HUMANTAY LAKE HIKE FULL DAY
The Humantay Lake Hike from Cusco shows the lake of turquoise water, which stands in the middle of majestic snow mountains of Humantay and Salkantay. The Humantay lake was locally known and rarely visited, however, the groups of Salkantay Trek clearly reached the area after 2006. Additionally, in 2017 agencies started taking tourist to Humantay Lake in a day trip from Cusco. Today, more and more people visit the natural attraction either on foot or by horse.
The Humantay Lake Hike is an amazing day trip from Cusco, Peru. In fact, it’s a beautiful experience between glacier mountains surrounded by stunning andean landscapes. To reach the Humantay Lake trailhead (soraypampa) we take a 3-hour journey from Cusco. And here, we begin the hike that takes about 3 hours, depending on your fitness level. Most people consider a demanding hike because of the elevation and steep trail, but the Humantay Lake day trip is totally worth it.
This Humantay Lake Hike is a perfect training for those planning to take the Inca Trail. Also, allows travelers to explore more of the Cusco’s surrounding countryside. Enjoy the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake with our private tour.
HUMANTAY LAKE HIKE DAY TRIP FROM CUSCO
Elevation: 4,150m / 13,612ft.
Trailhead altitude: 3,800m / 12,464ft.
Weather: Always cold and umpredictable.
Trail distance: 10km /6.2miles round trip.
Hiking time: 3 hours round trip.
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Humantay Lake Hike Tour From Cusco Full Day
For our Humantay Lake Hike, we will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am in our private vehicle. We will drive for 2 hours to the village of Mollepata located northwest from Cusco. Once at Mollepata, we will enjoy our delicious breakfast and continue our journey to Humantay Lake.
Our private transport take us through scenic route for one hour to Soraypampa, which is located at 12,792ft.
Your expert guide will give you some indications before starting the Humantay Lake Hike. This natural wonder is at an altitude of 13,612ft, and at the foot of Humantay snow Mountain. From here, we hike towards our final destination.
After an hour and a half of walking along the magnificent Cusco geography, we will arrive at the wonderful spot. The high snowy mountains standing around the incredible beauty of Humantay Lake.
We will have plenty of time to appreciate the views of Humantay and Salkantay Snow Mountains. Also, you can take all the pictures of this wonder of nature.
After our Humantay Lake Tour, we go back to Soraypampa campsite and take our transport back to Mollepata for lunch. Here we will have about an hour to enjoy our delicious lunch with the great views of the Andes Mountains.
Finally, we will return to Cusco in our private transport. Arrival in Cusco city around 7:00 p.m. and drop you off at your hotel.
Length: full day
Tour Type: Private Service
Lodging: No hotel
Meals: buffet lunch
Activity: Nature & Adventure Tours
Hike to Humantay glacier lake in Peru.
Observe dramatic vistas of the Salkantay snow Mountains.
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The Humantay Lake tour is perfect for friends, couples, and families because you can leave any date you wish. With our premium tours, you can also set your pace to maximize your experience. You do not have to wait for anyone else the Humantay Lake tour starts with only 02 passengers.
Humantay Lake Hike Includes:
- English speaking tour guide.
- Round trip touristic transportation Cusco – Soraypampa
- Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch.
- Entrance ticket to Salkantay.
- First-aid kit and Oxygen Tank
- Emergency Horse in case you need it.
Humantay Lake Peru Excludes:
- Drinks and snacks.
- Any other item not specified in the paragraph included.
- Walking Sticks: $ 8.
- Extra Horse: $ 60.
Bring for Humantay Lake Tour:
- A small rucksack with personal stuff.
- Original passport.
- Rain jacket or rain poncho.
- Trekking boots are recommended.
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sunblock, at high elevation, is easy to get sunburn.
- Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET.
- A roll of toilet paper.
- Your own medical kit.
- Cash for tipping staff.
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We had a fantastic experience using Mapi Tour. I reached out to a number of tour guides to help me plan my 1 week vacation to Lima/Cusco/Machu Picchu. I number of them where located in the United States so they seemed more like middlemen, but after interacting with David I felt the most comfortable working with him as a local tour operator with years of experience leading tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu. My wife and I did a tour of Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and added Rainbow mountain whilst we were in Cusco. David and his team - Karen, Freddy, and Eloy were very professional, friendly and supportive to our needs in making sure we were worry-free about our tours. I truly recommend using local tour guides and David if you are planning a trip to Peru.
I booked a tour for myself, my wife, and teenage daughter with Mapi Tour in January and we just completed it. What an excellent experience! David was our guide throughout the tour that included Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Rainbow Mtn. As a guide, David is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and well-organized. We had to change our original plan a little due to covid travel restrictions, but he was very accommodating and understanding. Overall an excellent experience. We will definitely call on their services when we return to Cusco in the future. Gracias, David!
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4 days is not enough as there is so much more to see but I would definitely come back and wont hesitate to contact David and Karen for my future trip. - An excellent team that I would definitely recommend to everyone.
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