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Humantay Lake Trek

Humantay Lake Trek is one of Peru’s most scenic 1 day treks! We drive through the local indigenous villages of Iscuchaca and Limatambo, where you can see Quechua people who are still keeping Inca traditions alive. Take your time hiking up to the lake, enjoying stunning views of the Andes. The incredibly turquoise lake is situated at the base of the majestic glacier covered Salkantay Mountain Range. The views are absolutely breathtaking!

HUMANTAY LAKE TREK 1 DAY – ITINERARY

DAY  1 – CUSCO – HUMANATAY LAKE – CUSCO

This spectacular day begins at 4:30am when your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will drive 3 hours to the trailhead of Soraypampa located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. Here we will enjoy hot breakfast made by our professional chef.

We hike along a path called the “Camino Real,” as we gain altitude. After reaching the tiny traditional village, we continue for another hour and a half, ascending 1,200 feet in just 2 miles up a steep path. After conquering the last hill, we will gaze down on a turquoise lake below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier.

On the trek you are looking directly up to the Salkantay Mountain, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains, towering 20,600 feet with a sheer and snowy face. The equally impressive Humantay Peak, rising 19,412 feet, is also within view. Shamans and others who follow traditional Andean beliefs, will often give blessing when reaching the crystal-clear waters of Humantay Lake.  Once we reach the lakeshore, we relax, enjoy a snack, go for a swim (if you are brave!) or give thanks to Pachamama (Mother Earth). When you are ready to hike back down, we will descend to Soraypampa and have a hot lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks. Tired from such a beautiful day, we drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Hot breakfast & lunch prepared by our chef
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional trekking guide fluent in English & Spanish
  • Fees to access private land
  • First aid kit & emergency oxygen tank
  • Small group experience (max 8 guests)

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Water: please bring 1 liter per person
  • Tips for guide, driver and cook

 

 

The Humantay Lake Trek 1 day it’s available on any date that it’s best for you as long  as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. For private service of 2 or more add $50 per person.

PRICES:

 

GROUP PRICES

 

# OF PERSONS PRICE

PER PERSON

2 persons $150 pp
3  persons $125 pp
4 persons $100 pp
5 persons $80 pp
6 persons $70 pp