HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR
HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR
Humantay lake tour: Couple of years ago, only locals knew about this lagoon, then by 2014th, only few tourist had the nice experience to see it, then; just couple of years ago became popular and now it is a site that is visited by about 500 people a day. The lagoon is located over 4200 meters above sea level, right below of snow coated mountain “6,900 m”.
The lake Humantay means = (HUMA= Head, MANTAY = Mother, TAY = Sacred Meaning), then the name of the lagoon means “The head Matriarch”, this is a glacier lake, formed by the ice melting water, that comes from the Mountain, with its beautiful blue green color, the snow on the mountain above, and the plants growing, gives a magic sensation to people who goes to see it.
As average, to see this mountain, there is needed an early departure, the you will drive through anta province, get a lover elevation by Limatambo, up to 2000 m, then take a narrow asphalted road to Mollepata town “2810 m, 9219ft”, above sea level, a place with perfect weather along the year, then continue by a dusty road for 1 hour, and reach soraypampa.
From Soraypampa, the walk leads by a flat part for several minutes, then after crossing a white water river, you start with uphill walk, the uphill hike takes about 2.5 hours, then the train becomes steeper, and finally you will turn up a moraine, and see the it, everyone is surprised when seeing this humantay lake.
Our group will stay here for about 30 minutes, then you can have time for pictures, group and individuals, then after photos, and enjoying the magnificent lagoon view, you will start descending to the transports park, our driver will drive back and get the lowest part of the trip, and stop in a proper place (Mollepata, or Rio Blanco), for lunch.
From this place, we will return all the way to Cusco arriving by 18:00 hrs, where our Humantay lake private tour ends, by by taking you back to your hotel.
Our exclusive humantay lake tour itinerary, allows you to plan your dinner in the city, or relax for another activity of the nest morning, by the way, we’ll take care of you.
We have daily departures, in Private tours, available along the year, where you can enjoy a nice hiking activity, for which we advice to have a previous adjust to the high altitude.
This trip is leaded by our expert local guides, who will be with you at each step of the trip.
See as well the itinerary of our rainbow mountain tour, which is another natural wonder near by the ausangate mountain in Cusco region, or if you want are in reach of multiday tours, then you may want to check our choquequirao trek programs.
LIMATAMBO: A nice village and ravine, where palta forte, “avocado” grows and is exported to other countries, perfect weather for several kind of crops.
MOLEPATA: The last town on the way, above 2800 masl, has nice weather, the town itself is quiet, and also has some interesting archaeological site for people who wants to explore the site in an additional day; place for breakfast and lunch.
HUMANTAY LAKE: it is a glacier lake, below of a nice White Mountain, near by the Salkantay Mountain, scenic site and where you can find Pease and get natural energy recharging.
Day 1 Full Day
04:00 hrs: Pick up from your hotel; from here you drive towards west, pass by Anta flat ground, and arrive in to Limatambo ravine 1800 masl, a place where the mayor amount of avocados from Cusco is exported, then climb up to Mollepata 2800 masl.
- 07:00 hrs: Time for breakfast at Mollepata. Semi-buffet breakfast available; this is a quiet town with a nice chill weather, after breakfast you continue to soraypampa where you start the hike.
- 08:40 hrs: Once arriving to Soraypampa, you will have time to use toilets, then start hiking, you will walk for about 30 minutes by gentle flat ground, then walk by an uphill path for 2 hours.
- 10:40 hrs: Once arriving to this wonderful lake, enjoy the view and get energy at the lake, take pictures and get relax, after that return to the buses parking.
- 13:00 hrs: Drive back by the dusty ride, enjoying the wonderful landscape and arrive to Mollepata.
- 14:00 hrs: You can lunch fresh and delicious food locally made, after lunch drive back.
- 17:00 hrs: Arrival to Cusco, our transport will take you to a centrally located point, or up to your hotel if the transport is allowed to drive of to your place.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Private Transport to the hike starting point.
- 1rst AID Kit, included emergency Oxygen bottle.
- English speaking professional guide.
- Fee for the park.
- Tipping for the crew (Customary).
- A good photo camera.
- Sunblock cream.
- Sun hut.
- Walking shoes.
- walking sticks.
- Some cash money for the meals and fee.
- Warm and light clothes.
Your Travel Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the tour take?
The usual departure time is 04:00 hrs, and you’ll finish by 17:00 hrs, so it is about 13 hours.
Does the guide speaks English?
Yes, all our guides are fluent in English, with many years of experience as guide. We know a fluent communication is important, and a correct information is always good for the best experience.
How many people do you take in the trip?
It is a private service, this means that according the size of the people that comes with you, there will be only the tour guide if you are up to 3 people, if more, there will be a driver and a tour guide, we take no more than 18 people in a transport, if more we can split it is two groups, unless you would want to go all together in a transport, then our transport capability is up to 30 people.
Who will answer my calls and questions when I call you, both before and after I sign up?
Our office stuff are very gentle with the clients and willing to assist you, through the WhatsApp you will get in touch with someone who is expert in the local trips.
How difficult is Humantay Lake hiking tour?
When we categorize this tour as HARD, it is usually because our expertise in all trips of Peru is very wide, and we agree that this can be exhausting for people who is not use to do hiking in the high altitude, for people with extra pound, we recommend that they can ride a horse, then enjoy it the way uphill to the lake, but you still need walk when you come back downhill.
Where do we meet to start the trip?
Our personnel will pick you up at your hotel, for meet up at another site let us to know with an advance time.
When do we start the trip?
The advice departure time is set as 04:00 hrs. But we are flexible, so you can start at 07:00 and return later.
Do you include trip insurance?
Our tourist transport has the standard SOAT, tourist transport insurance that covers medical assistance, in the public hospital in case any accident happens.
What should I do if I’m interested in a trip?
If ready to go ahead and want to book this trip with us, then please follow the booking steeps and fill up the form, once we have your registration, we will send the booking confirmation.