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.
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
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 Soraypamapa, 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.
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.
What is included:
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
Tip, for your guide and driver
Entrance fees ( 10 soles per person)
what to bring
What you need to take
Long sleeved shirts
Polar or thermal clothing
Sweater and Warm jacket
Waterproof pantsand jacket
Hat or cap for the sun
Optional items to take:
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.