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Peru Humantay Lake Full Day Trip From Cusco

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Tour Code: BRDM518

This is an unforgettable trekking tour to Peru's most magical Lake, Humantay Lake . You will appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Mountains.

About this activity

Humantay Lake Day Trip From Cusco

  • Duration: Full Day
  • Guide language: English or Spanish (if you choose)
  • Printed voucher and mobile voucher are accepted
  • Pick up & drop off service
  • Covid-19 safety measures apply
  • We will have breakfast in a local restaurant in village of Mollepata;
  • Appreciate the beautiful landscapes on a hike to Humantay Lake;
  • Go for a swim in the turquoise waters at the base of the Humantay Glacie;
  • Have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks.
Full Description

We pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco at 3am and drive 2.5 hours to the village of Mollepata. Here we will enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant before we start the trek to Soraypampa.

We travel along a photogenic path called the “Camino Real,” as we gain altitude. After reaching the tiny village, where few amenities exist, we continue for another hour and a half, ascending 1,200 feet in just 2 miles up a steep path. After conquering the last hill, we will gaze down on a turquoise lake below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier.

The hike is dominated by Salkantay snow peak, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains, towering 20,600 feet with a sheer and snowy face. The equally impressive Humantay Peak, rising 19,412 feet, is also within view. Shamans and other natives will often give blessing when reaching the crystal-clear waters of Humantay Lake.

Once we reach the lake shore, we relax, enjoy a snack, go for a swim (if you are brave!) or give thanks to Pachamama (Mother Earth). When you are ready to hike back down, we will descend to Soraypampa and have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks.
Then we drive back to Cusco.

  • English speaking guide;
  • Transport;
  • Breakfast, Lunch;
  • Pick up in your accommodation in Cusco;
  • Briefing in your accommodation the night before the tour starts.
  • Admission ticket.
Know Before You Go


  • Comfortable clothing;
  • Rain gear or poncho (rainy season);
  • Camera;
  • Hat for the sun;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Water bottle;
  • Hiking boots/shoes (waterproof);
  • Backpack;
  • Comfortable clothing for trekking;
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece;
  • Hiking sticks (optional);
  • Spending money (soles).

Meeting Point

Pickup in Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Pickup in your accommodation

Cusco, Peru

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It’s a long day as you need to wake up very early and you’ll be getting back to the hotel at around 6 or 7pm but it is worthy. Once at the lake, try to go a bit high for a good view of its colors.

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