1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Humantay Lake

Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco

Product ID: 197272
The Humantay Lake is a full day trek and is surrounded by imposing glaciers that are part of the Andes mountain range, among them the majestic Salkantay and Humantay.
About this activity
Duration: 16 hours
Starting time 4:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup will be from your accommodation in Cusco city center.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike to one of Peru's most magical lakes
  • Be surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay Peaks
  • Gazing at unbelievable turquoise water
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM then travel to the city of Mollepata, where you will enjoy a typical breakfast. Then continue your tour to Soraypama. Travel along a photogenic path called the Camino Real, as you gain altitude.

Reaching a tiny village, where few amenities exist, to start your hike to the Humantay Lake at an altitude of 4,250 meters. The ascent takes about an hour and a half. After conquering the last hill, gaze down onto a turquoise lake below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier. Spend about an hour enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you. Be filled with the energy of the mountain of the snowy Salkantay. 

Descend to Soraypampa and have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks. Continue the trip to Mollepata, where you will enjoy lunch. Then return to Cusco and arrive at the city at 6:30 PM. 
  • Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco
  • Drop off at Plaza Regocijo
  • Transportation between Cusco and Soraypampa
  • Professional guide who speaks English or Spanish
  • Entrances fees
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • First aid kit and oxygen
What’s Not Included
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Horses
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• It is recommended to wear hiking shoes and bring a rain jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Well organized, pick up at the punctual hotel, the comfortable mini bus. Cristian, our guide, phenomenal and super friendly at all times, gave us all the explanations and accompanied us all the way. Alex, our driver, super!

September 1, 2019

Superb day, the visit is very well organized, with a guide full of humor. The site visited is perched at 4200m which is quite high, the legs suffer, but the landscape is so beautiful !!!

May 26, 2019

Beautiful scenery. Have to get ready for trekking. Late pick-up.

May 17, 2019

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Product ID: 197272