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Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco

From US$67.00
  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn of South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco
From US$67.00
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This is a fantastic shared day tour to explore the most important mountain in Cusco and the fabulous turquoise lagoon, Humantay. You will learn about this sacred place.
Small Group - Max 8 People
This is a fantastic private day tour explores the most important mountain in Cusco and the fabulous turquoise lagoon, Humantay. You will learn about this sacred place.
The Humantay Lake hike is widely considered among the most rewarding in the countryside outside Cusco, but navigating under your own steam is a challenge. This full-day guided sightseeing tour includes round-trip travel from Cusco, entrance fees, plus breakfast and lunch—all the infrastructure you need to enjoy your trek to the full. Admire panoramic views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake, and learn of the region’s Incan history.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your Cusco hotel in the early morning, and take a seat in your vehicle. Then, head out of the city toward the village of Mollepata to begin your tour.

After breakfast in Mollepata, head onward to Soraypampa—the starting point of your 1.5-hour trek—and enjoy sweeping views over the Apurimac River.

Follow rugged hiking trails to Humantay Lake, set at 13,800 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. With your guide to lead the way, there’s no need for a map or electronic navigation.

On arrival, gaze out over the shimmering waters of Humantay Lake to the mighty glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Incan mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense).

When your time at Humantay Lake comes to an end, head back to Mollepata for lunch. Then, return to your Cusco accommodation to conclude your tour.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The place itself is wonderful. Beautiful and amazing. If you are struggling with the altitude at Cusco, do not do it until your good. I was in Cusco for 2 days and thought I was okay, the additional 2200ft wore me out to the point,...More

2  Thank CoastGuardSteve
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile
Great fun

Our tour guide Freddie was very friendly and helpful, the company organised breakfast and lunch on our way to and from Humantay lake. We stopped at a small town where in a traditional surroundings we were served freshly cooked meals. The guide was very patient...More

Thank gugute
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent place, a must see!

Our tour guide Freddy was very helpful and attentive to all our needs. I had a very sore head and was struggling to climb due to altitude sickness, he stayed behind to help and motivate me to continue. The lunch was also amazing, plenty of...More

1  Thank Ilknur A
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Wilka Travel

We were in Cusco in April, 2018 and had planned to do the full day Lake Humantay hike. We had booked before leaving the U.S. and were looking forward to the hike, as we had heard great things about Lake Humantay. Unfortunately, due to an...More

2  Thank sportsnutztnb
Reviewed 21 March 2018
Amazing View Great Guides!

We just got back from our trip to Peru, and Lake Humantay is something we'll never forget! Not to scare you but this is a tough hike. My husband and I are both in our mid twenties and physically active, but this was still challenging...More

Thank Kirsten W
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19 July 2018|
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Response from CoastGuardSteve | Reviewed this property |
Just saw this. The cost was 70sol for one way. It is a tough hike.
10 July 2018|
Response from CoastGuardSteve | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 5-6 hrs of driving because of the climb through the mountains.