Humantay Lake Tour Cusco (One Day)

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Departure & Return Location

Hotel - Plaza San Francisco


04:45am to 17:30pm
Tour Details

The Humantay Lagoon is a place that impresses with its immensity, traces and colors in the landscape, which makes it one of the must-see tourist destinations in the bowels of Peru. Humantay Lake is a natural beauty tour in the Salkantay region of Cusco. It is believed that the lagoon preserves the sacred waters of the Apu Humantay that irrigate the fields in the area. The Humantay lagoon is highly respected by the inhabitants of the region due to its location and its great importance for its importance for the subsistence economy of the locals.


The history of Laguna Humantay gives rise to an Andean legend, where 2 brothers named Salkantay and Ausangate. According to legend, both brothers decided to travel to unknown lands to get food and end the famine of their people.

Ausangate traveled to the south, where he found food and sent to Cusco, while Salkantay went north where he had a better destiny, he found food that he sent to Cusco and also love in the goddess Veronica. However, this romance did not have a happy ending since the 2 brothers had to return to the city of Cusco to stop the drought that hit their town and for that reason they became Nevados again.

The sadness and crying of the Apu Salkantay gave rise to the beautiful Laguna de Humantay with turquoise waters, surrounded by beautiful mountains and snow-capped peaks.

The Humantay Lagoon today is a famous natural wonder with crystal clear turquoise waters and a true mirror of water, where you can connect with nature and observe different beautiful landscapes enjoying the flora and fauna. Surrounded by imposing glaciers that are part of the Andes Mountains and will make you feel a sense of peace and tranquility thanks to its natural beauty that you will witness.

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Professional Bi-Lingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Transportation Cusco-Mollepata/ Soraypanpa-Mollepata-Cusco
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Canes

Price Excludes

  • Extra horse (rent it 90 soles.)
  • Income for Peruvian 10.00 soles
  • Income for Foreigners 20.00 soles
  • Beverages
  • Dinner

Things to carry

  • Camera
  • Sweater for the cold
  • Sportswear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Gloves
  • 1 liter of water
  • Extra money
  • Standard Backpack
Trip Schedule
Humantay Lake Tour in Cusco (Humantay Lagoon)
  • 05:00 - 08:40 Drive from Cusco to Mollepata
  • 08:40 - 09:30 Breakfast in Mollepata
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Trek to Humantay Lagoon
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Trek back to Soraypampa
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch in Soraypampa
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Drive from Soraypampa to Cusco

Humantay Lagoon

On this day we will pick you up between 4:30 and 4:45 am from your hotel to start the tour, taking you to the town of Mollepata, in the exuberant valley of the Apurimac River. After a well-deserved breakfast to fill us with energy, we will continue our trip to Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l.) and after a short break, we will begin our walk to the Humantay Lagoon, located at 4200mt 13779 feet. After an ascent of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes we will witness the wonderful view, and we will have some free time for photographs. We will then return to our camp to have our lunch, with a spectacular panoramic view surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and later we will be transported to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m.

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Family Traveller

Conocer la laguna humantay fue sorprendente, todos quedamos impresionados, teníamos muchas preguntas y el guía respondió a todas nuestras dudas fue muy profesional, disfrutamos de muchas vistas hermosas, hermosos paisajes , sin lugar a dudas recomiendo visitar este lugar

January 6, 2020

Gui Machado

Solo Traveller

Excellent tour. It is a trail of approximately 2.5 km in 1h45min. It requires a reasonable physical preparation, because the first part of the trail is in a flat area, but the second part is practically only uphill, beg me. More than those who do not have a lot of effort, there is no option for locals to find cavalos for the climb. If you come down, you can be ugly, because he is very much a part of me. A view of the lagoon is worth or physical effort and an excellent option for nature lovers.

June 12, 2019
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    andres p
    June 22, 2023

    star ratingExcelente viaje – Machupichu,laguna de humantay, Valle sagrado, salineras, maras, montaña de 7 colores. Inolvidables lugares. Todo hermoso. Regresaré pronto

    May 12, 2023

    star ratingTayra Tours Cusco súper recomendado  – Excelente servicio, recibimos exactamente lo que se nos ofreció y los hoteles, guias y transportes superaron mis expectativas.

    Ethel Clarisa R
    April 25, 2023
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    March 20, 2023

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    May 22, 2022

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