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Humantay Lake Tour - 1 Day

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Humantay Lake Tour Full Day

Humantay Lake Tour is new natural wonder in Cusco. Located in the village of Mollepata, and under the glacier mountain that gives it its name, Humantay Lake is wonderful, magical and beautiful for all those travelers who come to explorethe lagoon and for a long time, the lago was part of the alternative hike to Machu Picchu, Salkantay trek 5 days. In spite of that some time ago, Happy Gringo started to make the route to visit the Humantay lake in just one day, and no longer have to do the trekking of multiple days to explore this impressive area.

Why You Have to Visit Humantay Lake?

1.- Discover  a sacred wildernesss on a hike of Humantay Lake (Natural wonder of Cusco).

2.- Explore the turquoise glacial waters of Humantay Lake, leisure for photo hiking the surrounding area

3.- Experience Humantay Lake, 4,150 meters – 13,720 feet above sea level and get wonderful views

4.- Immerse yourself in a sacred landscape and get the chance to arrive by foot to Humantay Lake

5.- Pass by the spectacular Salkantay and witness the beauty of the mountain

6.- Enjoy a tasty lunch and organic breakfast in the base camp of Salkantay path

7.- Dip your feet in the freezing cold lake, or if you’re intrepid simply go in turquoise waters at the base of the Humantay glacier. Clean your soul, mind and body like the Inkas.

8.- Experience the gem that is the lake, which gathers water from the glacier sitting atop

The Best Time to Visit?

According our time in Cuzco – the best time for doing this wonderful trek will obviously be the dry season, which is, from April to October. Trekking on rainy season November to March along the Andes is more brave, defiance but more colorful – why? Because during the rainy season the Peruvian Andes is blooming.

During the dry season, the weather is cold, strong winds but there is no rain whatever, the path is not muddy or wet either. Get yourself really warm clothing, good hiking equipments and you will be satisfied of being in Humantay trek.

Overview on the 1 Day Humantay Lake Tour

▬ Our respective transfer will pick you up from hotel at 5:00, then we will take bus to Mollepata village for 2 hours (Extra time to sleep on the bus) the location is in the lush valley of the Apurimac canyon, after this the breakfast in Mollepata to get extra energy.

▬ Afterward, we will continue our trip towards Soraypampa 3850 meters for one hour more, where the hike start for 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately to Humantay lake located at 4150 m – 13720 feet. Once trekking for 1 hour and thirty minutes we will get to see the wonderful turquoise waters of Humantay lagoon lay peacefully at the base of the amazing Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco and Salkantay mountain considered as a sacred place in Inca tradition. In this part of Humantay trek, you can rent  horse to get to the lake, also if you desire you can swim but Laguna Humantay is very cold.

▬ After exploring Humantay Cusco we get back to Soraypama, where we have the buffet lunch with a spectacular panoramic views of the snowy mountain. After lunch we will return you to Cusco arriving late in the afternoon.

Day 1
Itinerary on the Full Day Humantay Lake Trek

After we pick you up at your hotel, we will start our tour to the Humantay Lake with a 4-hour-drive in transport to Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.). Soraypampa is the base camp for the first day of the 5-Day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. In Soraypampa we will have a delicious breakfast to begin our day well before starting the hike to Laguna Humantay.

From Soraypampa the trek is all the way up to the Humantay Lake which is at 4150 m.a.s.l. with magical landscapes and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay mountains. It is a 1.5-hour of hiking to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, and more than worth it – when you see the impressive vistas. On the way to Humantay trek you have the chance to rent a horse instead, on the other hand the path is very narrow.

While you hike with you have enough time to take photos, take some present for sacred mountain or Apus, and what do you guess? Swimming in Laguna Humantay if the day is sunny! After exploring the lago humantay or lagoon, time to return to Soraypampa camp for 1.5 hours, which is easier going down than the way up.

Lunch in Soraypampa awaits you and after some rest we return to Cusco where we will arrive at 6 p.m.

Inclusions on the 1 Day Laguna Humantay Tour

  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional Tour Guide in English / Spanish speaking
  • Bus from Cusco to Soraypampa Roud-Trip
  • First aid kit
  • Tank of oxygen

Exclusions on the 1Full Day Humantay Trek

  • Entrances fee to the town of Mollepata
  • Tip
  • Horse
  • Dinner

Humantay Lake Trek (Faq)

What you need to take Humantay Lagoon hike?

▬ Sungalasses

▬ Walking Shoes

▬ Hiking Poles

▬ Bottled Water

▬ Sunblock

▬ Cash in Small Bill Form

▬ A small backpack

▬ Rain Jackets

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Price From USD 48 USD $ 35/person
Total $ 35 USD