Day Trip Cusco: 1-Day Trekking Tour to Humantay Lake

USD $99.00

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City: Cusco, Mountains // Activities: Trekking // Total hiking time: 1.5 - 2 h 

 Why you'll love this experience:

Others With us
Arrival With other groups Be one of the first ones up there
Guide Professional The best one possible
Participants ES/EN (%) 70/30 5/95
Transport with Large van to bus Small to large van


The Humantay Lake (4,200 m) is one of the best tourist attractions in Cusco. Now, how does an unforgettable trekking tour in Cusco's mountains to this impressive lagoon sound? With us, you will be one of the first ones on the mountain to enjoy this beautiful landscape almost for yourself. Our tour guide will hike in a flexible pace adapted to your needs until reaching the Humantay lake, no matter if you're a beginner or a pro hiker. Within two hours of hiking, you will explore off the normal path spots for incredible photos of the lake and its surroundings. And with some luck you might even be able to see the Salkantay mountain, Cusco's second highest mountain (20,574 ft / 6,271 m). 



  3:30 am:      Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco

  5:35 am:      Breakfast with an incredible view over the valley 

  7:40 am:      Arrival at parking lot + Briefing

10:10 am:      Visit of the Humantay Lake, diverse lookouts and a break with coca tea and local snacks

11:20 am:      Head back to the car 

  1:50 pm:      Lunch in local restaurant 

  4:00 pm:      Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

Note: All times are approximations.


  • Private transport with hotel pick-up from all hotels close to the Plaza de Armas
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking local guide
  • Small group tour with 2-8 people
  • Visit of the Humantay lake
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • Local snacks and a coca tea when arriving at the lake
  • First-aid kit and oxygen
  • Communication radios

 Not Included:

  • Entrance to Humantay Lake area (S/ 10)
  • Beverages
  • Tips for your guide


  • Bring your backpack, a rain cape and layers of clothes so you'll be warm
  • Take gloves, a hat, hiking shoes + an extra pair of socks with you (in case of snow) and if you want to you can bring hiking poles as well
  • If you don't want to hike up you can rent a horse for S/ 70 that will take you almost to the end of the hike.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some extra money 
  • Pack some snacks and coca leaves

 Terms of Reservation:

  • If you want to book for 3 people or more please use the discount code "3HUM" during checkout and you'll get $5 off per person.
  • Due to high demand during the high season, please book your tour at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a spot. We accept all reservations until 2:00 pm on the day before the tour (only if you send us the required information asked by us in our confirmation mail until 2:00 pm).
  • Minimum 2 people
  • If you buy the group tour and there are not minimum 2 people in total you have the option to:
    • postpone the date of the tour
    • receive a refund
    • pay the difference to the private tour and do the private tour

 Terms of Cancellation:

  • If you cancel up to 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 40% refund.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the tour, there won't be any refunds.

 Pickup / Drop-off:

  • Pickup from your hotel (only if your hotel is close to the city center of Cusco. In case you stay further away, meet up at the Plaza de Armas - taxi cost approx. 10-15 Soles)
  • Drop-off at Plaza de Armas (due to the rush hour that might leave you waiting 1-2 hours in the van in case we'd drop-off every participant)
  • Private tours include pickup from- and drop-off at the hotel.


    • We are not to be hold liable in case of delayed flights, inconveniences with train schedules or bad weather.
    • Bathrooms are available at the breakfast & lunch restaurant and at the parking lot. 


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