Humantay Lake Trek

01 Day

Humantay Lake Trek

per person
``Humantay lake synonymous of a beautiful day.``

This tour is ideal for nature and trekking lovers. You can enjoy the Humantay Lake with its crystal clear water which turns to turquoise, formed by the melting of the Humantay snow-covered mountain. This beautiful natural treasure covered with snow is located on the route to the Apu Salkantay.

Places to Visit

Laguna Humantay de Salkantay

Humantay, It is a mountain covered with snow that is part of the Vilcabamba range and gives rise to the formation of this splendid turquoise lagoon, which is fed by the glaciers of the mountain and is a gem of nature of the route of the Apu Salkantay.

1 Day
7+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Cusco / Cusco
  • Departure Time
    5:00 AM (subject to change)
  • Return Time
    18:00 horas (subject to change)
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Humantay Lake Trek
    Personal Guide
1st Activity: Start - Soraypampa
Early in the morning, we departure from Cusco in our private transport towards Mollepata town. Here, a typical breakfast will be waiting us to recharge energy. Then, we continue our journey to Soraypampa, where we will start walking.
2nd Activity: Laguna Humantay
The first 30 minutes of our trek are flat, later it turns uphill for about one hour until we get to the famous Humantay lagoon. The guide will explain to you the reason of the lagoon, then we will have time to enjoy the beauty of nature.
3rd Activity: Return
After enjoying the magnificence of this place, we will descend towards the location of our transport. Once we arrive, we return to Mollepata to have our delicious lunch. Finally, we return to Cusco.


This tour is ideal for lovers of nature and Trekking. You can enjoy the Humantay lagoon with its crystal clear water that turns turquoise.

It includes

Round trip transport Cusco – Soraypampa.

Walking stick.

01 breakfast – 01 lunch.

Entrance ticket to Humantay Lake.

First aid kit.

Professional guide.

It does not include

Horse in case you need it.

Personal expenses.

We recommend

Light and warm clothing.

Backpack 20 lt. or 30 lt.

Water poncho.

Hat, cup, gloves and sunblock.

Sun glasses and water bottle.

Personal medicine (headache, anti-inflammatory).

Extra money (we strongly recommend coins and soles S/).

How hard is to hike to Humantay Lake?

Moderated difficulty.

The total distance is 03 km.

01 hour and 40 min. hike.

Moderated physical effort.

When is the time to visit Humantay Lake?

Between May and November.