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Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco

  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn of South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco
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Humantay Lake Group TourMost Popular
This is a fantastic shared day tour to explore the most important mountain in Cusco and the fabulous turquoise lagoon, Humantay. You will learn about this sacred place.
USD 67.00
Small Group - Max 8 People
This is a fantastic private day tour explores the most important mountain in Cusco and the fabulous turquoise lagoon, Humantay. You will learn about this sacred place.
USD 125.00
The Humantay Lake hike is widely considered among the most rewarding in the countryside outside Cusco, but navigating under your own steam is a challenge. This full-day guided sightseeing tour includes round-trip travel from Cusco, entrance fees, plus breakfast and lunch—all the infrastructure you need to enjoy your trek to the full. Admire panoramic views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake, and learn of the region’s Incan history.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your Cusco hotel in the early morning, and take a seat in your vehicle. Then, head out of the city toward the village of Mollepata to begin your tour.

After breakfast in Mollepata, head onward to Soraypampa—the starting point of your 1.5-hour trek—and enjoy sweeping views over the Apurimac River.

Follow rugged hiking trails to Humantay Lake, set at 13,800 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. With your guide to lead the way, there’s no need for a map or electronic navigation.

On arrival, gaze out over the shimmering waters of Humantay Lake to the mighty glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Incan mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense).

When your time at Humantay Lake comes to an end, head back to Mollepata for lunch. Then, return to your Cusco accommodation to conclude your tour.
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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This trip was incredible!! Me and my partner arrived in Cusco the afternoon prior to our trip so the altitude kicked me slightly in the face but take it easy and remember how incredibly worth the view at the end is! Make sure you take...More

Thank Isabell S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth the Early Wake Up

The tour was not expensive and well done. We weren't super happy to wake so early, but we were some of the first at the lake before a bunch of other vans, so it was worth it to take pictures with almost no-one else there....More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome hike!

It rained the day we hiked but it was still beautiful (dress accordingly and watch out for mud if raining). Freddy (aka Mr. Krueger) was an awesome tour guide, friendly and informative. Challenging if not acclimated to the high altitude but its a shorter hike...More

2  Thank GengL18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best travel agency in Cusco!

My experience with Willka Travel could not be better, Rolando and Henrique makes sure that you have an awesome day, the tours are all well planed with excellent drivers, great food and comfort. (qualities that are really hard to find in common agency's in cusco)...More

Thank Isabella A
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The place itself is wonderful. Beautiful and amazing. If you are struggling with the altitude at Cusco, do not do it until your good. I was in Cusco for 2 days and thought I was okay, the additional 2200ft wore me out to the point,...More

3  Thank CoastGuardSteve
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Toni B
12 September 2018|
Response from Isabella A | Reviewed this property |
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18 August 2018|
Response from Ilknur A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Personally I’ve used hiking boots, however some of my friends were wearing trainers and had no difficulty hiking. It is not a difficult climb, and if you’re lucky with the weather I’d say go for trainers.
19 July 2018|
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Response from Ilknur A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are horses available, but we didn’t get a horse so I’m not quite sure what it costs. If you ask your tour guides they will be able to give a rough price, but the good thing about Peru is there is almost always room... More