Humantay, is a snow-covered mountain that is part of the Vilcabamba mountain range and gives rise to the formation of this splendid turquoise lagoon that is fed by the glaciers of the mountain of the same name and that is a jewel of nature in the Salkantay route.
The Humantay Lake is located in the province of Anta, Cusco area, and this is how the thousand-year-old city of Cusco surprises us once again, presenting a new alternative for travelers who want to enjoy nature.
The natural landscape at the foot of the snow surrounded by imposing glaciers, this walk is worth it, since the landscapes are incredible with easy access to reach.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
This tour begins with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco between 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., we will board our mobility to travel to the north west of the Cusco City, to the town of Mollepata. This trip shows the exuberant valley of the Apurímac River.
In this small and picturesque town we will have a well-deserved breakfast to fill us with energy, then we will continue our trip to the starting point of the walk the town of Soraypampa which is at an altitude of 3,900 m.a.s.l. After a short break, we will start our journey to Humantay lake located at an altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level or 13,779 feet,
After the ascent of 1 hour 20 minutes we will be able to appreciate the wonderful landscape, after the explanation of our guide and take our photos of memory we will have a time to enjoy the place and return to our camp to have our lunch with beautiful panoramic views of the snowy peaks and later you will be transferred to the city of Cusco.
Minimum height: 3.900 m
Maximum height: 4.200 m
Food: Breakfast & lunch
Distance of walking: 06 Km
Highlights: Spectacular views of the Humantay, Salkantay Mountain and the Humantay Lake.
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.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Beautiful place! The way up is not easy but it was totally worth it!
One of the most beautiful lakes I’ve ever seen! The trek wasn’t too easy and you need to get used to the high altitude first. About 75% of the way is about 50 degrees inclination and the rest is 75 degrees, so it’s pretty steep. The lagoon is super blue and of course it makes you want to jump in, but no one is allowed to. To get to almost to the top, you can ride a horse too.
Beautiful lake, so worth the climb!
Beautiful lake.water is crystal clear.trekking is difficult
Nice view with Salkantay mountain.