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Humantay Lake Full-Day Hike from Cusco

Visit one of the mystical places in the Andes of Peru. Humantay Lake full-day hike from Cusco is the best option to see the turquoise lake Humantay, that is located in the district of Mollepata, of the department of Cusco, Humantay lake tour became one of Peru tourist attractions most visited after Machu Picchu, this touristic place of Humantay Lagoon is a really impressive and marvelous place to visit for all the travelers who love to hike or visited this breath-taking attraction in the Andes of Cusco Peru, this magnificent Lagoon of Humantay is located 120 kilometers from Cusco, that’s why people prefer to do just in one day trip to Humatay Lake from Cusco.


This Lake Humantay Peru is a natural attraction located in the village of Soraypampa, lastly, lake Humantay tour becomes one of the most popular places to visit for the adventure seekers and is easy to get here, from Cusco. The transportations last for about 3 hours and 30 minutes until the main point, that is Soraypampa village, also this is the first base campsite for people who are doing the Salkantay Trek 4 days, 5 days or the Salkantay trek Inca trail 7 Days, also this is the perfect place to stay an overnight if you are doing the  Humantay Lake Salkantay 2 days, staying in the SkyDome, feeling relaxes and comfortable in the Andes of Peru.

Humantay Lake History

About Humantay, local people say that Humantay Lake or Laguna Humantay as they mostly have known, was the Sacred area for the Incas, but most important Salkantay also known as Apu Salkantay was the first most important for all the Andean people, They usually made some offers or Sacrifice asking to have a good luck, work, healthy and good crops, nowadays there are Shamans who go there and other spiritual travelers asking to have and feel good and better in every area in their lives.


So if you plan to visit one of Peru’s attractions like to the beautiful turquoise lake Kwon as a Humantay Lake in Cusco, just write to us, if you have any other questions please feel free to write to us so on your visit to Humantay Lake Peru, don’t just see it-experience it with the authentic guided tour with Magical Peru Expeditions.

Suggested Itinerary Humantay lake – one day trip from Cusco.

  • 04:30 – 05:15 pick up from your respective hotel.
  • 05:15 – 07:35 from Cusco City to  Mollepata by Bus.
  • 07:35 – 08:05 breakfast in Mollepata
  • 08:30 – 09:30 Mollepata to Soraypampa  by bus
  • 09:40 – 11:05 trekking to Humantay lake
  • 11:05 – 11:40 tour in Humantay Lake
  • 11:40 – 12:50 Hiking down to Soraypampa
  • 13:00 – 14:00 lunch
  • 14:00 – 17.30 Return to Cusco City.


Humantay Lake Day Trip From Cusco

For your Humantay Lake tour From Cusco, we will pick you up very early, between 4.40 am to 5.10 am, we will start our amazing journey to Humantay Lagoon, with our private transportations going through many interesting villages, like Escuchaca, Anta, Limatambo, reaching to Mollepata, here you will have some nutritious breakfast for about 30 minutes, and you can stock up on the latest provisions, then we are heading to Soraypampa( 3850 meters above sea level) specially this place is the main point or the main first campsite for the Salkantay Trekkers, this place for us is the beginning of our Humantay lake day tour, the trek last for about 1 hour and 45 minutes until reaching to one of the impressive places to Humantay Lagoon.


Humantay Lagoon or Laguna Humantay is a turquoise lake due to mineral found in the bottom; the water that comes down forming a stream from the majestic Snow-capped Mountain “Salkantay” makes an spectacular view of this lake, considered as a jewel of nature, once you’ll have all the necessary explanations by our local expert tour guide you will have time to explore by yourself and have a spectacular photographs of the landscape and the Lagoon, then we will hike down to the Community of Soraypampa, here you will have lunch for a period of time, after that, we will board to the bus to go back directly to Cusco city, we are arriving approximately about 5.30 pm thus the ending of our trek to Humantay Lake 1 day


  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Mountain tour guide (English and Spanish).
  • Touristic transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (beginning of trek)
  • Breakfast, Snacks
  • Entrance to the Humantay Lake.
  • First aid kit equipment.
  • Transportation back to Cusco.

Does not include:

  • Water.
  • Tips for your crew
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.



  • Original Passport
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick-dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film


From $ 35.00 dollars per person

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