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How far is Humantay Lake from Cusco?

How far is Humantay Lake from Cusco?


Tour the Humantay Lake located at the foot of the Apu Salkantay, a beautiful economic adventure and only one day. Enjoy the scenic nature.

For a long time, the natural beauty of Humantay Lake was unknown, but now it is one of the most requested tours by travelers.

A tour to the Humantay Lake is very inexpensive, as well as being a one-day trip. During the tours you can enjoy a pure environment and unique natural beauty, because such a place is located at the foot of the mountain Salkantay (apu Salkantay).


There are several ways to make this beautiful trip, for example:

– One-day tour to Humantay Lake.
– Tour of 2 days.
– Tour the Salkantay snow-capped mountain that includes the Humantay Lake.
– Many more.

Of all these possibilities, the most requested and economical is the 1-day tour.

In your trip to Cusco you will find an infinite number of travel opportunities and adventure tours. Many of them you can buy them included in complete tourist packages. But also, tours can be obtained according to the taste of each visitor.

Most of the tourist agencies in Cusco, offer the trip to the Humantay lagoon, some more expensive than others. But, in general, prices range from 35 dollars per person.

If you are thinking of buying a Cusco tourist package. Or maybe, buy individual tours, like the Humantay Lake tour. The following list of just a few important tour options can help you make the best choice for your adventure.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (short trip).
Inca Trail to Classic Machu Picchu.
– Travel to Machu Picchu by bus.
Trekking Salkantay to Machu Picchu.
– Trekking valley of lares to Machu Picchu.
– Sacred Valley Tour.
– Tour maras and Moray.
Huchuy Qosqo Tour.
– Trekking through the Inca jungle to Machu Picchu.
– Tour to the southern valley of cusco.
– Red Valley Tour.
Tour to the rainbow mountain (vinicunca).
Humantay Lake Tour.
– Trekking to Ausangate snow-covered mountain.
– Many more.

Can you travel to Humantay Lake on your own?

Como llegar a la Laguna Humantay


It is known that most people in Cusco, and especially local people, make the trip at their own expense. But the responsibility and experience falls only on the same person, no one will take charge if an accident happens or gets lost on the way.

For foreign visitors, it is highly recommended to make the trip by hiring the service of a travel agency. They will provide you with enough information and more details about the trip, and they take the safety of their visitors very seriously.

Sometimes you can find tours in offers, or if you are thinking of traveling with a group of friends or family, the costs will be reduced. It’s up to each visitor to find out which tour operator offers the best prices and the best security.

Where does the Humantay Lagoon tour start?

If your travel plans are in charge of a company or tourist agency, they will give you the starting point or meeting point to start the trip. Generally, the buses pick up the passengers from the main square of the city of Cusco.

Many agencies give more benefits such as: pick up with private mobility (cars), from the passenger’s hotel.

The tour starts very early, almost always at 4 in the morning. Because, the trip by bus has an approximate duration of 3 hours, until arriving at the community of Saraypampa.

The walk starts from the community of Saraypampa, to the Humantay Lake, and has an approximate duration of 2.5 hours.

Is it difficult to hike to Humantay Lake?

The difficulty of the tour is medium-low, any traveler can do it without much effort.

All the tourist companies give enough information to their travelers and they are also the ones who make sure to take the first aid kit, which includes oxygen balloons.

Humantay Lagoon is located at an altitude of 4200 masl, an accessible average height compared to other adventures that surpass 4300 masl.

In order for you to have an idea of the difficulty of this tour, you should know that entire families make this beautiful experience. Children and seniors manage to make the trip without any physical problems.

But if in spite of all the information, you are still in doubt about the difficulties that the tour presents to the Humantay Lagoon. Don’t worry, there are even more facilities for your trip, such as the rental of pack horses provided by local people. You can hire horses for your trip, but of course, that will take away the taste of a real adventure in the mountains of Cusco.

In recent years the tour to the Humantay Lagoon has increased significantly. If you are looking for new experiences, know Humantay the lagoon of turquoise waters, it will be a beautiful travel adventure.