Humantay Lake Hike

USD $20

Humantay Lake Hike, The Ultimate Guide to Your Peruvian Adventure 

 

Explore the stunning Humantay Lake hike in Peru, a breathtaking trek offering spectacular views of turquoise waters, snow-capped peaks, and pristine Andean landscapes. Perfect for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Thisis the experience that awaits you on the Humantay Lake Hike in Peru. Whether you are an avid hiker or someone looking for a unique adventure, this trek offers an unforgettable journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Andes. In this guide, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about the Humantay Lake Hike, ensuring you are well-prepared and excited for your upcoming adventure.

Itinerary

Day
01

Cusco | Mollepata - Soraypaampa - Humantay Lagoon - Cusco.

4:30 AM – 5:00 AM: Hotel Pickup

Your adventure begins early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. The early start ensures you have enough time to enjoy the hike and return safely before nightfall.

5:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Drive to Mollepata

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Andean landscape to the town of Mollepata, where you will have breakfast at a local restaurant. This meal is crucial for fueling your hike.

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast in Mollepata

Feast on a hearty breakfast that includes fresh juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit salad, and bread or pancakes with butter and jam. This will give you the energy needed for the challenging hike ahead.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Drive to Soraypampa

After breakfast, continue your journey to Soraypampa, the starting point of the hike. Soraypampa is a small village situated at the base of Humantay Mountain.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Hike to Humantay Lake

The hike begins with a gradual ascent through scenic landscapes. As you climb higher, you’ll witness stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The trail can be steep and rocky, so take your time and enjoy the journey.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Arrival at Humantay Lake

Upon reaching Humantay Lake, you’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing sight of its turquoise waters. Take time to relax, take photos, and absorb the beauty of the lake and its surroundings. Your guide will provide insights into the lake’s significance and natural history.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Descent to Soraypampa

After spending time at the lake, begin your descent back to Soraypampa. The downhill hike is easier but still requires careful footing.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Lunch in Mollepata

Enjoy a well-deserved lunch in Mollepata, giving you time to rest and refuel before the return journey to Cusco.

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Return to Cusco

Relax and reflect on your adventure during the drive back to Cusco. You’ll arrive in the evening, with plenty of time to rest and enjoy a good meal.

WHAT'S IT LIKE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humantay Lake has a one-of-a-kind Inca fortification and shrine.
  • Walk through the beautiful Andes, see spectacular lagoon vistas, and capture some stunning photographs.
  • Observe the local flora and wildlife and learn about them from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Explore traditional Andean living in remote areas.
  • Enjoy a day away from the throng.

What’s Included?

PRE – DEPARTURE BRIEFING

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

Medical Kit

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.

Meals

  • Breakfast: Treat yourself to a range of options including fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit salad, and your preference of bread or pancakes with butter and jam.
  • Buffet Lunch: Dive into our buffet lunch, where you can choose from a variety of dishes to satisfy any palate.

Transport

  • Experience a comfortable journey from Cusco to the Humantay lake hike and back with our modern fleet of new vehicles, specifically tailored for tourist services.

What not Included?

  • Humantay Lake Entrance Fee: 20 Soles. This fee is set by local authorities and communities.
  • Personal Gear: Don’t forget to bring along any personal gear you might need for the tour.
  • Gratuities: Tips for guides and staff are not included but are warmly welcomed.

What’to Pack?

  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle or camel back
  • Sunscrean
  • Personal Care Products

CLOTHS

  • Hiking Boots
  • Light Footwear
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Pants
  • Short
  • Long sleeve T-Shirts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat or Rain Poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Neck Gaiter or Buff

EQUIPMENTS

  • Trekking Poles
  • Backpack   (15 – 25 L)
  • Camera and chargers
  • Power Bank
  • Snacks

Price for the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

Price per person:

$20 USD

**Transparent and Fair Pricing for Humantay lake day Tours: Our rates for the Humantay lagoon tour are both competitive and in line with standard pricing in Cusco. Whether you reserve online or visit our office in Cusco, you can expect consistent pricing. Our dedication is to deliver top-notch service, guaranteeing the best value for your adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Humantay Lake?

