HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR

Humantay Lake Tour, 1 day hiking

Humantay lake tour: Couple of years ago, only locals knew about the lake, 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 lake 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 Humantay lake means “The head Matriarch Lake”, 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, in a total of 3.5 hours.

From Soraypampa, the tour 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 humantay lake, everyone is surprised when seeing this lake, Our group will stay here for about 30 minutes, then you can have time for pictures, group and individuals.

After photos, and enjoying the lake, you 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), and stop for lunch. From this place, we will return all the way to Cusco arriving by 18:00 hrs, the day tour to Humantay lake, will end by taking you back to your hotel.

Private tours available along the year, with our expert tour guide, who will be with you at each step of the trip.

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Tour Map

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ITINERARY

Day 01: Departure from Cusco city: 05:00 hrs, arrival to Soraypampa 8:30, at Humantay lake at 11:00 hrs. lunch at 14:00 hrs, arrive to camp at 17:00 hrs. On the second day breakfast at 06:30, lunch at 13:00 hrs. Arrive to collpapampa at 16:30On the 3th day is as follows: The following day, depart the camp at 07:30 hrs. Then arrive to camp at 13:00 hrs, then relax after lunch.

The 4th day, walk at 07:00 hrs, arrive to hydroelectric at 13:00 hrs, and catch train at 16:00hrs, then arrive to town at 16:30 hrs.

Day 5th: Catch train at 06:00 hrs, catch bus to Machu Picchu, at 06:40 hike to the view point, after 3 hours exit Machu Picchu, then take train at 15:20 hrs, and arrive back to Cusco city by, 18:30 hrs.

INCLUDED

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private Transport to the hike starting point.
  • Circuit fee.
  • 1rst AID Kit, included emergency Oxygen bottle.
  • English speaking professional tour guide.

EXCLUDED

  • Meals.
  • Tipping for the crew (Customary).

DETAIL TOUR

Additional travel information

PLACES TO VISIT Humantay Lake.
TOUR DURATION Full day
TYPE OF TOUR Hiking
TOUR SERVICE  Privado
TRANSPORTATION FOR THE TRIP  Minivan / Bus

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