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Humantay Lagoon Tour

Humantay Lagoon Tour

This tour is an option thinking of people who like hiking and nature and do not have many days, on the route we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, and crops of different products such as corn, avocado, squash and others that are produced in the Limatambo valley. The Humantay lagoon is located at 4180 meters above sea level with a turquoise coloration. Humantay Lake, is surrounded by imposing glaciers that are part of the Andes Mountains, among them the majestic Snowy Salkantay and Humantay, wich thaw gives rise to the splendid Humantay Lagoon. During your visit, will appreciate the flora and fauna that will be recorded in your wonderful photographs, besides have the opportunity of breathe 100% pure oxygen that your body will thank you for. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Humantay Lagoon, a Peruvian gem of nature on the route of the snowy Salkantay.

 

Quick Itinerary:

04:30 We pick you up from your hotel
05:00 Driving to Soraypampa.
09:00 Breakfast in Soraypampa.
09:30 Trekking to Laguna Humantay
11:30 Free time.
12:30 Trekking back to Soraypampa.
14:00 Lunch in Soraypampa.
15:00 Return to Cusco.


Important info about your Tour:

  • Not recommended for persons with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.

Packing List:

  • Small backpack.
  • Sun hat
  • Trekking shoes
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Additional battery for your camera.
  • Snacks
  • Rain jacket

Interesting Information

 

 

Cusco-Mollepata-Soraypampa

After we pick you up at your hotel, we will start our adventure to the Humantay Lake with a 4-hour-drive in private transport to Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.). In Soraypampa we will have a delicious breakfast to start our day well before beginning our trek. At 09.30, we start our trek up to the Humantay Lake (4200 m.a.s.l.) with beautiful views and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive Salkantay and Humantay mountains. It is a 1.5-hour-walk to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, and more than worth it when you see the magical view. It is also possible to rent a horse instead. We will have enough time to take pictures, bring an offer to the andean gods. After some free time, we will start our descent to Soraypampa of about 1.5 hours, which is a lot easier than the way up. In Soraypampa lunch will await us and after some rest we return to Cusco where we will arrive at 6 p.m.

Useful Information

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 05:00

Return Point: Cusco - Near to the main square 

Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class transport and professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English).

Physical Rating: 1 - Demanding - Easy

Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under 18 age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals (1 breakfasts, 1 lunch )
  • First aid kit, emergency oxygen

Not Included

  • Admission ticket (10 soles)
  • Horses
  • Dinner
  • Water
  • Tips to local staff.

Highlights of Humantay Lagoon Tour

  • Participation of an offering to Mother Earth and demonstration of the use of the coca leaf
  • Appreciate the beautiful landscapes around the snowy
  • Taste a delicious Andean buffet

Useful Information

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.

Departure Time: 05:00

Return Point: Cusco - Near to the main square 

Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class transport and professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English).

Physical Rating: 1 - Demanding - Easy

Age requirement: 2+ / All travellers under 18 age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu

Additionals

  • Rain Poncho cost U$ 10 
  • Bring cash to buy some souvenirs that locals offer and for tips.

Doubts and Frequent Questions about Humantay Lagoon Tour

  • Where is the Humantay Lagoon located?

The Humantay lagoon is located north-west of the city of Cusco, in the town of Soraypampa, belonging to the District of Mollepata in Cusco.

  • Altitudes on the trek to Laguna Humantay

Soraypampa at 3,875 m.s.n.m. (12,714 feet)
Camps for the route from Salkantay to Machu Picchu 3,908 m.s.n.m. (12,822 feet)
Humantay Lagoon at an altitude of 4,180 m.s.n.m. (12,714 feet)
Viewpoint of the lagoon at an altitude of 4,200 m.s.n.m. (13,780 feet)

  • How much distance does one walk to reach the Humantay Lagoon?

We start the walk in the town of Soraypampa from this point to the Humantay lagoon is a distance of 2.25 km away, the average time to arrive is 45 min to 1h 20min. At the edge of the humantay lagoon you can see stone towers that are called Apachetas and are a symbol of respect for the lagoon and the gods of the area 

  • What does Humantay and Salkantay mean?

Humantay means "Head of the gods", and Salkantay means "Wild mountain" 

  • What is the difficulty of the Route to Laguna Humantay?

The one day hike to the Humantay lagoon has an average difficulty. Since the walking time is 1 h 20 min doing a route of 2.25 km and the demand is moderate.

  • Can I visit the Humantay Lagoon on my own?

Of course, for which you must hire a guide who knows the route and this certificate, unfortunately at the moment there are no trucks or public transport that takes you to this place you must do in particular mobility, that is why the best recommendation is to do with a travel agency, we have daily departures and we give you the opportunity to reserve your space or travel space with only USD 5 dollars.

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