Live an incredible experience, surrounded by glaciers, lagoons of turque color
Visit the humantay lake with a delicious breakfast and lunch included
The best quality of service in Cusco with the best local guides ever
The most unparalleled, breathtaking landscape are found on the Humantay Lake. This one-day trek through the Andes is a great option to enjoy the beauty of our Pachamama (mother earth in Inca culture) and the astonishing turquoise color of the lagoon. Surrounded by Salkantay and Humantay glaciers this hidden gem waits for you.
All year round
Cusco hotel and hostel pickup
San Francisco Square
KANTU PERU TOURS
Minimum age: 12 years old – Must have parents permission
The adventure begins early in the morning! We will pick you up between 4:00am and 4:35am from your hotel/hostel in Cusco and start our journey to the Humantay Lake with a 4-hour-drive in our private transport, first to Mollepata where we will enjoy a delicious and energizing breakfast for about 40 min, and then we will retake the road to get Soraypampa (3850 masl).
Soraypampa is known for being the campsite for the first day of the Salkantay trek. Once there, we will start our trek up to the Humantay Lake (4200 masl) with beautiful panoramic views, and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay. It is a 1.5-hour-walk to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, more than worth it when you finally get there and the magic of place jumps to the sight. It is possible to rent a horse at an extra cost, if you wish.
Once in the Humantay lake, we will have enough time to take pictures and maybe bring an offer to the Apus (mountain spirits). After some free time, we will start our descent to Soraypampa of about 1.5 hours, much easier than the way up.
In Soraypampa we will take our van for half an hour more to get our restaurant in Mollepata where we will enjoy our traditional lunch and get some rest. Later that afternoon, we will return to Cusco city where we will arrive at San Francisco square (near the main square) at 6 pm approx.
04:00 - 04:35
Pickup to your hotel or hostel
04:40 - 08:40
Cusco to Mollepata
08:40 - 09:30
Breakfast in Mollepata
09:30 - 11:00
Start walking from Soraypampa to Humantay Lagoon
12:30 - 14:00
Trekking back to Soraypampa
14:00 - 15:00
Lunch in Soraypampa
15:00 - 18:00
Back Soraypampa to Cusco
- Pick-up from your hotel/hostel in the center of Cusco
- Tourist Transfers Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Mollepata – Cusco with a professional driver
- Professional bilingual local guide
- First aid kit and oxygen tank
- Handmade trekking poles
- Entrance to the attraction
- Travel Insurance
- Pair of professional walking sticks (5 USD)
- Touristic horses (25 USD)
- Services not mentioned
- Water and snack
- Emergency horse, one way (20 USD)
- Passport or identity document (can be copied)
- Small backpack (water bottle, snacks and more)
- Extra cash (Soles)
- Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasses
- Trekking sneakers
- Light and warm clothes, gloves, scarf, jacket
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between the months of October to March
- Walking sticks
- Camera and extra batteries
- Insect repellent
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date needs to be done before 4:00 pm (Lima time) 2 days before the tour begins
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 2 days prior to the tour before 4:00 pm (Lima time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.
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I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
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How do I avoid altitude sickness?
How do I avoid altitude sickness? Take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat small meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatise yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatisation is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500 metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.
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