Humantay Lagoon Trek
The 1 day Humantay Lagoon Trek begins by leaving Cusco behind, hiking along the beautiful valleys and white mountains to one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology.
Humantay Lagoon Trek
If time is of the essence, the Humantay Lagoon Trek is for you. The 1 day Humantay Lagoon Trek begins by leaving Cusco behind, hiking along the beautiful valleys and white mountains to one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology.
The star of the Humantay Lagoon Trek is the Humantay Lake which is one of the most stunning places in the region. For those of you who want to experience the wow factor engulfed into a one day hiking adventure then this lake with its turquoise-blue water, hidden in the midst of an incredible natural setting, has ‘opened its doors’ to welcome to you.
Taking the Salkantay Valley route, the Humantay Lagoon offers the perfect location to go on hiking and discover hidden magical places. People are drawn to the Humantay Lagoon Trek due to the beauty of nature thats offered, which often leads to the manifestation of divine inspiration for many.
After we pick you up at your hotel at 4 a.m., we will begin our adventure to Humantay Lake with a 3-hour private trip by private transport to Mollepata Village (3850 masl). Our breakfast will be served and energy levels will be high, ready to start our day long before we begin our trek. With one more exciting hour ahead of us we arrive at the trailhead. As we disembark from the car, your lungs will expand with the sheer excitement of your surroundings. The landscapes of Soraypampa will hold you firmly in their grip oozing safety and warmth with a journey of cultural aspects of this region.
The weather depends on the quality of the fantastic views of these two extraordinary mountains, Humantay (5,900 meters high / 19,356 feet) and Salkantay (6,215 meters high / 20,390 feet elevation). It is important to note that your guide will give you information about the daily schedule and introduce the name of your group and take the first official group photo.
It is a 1.5 to 2 hour hike to the lake with low to moderate difficulty and more than worth it when you see the magical alpine views along the Humantay Valley. It is also possible to rent a horse instead. Then, take those last few steps and reach the highest point: Humantay Lake (4300 meters is like stepping into a painting by Leonardo Davinci himself. Incomparable views of the lake with its turquoise blue waters and the impressive glacier are framed in front of your eyes. You will have plenty of time to look around, take pictures of the scenery and rest a bit. Your informative guide will share with you detailed information about this beautiful lake.
With your new photo album and personal souvenirs to take with you, we descend back to our driver to take us back safely to replace the energy used in the morning’s excitement, for a much needed lunch in Mollepata and return home to Cusco arriving around 6.30pm.
- Pick up at your hotel.
- Private bus to Palccoyo (round trip).
- Professional tour guide (English and Spanish).
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch (buffet).
- First aid kit.
- Oxygen tank.
- Entrance fee.
- Alcoholic beverages and others not mentioned in the list.
- Rain poncho (can be purchased anywhere in town or along the trail).
- Backpack, warm clothing (scarf, sweaters, raincoat, gloves)
- Hiking boots
- Walking sticks
- Rain poncho
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
- Camera and extra film and batteries
- Personal medical kit