Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco – Humantay Lake Peru

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Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco Details
Humantay Lake Peru

Nestled high within the Andean mountains, the ethereal beauty of Humantay Lake Peru beckons to the adventurous soul. The glistening waters of Laguna Humantay, framed by majestic peaks, provide a memorable Peruvian experience. With the expert guidance of Magical Cusco Travel Agency, embark on a memorable Humantay Lake Tour. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Humantay Lagoon.

Beginning bright and early, this journey promises to enrapture your senses. The day starts with a sumptuous breakfast to energize you for the day ahead. With an elevation of 4,200 meters above sea level (13,780 feet), hiking to Humantay Lake requires stamina and preparation. 

But worry not! Our experienced tour guide will be with you every step of the way, sharing tales of this sacred lake. They’ll provide insights into the local flora and fauna and ensure you are comfortable and safe.

While Machu Picchu may dominate the headlines, the Humantay Lake offers an equally mesmerizing yet serene alternative. Often chosen as a starting point for the Salkantay Trek, Humantay is a standout destination on its own.

Before setting off on the hour drive to the trailhead, we advise our guests to wear sunscreen. This protects against the potent Andean sun. It’s also an opportune time to buy snacks, ensuring you’re well-fueled for the day. Snacks and water are essential for the elevation gain experienced on this day hike.

Once at the lake, we will give you ample time to visit, relax, and absorb the captivating vistas surrounding you. As midday approaches, the tour offers a delightful lunch. This allows you to savor local delicacies.

By 0400 pm, as the sun begins its descent, we’ll begin our journey back to Cusco. We will be carrying with us stories, experiences, and a deep appreciation for the magic that is Humantay.

Why visit Humantay Lake with us?

Our Humantay Lake tours are not merely excursions but a carefully curated journey designed to enlighten and inspire. You will join a community of travelers who have discovered the magic of Peru through our unique and personal tours. We look forward to welcoming you on this exceptional adventure.

Join us on this unique expedition with Magical Cusco Travel Agency. We will traverse the scenic pathways to the lake from Cusco. We ensure your day ends with fond memories and awe-inspiring sights. 

Our dedication to service excellence has consistently earned us high ratings on TripAdvisor. This attests to our commitment to providing our clients with a world-class travel experience.

Still unsure why you should dive into Humantay Lake’s alluring beauty? Read our travel article.


  • Professional guide
  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Tourist transport
  • Breakfast and lunch


  • Entrance Fees: PEN 20 (7 USD)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Gear
  • Optional Gratuities
Humantay Lake Tour Itinerary

Humantay Lake Peru Full Day Tour from Cusco

At the break of dawn, the Humantay Lake Peru tour will start its enchanting journey. We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel promptly at 4:00 am. From this point, we will set off on our 2-hour drive, with Soraypampa as our intended first stop. 

Upon reaching Soraypampa around 6:00 am, we will indulge in a brief yet hearty breakfast. This will prepare us for the adventure ahead.

Revitalized by the morning meal, we will embark on our hike to Humantay Lake. It is a gem situated at an altitude of 4,200 meters or 13,780 feet. This hike, expected to last approximately 1.5 hours, will surely test your mettle. 

However, the mesmerizing sights awaiting you are well worth the effort. By 9:00 am, the shimmering turquoise waters of Humantay Lake will come into view. The towering presence of Humantay Mountain will beautifully complement it.

Here, you’ll have ample moments to immerse yourself in the beauty, take treasured photographs, or simply soak in the tranquil panorama. As noon approaches, we will commence our descent, retracing our steps back to Soraypampa. By 2:00 pm, Soraypampa will welcome us with a delicious lunch spread, reenergizing our spirits. It’s also the perfect time to purchase any snacks you might want for our journey back.

We will depart from Soraypampa around 3:00 pm. Our goal is to have you comfortably settled back in your Cusco hotel by 5:00 pm. The memories of a day filled with awe will still be fresh in your mind.

Humantay Lake Tour Statistics:

  • Distance Covered: 12 km or 7.5 miles
  • Highest Altitude: 4,200 meters or 13,780 feet
  • Lowest Altitude: 3,500 meters or 11,482 feet
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Embrace this Humantay Lake tour. It will etch a beautiful memory in the canvas of your heart.

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.

7Can I book a private tour to Humantay Lake?

Yes, private tours are available. Please get in touch with us to discuss the details and pricing for a private tour.

8How 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.