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Humantay Lake One Day Tour

  • 1 Day
  • All food on the trail
  • Accommodation: Camps
  • max. Altitude:
    4200m / 13.780 ft
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate to challenging
  • Professional guide
    (English and / or Spanish)


The immense chains Peru’s mountains keep countless natural treasures in their basins: lagoons of blue, turquoise, green, yellow and some red. Among all these jewels, one stands out for its natural and dazzling beauty found in the Cusco region: Humantay Lake. Its emerald waters and the imposing presence of the glacier come together in dazzling harmony in more than 4,200 masl / 13,780 fasl. No photograph can compare to this impressive natural wonder. So don’t miss the opportunity to meet her when visiting Cusco.

Lake Humantay is one of the many hidden gems of the mountainous region of Peru. There is a description, in particular, that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is an impressive lake at the foot of an immense glacier. Be surprised yourself with Lake Humantay after a great uphill hike. Feel the shocking presence of two sacred mountains covered in white, the Apu Salkantay and the Apu Humantay.

Enter a world of paradise where perpetual glaciers melt and suddenly take on a stunning turquoise color.


Humantay Lake one day hike

  • DAY 1: Cusco - Mollepata – Soraypampa - Humantay Lake

Day 1Cusco - Mollepata – Soraypampa - Humantay Lake

Our adventure begins very early. We will pick you up at 4:00 a.m. m. and we will go in our private transport for 2 hours to the beautiful town of Mollepata. There we will enjoy a Delicious breakfast and take advantage of the first light of the morning to take photos of the moutains.

After we have filled our stomachs, we will continue with our private transportation to Soraypampa (3,900 msnm / 12,795 fasl) where you will already feel the powerful presence of the glaciers and you will be impressed by its vertical snowy faces that they defy the laws and physics and any force or evil. after listening to a brief instruction from the guide, we will start our 2-hour ascent to the fantastic Humantay Lagoon. Remember that you will face a very stony terrain, so it is necessary to use walking sticks because it is of great help.

We will start with a very slow walk, resting a little and try to drink a lot of fluids. Please don’t leave litter or garbage on the way.

After walking for approximately 2 hours we arrive at the Humantay Lagoon, a beautiful hidden gem in the heart of the Peruvian Andes in the Vilcabamba mountain range, we will be able to enjoy the natural beauty and its turquoise waters.

When you get there we can walk a little around this natural wonder and if you like and with a little more effort, you can climb to a higher part to be able to appreciate very clearly the turquoise waters of this lagoon and finally appreciate and enjoy everything the charm and beauty of this majestic Humantay glacier and this Humantay lagoon and finally understand why the Incas respected and considered these natural wonders as deities.

Once we finish the visit to the place, we will return to Soraypampa with a descent of an hour and a half to the bus station where our private transport will be waiting for us to return to Mollepata with a journey of approximately one hour, finally we will arrive at the town of Mollepata where We will have our lunch and after this comforting and delicious lunch we will return to Cusco with a duration of two and a half hours, upon arrival in Cusco we will be dropped off at the hotel and our adventure will conclude.

Distance traveled: 5 km / 3.11MAILS¬
Food included: breakfast,lunch.
Startin Elevation: 3,900 masl / 12,795 fasl
Humantay Lake Elevation: 4,200 masl / 13,780 fasl
Difficulty level: moderate.

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing with the guide
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional guide (English and / or Spanish)
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch
  • Snacks
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle
  • Entrance

Price Excludes

  • Walking sticks
  • Dinner is not included in this package
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Water Don't forget to fill your bottles before leaving!
  • Tips for our team
  • Additional costs
  • Emergency Horse (This is optional)

You must bring

  • Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
  • Original passport
  • Walking boots
  • Walking sticks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun hat + sunglasses
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money
Before You Go:

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before pushing yourself on a hike. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days before the trek begins to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness during the trek. You may have already been to another area of Peru at high altitudes before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the trek. Here are some suggestions of activities to do in the vicinity of Cusco before starting your adventure trip:

  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley
  • Rainbow Mountain

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All meetings and briefings are very important, which takes place at our office or at your hotel at 5:00 p.m. one night before the tour starts. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If for any reason you cannot attend our informative meeting, you must contact Ausangate Explore by email or by Whatsapp.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The hike must be paid in full. one day before your departure (usually after the briefing). It would be greatly appreciated if you pay the balance of the trek in cash in US dollars or local currency at our Office. You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance in traveler’s checks.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this can interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and railway tracks can be taken. However, we will try to make your trip as smooth as possible. originally planned, even if it means going out the night before the scheduled date. under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you and our operations staff. Your safety is our top priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

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