Group Size
Max People : 25


A trip to Humantay lake, through the local indigenous peoples of Iscuchaca and Limatambo, communities that still keeping the Inca´s traditions alive, such as the famous ritual of the Apacheta. This makes it one of the most picturesque treks that this Salkantay route shows us, The incredible turquoise lake is located at the base of the majestic glacier covered mountain range. The views are absolutely majestic and impressive for all those tourists who come to it and for a long time the lagoon it´s being part of the tourist route of several days through the snowy Salkantay.

  • Transport to Mollepata
  • Walk up to the Humantay lagoon
  • Buffet lunch in Mollepata and return to Cuzco

Start: Cusco, 04:30 a.m. Pick up from Hotel

Finish: Cusco, 18 : 30 pm the tour ends at Plaza San Francisco.


Important note

Last updated: May 28, 2022 1:20 PM

A note from Humantay Lake 1 day


This activity includes the appropriate protective measures to guarantee your safety. In addition, our excursions are carried out in the open air and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the indications of the staff during the tour.

Cancellation policy

Last updated: May 28, 2022 1:20 PM

CHANGES: Due to the pandemic, you can make changes to your reservation up to 48 hours before your trip at no additional cost.

NO SHOW AND CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 30 days before the trip before 6:00 pm (Lima time), a 60% administrative charge will be applied. After this time, there is a cancellation or no show charge of 100%.


What to bring

What you may need during this experience

  • Water
  • Original passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes (preferably waterproof hiking shoes)
  • Emergency horse.
  • Waterproof cover for rucksack.
  • Medium backpack between 20 and 25 litres.
  • Walking poles
  • Sun protection
  • Long-sleeved shirt and long trousers.
  • Camera or camcorder

Not suitable for

We recommend the following to our travellers

  • Pregnant persons
  • People with asthma problems
PRE -Departure Briefing - Cuzco

Briefing with the guide of the route
This is a day prior to the tour, a brief talk will be given to all travellers for approximately 20 to 30 minutes where each point of the trip will be explained in detail, any doubts will be answered and finally they will be given the respective recommendations such as: what clothes should I bring, can I bring my suitcase, is it hot on the route, etc.

Guided Visit to Humantay Lake - Cuzco - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake - Cuzco

Transport to Mollepata for about 2 hrs.
Pick up from the hotel will start at 4:30 am. Once we have met our fellow travellers, we will board the transport and travel for about two hours until we reach Mollepata. There we will have breakfast at the border of the municipality of Cuzco before continuing on to Soraypampa which will be the starting point of our trek.

You can see the route from Cuzco to Hidroeletrica
1h 30m walk up to the Humantay lagoon
When we arrive at Soraypampa, we will begin to ascend the 300m to the Humantay lagoon, which will take us approximately 1hr 30 minutes on foot. When we reach the lagoon, we will be rewarded with a beautiful panorama of this place. We will not only be able to admire the Salkantay glacier (which reaches 5450m asl), but also the Villcamba mountain range. After a rest and free time of 1hr to walk around the place, we will prepare for the descent to Soraypampa.

The place where the walk starts
Buffet lunch in Mollepata and return to Cuzco.
When we return to Soraypampa, we can explore the place a little and visit the trail and the view of the Salkantay mountain. This is the second largest mountain in the entire Cusco region. After our short visit, we will head to Mollepata to share a buffet lunch before taking the bus back to Cusco. We will arrive at Plaza San Francisco around 18 : 30 PM in the evening.

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Tourist transport for the whole tour
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • Entrance ticket to Laguna Humantay
  • Professional guide for the excursion (English | Spanish )
  • Oxygen Bottles and First Aid Kit

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance