Description of Humantay Lake Hike

Humantay lake hike, is surrounded by imposing glaciers, which form The Andean Cordillera and amongst them are the majestic snow peaks of Salkantay y Humantay. The glacial water flows from these snow peaks to form The Humantay lagoon. Simply by viewing this spectacular lake, it will transform your way of thinking about nature in general.  You can enjoy the flora and fauna, which will be forever captured in your fabulous photos of this incredible place. The air here is so pure, that you whole body will be forever grateful.


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay – Cusco Approximately 10 hours round trip from Cusco.

We will head out bright and early and the pre-arranged time, when we collect you from your hotel to begin our adventure. We will head out of Cusco in a North westerly direction. On the way, we will pass through a number of traditional villages, until we reach Limatambo. From here, we will begin an ascent until we reach the town of Mollepata, where we will stop for breakfast and where we will also return to for lunch. After breakfast, we will continue our journey in car to the village of Soraypampa and your guide will give you information about the flora and fauna, as well as the traditional customs of the area. On arrival, to Soraypampa, we will begin our hike and the guide will explain the correct way to trek through the mountains. He will provide a small snack and walking sticks to help you along the route. The hike takes approximately 2 hours, until we arrive at the stunning Humantay Lake where we can appreciate spectacular scenery and an impressive vantage point of the Humantay and Salkantay glaciers. After a short rest, we will return along the same Trail to Soraypampa, where our car will be waiting to take us back to Mollepata and where a delicious buffet lunch awaits us. We will then continue on our return journey to Cusco City.


What's Included

  • Asistance and pre-trek briefing, 1 or 2 days before the hike. Detailed map of the Humantay Lake area.
  • Transport Cusco – Soraypampa (return).
  • Entrance Ticket
  • 2 walking sticks for the duration of the trek
  • 1 rain poncho – rain is always a possibility in The Andes!
  • 1 Hearty breakfast
  • 1 Delicious lunch in Mollepata
  • First Aid Kit/ Oxygen tank / basic medical supplies/ high altitude medication, etc.
  • Professional guide, trained in high-altitude mountain rescue.

What's Not Included

  • Extra Drinks (except those mentioned)
  • Extra food or snacks not mentioned
  • Extra spending money
  • Airfares
  • Emergency horse (S/ 80.00 - S/100.00) This decision will be made at the base camp.

What to bring

  • Comfortable trekking shoes/boots
  • Back pack 20L o 30L
  • Shirts /T shirts
  • 1 trekking trousers
  • Warm jacket


Service Travelers Prices (2023)
Group 1 person US$


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