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Tour Humantay Lagoon Walk 1D

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Enjoy the Humantay Lagoon Tour on the Salkantay Route in 1 day with truly impressive and unforgettable landscapes.

I invite you to feel and enjoy the turquoise lagoon of Humantay in 1 day, make contact with nature in one of the most famous natural routes of the city of Cusco, Peru.

Humantay Lake, is surrounded by imposing glaciers that are part of the Andes, among them the majestic Snowy Salkantay and Humantay that at the thaw gives rise to the splendid Humantay Lagoon, which when you visit it will transform your way of seeing the nature, enjoying the flora and fauna that will leave you immensely amazed, you will be able to breathe 100% pure oxygen enjoying the wonderful mountainous landscape.

This day begins with the pick-up from your hotel between 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., we will board our mobility to travel north-west of the city of Cusco, to  Mollepata town. This trip shows the exuberant valley of the Apurímac River.

In this small and picturesque town we will have a well-deserved breakfast to fill us with energy, then we will continue our trip to the starting point of the walk the town of Soraypampa which is at an altitude of 3,900 masl. after a short break, We will start our journey to Humantay Lake located at an altitude of 4,180 masl or 13,779 feet, after the ascent of 1 hour 20 minutes we will appreciate the wonderful landscape, after the explanation of our guide and take the souvenir photos we will have a time to enjoy the place and return to our camp to have our lunch with beautiful panoramic views of the snowy peaks and then to be transferred to the city of Cusco.

  • Pick up from your hotel (your hotel should be near the main square of Cusco, otherwise we will coordinate a meeting point)
  • Transportation from Cusco at the beginning of the trek or hike.
  • Night temperature 0 º C / 7 C º
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Transportation from Soraypampa to Cusco.
  • Entrance to the Route.
  • Wooden walking stick.
  • Services not described in the program.

To book the tour you only have to pay an advance, the remaining balance is paid in the City of Cusco, Peru to your travel assistant.








Tour to Humantay Lagoon Walk 1 Day

USD 45.00

USD 45.00



Take the Humantay lake trek

  • Water.
  • Snacks (chocolates, sweets, coca leaf)
  • Warm Jacket.
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen.
  • Camera.
  • Rain coat (Consult according to the time)
  • Shoes or trekking shoes.

How to get to Humantay Lagoon from Cusco?

To get to the Humantay Lagoon from the City of Cusco, the following route is made.

Cusco - Mollepata: In this route we go to the northwest of the city of Cusco, to the town of Mollepata, this journey by car is approximately 2 hours, with a totally paved road passing through the valley and town of Limatambo

Mollepata - Soraypampa: This way is by land affirmed or trocha (dirt road) heading to the high jungle of Cusco, this journey has a duration of 1 hour.

Soraypampa - Humantay Lagoon: already starting the trek from soraypampa one can make the journey in 45 minutes up to 1h 30 minutes according to their physical capacity.
The Humantay lagoon is located next to the snowy of the same name, it is located north-west of the city of Cusco, in the town of Soraypampa, belonging to the District of Mollepata, Province of Anta, Department of Cusco, Peru.

Coordinates / Longitude: 72 ° 37'2.43 "W, Latitude: 13 ° 24'41.72" S

Highest point in the Humantay lagoon tour

look out at an altitude of 4,200 m.s.n.m. (13,780 feet)

How far do you walk to reach the Humantay lagoon?

A distance of 2.25 km, the average time to arrive is 45 min to 1h 20min.

At the edge of the Humantay lagoon you can see stone towers that are called Apachetas and are a symbol of respect for the lagoon and the Apus of the area that are considered as living sacred beings, where the offerings are also made with the sacred leaf of Coca (Quintu »three coca leaves representing the 3 Andean worlds), asking for permission and invoking the Pachamama (mother earth) to take care of the people who visit them.

Why does the Humantay Lagoon have turquoise coloration?

The turquoise color of the humantay lagoon is due to the crystallinity of the water and the micro algae, possibly of the species Microcystis Aeruginosa and Oscillatoria, this even in research and analysis, this would be the factor of said coloration to this beautiful lagoon.

Meaning: Humantay and Salkantay
Humantay: Head of the gods, this is possibly due to being located on the slopes that overlooks the High Jungle.
Salkantay: "wild mountain" indomitable.

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