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Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

SPIRITUAL HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE

1 DAY Short Hike

Price
70
Duration
1 DAY
Physical Level
Array/5
Altitude
4250 MASL
Accomodation
HOTEL IN CUSCO
Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

SPIRITUAL HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE

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1 DAY Short Hike

CUSCO | MOLLEPATA | HUMANTAY LAKE | CUSCO

Overview

The snow-capped mountains on our Humantay Lake Full Day will be your grand prize.

Humantay Lake Full Day Tour is located between Salkantay Mountain and Humantay Mountain. The hike is part of the famous Salkantay trek route, through an incredible landscape of exotic flora and fauna and snow-capped mountains. You will be astounded by the sheer natural beauty that awaits you at the lagoon.

This extraordinary trip is ideal for those who wish to experience the magnificent landscape of the region without the need to complete the full Salkantay trek, perhaps due to time constraints.

This lake with stunning colors, is the subject of thousands of photos of travelers from around the world, located 75 kilometers northwest of Cusco and just south of Machu Picchu.

Humantay Lake Full Day is located between Humantay Mountain and Salkantay Mountain. It is a popular hike with travelers from all over the world and is part of the Salkantay Trek, an incredibly scenic alternative to the Inca Trail. Humantay waterfalls along the Vilcabamba mountain range.

The Humantay trek Tour and the Humantay Lake are best known for their intense blue and considerably bright green water and its snow-capped mountain backdrop.

These stunning colors come from the various minerals from beneath the beautiful glaciers that melt around the Humantay and Salkantay mountains.

Humantay Lake Full Day
Humantay Lake Full Day

Trip Details

  • Tour type: Hiking
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • altitude: 3300m / 10.827 ft. TO 4200m / 13.779 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 12-hour trip, departs Cusco at 5AM, returns to Cusco at 5PM
  • During the hike, if you wish, you can rent horses offered by local people.
  • Acclimatization: 2-day acclimatization in Cusco
  • When to go? Available all year round, but best from March to November.
Food

B, L

Travel Asistants

GUIDE
DRIVER

Transport

BUS

Group Size

8 PER GROUP

Accomodation

HOTEL IN CUSCO

Physical Level

Demanding

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Highlights

  • To visit Humantay Lake, in Peru, is to discover a turquoise water lake in the Vilcabamba mountain range, formed by the melting of the Humantay (5,473 m) and Salkantay (6,270 m) glaciers.
  • It is one of the natural wonders of Cusco, accessible by a short hike in a beautiful setting among llamas, alpacas, hills, and streams.
  • If Humantay used to be visited only by those who trekked to Salkantay, today it can be reached in one day from Cusco, as well as the Rainbow Mountain Trek and Palccoyo Mountain.

Itinerary

DAY: 1 FULL DAY HUMANTAY TOUR

Pickup from your hotel in Cusco in our private transport is at 5am. After a 3.5-hour drive to Mollepata we will enjoy breakfast, before driving 1.5 hours more to reach the base camp at Soraypampa.

The hike to Humantay Lake takes around 1.5 hours – there you have free time to enjoy the scenery, explore and take photographs. Snacks will also be provided at the lake. After a 1-hour return hike to Soraypampa, we will be transported back to Mollepata to enjoy lunch. We return to Cusco at around 5pm.

Food

B,L,

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

12 KM

Hiking Time

4 HOURS

Starting Altitude

3900 MASL

Minimun Altitude

3400 MASL

Highest Altitude

4250 MASL

Weather

Highlights of FULL DAY HUMANTAY TOUR: 12 KM TO HUMANTAY LAKE

Inclusions

Whats Included in the Tour

  • Pre-trip brief with your guide at your hotel before your Humantay Lake Full Day Tour
  • Pickup from/drop-off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Private transportation (round trip)
  • Professional English local guide
  • Breakfast/lunch/snacks
  • Entrance ticket to the Humantay Lake
  • First aid kit & emergency Oxygen

No Included in the Trip

  • Water
  • Horse rental
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip

Recommendations

For your Humantay Lake Full Day is necessary to carry a small backpack with your: camera; water bottle/hydration bladder; trail snacks; extra clothing layers and rain gear in case of weather changes.

Your main baggage will be waiting for you at all campsites (the horses do not walk with us). We will provide you with a Duffle for the extra baggage that the horses will carry.

We offer Private storage for your other possessions whilst you are on the trek. Most hotels/hostels in Cusco also offer this service.

Our Team

Our Humantay Lake Full Day team is made up of experienced Peruvian trekkers who have lived in the area for many years. You will feel safe knowing that you are in the hands of the most knowledgeable group of people on the trail.

There is one thing we love more than the hiking itself, and that is sharing the experience with all of you. We would like to introduce you to our amazing team in hopes that you will join us very soon for the trip of a lifetime.

We would like to welcome you to our friendly team that you will meet along the hike.

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OUR TOUR GUIDES
Your tour will be led by a trained and highly experienced professional guide, years of experience in trekking and nature, medical certifications and a passion for guiding people to unforgettable adventures.
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OUR COOKS
After a challenging hike, we know how important a good hot meal can be to prepare your body and warm you up. That’s why on every trek with Ausangate Peru you will find chefs with years of experience cooking on treks.
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MEALS: WHAT TO EXPECT
All of our trekking excursions include a diversity of tasty meals full of carbohydrates, proteins and essential fats. We carry foods that go well in the backcountry: rice, pasta, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola.
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OUR MULETEERS AND HORSES
Our muleteers and their horses are in charge of all our equipment and will always be waiting for us in safe and comfortable campsites.

Why Choose Hikes in Peru for Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

HIKES IN PERU more than a company is a family dedicated to tourism for more than 9 years based in Cusco, we have a team specialized in organizing hikes throughout Peru and the big difference between us is that the guides are totally mystical and explained in a different way to the classic, so we invite you to have a totally different experience, in all walks will be made Inca ceremonies and you can learn more about this very enigmatic culture we hope in this very energetic place Peru Cusco

Packing List

What To Bring

  • Day pack
  • Water & waterbottle/hydration bladder
  • Original Passport
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick-dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+) & insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Camera with extra batteries (Believe me!!! you will need a lot of memory cards and a lot of batteries to take a lot of pictures on our Humantay Lake Full Day Tour.)

Prices Private Service

Number of persons Price per person
1 $100.00 Inquire Now
2 $90.00 Inquire Now
3 $80.00 Inquire Now
4 $70.00 Inquire Now
5 $60.00 Inquire Now
6 $50.00 Inquire Now

Prices Group Service

1 $70.00 Inquire Now

Prices Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 2-3 Trekkers:  $70 per person

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