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From Cusco: Humantay Glacier Lake Guided Day Tour

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Challenge yourself to a hike on the Peruvian highlands. See its most important peaks. End your experience at the glorious Humantay Glacier Lake.

Highlights

  • Get a fully private tour to see Humantay Lake with a guide
  • Pass by part of the Inca Trail and see the majestic Salkantay Mountain
  • Marvel at the Humantay Glacier and the vivid turquoise Humantay Lake
  • Enjoy comfortable round-trip travel from your Cusco hotel

Description

Join this trekking tour to hit the Humantay Lake trails on foot accompanied by a guide. With breakfast, lunch, and safety kit included on your tour, experience adrenaline-pumping thrills in the Peruvian wilderness. Enjoy a private 2-hour drive from Cusco to Mollepata village, passing by countryside landscapes on the way. Stop for breakfast before continuing your journey towards Soraypamapa campsite. See the renowned Salkantay Glacier Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in Peru. Learn why it is considered sacred by the native people. Undergo a safety briefing from your guide. Then, begin the hike surrounded by the most impressive mountain scenery. Follow your guide through wonderlands of different shades. Learn about the history of these lands, the endemic flora and fauna. Once at Humantay Lake, walk along the wonderful turquoise waters lying peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier. Snap some shots of Humantay Glacier Mountain. Climb higher to get to a spot offering glorious views. Next, join your guide for an outdoor lunch away from the crowds. Then, walk back to Soraypamapa where private transport will take you back to Cusco by late afternoon.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Round-trip private transportation Experienced guide Entrance fees First aid equipment Box lunch and snacks

Important Information

  • Hike difficulty is moderate. Lake altitude is 4,200 meter or 13,780 feet
  • It is recommended to be acclimatized before the tour, as the hike is done at a high altitude
  • Bring weather-appropriate clothes, extra layers and rain gear during rainy season (December to March), hiking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Bring local currency as some local stores only accept cash

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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