Humantay Lake Full Day: Hiking to Salkantay


Gained popularity around the world by becoming an unavoidable full-day destination.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Trekking
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Humantay Lake Full Day: Hiking to Salkantay.

At 4200 m.a.s.l a jewel of nature for visitors and a deity for the residents of the zone, is part of the Salkantay trail or Salkantay trek, offers visitors beautiful places that complement the climate, the main attraction is the captivating turquoise tones of its waters born from the melting of the snowy Humantay and Salkantay.

There’s a beautiful tradition that takes place in this destiny, Stacking stones forming a pyramid or what they call an apacheta, this is an offering of gratitude to the Pachamama or Mother Earth for reaching the lagoon. Also, say that it brings luck to the traveler to continue with the next trips with protection and fortune.

Humantay lake gained great popularity around the world by becoming an unavoidable full-day destination.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Bilingual experienced Guide
  • Private Tourist Transport
  • First aid kit
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Fees to Humantay
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Walking sticks
  • Tips
  • Extra money
  1. Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay

    Our private transportation will pick you up at your hotel from 4:00 – 4:30 a.m. to begin our adventure.

    We will start our trip heading north-west to Mollepata in the Apurimac river valley, you will taste an Andean buffet breakfast (it is also a good time to buy water and snacks).

    The tour continues along a trail track that will connect us with Soraypampa’s community at 3900 m.a.s.l. (1 hour and a half) upon arrival, you will rest and prepare for the 2 km hike up to Humantay Lake.

    The route presents snowy mountains, rocky roads, rivers, a great variety of flora, Andean fauna and a climate that will vary along the route. After a long trip will arrive at humantay, a beautiful lagoon that amazes by the mysticism and magic of the waters, as part of the itinerary, the guide will explain the geographical background and history.

    You will have free time to take photos or videos.

    We will return to Soraypampa’s community where our private transportation awaits us, you will enjoy a delicious Andean buffet lunch in Mollepata ( The snowy Salkantay and Veronica will beauty our view)

    The tour will end returning to the city of Cusco our transportation will drop off our travelers at their hotels or near the main square.

    End of our services.

  • Appropriate clothing for the trip (hat, rain poncho (rainy season), sneakers)
    Sunblocker, mosquito repellent, lipstick
    Bottle of water
    If you take any medication, bring it with you on your trip
    Camera, external battery, sd memory
    Additional national currency (soles)
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