Humantay Lake Tour (One Day)

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Departure & Return Location

Hotel - Plaza San Francisco

Duration

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.

HUMANTAY LAGOON

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
Itinerary

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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Liam O'Connor

Group Traveller

I can’t speak highly enough of the hospitality provided by Tayra Tours throughout my journey in Peru. From the moment I arrived in Cusco, I felt welcomed and well taken care of. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of my trip, from transportation to accommodation, was top-notch. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a memorable travel experience.

February 3, 2024

Ana R.Z.

Group Traveller

Exploring the Humantay Lake with Tayra Tours was an experience that will forever be etched in my memory. The scenic ride to the trailhead was a feast for the eyes. Tayra Tours’ meticulous planning and attention to detail ensured that every moment of this journey was nothing short of spectacular.

January 18, 2024

Andres Venier

Group Traveller

Excellent organization, everything went very well. Both Violeta, the coordinator who assisted us at all times, and the driver were very friendly. (Tripadvisor)

(Translated from Spanish)

June 22, 2023

Karina H

Group Traveller

Excellent agency, affordable prices. Punctuality and organization in each of the tours, which in my case were four. They fulfill everything they offer. Highly recommended 100% 👍👍

(Translated from Spanish)

May 10, 2022

Yuliana

Family Traveller

Visiting Humantay Lagoon was astonishing; we were all impressed. We had many questions, and the guide answered all our doubts very professionally. We enjoyed many beautiful views, stunning landscapes. Without a doubt, I recommend visiting this place. (Translated from Spanish)

January 6, 2020
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