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Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco

  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn more about South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Take in views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco
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Humantay Lake Group Tour
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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.
From US$59.00
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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.
From US$125.00
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A popular day trip from Cusco, Humantay Lake and its natural wonders are best experienced by hike, but navigating on your own can be challenging. This full-day guided sightseeing tour includes round-trip travel from Cusco, entrance fees, plus breakfast and lunch—everything is taken care of for you to enjoy your trek in full. Admire panoramic views over  Apurimac River and Humantay Lake, and learn of the region’s Inca 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 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 glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Inca mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense). After Humantay Lake, head back to Mollepata for lunch.

Your tour concludes with drop-off at Plaza San Francisco Square.
Reviews (31)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing experience

Everything was according to plan-scheduled. Even when roads seems dangerous ,driver was great. I had such an amazing time, I highly recommend it. Thanks to all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flavia d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day trip, the negative reviews seem unfair to me. Some people seem to expect too much.

The guide Eddy was really nice and gave us all the info we needed to hike up to the lake, its really very straight forward and you don't need a guide after the check-point with the horses. The guide has to hike in the rear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Humantay Lake is great, but get a private guide

Humantay Lake was one of the places I was most excited about visiting on our trip to Peru. I decided to book with Willka Travel after reading several reviews. First, I didn't realize that the trek to Humantay Lake is a complete incline with virtually...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kimberly Q
Reviewed 10 October 2018
It's gorgeous, but... (and it's a big "but" excuse the pun)....

The fact that Laguna Humantay is gorgeous is indisputable; however, there are a few bit "buts" to take into account: 1) Firstly, in order to get there, it is a three hour drive from Cusco and another three hour drive to get back. The first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
7  Thank Luna-14_T
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Definitely visit the lake, just choose a different company!

The scenery en route to Humantay Lake, the lake itself and the glacier behind it are all very impressive - they are well worth visiting but I couldn’t recommend this particular tour. Our guide seemed very nice but did little to no guiding. It’s a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 November 2018|
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Response from Isabell S | Reviewed this property |
You might not be able to book with this specific guide and we were very lucky to be the first group to the lake because of the time we were collected so not a single soul in any of our photos..within half an hour the lake... More
5 November 2018|
Response from Kimberly Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a horse up most of the hike, but there is still a part where you will have to hike up on your own. The horses really depend on the owner and how far you are going. If you use a horse for the whole thing, I... More