Discover the gem that is the lake, which gathers water from the glacier sitting atop
Dip your feet in the freezing cold lake, or if you're brave simply go in!
Pass by the stunning Salkantay and witness the beauty of the mountain
The Humantay lagoon is a 5,473 meters (17,956 ft) mountain in the Vilcabamba Range in the Andes of Peru
All year round
Cuzco hotel and hostel pickup
San Francisco square
We start in the morning to pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 am to 5:00 am them we drive for 2 hours approx. to Mollepata (2900msnm). Located at the north of Cusco region where we are going to have a delicious breakfast, later we continue in the car for 1 hour to Soraypampa (3900msnm) where we are going to get ready for the trek, them we start our hike to Humantay lagoon (4200msnm), we ascend 300 meters uphill it is going to take us 2 hours approx.
Here we are going to enjoy the view of the Humantay Glacier (5450msnm), located in the Vilcabamba range in the Andes, enjoying this lake after we are going to back to Soraypampa where we are going to explore the area we are going to walk to see the Salcantay trail and Salcantay mountain (6251msnm) the second highest mountain in Cusco region.
Later, we are going to have a buffet lunch, them our car is going to take back to Cusco city.
Note: If you are staying at a different location than the one you select as your pick up location, it is explicitly your responsibility to be at the main entrance of the hotel or hostel selected as your pick up location for the duration of the pick up time range on your tour date. You must be in a visible place easy to see for the operator and be alert for their vehicle/guide when they go to pick you up for the tour.
04:30 - 05:00
Pick up from your hotel
05:00 - 09:00
Go to Mollepata. Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30
Arrive to Soraypampa
09:30 - 10:30
Walking to Huamantay Lagoon
10:30 - 12:00
View Huamantay Lagoon. Guided
12:00 - 13:00
Back to Soraypampa
13:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 17:00
Back to Cusco. End the tour
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
- Transportation to Mollepata – Soraypampa – Cusco
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
- First Aid equipment
- Entrance ticket to Salcantay trail 10 soles
- Extras & gratuities
- Walking sticks
- Trekking shoes and sandals
- Warm clothing
- Waterproof clothing (poncho)
- Hat, suncream and sunglasses
- Water bottles
- Swimsuit and towel
- Personal snacks
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 6:00 pm the day before the tour begins.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel the day prior to the tour before 6:00 pm (Lima time), a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.
You must email email@example.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation
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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