HUMANTAY LAKE HIKE DAY TRIP
The Humantay Lake Hike will show you the lake of turquoise water, which stands in the middle of majestic snow mountains of Humantay and Salkantay. The 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 Tour is totally worth it.
Our full day Humantay Lake Hike is a perfect training for those planning to hike 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 TREK DETAILS:
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.