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Humantay Lake Tour, Humantay Lagoon Day Trip (Private Tours)

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Availability : Jan - Dec
Humantay Lake
Min Age : +7
Max People : 12

Humantay Lake Tour Details

On our Humantay Lake Tour you will experience one of the most awesome sights in the Andes Mountains. Recommended by every nature lover and serious trekker, Humantay Lake Day Trip takes you up into the high country where the panoramic views enable you to make a magical connection with this turquoise jewel. Our Humantay Lake Trek is located in the heart of the Andes where the cold, crystal clear waters flow off the glacier, down the flanks of Salkantay Mountain, and into this wonderful Peruvian multicolored Lake Humantay.

If you are an alternative traveller looking for new adventures and really incredible scenery, our Humantay Lake full day tour is definitely one of the trips that you shouldn’t miss out on. We invite you on this exclusive journey to the Humantay Lagoon. You will explore many majestic places where the amazing landscapes inspire the ecotourist to take care of this Lake and of all the precious places on our planet. When you take the Humantay Lake Hike our professional guides along the trail will help you to easily discover this hidden treasure of South America. The level of difficulty for this activitie is moderate. 

Humantay Lake Tours challenge you to discover the enchantment of this beautiful mountain mirror. It is on the Salkantay alternative trekking route from Cusco to Machu Picchu. How the people of the ageless little villages that you will pass through still keep the ancient Inca traditions will amaze you. This Humantay Lake day tours from Cusco starts and ends in Cusco. When you take the Tour Humantay Lake 1 day you will certainly feel thankful that you are alive. We recommend that our clients start out in good physical shape, and also, that they be acclimated to the altitude before they begin the Humantay Lagoon Cusco Peru.

Summary of our Tour Humantay Lake

  • Type of Tourism: Trekking, Hiking and Ecotourism.
  • Overnight: Hotel lodging not included.
  • Duration: Day Trip from Cusco (16 hours).
  • Service: Private service. We do not offer group service tours. 
  • Period: April to October is the best season to take this trek. In November and December it starts raining. 

For both your security and ours, all of our Humantay Lake Tour are private tours. During January, February and March we do not operate the Salkantay Trek or the Humantay Lake Day Trip because it is the rainy season. The high country is always cloudy at that time of year.

For 2019 it is recommended that you book your Humantay Lake Trek as early as possible, especially if you are travelling during the high season. As long as you make your reservation early, we can guarantee the best chef, the best guide and the finest transportation.

Included on our Humantay Lagoon Tour

  • Pick up at your hotel in Cusco.
  • Private transportation in a heated Mercedes Sprinter tourist van to and from the starting point of the trek.
  • Blankets for each passenger so you will feel warm while riding in the early dawn hours.
  • 1 buffet breakfast in the community of Soraypampa, prepared by our own chef before the hike.
  • A horse to be used in case of emergency along the Humantay trail.
  • Oxygen bottle that can be used for extra oxygen during the hike.
  • First aid kit. If you taking any medications, please check with your doctor that it is OK to take this trek.
  • English speaking guide who is especially trained in mountain trekking.
  • 1 buffet lunch prepared by our own chef and served in the village of Soraypampa after the hike.
  • Hot drinks during the hike, such as coca tea and muña tea.
  • Snacks during the trek, such as cookies, candies, and fruits.
  • Assistant guide for groups of more than 7 people.

Not Included on our Humantay Lake Tour Cusco

  • Food that is not indicated on the Humantay Lake Tour program.
  • Additional expenses due to weather problems.
  • Any additional expenses that the client incurs during the round trip ride, or during the hike up to Humantay Lagoon and back.
  • Damages that the passenger might cause to the van.
  • Rain ponchos (these you can buy in Cusco or along the route)
  • An extra horse if the passenger chooses to ride instead of walk.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Tips for our team members (TIPS).

Note: Dear Client, we recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 days before taking the Humantay Lake Day Trip. That way you will be better acclimated to the high altitude.

Travel Recommendations for our Tour Humantay Lake

Bring with you:

  • Your personal ID documents (Passport or DNI for Peruvians).
  • Personal travel insurance information.
  • Cash money, because on this route credit cards are not accepted.
  • Warm waterproof clothing.
  • Long pants, and long sleeved shirt or sweater, suitable for hiking through the mountains
    Gloves and wide-brimmed hat.
  • Sun screen, sun glasses, and belt pouch.
  • Optional; personal first aid kit.
  • Camera with extra batteries and cards
  • A plastic poncho. You can buy one of this in Cusco the day before the hike.

Prices for our Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

  • 02 travelers: $200.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $180.00
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $150.00
  • 07 – 08 travelers: $120.00
  • 09+ travelers: $90.00

*Price in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card Required): $10.00
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $10.00
  • Walking stick: $8.00
  • Horse for entire trip: $35.00


Humantay Lake Tour Itinerary

Day 1:Day Trip from Cusco to Humantay Lake

Enjoy a private day trip from Cusco to Humantay Lake. Hike along the beautiful valley trails and through the white mountains of Salkantay. On our Humantay Lake Tour see one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology. Humantay Lake is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco region.

If you are looking for really spectacular scenery, we invite you to visit Humantay Lagoon. Humantay Lake full day hike from Cusco lasts one complete day. The mountains around the lagoon are snow covered because its elevation is 5835 masl. At 5:00 am. we will pick you up at your hotel. First we´ll drive to Soraypampa (3900 masl.) which is where we will begin our hike.

Here we will eat a good breakfast which will be freshly prepared by our chef. Then we will organize our trekking equipment and start out on our one and a half hour hike up to the Humantay Lagoon. Our rate of climb will not have to be very fast. When we arrive at the Humantay Lake you´ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the snow-capped peaks and the crystal clear waters. There will be plenty of time for photo sessions. Before we have to hike down again, we´ll enjoy a guided tour and learn about the site and how climate change is affecting the region here at the Salkantay Massif.

Finally, after enjoying the eternal beauty of Salkantay and Humantay Mountain we will return to Soraypampa. This is where we will eat a wonderful lunch, once again freshly prepared by own our chef. Then we´ll relax a bit before packing up and heading back to Cusco. Our arrival back in Cusco is scheduled for late in the afternoon or early in the evening. We can drop you off at your hotel.

Map and Highlights of Humantay Lake Day Trip

Humantay Lake Trek Photos

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Clyde Bersholm

Couple Traveller

I thought that this was really an inspirational experience. Far above the traffic and the ticket lines I was able to get a good view of the grandeur that is the Andean Mountain Range. It is so vast, and so wild and so beautiful. All I had to do was to enjoy the experience. Travel 1 efficiently took care of every detail. So I would recommend that you go to Lake Humantay and that you go with Travel 1. I particularly enjoyed getting to meet the local folks during breakfast and lunch.

March 23, 2019

George Russell

Couple Traveller

What a fantastic hike! High enough that you have to walk slowly, but well worth the effort. The Travel 1 folks were very helpful. An experience that I will never forget!

May 17, 2018