Humantay Lake Tour 1 Day from Cusco

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USD 35

USD 50


Embark on a breathtaking journey to one of Peru’s most spectacular natural wonders with our Humantay Lake Tour, a full-day excursion from Cusco. This tour is designed for nature lovers and adventurers eager to explore the dazzling turquoise waters of Humantay Lake, set against the majestic backdrop of snow-capped mountains in the Andes. It’s an ideal adventure for those looking to experience high-altitude landscapes and remarkable scenery within a day’s reach from Cusco.

Your day begins early with a scenic drive through the beautiful Salkantay Valley. As you ascend into the rugged mountains, each turn offers increasingly spectacular views of the Andean countryside, dotted with quaint villages and grazing livestock. The drive sets the stage for the awe-inspiring sights that await.

Upon arrival at Soraypampa, the starting point of your trek, you’ll be greeted by the imposing sight of Salkantay Peak, one of the highest and most stunning peaks in the Peruvian Andes. The trek to Humantay Lake is a rewarding challenge, with a well-trodden path that climbs steadily through a landscape that shifts from lush meadows to rocky highlands. The ascent takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, but all physical exertions are forgotten the moment you glimpse the vibrant, azure waters of Humantay Lake, nestled at the base of Humantay Glacier.

The lake’s intense color is a dramatic contrast against the stark, rugged terrain that surrounds it, providing an ideal opportunity for passionate photographers and nature enthusiasts to capture one-of-a-kind landscapes. Enjoy a moment to relax by the lake, soak in the tranquility, and perhaps even dip your toes into the icy waters if you’re feeling brave.

Tour Details


TOTAL DISTANCE: 8km soraypampa – laguna humantay- soraypampa. HIKING TIME: 1:45 approx. Soraypampa – laguna Humantay.

In the early morning we will pick you up from your hotel (between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.). We will drive for around two hours as far as the village of Mollepata, where we’ll eat a nutritious breakfast that will give us the energy to continue our journey as far as Soraypampa, at 3920 meters above sea level. Here, the landscape is dominated by the snowcapped peaks of Salkantay and Humantay. You can choose to walk or hire a horse for the ascent to the lake. The guide will offer a brief informative talk as we prepare for the route to the lake, which will pass the highest point of our excursion. During the route, we will pass through marvelous scenery with views of majestic peaks. With its turquoise waters, at 4200 meters above sea level Lake Humantay is a breathtaking sight. After this extraordinary experience, we will return to our starting point, where we will be served lunch before boarding our transport for the return journey to Cusco, arriving in the city at around 6:00 p.m.



  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Roundtrip transport
  • Professional guide (English and Spanish)
  • Tourist transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (trailhead)
  • Meals: breakfast, and lunch.
  • Entrance to Lake Humantay
  • Oxigen.
  • Bottled wáter.
  • First aid kit

Not Include

  • Saddlehorses
  • Snacks

We recommended to bring

What Do You Need To Bring/Carry

  • Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
  • hiking shoes.
  • Walking sticks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun hat + sunglasses.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Suncream.


PRICE: 35.00 USD per person.