Humantay Lake Full Day
Places to visit:
Mollepata – Soraypampa Basecamp – Salkantay Mountain – Humantay Lake
Humantay Lake is a stunning turquoise glacial lake located in the Vilcabamba mountain range in Peru. The lake is situated at an altitude of around 4,200 meters (13,800 feet) above sea level and is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.
Humantay Lake Full Day Itinerary
Our tour to Humantay Lake will begin in the early morning hours. Our team will come to pick you up directly from your hotel. From Cusco, we will ride our private transportation to the basecamp in Soraypampa, which will take approximately 3 hours.
Before commencing the hiking part from Soraypampa to the lake, we will take a breakfast break to recharge energies and get ready.
The hike to Humantay Lake is a challenging but rewarding experience, taking visitors through a beautiful landscape of mountains, valleys, and streams. The trail is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) each way and takes around 2-3 hours to complete, depending on your pace.
Once you reach the lake, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. The lake is particularly impressive in the morning, when the sun is shining, and the water reflects the colors of the sky.
Humantay Lake is considered a sacred site by the local people, and it is believed to be inhabited by a powerful spirit or deity. Visitors are asked to show respect and reverence for the site by following certain rules and customs, such as making an offering of coca leaves or other traditional items.
After some time at the lake, we will make our way back down to Soraypampa (along the same trail) and have lunch before returning to Cusco.
- Pick-up from hotel in Cusco / drop-off at hotel after tour
- Guided service (English or Spanish)
- Entrance tickets
- Transportation to the base camp
- 01 breakfast & 01 lunch
- Trekking poles (highly recommended)
- Emergency horses
- Snacks & Water
WHAT TO BRING
To guarantee the best of experiences, it is important to be fully prepared. Here is a list of items we recommend you to bring for this tour.
- Comfortable shoes. No heels, flip flops, flats or unworn shoes. Preferably hiking shoes/boots.
- Small day pack for your personal items
- Travel document
- Parka or windbreaker. Weather changes are common in Cusco. This includes sunny, rainy and windy conditions.
- Reusable water bottle
- Extra cash for souvenirs & snacks
Prices & Options
COST: US$45 per person
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