Humantay Lake tour from Cusco

Personalized tour to Humantay Lake - Skip the crowds!!

Group Size

Max 8 persons




Max 4200 mals




1 Day

Embark on a breathtaking journey to the serene waters of Humantay Lake with Traveleez, your local travel expert. Nestled in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, this day trip from Cusco offers an unforgettable adventure through scenic valleys, traditional villages, and rugged mountain terrain. The turquoise waters of Humantay Lake, set against the majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks, create a natural paradise that beckons hikers, nature lovers, and photography enthusiasts alike. Join us for an awe-inspiring experience that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge.

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  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
  • Start/End Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Best Time to Visit: April to November


  • 03:00 AM – Departure from Cusco: Your adventure begins with a prompt early morning pickup from your accommodation in Cusco. Settle in for the scenic 2.5-hour drive towards Mollepata, a quaint mountain town that serves as the gateway to our trek.
  • 04:30 AM – Arrival in Mollepata: Upon arrival in Mollepata, enjoy some time to stretch your legs, have breakfast (included), and gear up for the day ahead. This is an excellent opportunity to grab any last-minute essentials you might need for the trek.
  • 05:30 AM – Transfer to Soraypampa: After breakfast, we embark on a short drive to Soraypampa, the official starting point of our hike. Soraypampa offers stunning views and serves as a base for the famous Salkantay Trek.
  • 06:30 AM – Begin Hike to Humantay Lake: From Soraypampa, we start our ascent towards the breathtaking Humantay Lake. The trail is a mix of gradual inclines and rugged terrain, rewarding hikers with unparalleled views of the Andean landscape. The hike covers approximately 7 km (4.3 miles) round trip, with an elevation gain of around 400 meters (1,312 feet).
  • 8:00 AM – Arrival at Humantay Lake: Reach the mesmerizing Humantay Lake in the late morning. The lake’s vivid turquoise waters, set against the imposing backdrop of the Humantay Peak, create a picture-perfect moment. Take your time to explore, capture photos, and soak in the tranquility of this sacred place.
  • 10:00 PM – Begin Descent to Soraypampa: After fully experiencing Humantay Lake, we’ll start our descent back to Soraypampa. The return hike offers a chance to appreciate the landscape from a new perspective.
  • 12:00 PM – Drive to Mollepata for Lunch: Once back in Soraypampa, we board our transport to Mollepata where a delicious lunch awaits. This meal is a chance to enjoy traditional Peruvian cuisine and reflect on the journey with your fellow trekkers.
  • 1:30 PM – Departure Back to Cusco: After lunch and some well-deserved rest, we begin our journey back to Cusco. This is a great opportunity to relax and share stories from the day.
  • 3:30 PM – Arrival in Cusco: We conclude our memorable tour with a drop-off at your accommodation in Cusco. Rest and relive the memories of the stunning landscapes and the serene beauty of Humantay Lake.

Note: Times are approximate and can vary based on the group’s pacing, weather conditions, and other factors that may arise during the trek.


  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Private round-trip transportation from Cusco
  • All entrance fees to Humantay Lake
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen.
  • Walking sticks

Not Included

  • Horse rental
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Warm clothing layers for variable weather conditions
  • Rain jacket or poncho (weather dependent)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Camera or smartphone for photos
  • Personal medications
  • Small backpack for personal items

Our tour offerings is just for private tours.

How to Reserve Your Tour?

Securing your spot is simple! Just complete the booking form and proceed with the payment. We use Wetravel and our own booking system.

  • Altitude: The trek reaches an altitude of approximately 4,200 meters (13,780 feet) above sea level. It’s recommended to acclimatize in Cusco for at least 48 hours before the trip.
  • Fitness Level: Participants should be in good physical condition to enjoy the trek fully.
  • Weather: Weather can be unpredictable in the Andes. Be prepared for both sunshine and rain.

Read more at: The complete guide to Humantay Lake.

  • Q: Do I need previous hiking experience?
    • A: While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. However, a good level of fitness is required due to the altitude and terrain.
  • Q: How long is the hike?
    • A: The hike to Humantay Lake and back is approximately 12 km (7.5 miles) round trip, taking about 4-6 hours depending on pace and rest breaks.
  • Q: Can I rent hiking gear?
    • A: Yes, hiking gear can be rented in Cusco. Please inform Traveleez in advance if you need to rent equipment.
  • Q: Is the tour suitable for children?
    • A: The tour is suitable for children over 12 who are accustomed to physical activity. Parents should assess their child’s ability to handle the altitude and distance.
  • Q: What is the group size?
    • A: To ensure a personalized experience, group sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 8 participants per guide.


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