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  1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Humantay Lake

From Cusco: Full-Day Hike to Humantay Lake

Product ID: 269287
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See the natural splendor of Humantay Lake, nestled high in the Vilcabamba mountain range. Marvel at the incredible views of Cusco and the famous Salcantay peak. Enjoy a day in the pristine Peruvian Andes.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickups within the historic center only. In case you are staying in an Airbnb, please send your exact address and wait in reception or at the entrance.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Trek to an isolated and sacred spot in the Peruvian Andes
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast and rich buffet lunch
  • Contemplate the beautiful snow-capped Salkantay
Full description
Begin your adventure to Humantay Lake with pickup from your hotel in the center of Cusco between 4:30 am and 5:00 am. Head to the city of Mollepata northwest of Cusco where you will have a fortifying breakfast. After eating, continue on to Soraypampa to begin your guided trek. 

Take in marvelous views of Cusco below as you make the ascent to Lake Humantay 4, 250 meters above sea level. Reach the lake after 1.5-hours and enjoy your first glimpses of the brilliant turquoise waters backed by snowcapped mountain peaks. Explore the area around the lake and learn about its origins and history from your knowledgeable guide. Take a dip in the crisp, cold water if the weather permits before leaving.  

Make the descent back to Soraypampa, where your transport will be waiting for you. Return to Mollepata for a delicious buffet lunch that will come as a satisfying reward after the day's exertion. Get transported back to Cusco after lunch, arriving around 5:30 pm.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional trekking guide
  • Transportation between stops (round trip)
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Walking sticks
What’s Not Included
  • Tips for the guide
  • Entrance fees for Humantay Lake (15 soles)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack or bag
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please be respectful of the natural environment and do not litter or bring alcohol or drugs
• Please bring: small personal backpack, hiking shoes, rain jacket or poncho, hats, sunscreen, energy bars, and sunglasses
• Please provide accommodation details upon booking
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Product ID: 269287