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Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco

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The Humantay Lake is a full day trek and is surrounded by imposing glaciers that are part of the Andes mountain range, among them the majestic Salkantay and Humantay.


  • Hike to one of Peru's most magical lakes
  • Be surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay Peaks
  • Gazing at unbelievable turquoise water


Be collected from your accommodation between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM then travel to the city of Mollepata, where you will enjoy a typical breakfast. Then continue your tour to Soraypama. Travel along a photogenic path called the Camino Real, as you gain altitude. Reaching a tiny village, where few amenities exist, to start your hike to the Humantay Lake at an altitude of 4,250 meters. The ascent takes about an hour and a half. After conquering the last hill, gaze down onto a turquoise lake below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier. Spend about an hour enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you. Be filled with the energy of the mountain of the snowy Salkantay.  Descend to Soraypampa and have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks. Continue the trip to Mollepata, where you will enjoy lunch. Then return to Cusco and arrive at the city at 6:30 PM. 


Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco Drop off at Plaza Regocijo Transportation between Cusco and Soraypampa Professional guide who speaks English or Spanish Breakfast and lunch First aid kit and oxygen
Entrances fees (20 Peruvian soles per person) Meals not specified in the itinerary Horses

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  • It is recommended to wear hiking shoes and bring a rain jacket

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