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Humantay Lake Full Day
Discover a stunning glacial lake on the Salkantay trail.
Enjoy the beautiful landscape as you hike along the Salkantay route with this Humantay Lake Full Day trip. During the tour, the guide will share with us his passion and knowledge of this unique place hidden in the mountains. We will discover the surroundings of Soraypampa, the impressive Humantay glacier, the Vilcabamba mountain range and the second-largest mountain in the Cusco region: the Salkantay mountain.
Are you ready for this adventure? We tell you more about it below:
- Transfer and Hotel Pickup
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (vegetarian option available)
- First aid kit
- Professional guide
- Entrance fee to the Salkantay Trail (10 soles)
- Hiking poles (rent for 4 USD)*
Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lagoon
Duration: 15 hours
Pick up in Cuzco
We get up early to make the most of the day, at 4:30 am our guide will pick us up at our hotel. Together with the rest of the group, we will travel by minibus to Soraypampa from Cusco, where our hike will begin.
Although, after two hours of travel, we will make a stop in Mollepata to share breakfast with the rest of the group and get strength for what awaits us.
Ascent to Humantay
We arrive at Soraypampa sky camp, at 3900 meters above sea level. From here we begin the ascent of 300 meters to the Humantay Lake. After approximately 90 minutes walking, we will finally arrive at our destination.
At the lake, we will have free time to rest and explore the area. From here we will be able to admire the Humantay glacier, which feeds the lagoon. When we have regained our strength, we will begin the descent back to Soraypampa embraced by the Vilcabamba mountain range in the background.
Soraypampa Sky Camp
Once in Soraypampa, we will be able to visit the trail and the Salkantay mountain, with a height of 6251 meters. After this short expedition, we return to Soraypampa to share a buffet lunch before heading back to Cuzco, where our Humantay Lake Full Day will come to an end.
What to bring to Humantay Lake Full Day
- Sun protection
- Waterproof jacket or poncho
- Hiking boots
- Water and snacks
- Altitude sickness medication (if you think it necessary)
- Cash (USD)
Where does the tour Humantay Lake Full Day start
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cuzco at 4:30 a.m. by minibus, so you don't have to worry about anything.