Humantay Lake day Hike
Humantay Lake Tour
The Humantay Lake day trip from Cusco is a tour that offers its visitors a wide variety of attractions that simply leave them in awe of the history behind each one of them. As you can imagine, Humantay Lake is no exception; it is a beautiful turquoise lake that simply cannot go unnoticed by nature lovers. Spend a beautiful day exploring the fantastic mountain views, exotic flora, fauna, and enjoy our delicious picnic meals prepared by a local chef.
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Humantay Lake Day Hike Itinerary
Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay lake – Cusco
We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30 am and drive in our comfortable vans for 2 hours to the town of Mollepata where we will make a stop to have a delicious breakfast, which will take about an hour and then we continue for 1 more hour towards the beginning of the hike which is called Soraypampa at 3900 m, then we go to the control point to pay the entrance fee to the community (20 soles).
Embark on a 1.5-hour uphill hike (3 km) to Lake Humantay, where you’ll be captivated by breathtaking scenery. Take photos, listen to our guide, and savor the stunning landscape. Leave an offering for Pachamama with coca leaves or create an ‘el hito de Piedras’ (stack of rocks) as a tribute to the mountain. For a 360° view, hike around the lake’s edges, but it’s advisable to take a private tour or go solo if time permits.
After we will get ready for the return hike to the van and it will be the end of the hike then we take the van back to Mollepata for an hour where our chefs will prepare a variety of Peruvian dishes in a buffet style. Later take our private van back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel around 6:00 pm.
- Pick up from your hotel
- Round trip transportation
- Buffet lunch
- Walking stick
- Groups ranging between 10-15 people.
- Professional guides English speaking.
- First-Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies
- Extra expenses not mentioned in the itinerary
- Horse riding (optional)
- Water, please bring 1 liter per person
Humantay Lake Day Trip Packing List
- Light and waterproof backpack
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothing and hiking pants
- Layers of clothing for variable temperatures
- Camera with film and spare batteries
- Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sun glasses
- Thermal clothing, wool socks, gloves, scarf, wool hat in cold season
- Insect repellent
- Waterproof clothing and/or rain poncho
- Water bottle
- Personal first aid kit
- Extra money for souvenirs, beverages, tips
- Walking sticks if needed (for rent)
- Favorite snacks
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper
Frequently Asked Questions about Humantay Lake Tour
How much does it cost to go to Humantay Lake?
The cost is 90 soles (approximately 30 USD).
How much does it cost to ride a horse in Humantay Lake?
The cost to ride a horse in Humantay Lake is 80 soles (25 dollars approximately).
Is Humantay Lake worth it?
Humantay Lake is considered by many to be worth visiting due to its breathtaking natural beauty and unique location in the Andes Mountains. The stunning turquoise waters surrounded by towering peaks create a mesmerizing and photogenic landscape.
How far is Humantay Lake from Cusco?
The distance from Cusco to Humantay Lake can vary depending on the route and mode of transportation you choose. Generally, it’s about 80 to 100 kilometers (50 to 62 miles) southwest of Cusco.
Where is Humantay Lake Perú?
Humantay Lake is located 124 km northwest of Cusco.
how long is the hike to Humantay lake
The hike to Humantay Lake takes 2 hours on average.
How to get to Humantay Lake?
You can take a transport service that will take you to Soraypampa, our company offers this service.
Is Humantay Lake cold?
Yes, Humantay Lake is at 4200 meters but during the hike you do not feel this cold.
Can you swim in Humantay Lake?
It is not possible to swim in the Humantay Lagoon, mainly to preserve the place.
What do you wear to Lake Humantay?
A light backpack, a bottle of water for the hike, warm clothes, hiking boots, snacks, sun block, hat, sun glasses.
How high is the hike to Humantay?
Humantay Lake is at 4200 meters.
Which is better Humantay Lake Tour or Rainbow Mountain?
Depending on your preferences, the two places offer different types of views, I think it is worth visiting each of them.
Is the Tour to Humantay Lake worthwhile?
Yes, the beauty of this lake makes Humantay the most popular destination in Cusco.
How hard is lake Humantay?
It has an easy to challenging difficulty throughout the hike especially because of the steepness of the climb.
Humantay Lake from Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, etc.
If you are in Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo or Cusco and want to visit the humantay lake contact us and we will organize your trip, we have daily departures.