Lake Humantay | Responsible Tourism | Alemana Tours

Tour Lake Humantay


The Humantay Lake (4,200 m) is a beautiful and popular hike in the region of Cusco. Enjoy the unique turquoise color of this beautiful lagoon situated in the incredible mountain ranges of the Salkantay. Join this amazing walking group tour and get to know the beautiful Lake Humantay!
  • Start: 5.00 am
  • Ends: 5.00 pm
  • Departure: Daily
  • Service: Group tour
  • Language guide: Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Tour Category: Cultural, Nature, Walking

Tour description

In the morning around 5 am, you will be picked up from your hotel and we will drive in around two hours in a van to Mollepata to our restaurant where you will enjoy breakfast. Then we continue by car to the starting point of our hike in Soraypampa. The guide will hike in a flexible pace adapted to your needs. After around 1 to 1 1/2 hours of hiking, you will reach the lake Humantay. With some luck, you might even be able to get a picture of the Salkantay Mountain (6,271 m) and the Humantay Mountain together. After spending 1 hour at the lake, you will descend again to the starting point of the hike. This will take around 1 hour. From there we take the car and drive back to the same restaurant where you will enjoy a tasteful buffet lunch. After lunch, it is time to drive back to Cusco.


Included in the tour:

Guide (bilingual English/Spanish)

transportation (max 8 persons)

breakfast and lunch

Not included:

Dinner and snacks. As hiking in the mountains makes hungry, we recommend to bring plenty of snacks and water.


Price of this tour is 45 USD per person.

Practical information


The level of this day hike could be described as moderate. No long distances are covered. The maximum altitude however is around 4200 m.a.s.l. Therefore, it is wise to acclimatize some days in Cusco to the altitude to avoid the possibility you get problems with the altitude on this tour. For the weather, you can expect cold temperature in the morning, warm and sunny at midday and chilly winds towards evening. Layered clothing adaptable to different conditions is highly recommended. For people who do not want to walk, there is the possibility to rent a horse.

What to bring

Good walking shoes

Small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L)

Comfortable, lightweight clothes or active wear (layers recommended)

Waterproof jacket or rain poncho

Warm coat, hat and gloves

Sun hat and sun glasses

Sunscreen, hand sanitizer

Water bottle or Camelbag and some snacks

Toilet paper, personal medication


Some extra money in soles

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