Humantay Lake Day Trip from Cuzco

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Experience Highlights

By joining this excursion to Humantay Lake from Cuzco you will experience an unforgettable journey through the sacred mountains of Peru: Humantay and Salkantay. You will visit one of the most iconic destinations in the region, a lagoon of crystal clear turquoise waters, which are a symbol of spirituality in the Inca culture.

You will walk along the mountain trails, passing through Mollepata and Soraypampa, with an expert guide who will tell you the incredible story behind this sacred Andean valley. The tour includes transfer to and from your accommodation in Cuzco, breakfast and buffet lunch.

  • Explore the crystal clear turquoisewaters of Lake Humantay, one of Peru's must-see destinations.
  • Learn about the history of the lake with a professional guide, who will tell you why it is a sacred place for the Inca culture.
  • Hike or horseback ride along the trails of the Humantay and Salkantay mountains on an unforgettable excursion.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Humantay Lake from Cuzco
  • Transfer to and from your place of accommodation in Cuzco
  • Mountain driving and hiking tour
  • Professional guide, expert in history

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Step by Step

Explore one of Peru's most beautiful and breathtaking destinations by taking this excursion to Humantay Lake from Cuzco. You will experience an idyllic adventure into the bowels of the snow-capped peaks of Humantay and Salkantay, two imposing Andean mountains, 5,400 and 6,200 metres high respectively.

You will start the tour by car. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Cuzco to start the route to the welcoming town of Mollepata, in the province of Anta. There you will have breakfast before leaving for Soraypampa.

Once there, you will start the trekking expedition to Humantay Lake, which you can do privately, exclusively with your group, or join another small group of tourists, of 18 people maximum.

The hike will take you through the mountainous trails of this alpine snow-capped mountain, which initially covers a flat stretch. After a kilometre and a half, the steep ascent begins, which you can take on foot or on horseback if you find it too difficult to complete.

From the top of the snowy peak, you will have an incredible panoramic view of the lagoon, adorned by crystalline turquoise waters, which provide one of the most iconic postcards of the region. Meanwhile, your expert guide will narrate the legendary history of the site, a spiritual symbol of Inca culture.

In the afternoon, as you recharge with the infectious energy of Humantay Lake, you will enjoy a rich buffet lunch, with vegetarian alternatives available to choose from.

Reviews

4.4
· 1404 Reviews
  • Y
    Youness El Khatib
    5
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    Parfait, une journée très bien organisé, aucun regret
  • Z
    Zara
    5
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    A fantastic experience. I would do it again. It is a bit tiring the climb, but it is worth it.
  • P
    Paloma
    4
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    The meals were very good, getting to know the place was wonderful, the experience and the accompaniment on the hike helped me a lot.
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    Tadeo
    5
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    The view of the lagoon is magical and our guide was always available to help us and answer any questions we had.
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