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Humantay Lake

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Humantay Lake

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Humantay Lake is a religious spiritual attraction of the Andes that is believed to be a place of positive energy. This is why the local people respect this lake and the surrounding mountains. In the month of June the Andean local people perform ceremonies and rituals around the lake which is believed to be a transition door to reach their Gods who’s tears created the lake.

We drive through Mollepata and to Soraypampa where we have breakfast before hiking to Humantay Lake. After lunch at the lake we drive back to Cusco.

Like our Humantay Lake day tour? Great, please also check our other day tours such as Rainbow Mountain and Sistine Chapel & South Valley and Cusco Ancestral Experience and Cusco and San Pedro Market and Sacred Valley.

Want to do something for a few days? Check out our multi-day hikes such as Salkantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu by Train and Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley and Inca Trail and Classic Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu and Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Hike Peru is a 100% Peruvian business run by 3 Cusco brothers, Rolando, Edwin and Nilton. Hike Peru is affiliated with Hike Peru (Aus), and Australian-based business which provides email and phone support to anyone who’s interested in hiking the beautiful region of Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Pickup from Cusco :

We pick up from your hotel at 4:00 am in the morning.

0.5 hour
Breakfast

Next we head towards Mollepata which is a 2.5 – 3 hour drive where we will stop for about 30 minutes to stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful view while enjoying our outdoor breakfast.

3 hours

Next we continue towards Soraypampa which takes about 1 hour.

1 hour
Breakfast

After breakfast we start our hike to the Humantay Lake that will take us 3 hours round trip back to Soraypampa.

3 hours
Activity :
Lunch

Upon return to Soraypampa we will have our lunch.

1 hour
Lunch

After lunch we drive back to Cusco.

3 hours

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transportation (round trip)
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional local tour guide
  • Entrance fees to Humantay Lake
  • Picnic breakfast and lunch prepared by local chef
  • Extra blankets

Exclusions

  • Hiking poles (can be booked at checkout)
  • Horse riding (can be booked at checkout)

FAQs

What is the trail like?

The trail is a mixture of sand gravel roads (at the start) which is flat and after about 1/2 hour it’s climbing up with rocks and sand gravel. The final section can be slippery during wet weather.

Can we swim in the lake?

No. Nobody is allowed to swim in the lake (and its freezing cold anyway).

Treks vs Hikes: What's the Difference?

At Hike Peru we differentiate between Treks and Hikes. A trek is a multi-day (2 or more) activity which typically involves walking through remote, rugged and steep landscapes while camping. All our treks are  at altitude which makes it even more challenging for most people.

A hike is a 2 day activity which may include camping or staying at a hotel. Hikes are shorter and more suitable Travellers of any kind.

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Humantay Lake
From US$120
/ Adult
From US$120
/ Adolescent
From US$96
/ Child (20% Off)
  • 4200 mtrs
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Hiking
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • English, Spanish
  • Moderate
  • 1-8
  • 13
  • 70

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