HUMANTAY LAKE HIKE FULL DAY

PRICE FROM

$25.00

Overview

Humantay Lake, a destination that offers breathtaking landscapes and a unique experience in the Andes. Humantay Lake is renowned for its turquoise waters, which beautifully contrast with the glacier-capped Humantay Mountain. Additionally, during the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to view the majestic Salkantay mountain range, famous for being one of the region’s most iconic treks.

This tour is ideal for those looking to venture into the mountains and explore the natural beauty that surrounds them. At Machu Picchu Reservations, as direct tour operators, we provide all the professional support necessary to ensure your experience is unforgettable and filled with memorable moments. Immerse yourself in nature and discover the magic of Humantay Lake with us.

Hotel/Airbnb Pickup Service:

  • Time: Our pickup service is available from 4:30 AM to 5:00 AM. Your guide will directly collect you from your accommodation in Cusco during this time.
  • Office Pickup Option: Alternatively, if you are close to our office located at Portal Nuevo 270, Plaza Regocijo, near Plaza de Armas, you can join us there at 5:00 AM. This is the final pickup location before the tour begins.
  • Booking Information: At the time of booking, please provide the name and address of your hotel or Airbnb. If you choose to meet at our office, please mention this preference.

End of the Tour or Return: The tour typically concludes between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM at Plaza Regocijo, which is conveniently located near Plaza de Armas. This is the designated endpoint of the tour.

Daily Departures and Booking: We offer daily tour departures, which you can book online via our website or in person at our Cusco office. Bookings can be made in advance or up to 9 PM the night before the tour, accommodating both early planners and last-minute decisions.

Tour Group Size: Typically, groups range from 14 to 16 participants, with a maximum of 18, all led by a bilingual English and Spanish-speaking professional guide.

Tour Meals: Enjoy a nutritious breakfast and buffet lunch also adapted for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free diets, and other dietary restrictions at no extra cost—just notify us in advance.

Free Luggage Storage: Conveniently store any extra luggage at our central Cusco office, available daily from 7 AM to 10 PM and early mornings from 4:45 AM to 5:15 AM before your tour starts, allowing you to explore worry-free.

TRIP DETAILS

ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR YOUR HUMANTAY LAKE DAY HIKE:

  • Start early: The hike to Humantay Lake is challenging, with an elevation gain of over 1,000 meters. Starting early in the morning will give you enough time to complete the hike and return to Mollepata before it gets dark.
  • Be prepared for the altitude: Humantay Lake sits at an altitude of over 4,200 meters. If you are not accustomed to high altitudes, you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Be sure to drink plenty of water, take breaks when needed, and consider taking altitude medication if necessary.
  • Dress appropriately: The weather in the Andes can be unpredictable, so it’s important to dress in layers. You may start the hike in cool temperatures, but it can get hot as the day progresses. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, a hat, rain gear or rain Poncho and sunscreen.
  • Bring snacks and water: It’s important to stay hydrated and fueled during the hike. Bring plenty of water and snacks to keep your energy levels up.
  • Respect the environment: Humantay Lake is a natural wonder and it’s important to respect the environment. Don’t leave any trash behind, and stay on designated trails to avoid damaging the fragile ecosystem.
  • Consider hiring a guide: If you’re not an experienced hiker or are unfamiliar with the area, it’s a good idea to hire a guide. A guide can help you navigate the trail and provide valuable information about the history and ecology of the area

HUMANTAY LAKE HIKE FULL DAY

PRICE FROM:

$25.00

Per person

Group Size:

Max: 16 People per group

Physical Level:

Moderated

Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:

Hiking

Meals:

1B, D, 1L

Departures:

Daily Departures

Itinerary

CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – LAKE HUMANTAY – CUSCO

Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • Breakfast (fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit salad, and bread or pancakes with butter and jam)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Groups ranging between 12-14 people, maximum 18 people
  • English speaking, professional guides
  • First-Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies

Not Included

  • Not included in the price, and you can purchase these tickets at the entrance gate of Humantay Lake. The cost is 20 soles (approximately 6 USD) for foreign visitors, while for Peruvians it is 10 soles.

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HOW TO DRESS FOR THE HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR

The Humantay Lake tour is located in the Andes mountains of Peru and can involve a fair amount of hiking and outdoor activity. Therefore, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and the physical demands of the tour. Here are some tips on how to dress for the Humantay Lake tour:

  1. Layers: The temperature can fluctuate greatly during the day, so it’s best to wear layers that you can add or remove as needed.
  2. Pants: Comfortable and durable pants are a must for the tour. Opt for pants that are lightweight, quick-drying, and offer plenty of mobility. Hiking pants or leggings are a great option.
  3. Footwear: It’s important to wear sturdy and comfortable footwear that can handle the rough terrain. Hiking boots or shoes with good traction and ankle support are recommended. Avoid wearing sandals or flip flops.
  4. Accessories: A hat or beanie, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential items to protect you from the sun’s harsh rays. Additionally, bring gloves and a scarf or buff for added warmth.
  5. Backpack: Bring a comfortable and sturdy backpack to carry your water bottle, snacks, and extra layers. Make sure the backpack is well-fitted and distributes the weight evenly to avoid strain on your back.

Bring sunscreen and sunglasses: The sun can be intense at high altitudes, so it’s important to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.

Bring snacks and water: There are no food or drink vendors along the Humantay lake trail, so be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized.

Overall, dressing in layers and choosing comfortable and durable clothing and footwear will help you enjoy the Humantay Lake tour to the fullest.

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Frequent questions FAQ´S

  1. WHAT IS HUMANTAY LAKE?

Humantay Lake is a stunning turquoise-colored lake located in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

  1. HOW DO I GET TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

The easiest way to get to Humantay Lake is by taking a guided tour from Cusco. The tour typically includes transportation to and from the lake, as well as a guided hike.

  1. HOW LONG IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

The hike to Humantay Lake is approximately 5.5 miles round-trip and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.

  1. IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE DIFFICULT?

The hike to Humantay Lake is considered moderately difficult, with steep inclines and uneven terrain. It is recommended for individuals with a moderate level of fitness.

  1. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT HUMANTAY LAKE?

The best time to visit Humantay Lake is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the skies are clear, making for excellent hiking conditions.

  1. CAN YOU SWIM IN HUMANTAY LAKE?

Swimming in Humantay Lake is not permitted, as it is a sacred site for the local people.

  1. WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON A HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

You should bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, a camera, and plenty of water snacks. Breakfast and lunch are provided by the tour company.

  1. IS THERE AN ENTRANCE FEE FOR HUMANTAY LAKE?

Yes, there is an entrance fee to access Humantay Lake, which is included in the cost of a guided tour.

  1. ARE THERE ANY ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HUMANTAY LAKE?

There are no accommodations near Humantay Lake, as it is located in a remote area. Most visitors opt to stay in nearby towns such as Mollepata or Soraypampa.

  1. IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

Yes, it is generally safe to hike to Humantay Lake with a reputable tour company. However, it is important to follow your guide’s instructions and take precautions such as drinking plenty of water and wearing appropriate clothing.

Price from:

$25.00

HUMANTAY LAKE HIKE FULL DAY

Full Day
$25.00 Per person (Group service)
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lehtierik
lehtierik
2018-07-03
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
2018-07-03
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
2018-03-22
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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