Humantay Lake

12 Hours
An stunning lake surrounded by glaciers


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Humantay Lake is a religious spiritual attraction of the Andes that is believed to be a place of positive energies that is why the local people respect this lagoon and mountain that is in this place. In the month of June the Andean local people continue performing some ceremonies and rituals in this lagoon that is believed to be a transition door to reach their gods.


Pickup from Cusco :

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

0.5 hour

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

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

3 hours
Activity :

Upon return to Soraypampa we will have our lunch.

1 hour

After lunch we drive back to Cusco.

3 hours

Inclusions / Exclusions


  • 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


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


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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