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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Briefing before Humantay Trek Professional Tour Guide
Pick up from hotel Transport from Cusco to Sorayapampa and back
Breakfast Lunch
First Aid Kit Oxygen bottle
Hot drinks at the restaurant Entrance fee
NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the list Dinner
Walking stick USD 5.00 (each) Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail)
Horse for entire trip (USD 35.00)

Day1

Cusco-Mollepata-Soryapampa-Humantay

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.

Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket)

Walking boots

Sun hat + sunglasses

Suncream

Some money  (Peruvian Soles)

Camera

Laguna Humantay, Humantay Lake
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Laguna Humantay, Humantay Lake
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