Discover the best time to visit Humantay Lake


The best time to visit Humantay Lake in Peru is during the dry season in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, which typically runs from April to November. During this time, the weather tends to be more stable and sunny during the day, providing better visibility and more confortable hiking conditions in Humantay area.


What is the best time of day to visit Humantay Lake Peru?

The best time of day to visit Humantay is usually in the early morning, (8:00 am.  to 11:00 am.) around sunrise. Visiting early allows you to avoid the crowds and weather is often more stable and clear in the morning, offering better visibility for taking photographs, videos and enjoying all mountains around.

What month is best for Humantay Lake?

The best month to visit Humantay is June or July. This months corresponds to the dry season in Cusco area, and it offers the most favorable weather conditions for hiking and enjoying the amazing Humantay and Salkantay mountains. August and September are also popular but can be a bit cloudy.
Visiting during the dry season increases your chances of clear views of Humantay Lake and a more enjoyable overall experience. However, remember that weather in high-altitude areas can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for changes in conditions the month you choose to visit Humantay area.  

When is the busiest time in Humantay Lake?

The busiest time at Humantay lake is typically during the dry season, especially from May to July when the weather is favorable and trekking conditions are optimal

When is the lowest tourist time in Humantay Lake?

The lowest tourist time at Humantay Lake is usually during the rainy season, particularly from January to March.

Humantay in the Rainy season.

Humantay Lake during the rainy season (December to March) can present more challenging hiking conditions due to wet and muddy trails. However, the rainy season showcases the surrounding flora at its most lush and vibrant, providing a unique and beautiful perspective of the mountain. Also in the last year rains were only present during the nights, leaving a confortable early days for hike.

Humantay Lake in the dry season.

Humantay Lake in Peru during the dry season from May to October, is the most popular time for national and foreign visitors. The weather is generally excellent and the tours are more stable and easier to get to, making it an ideal time for a more comfortable and enjoyable hike to appreciate the beauty of Humantay Lake in Peru.

What should I bring for Humantay Lake in Perú?

  • Hiking Shoes.
  • moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and a waterproof outer layer (jacket and pants) to protect against rain and wind.
  • Hat, gloves, and scarf
  • A medium-sized backpack to carry essentials.
  • Plastic bags to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  • Sufficient water (at least 2 liters) to stay hydrated during the trek.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses.
  • Identification, cash, credit cards, and any necessary travel documents.
  • Medication if needed for altitude sickness.
  • Towel and Toiletries.
  • Sufficient local currency for any purchases or fees during the tour.
  • Snacks and Energy Bars.

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