Humantay Lake Day hike (Daily Departures)

Price Per Person : $ 40.00

Tour TypeHistory, Cultural, Ecology

Tour Distance10 kilometers

DifficultyModerate to difficult

ConsiderationsBreakfast and Lunch is included

SeasonFrom April to December

Trail ClosetIn February


Humantay Lake Day hike (Daily Departures) Full Day

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Summary Humantay Lake day trip

Humantay Lake is one of the many hidden gems of Peru’s highland region. The emerald waters and the hugely imposing glacier come together in flawless harmony for the truly incredible sight that you see. It truly is a hidden gem, as it is nestled between two different peaks and the only way to access it (safely) is from below. This means there are no tantalizing glances of the water to spur you on, simply the mystery of what is to come.

Overview Humantay Lake day trip

04:30AM – 06:00PM
Humantay Lake Day hike (Daily Departures)

  • Starting point of the hike: (4000m/12,750ft).
  • Maximum Altitude: (4,300M, 14,107Ft)
  • Hiking Hours: 3 to 4 Hours
  • This day hike is Ideal for: couples, friends, families, students

Detailed Itinerary

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa / Humantay lake and return to Cusco

We will pick you up between 4:30 a.m.and 5:00.a.m from your accommodation in Cusco. We will then travel by private van to the village of Mollepata in the rich countryside of the Apurimac valley. The scenic trip lasts for 2 and a half hours before we arrive at Mollepata, where we  normally stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. Then, we will continue our journey towards Soraypampa, where we will start our trek (4000m/12,750ft). We will start hiking up a moderate slope for one and a half hours until we reach Humantay lake (4,300M, 14,107Ft). From this point, we can soak in the spectacular views of the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake that lays peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco Region. We will continue our downhill trek for one and half hours to Soraypampa located at (4000m/12,750ft), and have lunch. Finally, after an amazing journey, you will travel for 2 1/2 hours in a van before you arrive back at your accommodation. Your arrival time in Cusco will be approximately 6:00 p.m.

Humantay Lake day trip is part of the tours:


US$40 per person in group tours, you will join in a group with tourists from several other tour operators

We also done Humantay lake  Full day Tours in private service   and the cost is based on your group size.

  • 2 to 6 participants: $260 total
  • 7 to 13 participants: $360 total
  • 14 or more: Will be arranged and priced by your Inti representative.

NOTE: Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.

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What is included Humantay Lake day trip

  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Transportation to the start of the trail
  • Breafast  and Lunch
  • First aid including an emergency oxygen bottle

Not Included Humantay Lake day trip

  • Tip, for your guide and driver
  • Entrance fees ( 10 soles per person)

what to bring

What you need to take to Humantay Lake day trip

  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Water
  • Walking pants
  • Polar or thermal clothing
  • Sweater and Warm jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof pantsand jacket
  • Wool
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Hat or cap for the sun
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Snack

Optional items to take:

  • Hiking poles
  • Flashlight


Where is Humantay lake is located?

It is located at one and a half hours from Soraypampa base camp of the Salkantay trek, which is located around 3 hours and half from Cusco.

When does the tour start and finish?

Since the location is 3 1/2  hours away from Cusco, we will have an early start at 4.30 a.m. The tour finishes at 6:00 p.m.

Is breakfast and lunch included?

Yes, you take breakfast in Mollepata and the lunch in Soraypampa

Is there a toilet on the bus?

No, however we can stop for toilet breaks.

What is the maximum altitude?

The maximum altitude we will reach is (4,300M, 14,107Ft)

What will I do if I suffer from altitude sickness?

We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.

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