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Humantay Lake
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Humantay Lake

DESTINATIONS:
Humantay lake, Salkantay mountain

ABSTRACT
Humantay Lake is one of the many hidden gems in Peru’s highland region. Feel the shocking presence of two sacred mountains covered in white, the Apus Salkantay and Humantay. The lake sits like a turquoise gem in front of the snowy backdrop and feels like something out of a dream.


DeparturesDaily

DurationFull-Day

DifficultyChallenging
IDEAL TRIP FOR:
Those who like culture and scenery.
BASE PRICE:
$60 USD

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 01 CUSCO – MOLLEPATA -SORAYPAMPA ( HUMANTAY LAKE ) CUSCO

Pick up time is between 4:15 to 4:30 a.m. You will travel in our transport to Mollepata Village (2 hours approximately) which is located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. You will have a light breakfast then you will continue your journey towards Soraypampa (3900msnm) (1-1.5 hour approximately by car). You will then start the trek which takes anywhere between 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes (depending on your speed). The hike itself is challenging and steep at times and ends in Humantay lake which is located at 4200mt or 13779 feet.

After the trek up, you will see wonderful Apu Humantay Lake which is considered as a sacred mountain in Incan mythology. For this part of your trek, you can rent a horse to get to the lake if you prefer. After a 1 hour (approx) visit to enjoy the view and take photos, you will hike back down to the starting point and then return to mollepata for lunch. You will then take our transportation back to Cusco with the drop-off point in Plaza San Francisco.

****During rain season and depending on weather, this trek can have some parts that can be challenging and slippery. For this reason, we recommend good supportive hiking shoes/boots and also ask you to exercise caution. Also, please note this is a high altitude trek so we recommend allowing yourself time to acclimate.

Included:

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Breakfast and lunch

Not Included:

  • Snacks/water
  • Horse ($25)

YOU SHOULD BRING:

Small day pack, water to drink, camera, rain jacket/poncho, rain gear, basic toiletries, hat for the sun, sunblock, hiking boots, gloves, warm clothes, warm hat, extra money in soles.

Mapa de Humantay Lake
Mapa de Humantay Lake

PHOTOS OF OUR TRAVELERS

Photos of our travelers

TOUR PRICES

TOUR PRICES
1

GROUP TOUR

From $60 USD per person per person

*Group size from 10 to 20 people. *Regular departure time from 4:00am to 4:30am.
2

PRIVATE GROUP

From $135 USD per person per person

*Minimum 2 people for this option. *Departure time is very flexible for this option. *Meals are upgrade according to your diet. NOTE: If your group members are more than 2 people. Please let us know because we can do a better price.

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