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  • Type of trip
    TOUR TYPETrekking | Cultural
  • Duration
  • Type of trip
    ELEVATION3900 m - 4200 m
  • Difficulty
Humantay Lake Private Tour - Details
Humantay Lake Peru

Located high in the Peruvian Andes, Humantay Lake is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts and hikers alike. This turquoise jewel, cradled by the snow-capped peaks of the Salkantay mountain range, offers a breathtaking panorama that leaves visitors in awe. Our Humantay Lake Private Tour provides an exclusive and immersive experience, allowing you to fully absorb the beauty and tranquility of this pristine landscape.

Starting from Cusco, the journey to Humantay Lake is a scenic drive through traditional Andean villages, where you can witness the rich cultural tapestry of the region. As you ascend, the lush valleys give way to rugged terrains and majestic vistas, setting the stage for an exhilarating hike. The trek to the lake, though challenging, is richly rewarding, with every step revealing more of the area’s natural splendor.

Upon reaching Humantay Lake, the crystal-clear waters reflecting the sky and surrounding mountains create a picture-perfect scene. Our private tour ensures you can explore at your own pace, with knowledgeable guides providing insights into the local flora, fauna, and cultural significance of the region. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a deeper connection with nature, the Humantay Lake Private Tour is an experience not to be missed.

Why travel with us to Humantay Lake?

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Humantay Lake with Magical Cusco Travel Agency! Embark on an exclusive journey to this turquoise gem nestled in the Peruvian Andes. Our private tour offers a seamless experience, from the scenic drive through Andean villages to the rewarding hike up to the lake. Marvel at the crystal-clear waters and majestic snow-capped peaks, all while enjoying personalized insights from our expert guides.

Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, Humantay Lake promises an unforgettable escape. Join us and immerse yourself in nature’s splendor with Magical Cusco Travel Agency!

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Note: 2 important aspects of the private tour

  • Your guide will accompany you at all times throughout the entire tour, providing you with support at all times.
  • We leave at 3:00 am from Cusco to avoid crowds and offer you a more authentic and relaxed experience.


  • Professional guide.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Trekking poles (carbon)


  • Staff incentives (optional).
  • Personal emergency horse.
  • Entry ticket (Foreigner – S/.25.00 x Person).
Humantay Lake Private Tour - Itinerary

Full Day Tour:Humantay Lake Peru

Our experienced guide will be ready to pick you up at your accommodation in Cusco at 3:00 to begin the journey to Humantay Lagoon. Before getting on the road, we will make a brief stop in Mollepata (Altitude: 2,850 m), where you can enjoy a light breakfast and prepare properly for the excursion.

We will continue towards Soraypampa (Altitude: 3,850 m), the starting point of our walk to the Humantay Lagoon. From this point, we will go to Humantay Lagoon, located at an altitude of approximately 4,200 meters above sea level, offering an impressive view of the glaciers and turquoise waters that surround it.

Once at the lagoon, you will have time to explore and marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds it, a truly unique experience in the Peruvian Andes. After this moment of connection with nature, we will return to Mollepata to enjoy a nutritious lunch and recharge our batteries for the return trip.

After lunch, we will return to Cusco, where we will arrive at approximately 17:00.

Packing List
  • Water
  • Personal snacks (optional).
  • Waterproof trekking shoes.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves and socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, T-shirts).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Basic medicines.
  • Walking sticks.
Lake Humantay Tour Gallery

1What does the Laguna Humantay tour include?

It includes transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco, professional guide services, entrance fees, as well as breakfast and lunch.

2How difficult is the hike to Laguna Humantay?

The hike to Laguna Humantay is of moderate difficulty. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the lake, and the path can be steep in parts. We recommend this hike for individuals in good physical condition.

3What should I wear for the tour?

We recommend wearing layers as temperatures can vary. Bring sturdy shoes suitable for hiking, a hat, sunglasses, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen.

4What should I do to prevent altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness can be a concern as the lake is at 4,200 meters or 13,780 feet. It’s important to stay hydrated, eat a hearty breakfast and take it slow on the ascent.

5Can I swim in Laguna Humantay?

In order to preserve the natural beauty and purity of the lake, you can not swim in the lake.

6What if I have dietary restrictions for the included meals?

If you have specific dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking. We aim to cater to a variety of dietary needs with advance notice.

7How long is the day tour to Humantay Lake?

The day tour to Humantay Lake is a full-day excursion. We start early in the morning and return to Cusco by early evening.