CUSCO

Humantay Lake Tour

1-Day Trekking Tour to Humantay Lake from Cusco

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Group size
2 - 8
Duration
1 Day
Difficulty
Medium
why Why you'll love this experience
  • Get to Humantay Lake before the crowds arrive.
  • Our guide shows you the best spots for photos.
  • We include hiking sticks for you.
info Info about this incredible tour

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 lake sound?

With our Humantay Lake tour, you’ll be one of the first ones on the mountain to enjoy this beautiful landscape almost for yourself as we start earlier than all of the large tourist groups.

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. After around two hours of hiking, you will explore off the beaten path spots for incredible photos of the lake and its surroundings.

And with some luck you might even be able to get a picture of the Salkantay mountain, Cusco’s second highest mountain (20,574 ft / 6,271 m), and the Humantay mountain together. Having spent 1 hour at the lake, you will descend and see how various large groups hike up. Are you ready for this beautiful Humantay lake tour?

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 lake sound?

With our Humantay Lake tour, you’ll be one of the first ones on the mountain to enjoy this beautiful landscape almost for yourself as we start earlier than all of the large tourist groups.

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. After around two hours of hiking, you will explore off the beaten path spots for incredible photos of the lake and its surroundings.

And with some luck you might even be able to get a picture of the Salkantay mountain, Cusco’s second highest mountain (20,574 ft / 6,271 m), and the Humantay mountain together. Having spent 1 hour at the lake, you will descend and see how various large groups hike up. Are you ready for this beautiful Humantay lake tour?

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 lake sound?…

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“It was a very early wake up but absolutely worthwhile as we were the first ones at the lake and literally had the whole place to ourselves for about 45 minutes.”

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Itinerary

Itinerary

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 tea and local snacks

11:20 am:     Head back to the car

1:50 pm:    Lunch in local restaurant or box lunch to go (this depends on the time we get to the restaurant. As of now, there is a roadblock on the way to Cusco and if we get to it too late we’d have to wait 3 hours until they open the road again (this is totally out of our control and we hope you understand.) If there is enough time, we’ll have lunch at the restaurant but if not we’ll take a box lunch to go.)

3:30 pm:      Arrival in Cusco, drop-off at your hotel and end of the Humantay Lake tour

Note: All times are approximations. For a more detailed description, feel free to check out our blog post about the Humantay lake tour.

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