The humantay lake hike 1 day is one of the most popular treks 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 trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, and it rewards hikers with stunning views of Humantay Lake 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 our itinerary designed just for you!
This incredible adventure starts early around 4:50 a.m. Our AltitudeXperience 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.
Elevations: 4,700 mts
Weather: cold and sun
Walking distance: 5 kilometers
Duration: 10 hours