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Humantay Lake Tour full day

Humantay Lake Tour full day

1 Day from $ USD 115.00

Humantay Lake Tour full day

1 Day from $ 115 | Humantay Lake Tour full day

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
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$ USD 115.00
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level


The Humantay Lagoon is one of the most visited natural attractions in Peru. This lagoon is considered one of the most important and impressive of the city of Cusco. The beauty of this destination makes it a favorite travel experience for many travelers from all over the world. The turquoise color of its waters accompanied by the imposing snow-capped Humantay makes this destination a unique tourist jewel.

Since Inca times, this lagoon was worshiped by the Andean communities. It is also considered the third most popular tourist attraction in Cusco, after Machu Picchu and the Seven Colors Mountain.

If you like to make small treks to Natural Attractions in Cusco, this Full Day Hike to Humantay Lagoon Cusco, has what you are looking for, perfect combination of Trek of three hours maximum, where you can also enjoy this Natural Attraction that Cusco offers us.

This popular Excursion to the Humantay Lake reaches a maximum altitude of 4,300 m.a.s.l. less than the Natural and Popular Attraction “7 Colors Mountain” that surpasses the five thousand meters.

The Humantay Lake, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and bluish lakes in Peru, the blue color of the lake that originates from the two snowy or glaciers that are nearby, the Nevado Humantay and Nevado Salkantay, where the famous route that goes to Machu Picchu, known as the Alternative Route to Machu Picchu.

14 hours tour to the Humantay Lagoon, including Guide, Tourist Bus, Breakfast, Lunch, entrance fees and a perfect time to relax, enjoying the Humantay Lagoon.

Our enchanting Humantay Lahuna Trek is only a 40 minutes walk to reach the maximum attitude of 4,300 m.a.s.l.

Now that you have read all our itinerary about this tour, let’s do this HIKE TO THE HUMANTAY LAKE CUSCO, book now in the booking button and leave me your details, without any commitment.

If you want to talk with the person in charge of this 1 day Trek to Humantay click on the right button below and leave me your message.

Trip details


  • Location: Peru
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Type: Ceremony, Hiking & Adventure Tours
  • Destinations: Cusco, Mollepata, Soraypampa, Humantay Lake.
  • Difficulty: Demanding.
  • Campsite elevation. 2850m / 9650ft.
  • Weather: Cold


The Humantay Lagoon Trek is a new option of trekking in Cusco, If you are looking for new, beautiful and above all in one day the Humantay Lagoon Tour is one of the new natural attractions that we are offering. The 1 day hike to the Humantay Lagoon is a new alternative to the traditional tours in the city of Cusco and Salkantay.

The Humantay Lake is located in the province of Anta, district of Mollepata on the route to the snowy Salkantay (6,271 masl).

The origin of the Humantay Lake (4,250 masl) is glacial because it originates from the melting of the snow-capped Humantay (5,450 masl) which is located in the central Peruvian Andes of the Vilcabamba chain whose highest peak is the snow-capped Salkantay (6,271 masl).

This landscape of mountains surrounding this beautiful lagoon is a unique experience. Most of the tourists prefer to visit the humantay lagoon because of the time, because this visit takes 1 day, that is to say it is ideal for people who have a short time in their itinerary.

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Our guide will pick you up at your hotel between 04:00 and 05:00 in the morning to start our unforgettable day tour to “La Laguna Humantay”. Then we will take a two and a half hour trip in our private transportation to the town of Mollepata where we will enjoy breakfast. After breakfast we will continue our journey to the town of Soraypampa, from this point we will start walking for an hour to reach the Humantay Lagoon, where we will have a break and explanation of the geography, location, flora and fauna of the place also enjoy the scenery and we can take unforgettable pictures and then return to Mollepata, where we will have lunch. After lunch we will start our return trip to Cusco.

What to Bring

  • Day pack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Walking sticks
  • Warm clothes
  • Scarf and gloves
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Sunglasses
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera

Pricing List

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Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 115.00 Inquire Now

Travel Guide

How to get to the Humantay Lake

Before continuing you should know that the fastest, safest and most economical way is to hire an excursion to the Humantay Lagoon but if your thing is adventure, here I explain the step by step to get there on your own (without a tour).

Humantay Lake

The route begins in Cusco, where you must go to the bus terminal of Arcopata (north of Cusco), there you will take a bus (mini-van) to the town of Mollepata.

The trip lasts 2 to 2.5 hours and costs S/ 15 per person, once you arrive take advantage of the trip to have breakfast and buy snacks to eat for the rest of the day.

Further along the way it becomes more difficult and more expensive to get supplies. You can also stay overnight in Mollepata to leave early the next day for the lagoon.

While you are looking for food, take the opportunity to see if there are other travelers who are traveling on their own to the lagoon so that you can share the cab to Soraypampa.

But first you will have to pay in Mollaypampa the entrance fee to the Soraypampa camp, S/ 20 for foreigners and S/ 10 for national tourists or residents of Peru.

Cabs from Mollepata to Soraypampa can cost from S/ 70 to S/ 100 depending on your negotiation skills (one way trip).

From Soraypampa you will pay the entrance fee to the Humantay Lagoon (S/ 10) and start the hike to the lagoon, depending on your physical condition it will take between 1.5 to 2 hours to climb up and 1 hour to descend.

The terrain during the first moments of the hike is almost flat but as time goes by it becomes steeper and at times you must be careful where you step to avoid slipping.

To return from Soraypampa to Mollepata there is usually no public or private transportation so I recommend you negotiate with the cab driver who brought you to also pick you up at a certain time.

Best time to go to the Humantay Lake

Like other tourist attractions in Cusco it is important to consider the weather before embarking on the route to the Humantay Lagoon.

To do this let’s start by saying that the months of December to March are the least recommended to go because of the rains and possible hailstorms.

On the other hand, April to November are the ideal months to go to the lagoon, although it should be noted that July and August are the ones that offer a warmer and clearer climate.

Faqs Humantay Lake Tour full day

In what period of the year does the trekking take place?

The tour takes place all year round, subject to weather conditions.

Are trekking poles necessary for the activity?

As this is a mountain activity, of medium-high difficulty, we suggest you to bring walking sticks, although they are not indispensable for the trekking.

Where will lunch be served?

For the Laguna Humantay Trekking, lunch will be served in a dining room at the Soraypampa camp, once the trekking is finished. Lunch consists of salad, main course and juice. Remember to let us know if you are vegetarian or if you have any dietary restrictions by writing to once the reservation is made.

When is the best time of the year for the activity?

Although it can be done all year round, the weather tends to stabilize between June and November, when there are more sunny days. However, as this is a mountain tour, there are certain occasions when fog and cloudiness may prevent visibility of the lagoon.

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