Humantay Lake Weather Forecast is a post curated by our local experts to help you plan your full day hike to this hidden gem high up in the Peruvian Andes.
It is a hidden pearl of the Andean chain! You will hike along the highlands of Cusco until arriving at this heavenly, energetic spot! In this article we will recommend you the best times of the year for doing this great tour!
The Humantay Lake trek is not about defying, defeating hostile nature! It is about doing a peaceful, relaxing, invigorating, upbeat excursion across the uplifting Cusco mountains. Thus, the best time for doing this wonderful journey will obviously be dry season, that is, from April to October.
Hiking in the rainy season (November to March) along the Andes is more for adrenaline-seeking, challenge-looking, warrior-like characters! Anyway, we will talk a little about it later.
On dry season, weather is cold, strong winds but no rain whatsoever, no muddy or wet terrain either. Get yourself really warm clothing and accessories and you’ll be alright.
The Humantay Lagoon is an astonishing place to be and to see! You will spend a good while at this marvellous spot! Besides clearing your mind and replenish bodily energy just by being there.
The landscapes are perfect for glorious pictures, there are snows all around under a wonderful sky ceiling, and the Humantay Lagoon itself mirroring everything on its still blue waters.
A word about rainy season for the troopers or people who don’t mind waiting for a pouring to pass: climate will be warmer, the path most likely muddy but overall it will be sunny most of the time, as grey clouds vanish.
Adding Other Attractions to a 1-Day Humantay Lake Hike
Since this is a 1-day trek, you can also book another of our premier packages, like Machu Picchu (we have several great options!), the Titicaca Lake region, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and so on. Please check the website for complete information about all our tours. They can also be fully personalized or done as private programs.
You can too take the chance of your stay in the Cusco region to enjoy typical, colorful celebrations: in mid-February we have the Carnival, with plenty of local foods and drinks, Andean dances, music and a general festive atmosphere.
On June 24th its Inti Raymi or Sun Festival, which is held in Cusco City at three different places: the ancient Koricancha Temple, the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) and finally the massive Sacsayhuaman fortress. It recreates the original Inca ceremony, which was presided by the emperor and all royalty.
We hope you have already clear now what is the best time for a Humantay Lake trek! Contact our staff for any further question and booking a top travel experience in Cusco!
The Hike to Humantay Lake take 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on your physical level.
Before planning your travel, check our updated article about the current travel restrictions in Peru due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. However, don’t get discouraged, there are plenty of reasons to visit Humantay Lake.