to go to our tourist bus to take them to the town of Mollepata (2900 m.a.s.l.) Travel time approximately 2 hours where we will make our delicious breakfast, then we will continue by bus for an hour to Soraypampa (3900 m).

Place where we will prepare for our walk, climbing for 1 hour to the Humantay Lagoon (4200 m.s.); After some time visiting and exploring the place and visiting the Humantay mountain (5450 m) in the Vilcabamba chain in the Andes in the company of our guide who had explained to us about this magnificent place then we began our way back to Soraypampa where we will explore the Salkantay road (6271 masl) and the view of this sacred mountain, the second highest mountain in the Cusco region. humantay lake

Then we will return to the city to enjoy our delicious lunch and then we return in our tourist bus to the city of Cusco.

Important: The time of the excursions will be confirmed at the destination.




  • Round trip transportation: Cusco – Soraypampa – Cusco (group service).
  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • Shared services with the professional guide of the Bilingual Guide (Spanish or English).
  • First aid case


  • Entrance to the Salkantay Trail
  • Horses
  • Drinks
  • Canes
  • Tips, advice.




  • All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
  • The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
  • All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
  • Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
  • DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
  • Children over 11 years old considered adults.
  • Minors must travel with an identity document.
  • Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.

Information Aditional

Did you know that with the Maras Moray and Salineras Tour, you can visit the Sacred Valley by an alternate route that will take you to the town of Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Salineras?


Located in a natural valley under the shelter of the snow, the Humantay lagoon is located in the Cusco area, specifically in the province of Anta. laguna humantay

It is located northwest of the city of Cusco in Soraypampa belonging to the district of Mollepata Province of Anta.


Humantay comes from the Quechua place name HUMANTAY: «Head of the Gods». This name is possibly due to its location on the highest slope of the valleys of the Selva Alta.

Coloring of the Humantay Lake:

The turquoise waters of the Humantay lagoon owe their magical color to the crystalline waters of the snowmelt and to the micro algae of the Microcystis aeruginosa and Oscillatoria species. lakes in peru

However, this impressive coloration is very vulnerable to human action. Well, the unauthorized entry of some travelers into the lagoon has made its shores change the turquoise color for a gray tone. For this reason, it is forbidden to enter the lagoon.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that when you arrive at the lagoon, for no reason should you enter the Humantay Lagoon. I know about travelers who have a positive impact on the world’s natural destinations. peru lake

Weather in Humantay Lake:

The weather in Humantay lake is generally temperate during the days of the dry season (April to November); frigid at night and early in the morning; and rainy and with cloudy skies in the rainy season (December to March). cusco peru elevation

And the temperature in the Humantay lagoon and its surroundings normally ranges between 4 ° C and 17 ° C.


The best time to do the tour to the Humantay Lagoon is in the dry season, that is, between May and October. May is the most recommended month, since everything is still green after the rains. humantay lake

Humantay Lake Hike Difficulty:

The Humantay lake hike difficulty is: medium – moderate.

First we will climb a wide steep incline; then meanders down a stony hillside; finally it descends to a small ravine through which the calm and cold waters flow that are born, just a few meters, from the Humantay lagoon.

Apart from the stones on the road, the cold and the altitude, the Humantay lake hike difficulty is relatively easy, and does not take more than 40 minutes, on average. But the time of the walk will depend a lot on your physical condition and the climatic conditions of the area. elevation of cusco

Recommendations for traveling to the Humantay Lagoon:

  • We recommend acclimatizing, in advance, to the climate of the city of Cusco. If you are well acclimated to the altitude climate, you will not have any problem with altitude sickness or soroche during your trip.
  • Enjoying good health and being in good physical condition will help you to conquer the lagoon more easily.
  • Wear light clothing suitable for hiking: trekking boots (water resistant), long trousers and polo, wide-brimmed hat and coat.
  • Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a raincoat and trekking poles.
  • Have cash (in soles) if you are going to make a purchase or transaction.
  • Visit the lagoon in the morning to avoid scaring away its exotic fauna.

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