Laguna Humantay (Day Trip)

Humantay Lake Tour is an ideal one day getaway from Cusco city. Humantay Lake or the Laguna Humantay is a turquoise lagoon located in Mollepata district on the foot hills of a mountain named after the lake.

The origin of the lake is from glaciers fed by the melting snow of the mountain that towers to 5,450 meters above the sea level.

This is the first campsite of the renowned 5 days' Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.The hike up to the lagoon from Sorayapampa takes about an hour and a half.

The pristine landscape including the Salkantay Mountains (6,271 meters) that surrounds this stunning lagoon is a charming sight that you should not miss while in Cusco.

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Breakfast
    • Bi-lingual Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • First Aid Kit
    • Oxygen Bottles
    • Transport
    • Cusco Hotel Transfer
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
  • Visit: Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru

    We will pick you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco city between 04:20 and 04:40 in the morning. We will then start our three hours journey to Mollepata, a village located in the north west of Cusco city. Here we will stop for breakfast.

    After having breakfast, we will continue our drive for about an hour to Sorayapampa from where we will start our hike to Laguna Humantay. The hike up the turquoise lagoon. The hike starts at 3871 meters and the lake is at 4236 meters. The hike is a bit steeper, but shorter. It normally takes from 45 minutes to an hour and a half to reach there. We are often the first group to reach there, hence this would give you ample of time to walk around and click photos while the other groups are still trailing towards the lake.

    You will have an option of climbing up a small peak (to the left of the lake) from where you would get a panoramic view.

    We will then gradually start our descend back to Sorayapamapa (the point from where we started the trek). It would take approximately 40 minutes to an hour to get back.

    Once in Sorayapamapa, we will take our transport back to Mollepata village where we will stop for lunch before continuing our drive back to Cusco. You will be reaching Cusco between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM.

  • Departure Point :
    Humantay Lake, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Departure Time :
    4:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Kinty Travel Cusco

Activity ID: V-149977P7

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