Humantay Lake Tour Full Day From Cusco

$ 119 /
Per Person


Humantay Lake Tour From Cusco

The Humantay lake tour from Cusco, is one of the most popular day trip in Cusco. The trailhead is located near the town of Soraypampa, and the hike takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Cusco.

The tour is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, and it rewards hikers with stunning views of Laguna Humantay day trip and Salkantay Mountain. The lake is situated at an altitude of 4,200 meters, and it is surrounded by glaciers and snow-capped peaks.

The hike takes about four hours round-trip, and it is a great way to get off the beaten track and experience some of the best that Cusco has to offer. check out Lake humantay lake tours from Cusco, our itinerary designed just for you!

Tour Duration: 10 hours.
Departure: Cusco 
Difficulty: Moderate.
Season: All year
Destination: Humantay Lake Tour
Total Distance: 8 km / 5 miles.
Type: Adventure Tour 



  Day 1: From Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake tour 

This incredible adventure of the Humantay Lake Tour, starts early around 4:50 a.m. Our Altitude Experience van will pick you up at your hotel at dawn. We will then head towards the community of Soraypamapa, where you will have a delicious breakfast, made with classic Andean ingredients and organic products. After this, our hike to the Humantay lagoon begins.

This journey will consist of about 1 hour and 40 minutes of walking, passing through rivers and enjoying the beautiful and majestic mountains of Salkantay. We will then reach the turquoise lagoon at an elevation of about 4500 meters above sea level, surrounded by the majestic, snow-capped, Salkantay mountain. When you reach the top of this beautiful lagoon, you will be amazed with the views and will be able to feel the cool breeze as the warm sun hit your face.

At the end of our visit, we will descend towards the community of Soraypampa for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, where we will have a delicious lunch before departing. Then, we will take our AltitudExperience van to will bring you back to Cusco, arriving around 5 p.m. We will drop you off at your hotel or Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco.

Humantay Lake’s schedule

  • 4.30 a.m. – Pick up from your Cusco hotel
  • The trailhead of Lake Humantay is a 3-hour drive from Cusco.
  • Arrival at the trailhead in Soraypampa at 7:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast lasts around an hour.
  • 8:30 a.m. – Begin your 2-hour hike to Humantay Lake.
  • Arrival to Humantay Lake around 10:30 a.m.
  • 1.5 hours to unwind, explore the surroundings, and go on small hikes
  • 12:00 p.m. – Begin the 1.5-hour descent back to the trailhead.
  • 1.30 p.m. – Lunch 2.30 p.m.
  • Return to Cusco for approximately 3 hours
  • 6:00 p.m. – Return to your hotel

Elevations: 4,700 mts
Weather: cold and sun
Walking distance: 5 kilometers
Duration: 10 hours
Difficulty: moderate

Full Day

Humantay Lake Tour Full Day From Cusco

$ 119 /

per person

7 Km/4 miles
All year
Not permit required
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I’ve just finished an incredible 4 days INKA TREK to Machu Picchu, with Robinzon and his team. The journey has been over the expectations and we’ve got super lucky to have Robinzon as our guide! He took care of us throughout the 4 days, until the very last moment. He was very professional, well experienced, and super kind and cool, speaking a perfect English. He could explain and show us many of the local traditions, landscape and history and he always knew the best spot for a stunning view. The trek was intense but the whole team made us feel comfortable and spoiled, sleeping in nice camping sites, and Robinzon always supported and motivated us with the best tips. All the porters and locals along the way have been incredibly strong, resilient and very generous with delicious local cuisine. The whole team was well prepared, they organized everything seamlessly, just listen to their advices and enjoy the adventure! It definitely worth to live this experience all the way to the mysterious Machu Picchu, surrounded by beautiful nature and local amazing people!
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Wow. I really could not have asked for a better guide than Robinson for the Inca Trail Trek (4 days, 3 nights) to Machu Picchu. He and his team made this journey so positive and really one of the best experiences of my life. Along the way, Robin was attentive to everyone in the group and cultivated an environment that made us become so close very quickly and feel like family. I was admittedly a bit nervous to embark on the journey solo. From the moment I met Robinson during the briefing session the night before we left, he made me feel so comfortable and eliminated any concerns that I had. I could not believe the operation overall — between the amazing porters carrying all our supplies for the 4 day trek and the chef who made some of the most amazing food I had during all my time in Peru — I didn’t know it could be possible to be so comfortable during a trek like this. The porters made sure that food was ready and camp was set up once we arrived back every night, and that we had fresh water in the morning before getting back on the trail each day. One day it rained and got a bit cold on the trail. Robinson offered coffee and I thought he was joking. He then proceeded to pull out a portable coffee maker from his bag, and THEN a bit later a porter ran up from camp and brought us tea. These guys made the impossible possible. This trek was a life-changing experience for me, thanks to Robinson and his team. I cannot say enough good things about them and could not recommend them enough. They are the best in the game !!!
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We chose the Lares Trek an we could not have been more pleased!! Our guide- Adrian- made this adventure exceptional. As it was just two of us ladies- he ensured we had all the necessities and breaks!! We had so much hiking and history- as Adrian taught us so many interesting facts about the Inca culture. As we are both vegan - Adrian ensured all meals, snacks, and beverages met our dietary needs! This was indeed a trip of a lifetime and could not have happened without our exceptional guide !! Thank you AltitudeXperience and muchos gracias Adrian!!!

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