Humantay lake is located north of Cusco, just behind the legendary snow mountain Apu Salkantay, which rises to over 6,000 metres and is one of the most powerful mountain gods of the Incas. Only 3 hours driving from Cusco (110 km by car) and 1 hour hike up (3km). Humantay lake day trip is the best option to enjoy the beautiful snow mountains in an exhilarating one day trip from Cusco. During our trip you will marvel at expansive vistas of mountains and deep valleys and enjoy the alpine beauty of Humantay Lake. You will also meet excellent tour guides, savour great local food and have fun memories of the Andes.
CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE – CUSCO
YOUR HOTEL - MOLLEPATA (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH) SORAYPAMPA - HUMANTAY LAKE - LUNCH - CUSCO
Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your homestay, hostel or hotel between 4:20 to 4:40 hrs. You must tell our Travel company where you are staying one day before departure and be ready and waiting for pickup.
Temperature during the first hours of our Humantay lake tour is cold ( 5 to 9°C ) that why you need to bring one extra warm sweater, jacket, hat and gloves. These will keep you comfortable during this driving time to Mollepata. After 2 hours driving we will arrive at Mollepata where we will stop for breakfast and get last things you forgot to buy in Cusco like water and snacks.
After breakfast there is 1 more hour by car to Soraypampa. Once we arrive at this high mountain plateau we will be able to see the beautiful mountains Apu Salkantay (6230 meters above sea level) and Humantay (5250 meters above sea level). After a short time to prepare and gather our day packs, we start the 1 hour trek to Humantay Lake (about 3 km.) The way up to Humantay Lake is steep however our group is small and our guide will let you take your time to enjoy and arrive without pressure.
After enjoying our first view of Humantay Lake there is a optional small climb above the lake to the right or left where you can enjoy a panoramic view.
Next we have the easy part of our trek. We go downhill to Soraypampa for another hour. Then we will take our private transportation back to Mollepata where a local lunch will be waiting for us. Once we finish lunch we will go back to Cusco.
We will arrive at Cusco between 17:00 to 18:00 hrs.
SHARED SMALL GROUP SERVICE
GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service.
DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.
What you should bring:
Click here: Humantay lake video.
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