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  • Humantay Lake Cusco - Full Day Tour

Humantay Lake 1 Day Cusco

For this tour you need a full day to visit Humantay Lake and return to Cusco. You also have the 2-day tour that includes Machu Picchu or the full day for Rainbow Mountain tour (Vinicunca). These options can be combined, contact us to help you.

If you are looking for more days of hiking with authentic adventures to Machu Picchu, we recommend the alternatives of the  Inca Quarry Trail.

Humantay Lake 1 Day Hiking

We offer the route of Humantay from Cusco in our tourist mobility, we take small groups towards the mountain without any hurry, we are very responsible with our clients. We want to give you an unforgettable experience, our guides are trained to guide you step by step to reach your destination Humantay lagoon.

Enjoy the nature that it offers, such as this beautiful Humantay lagoon and the mountains that surround Salkantay, which is one of the high mountains in the Cusco region.

The distance between Cusco and Soraypampa is 67 km plus 2 km from this place to reach the lagoon according to your ability you can go in 1 hour or two hours of walking uphill until you reach the mountain of Humantay.
This sacred place is commemorated by the locals every time they visit they perform their ceremonies, leaving coca leaf leaving corn and asking for health and peace for their families. That is why this sacred place that is located on the mountain at about 4200 mt is not easy to climb but it is worth climbing and meeting yourself


For our trip our information is one day before or two days before, so to clarify what the trip consists of and how? Our company is giving you clear information so that your trip to be  satisfied.


We will pick you up at 4:30 am to drive to the mollepata community and the Soraypampa mountain, where you will have a delicious super hot breakfast in our mountain tent made by the high mountain cook.
After a hot breakfast we will start climbing uphill for 2 hours until we reach the Humantay Lagoon (4200 mt) as soon as we arrive we will have a beautiful view of the Humantay Lagoon, those colors that make it incomparable and the snowy mountains that surround the lagoon. We will have a good time to relax and then the guide will be doing a ceremony in the name of the mountains of Humantay and Salkantay and in the name of Mother Earth and the Apus. Later we will descend with approximately 1.30 for the soraypampa where a delicious fresh and hot lunch awaits us, then we will return back to the city of Cusco where we will end in the Plaza de San Francisco approximately 5:30 pm one block from Cusco main square.


Included in Humantay Lake.

  • Bilingual guide recognized by the state of Peru
  • Round trip transportation
  • Walking sticks
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Trip Briefing
  • Entrance ticket
  • Lunch
  • breakfast in mollepata or soraypampa

Not Included in Humantay Lake Full Day.

  • Gratitude for your crew (optional)
  • water
  • snacks

What You Need to Bring.

  • Warm clothes
  • Hand sanitize
  • Rain poncho
  • Personal medication
  • Water
  • Head cap, glasses
  • Personal backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Photography camera

Packing List.

This list of equipment has to be in your travel backpack.

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitize
  • Sun hat
  • Personal medication
  • Snack, energy bars
  • Gloves Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Emergency extra money

Packing list

Gear inside Your Day Packs

  • Sunhat
  • Rain poncho
  • fleece
  • Music in your iphone
  • Hand sanitize
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Wet wipes
  • Bug spray
  • Personal medications
  • Toilet paper ( plastic bag for waste)


Important to Know.

Your stay in the city of Cusco for acclimatization to the altitude before your trip to the mountains of Cusco, be in Cusco maximum 2 days or minimum 1 day as adapt to the geography and climate of the Cusco region.
Your stay depends on where your travel destination is for Laguna or Machu Picchu or to this beautiful Humantay Lagoon.

Departures & Price

Price for Lake Humantay

 $ 70 Per person in group  $ 90 per person privete

For Machula Expeditions its safety is important we do not want to press you with the walks or hurry, so little leave you alone in the mountains as some of the companies do to get to Cusco early they do everything possible.
We are a responsible company and we respect customers, we help in your trip for a satisfied exploration.

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