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12.5 hours

Humantay Lake Tour

Discover the adventure of the Humantay Lake Tour has for you.

Draw an adventure in the middle of the spectacular Salkantay and Humantay Snowy Mountains, in the Andes Mountains with a trek created for lovers of nature, the Humantay Lake Tour.

You will be able to observe the multicolored landscape of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, which offers a contrast between glaciers, local crops, and this beautiful turquoise lagoon.

Due to the natural appeal and beauty of the destination, this tour, which rises to 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) has quickly become one of Cusco’s favorite attractions.

Just by looking at the photos you will want to be here. Let’s put a date on it!



Itinerary of the Laguna Humantay tour

04:30 – 8:30: Pick up from lodging - Mollepata - Breakfast

At dawn, between 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we will pick you up at the lodge and start the journey of approximately 2 hours by car. You will see beautiful natural scenery until you reach the small town Mollepata (2,803 m / 9,186ft) where you charge your energy with the delicious breakfast.

09:00 – 12:00 : Mollepata - Soraypampa - Hike to Humantay

After having breakfast, we start the trip to the Soraypampa camp (3,800m / 12,467) there begins the ascent for one hour to the Humantay Lagoon, located in the Vilcabamba mountain range (4,200 m / 13,780). On this journey you will be able to spot alpacas, llamas and vicuñas, in the middle of the colorful mountains; and if the sky is clear, you will see the Salkantay and Humantay mountains, known as "Apus" or spirits of the mountains.

The route is cataloged with moderate difficulty, so it is recommended to rent horses that not only lighten the route but also diversify the adventure.

Finally you arrive at the Humantay Lagoon where there is enough time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.

12:00 – 17:00 : Return to Soraypampa - Lunch - Cusco

After contemplating the wonder of the thaw and the Andean nature, the descent to Soraypampa and subsequent transfer by private vehicle to Mollepata, where you enjoy a rich and well-deserved lunch.

Happy to have chosen this destination, we return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m.

The best thing about traveling with Guru Explorers is having expert guides and passionate travelers, who accompany you on an unforgettable adventure that enriches your life.

Additional Information


The price of the Laguna Humantay excursion includes:

  • Departure from the lodging in the historic center of Cusco.
  • Return to Plaza "Regocijo" (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco) (Historic Center of the city).
  • Professional guide in English and Spanish
  • Buffet breakfast and Lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request).
    • Trekking or hiking poles (on request)
    • First Aid and oxygen. 
    • Entrance tickets to Humantay Lake
Not include

The price of the Laguna Humantay excursion does not include:

  • Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (for private tours, ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
  • Tips for the guide.
  • Beverages.
  • Food not specified in the itinerary..
What to Bring

What to bring:

  • Comfortable and optimal footwear for walks, warm jacket, caps or hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottles of water, clothing or rain poncho (especially between November - April).
  • Passport or DNI.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Devices for audiovisual recording (cell phone, camera, camcorders)
  • Cash (Local currency / Soles (S/.)

Not allowed: 

  • Pets
  • Smoking.
  • Large suitcases or bags.

What considerations should you keep in mind when trekking to Laguna Humantay?

  • Due to the limitations in the walkability of the City and its narrow streets, depending on the traffic congestion, a nearby point will be suggested to pass looking for the group to start the tour.
  • You must be in reasonable physical condition to do the tour.
  • It is important that you take a few days in Cusco before making the tour to the Humantay Lagoon so that the body adapts to the height of the region.
  • This tour requires stable physical conditions to carry out the tour; however, you can rent horses for the excursion at your own risk.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Adults over 60 years of age should bear in mind that this activity demands good physical condition.
  • Due to environmental, climatic or other factors, beyond our control, the trip itinerary may vary. If so, it will be notified in advance.
  • “Guru Explorers” values ​​your time and strives to respect the tour schedule; however they may vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to offer efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.
Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policies:

  • Within 3 days or less in advance, there will be no refund.
  • Between 4 and 7 days of notification, 70% is refunded.
  • More than 7 days, 90% is refunded.

Date changes:

  • Rates applied for change of date in group tours:
    • There will be no extra charge if you notify more than 5 days in advance.
    • If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
    • If you notify within 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and it will not be subject to a refund.
  • Subject to availability.
  • There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.
Why choose us

The experience you will have at the Laguna is inexplicable; it's truly a personal encounter between you and nature. We want to be part of that experience you will have on the Laguna Humantay tour. If you're still wondering why choose us, we'd like you to read 7 outstanding features of our service.

  1. QUALITY: When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment, you have to choose the best options available and that is what “Guru Explorers” is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.
  2.  EXPERIENCE: To become “Guru Explorers”, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We lived bad and good experiences, valuing that the main difference lies in the details, so we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!
  3. TRANSPARENCY: We are here to provide you with the best and most accurate information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs, that is why we provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.
  4. SECURITY: You entrust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine-tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.
  5.  FLEXIBILITY: Although we have pre-established packages; they can be adapted to your needs and to make plans that are suited to you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of “Guru Explorers”. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.
  6. PASSION: Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.
  7. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.

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