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Join us on a Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip to experience the best of the iconic turquoise lake. The lake nestles at 4,200 meters above sea level to the north of Cusco, Peru. Just as the trip to Sacred Valley or Rainbow MountainPeru Lake Humantay Tour is a popular day trip from Cusco City

Lake Humantay is a popular stop on the iconic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. It has been sacred to the local communities here. Shamans or the Andean Priests express their gratitude to the Pachamama or mother earth here in the form of Apacheta. It is a process of piling stones each on top of the other. 

This turquoise lake is a glacier lake. It is formed from the melting snow from the Humantay mountain after which it gets its name. 

The only way to Visit Humantay lake is by hiking from the nearest village, Soraypampa. It takes around an hour and a half. The trek offers enchanting views of the Andean highland region. You will also get to interact with the communities here and get an insight to their way of like and traditions. 

Why SAMEX Tours Peru?

SAMEX Tours Peru is a fully locally owned licensed tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. They have an excellent knowledge about the Inca ruins, history and culture. 

Please note this is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least three days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness. 

We offer Peru Lake Humantay Tour both as a small group tour and as a private tour. 

Do take a moment to check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Overview

Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip – Peru Lake Humantay Tour Highlights

Peru Lake Humantay Tour, is one of our signature tours. Our dedicated English speaking local guides have an excellent knowledge about the history and culture. We operate this sightseeing tour both in small groups and as private tours.

Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip Information:

Tour Type: Trekking 

Total Duration: Full Day

Recommendation: Acclimating to avoid altitude sickness

Peru Lake Humantay Tour Type: Moderatley Challenging

Considerations: Spending 3-4 days in Cusco before the tour

Humantay Lake Altitude: – 4200m / 13,779 ft.

Total hiking distance: 9 Kilometres

Duration of hike: 3-4 hours

INCLUSIONS

  • Cusco hotel pickup.
  • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
  • Round trip transport.
  • Breakfast and Lunch.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Entrance to Humantay Lake.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any Private Expenses.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Snacks and Water Bottle.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Peruvian Soles in Cash.
  • Snacks and Water.
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash.
Itinerary

Full DayHUMANTAY LAKE PERU - LAKE HUMANTAY TOUR

We will be picking you from your hotel in Cusco quite early in the morning. Then we will embark on a 4 hours drive to Soraypampa.

This is the point where the trek to Humantay Lake Peru begins. On our way, we will be having a brief stop in Mollepata. Here we will be serving breakfast. 

Once in Soraypampa, our guide will be sharing some safety tips. The 1.5 hours trek takes you through some of the breathtaking views of the Peruvian highland. You will also get a closer look at the snow capped peak of the Salkantay Mountain. 

Once we arrive at the lake, you will have a beautiful and an outworldly view of the snow capped Andean  peaks dotted with lakes. The tour guide will be sharing some information about the rituals and how the lake has been significant to Incas and in the life of the people living here today. 

Once you have had you fill in this beautiful sight, we will begin our hike back to Soraypampa. It normally takes 45 minutes. Here we will be meeting our driver who will be driving us to Mollepata for lunch. 

After the full day hike to Lake Humantay, we will be driving you back to Cusco city.

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