Trek to Humantay Lake in 1 day, an impressive lake without so many tourists (if you go with us), since we leave Cusco early in the morning to beat the crowds, this is because Humantay today receives more than 500 people per day. It is one of the most visited places in Cusco due to its extraordinary beautiful view. The walk itself is a bit difficult, not on your body, but you can feel the shortness of breath; however, once you see this beautiful lake and the views of the glacier, you will not regret it at all. Please make sure you have spent at least 2 days in Cusco before doing this trek.
The Humantay Lake is located at the bottom of a mountain with the same name at more than 4,250 m.a.s.l. Situated in the Mollepata district, province of Anta in the Cusco region, from 2017, tourism has increased to visit it because access to the place is much easier.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (3:00am – 3:30am).
Humantay Lake Trek 1 Day availability:
The availability for Humantay Lake Trek 1 Day is unlimited.
Humantay Lake Trek 1 Day highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in the city of Cusco, we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them they do. We will make the Humantay Lake Trek 1 Day even if your are 2 people only. we won’t cancel your trip!, we are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry, we have the best professional team to make your journey unforgettable.
To make this tour like “Off The Beaten Path,” we will need to pick you up early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco; we drive to the south of Cusco by a standard track for 2 hours until Mollepata, this is the place where we will have an early breakfast in one of the local restaurants (included). After breakfast, we continue driving by a bumpy road to Soraypampa (1 hour). We start hiking from Soraypampa (3,900 m.a.s.l.) to the Humantay Lake, one of the many hidden gems of Peru’s highland region. There are two options: hike up or ride a horse (Optional). We usually hike up since we will be early at the starting point; it takes 1.5 hours trekking to reach the lake and 30 min on a horse.
The hike is challenging, but when you reach the top and see the stunning colors of the lake sitting under the glacier of Humantay, you forget every fight you went through to get there. You will have a lot of time to get nice shots! And enjoy the lake without the crowds, our tour guide will show you some great spots to take photos. After about an hour, we will head down to Soraypampa (1 hour), the hike down is considerably easier than going up, but it is essential to bring good hiking shoes as the ground is not stable at several parts of the trek. Once we get to the car, we drive to Mollepata to have lunch (Included); on the way, we will have fantastic views of the valley and mountain.
Afterward, we drive back to the city of Cusco for 2 more hours and finish this unforgettable day trip with the drop-off at the main gate of your hotel.
Arrival time is around 3:00 pm.
Maximum Altitude: 4,250 m.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 09 Km.
Highlights: Stunning views of the Humantay lake, Salkantay Mountain.
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.
Where is Humantay Lake?
The Humantay lake is near the Salkantay mountain in the province of Anta and a 3 hours drive from the city of Cusco.
How long is the hike?
To reach the Humantay lake, you will walk from the Soraypampa for 1.5 hours.
How high is Humantay lake?
This beautiful lake is located over 4.250 m.a.s.l.
Are we going to beat the crowds?
Yes, that’s why we leave Cusco early in the morning.
What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional; he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank; we always provide an oxygen tank for this kind of tour.
Are there toilet facilities in Humantay?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk, you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol.
Beautiful lake, so worth the climb!
Beautiful place! The way up is not easy but it was totally worth it!
Beautiful lake.water is crystal clear.trekking is difficult
Such a beautiful lake!