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Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco

  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn more about South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Take in views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco
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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.
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.
A popular day trip from Cusco, Humantay Lake and its natural wonders are best experienced by hike, but navigating on your own can be challenging. This full-day guided sightseeing tour includes round-trip travel from Cusco, entrance fees, plus breakfast and lunch—everything is taken care of for you to enjoy your trek in full. Admire panoramic views over  Apurimac River and Humantay Lake, and learn of the region’s Inca 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 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 glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Inca mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense). After Humantay Lake, head back to Mollepata for lunch.

Your tour concludes with drop-off at Plaza San Francisco Square.
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
It's gorgeous, but... (and it's a big "but" excuse the pun)....

The fact that Laguna Humantay is gorgeous is indisputable; however, there are a few bit "buts" to take into account: 1) Firstly, in order to get there, it is a three hour drive from Cusco and another three hour drive to get back. The first...More

3  Thank Luna-14_T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Definitely visit the lake, just choose a different company!

The scenery en route to Humantay Lake, the lake itself and the glacier behind it are all very impressive - they are well worth visiting but I couldn’t recommend this particular tour. Our guide seemed very nice but did little to no guiding. It’s a...More

Thank Dave_RFC1871
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 29 August 2018
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
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12 September 2018|
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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.