Humantay Lake is a stunning glacial lake in the Andes Mountains of Peru, known for its vibrant turquoise waters and breathtaking scenery.

The easiest way to reach Humantay Lake is by taking a guided tour from Cusco, which includes transportation to and from the lake and a guided hike.

The hike is approximately 5.5 miles round-trip and takes about 3-4 hours to complete.

  • The hike is moderately difficult, with steep inclines and uneven terrain. It is recommended for individuals with a moderate level of fitness.

The best time to visit is during the dry season, from May to September, when the weather is mild and the skies are clear.

Swimming is not permitted, as the lake is considered a sacred site by the local people.

Bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, a camera, and plenty of water and snacks.

Yes, there is an entrance fee of 20 soles for foreign visitors and 10 soles for Peruvians, which is not included in the tour price.

There are no accommodations near the lake, as it is in a remote area. Most visitors stay in nearby towns like Mollepata or Soraypampa.

Yes, it is generally safe to hike to Humantay Lake with a reputable tour company. Follow your guide’s instructions and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe experience.

Of Course ! During your Trek your main luggage can be stored at our office  or your Hotel , both opctions are free of charge .

Note – you can organized with us on the breafing day or by Whatsapp ,Email a day before .

Our Testimonials

hailee w
hailee w
2024-04-03
Incredible! I had an amazing time on this trek! The guide was amazing, the views were great. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I would 100% recommend
Pioneer61006514792
Pioneer61006514792
2024-03-29
An unique and unforgettable experience It was an unforgettable trip. Our guide Amaru was an excellent leader and we loved all the activities. The Inca jungle trek is not easy, you have to be quite strong to do it. That said, it is an incredible experience so everyone should try it.
Sølve K
Sølve K
2024-03-27
The best way to visit Machu Picchu It was the best tour company we have ever used. Our guide, Amaru/Guillermo, is a very kind and wise person. The activities were fun and definitely something that gave you an adrenaline rush! Very comfortable accommodations and meals as well. For us it was the best way to get to Machu Picchu! Thank you very much😊
Kasper L
Kasper L
2024-03-24
Awesome time doing Inca Jungle The Inca Jungle trek was a fantastic experience, everything from the activities to food/accomodation was on point. Our guide Guillermo was brilliant too, he provided us with great stories and information and is a charismatic and cheerful person!
Jameson G
Jameson G
2024-03-14
Sap Adventure- Jungle Trek Johan was the best tour guide, was very funny and insightful. Johan was extremely accommodating and patient on our travels. He educated us about the local farms, Inca history, and many more interesting facts. Would highly recommend booking with Sap Adventures for a small tour experience and asking for Johan as your tour guide.
Danielle B
Danielle B
2024-03-06
Don’t miss this tour! The whole trip was fantastic and so much fun! Our guide Johans was so lovely and accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough and ask for Johans 😂
Fredmichaels
Fredmichaels
2024-02-06
4 day Inka trail trek My friend and I did the 4 day Inka trek trail which included river rafting. The team were so friendly and funny. We felt safe and prepped with safety instructions. The views were incredible as we went down the river. Highly recommend!
MichelleVM
MichelleVM
2024-02-03
It was 100% worth it! The Inca Jungle Trek in Peru was a truly adventurous and varied experience. Our guide, Amaru, was exceptionally friendly and has deep knowledge about his country. The views throughout the trek were spectacular. I would definitely do it again :)
Acos
Acos
2024-01-30
Excellent Amaru was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. They make sure you are comfortable and help every step of the way!
Dani F
Dani F
2024-01-16
Unforgettable trip. A unique experience surrounded by nature and enjoyment. 10/10 The Inka jungle was incredible. A wonderful experience that will be unforgettable. Our guide Guille is a genius!! He told us a lot about Inka history, during the trek we tried different fruits along the way and he taught us about them, fried animal plants. I highly recommend. The entire activity was phenomenal. Mountain bikes with beautiful views, rafting, trekking and finally Machu Pichu. We hope to return to Peru soon, it has been an unforgettable experience and trip.

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