Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 14 hours
I had great time! You wake up before sunrise and go on this long bus trip up to the base of the mountain. There, they stop at a small town and give you some breakfast. take this opportunity to eat really well, and drink a lot of water, you will need the energy. After that we continued up, it is so nice to have to transportation taken care of because honestly I would not have felt comfortable driving along those steep mountain roads myself. we then made the climb, spent about an hour or so at the glacier, we sat together while our guide gave us an explanation of the surrounding areas. The climbed back down, stopped for a very good late lunch, and they dropped us back in town. Just to note- The climb up to the glacier is REALLY HARD. Im in my late twenties, I am pretty athletic shape, my only health issue is that I have mild asthma. Im not sure if I would recommend it the anyone with more severe health issues. The altitude really messed with a lot of people, bring coca leaves to chew.
This is, in theory, a great tour. One thing you need to know right away, though, is that the drive to get there isn’t for anyone who struggles with motion sickness. I took Dramamine and altitude meds and it was still really rough. It’s also a 3 hour drive each way from Cusco...rough roads and tons of winding. The hike itself is stunning. We took horses going up to save our energy, and that gave us a chance to actually look around us instead of watching every step. We had an hour at the lake, which is beautiful. The hike down took about an hour, and you’ll need good shoes/hiking boots because it’s steep and rocky. Cesar was our guide, and he is awesome. This is a tour that’s worth it as long as you can handle getting there and back.
Our group really enjoyed the tour by WillkaTravel! The hiking was a bit tough, but some of us chose to take a horse(80 sol) and they say that the money was worth it. The view all the way up at the lake is totally worth everything! It was so beautiful. The tour guide was enthusiastic and skillful, taking care of us all, and though the drive way was tough the driver also drived skillfully and carefully. I would really recommend it to others too!
Our guide Freddy and the service was excellent and the scenery was beutiful. This is a difficult hike but horses are available. Despite the cloud cover we really enjoyed accomplishing the hike.
Our guide Cesar went above and beyond when my friend lost her very important items on the Hunatay Hike. The hike itself was amazing and the history and views we're incredible.