Group in Lake Humantay
Humantay landscape
Traveler in Humantay Lake
Trekking to Humantay Lake
Trekking to Soraypampa
Donkey looking at Salkantay
Traveler looking at Salkantay
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Humantay Lake Full Day

Discover a stunning glacial lake on the Salkantay trail.

(4 reviews)

Online bookings available up to 48 hours before the tour starts

1 day
Spanish, English
Starts: From your lodging in Cuzco at 4:30 a.m.
Ends: To the central square of Cuzco at 7:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


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:

Tour details


  • Transfer and Hotel Pickup
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (vegetarian option available)
  • First aid kit
  • Professional guide

Not included

  • Entrance fee to the Salkantay Trail (10 soles)
  • Hiking poles (rent for 4 USD)*

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lagoon

Duration: 15 hours

Difficulty: High

4:30 am

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.

Mollepata City Centre Tree

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.

Discover a stunning glacial lake on the Salkantay trail.

Humantay Lagoon

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.

Discover a stunning glacial lake on the Salkantay trail.

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.

Salkantay Landscape

What to bring to Humantay Lake Full Day

  • Sunglasses
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

  • How long does it take to get to the Humantay Lagoon from Cuzco?

    The journey to Soraypampa from Cuzco by minibus takes 120 kilometers in approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  • How difficult is the Laguna Humantay Day Trip?

    The difficulty of this trek is medium to high. We recommend having experience in mountain hikes and a good physical condition, as some trails can be more complicated.
  • Will the tour be suspended due to rain?

    The tour is not suspended due to rain. Due to the climate of the area, it is likely to rain on the day of the tour, especially if you travel during the rainy season (November to April in Cuzco). Likewise, in case of heavy rains or any weather alert that does not allow the activity to be carried out under the necessary safety measures, the session will be suspended and a change of date or a refund will be offered.
  • How does the pickup works?

    The tour includes pickup from your accommodation, located in the metropolitan area of Cuzco. If your accommodation is not within the pick-up perimeter, we will indicate a nearby meeting point to pick you up. Remember to indicate the name and address of your accommodation in the booking form in order to coordinate the pickup.

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