Humantay Lake Tour from cusco
  • Humantay Lake Tour from cusco

    Enjoy this day trek, leave Cusco behind and hike along the beautiful valleys and white mountains to one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology. Humantay Lake is one of the most stunning places in the region. This adventure includes a professional guide, hotel pickup from Cusco City, entrance fees, and meals. Choose between a shared or private tour at the time of booking.

    We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:30 to 4:00 a.m. depends of the location, We will then travel in our private transport to Mollepata located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River, which is approximately 2 hours away from Cusco. after mollepata we will continue for about 45 min more for a quick breakfast to get some energy before our hike! We will continue on our journey by car towards Soraypampa, approximately one hour (3900msnm). Here, we will begin our trek to Lake Humantay located at 4200mt (13779 feet). The hike up will take around 1 hour and 30 min and is a fairly steep hike up. If the climb is too difficult, you can take a horse up to the lake. All the hardship will be forgotten when you reach the top and see the magnificent Apu Humantay Lake. Up at the top we will learn about why this site was considered sacred for the Incas and take time to appreciate the breathtaking views. If you want to be super adventurous, you can jump in this glacier lake before we begin our descent. Once at the bottom, we will return to Mollepata and eat a delicious lunch. Finally, we will take our transportation back to Cusco and enjoy a much needed siesta!

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Minimum age is 8 years"
    "Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
    "A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the Private option"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers"



    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
      If your hotel is located outside of the center of cusco you must come to the meeting point, or contact us by whatsApp or call us directly to let us know the name of your hotel.

      We do not pick up from Airbnbs if you are in Airbnb Be in the middle of Plaza regocijos or ( Plaza el Regocijo ) By the small water Fountain between 4:00am to 4:10am


    • Duration: 12 hours
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • Hotel pickup in Cusco city
    • Transport by private minivan
    • Professional guide
    • 1 American Breakfast, 1 lunch ( vegetarian option
    • Polar Blankets
    • 1 walking Stick
    • First aid kit and emergency oxygen
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
  • 10/10

    Recommendation passengers 100%
    Rating based on 15 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • cccrunner09
      Posted on Viernes, 11 de octubre del 2019

      This trip is definitely worth the hike up. They picked you up on time and ensured that you knew everything before the day of the trek. We enjoyed a nice breakfast before the hike and afterwards had a wonderful lunch. I would recommend this adventure. You'll have plenty of time for picture and will be able to learn more about the history up top. Very professional tour guide!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Tracy W
      Posted on Viernes, 27 de septiembre del 2019

      This tour surpassed our expectations. It’s a tough hike but we’ll worth it! Our tour guide Freddy was wonderful if you are able to request him.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Justin
      Posted on Martes, 09 de octubre del 2018

      I was picked up from my hostel at 4:45 in the AM. It was a long drive to the area and the trek was difficult. The drive going to the lake was dangerous since it's like a cliffside and you'll just wish the driver will stop yawning. Breakfast and lunch was ok. Not filling, just bring an extra snack. Our tour guide, Freddy, was very helpful. He was prepared with a portable oxygen tank and gave us a walking stick. He didn't rush us at all. He showed us better pathways to trek to the lake. Highly recommended!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Catalina C
      Posted on Viernes, 05 de octubre del 2018

      Elevation was tough even though we trained but the view and the people are amazing and no words can describe the view.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Katey B
      Posted on Miércoles, 23 de mayo del 2018

      Although exhausting, we had a great time exploring Humantay Lake. There was an option to rent a horse for the hike but we decided to hike on our own. The scenery is just gorgeous. The staff were all professional. The included meals were OK. Would highly recommend this tour.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Chris
      Posted on Lunes, 23 de abril del 2018

      Amazing! Would highly recommend this tour and the company to anyone !

        General rating: 10/10
    • Theresia Loh
      Posted on Jueves, 19 de abril del 2018

      I did the humantay lake Trek with WilLka Travel The trekking was amazing but hard I highly recommended this tour.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Elizabeth
      Posted on Martes, 17 de abril del 2018

      Toda la organización estuvo excelente, la movilidad en que viajamos impecable el guia muy preparado y atentos con todo el grupo la alimentacion brindada estuvo a la medida para el valor pagado los recomiendo para quienes quieren visitar tan increíble lugar.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Karen M
      Posted on Miércoles, 21 de marzo del 2018

      Excellent service the lake is lovely, amazing scenery, well worth it I Highly recommended.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Apollo
      Posted on Martes, 12 de diciembre del 2017

      This is a gem off the beaten path. The arduous climb up the mountain pays off in a spectacular view of the lagoon.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Sharon
      Posted on Martes, 15 de agosto del 2017

      This tour was amazing!
      We hiked up to a small and secluded mountain lake with an attentive and knowledgeable guide. Got a lovely breakfast and lunch, and returned home safely thanks to an excellent driver that made the twisty road to base feel safe. Will book again!!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • karyu
      Posted on Domingo, 13 de agosto del 2017

      Laguna Humantay 1 dia Definitivamente tiene que estar dentro de tu plan si estas de viaje a cusco no puedes perderte, El lugar es increíble, cansado pero vale la pena, tuve la oportunidad de apreciar a lo lejos el nevado de Salkantay, tambien vale la pena comentar sobre la Alimentación preparada por la gente local es excelente y como no elogiar el trabajo de los guias muy amables todos se los recomiendo !

        General rating: 10/10
    • Daniel H
      Posted on Domingo, 18 de marzo del 2018

      Humantay Lake was gorgeous! The tour was bad. We were picked up at our hotel at 4:15am, driver and guide were lost and didn’t pick everyone else up until 5:45am. Booked this for English-speaking guide, he said maybe 4 sentences to us. Van broke down for 3 hours and guide never updated anyone.

        General rating: 4/10
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