If yours is enjoying nature and trekking, the combination of Humantay and Machu Picchu is ideal for you. Humantay is a snow-covered mountain that is part of the Andean mountain range and gives rise to the formation of this splendid lagoon that generates the interest of foreign and national visitors due to its unique turquoise color. The walk to the place will make you feel a sense of peace and tranquility thanks to the natural beauty that you will come across.
With a mystical air, the lagoon is visited by shamans and tourists from all over the world to leave offerings to the Pachamama, a deity representing Mother Earth in Inca culture.
According to the residents, the Humantay mountain is the youngest son of the Apu Salkantay. They would be in charge of rationalizing and distributing the water that comes down from its snow to the populations that live at the foot of these impressive snow-capped mountains.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
In the morning, from 4:00 to 4:30 am, we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco, and we will start the trip in tourist transport; we will go to the northeast of the city of Cusco. On the way, we will pass through different towns and villages until the town of Limatambo; from this point, we will ascend towards the town of Mollepata. Place where we will have our breakfast, then continue our trip to Soraypampa.
Arriving at Soraypampa, we will begin our trek towards the Humantay Lagoon. The walk lasts approximately 2 hours, arriving at the Humantay Lagoon we will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape and the imposing view of the Humantay and Salkantay snow-capped mountains, after a short break and taking photos, we will return by the same route to Soraypampa, we will take our mobility, and we will return to Mollepata, in this place we will enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, we continue driving to Ollantaytambo for about 3 hours from here; we board the train to Aguas Calientes, the train will leave at 7:00 pm, and arrive in Aguas Calientes around 9:00 pm. then we will go to our hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we go to the bus station, where our guide will wait for you to ascend 400 m on a path between the mountains until we reach the Inca City of Machu Picchu. You will pass the entrance controls of the citadel, and then begin with the guide; you will visit the main sites of the citadel: the guardian’s enclosure, the temple of the sun, the Intihuatana, the temple of the three windows, the sacred square, the temple of the condor, the sacred rock and others, the guided visit will be for more than 2 hours. In the end, you will be given free time to take a walk around the citadel and take any photos you wish.
After the guide in Machu Picchu we will begin to descend by bus to Aguas Calientes to have lunch (not included), in the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (show up at the station 30 minutes before the departure time of your train) When you arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo, we will be waiting for you to take you to the city of Cusco.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Humantay Lake + Machu Picchu Trek – 2 Days private service, includes additional items such as:
Our prices for the Humantay Lake + Machu Picchu Trek – 2 Days are reasonable and are in different packages with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco, and discounts will apply automatically for groups of over 5 people when booking this tour together at the same time.
We are a local tour operator that never shares service with any other company in Cusco, most agencies in Cusco share their service to save operating costs with poor quality. We guarantee to make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Our booking process is simple and you can secure your trip with only a 30% deposit and pay the rest at the destination.
We want your vacation to Peru to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. This section contains answers to any inquiries regarding going with Huaynas Expeditions. Please read the following information; it will assist you if you have any queries regarding our services.
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You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.
Of course! During the tour to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.
Usually, it is not accepted since the permits, and the train tickets are not allowed to change the date or transfer to another name.
But if you need it, we’ll need to buy new permits and train tickets and the cost you’ll pay for it.
Yes! You must bring your original passport, which must be the same one you sent us at the booking time. Your passport will be checked at Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
Updating passport numbers: If you are renewing your passport, go ahead and email us a copy of your old passport to book your Machu Picchu ticket. If you no longer have your old passport, any government issue ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you receive your new passport, please email us a copy of your new passport ASAP to change the information about your permits and train tickets.
Yes, you can book your hotel. It will decrease the price of $30 per person. If you decide to book your own hotel, don’t forget to tell us where you plan to stay so our guide will take you there safely.
We receive reservations at least 1 week in advance. However, seats are limited and are always subject to availability. Both the permits for Machu Picchu and the train ticket and permits for the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are in high demand, sometimes selling out months in advance. For this reason, we recommend that you make your reservation as far in advance recommendable 2 or 3 months in advance.
The Expedition and Vistadome categories offer comfortable leather seats and include a snack and hot or cold drink per person. The first and main difference between both categories is that the Vistadome train has windows on the roof of the cars, which allows a panoramic view of the outside. The second difference is that the Vistadome train offers entertainment services on board, such as typical dances and parades.
If you want to get the student discount, the following requirements must be met:
The university card must meet the following requirements:
If you meet the requirements above, you will get the following discount:
All students have to send a copy of their passport and student card at the time of booking to get the student discount.
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.
Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.
Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.
You should have at least 48 hours or more in Cusco. It’s recommended to enjoy these days in the city of Cusco and in the Sacred Valley.
When making plans for a long-awaited dream journey, choosing the right travel agency or tour operator is the most crucial option you will make. Initially, some businesses might appear more affordable. But if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover why booking with Huaynas Expeditions ensures that your trip will be as remarkable as it can be.