On tour to the Humantay lagoon, you will discover a couple of gods from Inca mythology: the snowy Humantay (the queen) and the snowy Salkantay (the king), and the top of the Andes mountain range. We have a great team that is always ready to serve you 24 hours a day, with first aid equipment, oxygen if you need it, and the best buffet food in the area.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (3:00am – 3:30am).
Humantay Lake Tour 1 Day highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Choquequirao Expeditions is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00; then we will travel for 4 hours to Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.). In Soraypampa, we will have a delicious breakfast to start the day well before starting our trek. In Soraypampa, we will start a walk to the Humantay lagoon (4200 m.a.s.l.) with beautiful views, and if the sky is clear enough, we will see the impressive Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped mountains.
This walk will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes to the lagoon with medium and moderate difficulty, but it will all be worth it when you appreciate the magnificent view of this natural wonder. It is also possible to rent a horse if you don’t want to walk. Once in the Humantay lagoon, we will have enough time to take photos and even make an offering to the Apus. After some free time, we will begin our descent to Soraypampa of approximately 1 hour, which will naturally be much easier than the ascent. In Soraypampa lunch will wait for us and after a break, we will return to Cusco where we will arrive around 5 pm.
Maximum Altitude: 4,250 m.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 09 Km.
Highlights: Stunning views of the Humantay lake, Salkantay Mountain.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Humantay Lake Tour private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Where is Humantay Lake?
The Humantay lake is near the Salkantay mountain in the province of Anta and at 3 hours drive from the city of Cusco.
How long is the hike?
To reach the Humantay lake, you will walk from the Soraypampa for 1.5 hours.
How high is the Humantay lake?
This beautiful lake is located over 4.250 m.a.s.l.
Are we going to beat the crowds?
Yes, that’s why we leave Cusco early in the morning.
What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.
Is there toilet facilities in Humantay?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol
Beautiful lake.water is crystal clear.trekking is difficult
Such a beautiful lake!