Humantay lake day trip from Cusco

Humantay lake day trip from Cusco — Tour to Laguna Humantay

Discover the Humantay lagoon through the eyes of a local

ABOUT

Humantay lake day trip from Cusco: If you would like visiting a natural wonder in the Andes of Peru, this excursion on the outskirts of Cusco is definitely your cup of tea; we depart very early in the morning from Cusco city along with other nature lovers by bus towards Mollepata district, where we will have our breakfast.
After the breakfast, we continue driving by bus until we reach an indigenous community called Soraypampa, from where we will begin to hike to the Humantay Lake, located in the Vilcabamba mountain range.
To carry out this tour, we recommend acclimatizing in Cusco city or the Sacred Valley for at least 2 days and thus avoid high altitude sickness; any way during our excursion, you will have a tour leader with many years of experience on hiking, an assistant tour guide, and an oxygen balloon at your disposal throughout the hike.

Why to reserve with us?
  • 100% Peruvian company
  • 100% Indigenous team
  • Licensed tour guides

DETAILS

Duration: About 14 hours.

Language:

  • Group tour: Spanish and English simultaneously
  • Private tour: Spanish, English — separate groups based on the language. If you want another language, just let us know!

Tour Type:

  • Group tour: 10 to up to 30 attendees
  • Private tour: No strangers

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What to bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Passport — it’s optional, but at least have a digital photo
  • Raincoats
  • Ponchos — buy it in Cusco
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency
  • Snacks — keep in mind that the lunch will be at around 1:30 pm

Included:

  • Group tour:
    • Bus pick up from your hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center
    • Basic breakfast and lunch with vegetarian options
    • Licensed tour Guides
    • Tourist bus with air conditioning
    • Entrance tickets for Humantay
    • Walking stick — on request
    • Oxygen balloon
    • First aid kit
  • Private tour:
    • Pick up with vehicle and Tour Guide from your hotel
    • On time pick up from your hotel
    • Basic breakfast and lunch with vegetarian options
    • Private Tour Guide
    • Private Driver
    • Private Car
    • Entrance tickets for Humantay
    • Walking stick — on request
    • Oxygen balloon
    • First aid kit
    • Drop off at your hotel

Not Included:

  • Horses — optional, you can rent them on the day as your tour
    • One way: 50 Soles approx.
    • Round trip: 80 Soles approx.
  • Tips (optional)
  • Dinner

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

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HIGHLIGHTS

The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals. If you book a private tour, we will pick you up from anywhere in the city of Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

Meeting Place — at about 4:30 am

We will pick you up by bus from your Hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center, otherwise we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience.

Cusco to Mollepata by bus

We depart by bus from Cusco city early in the morning to a small town known as Mollepata, where we will have breakfast, the bus ride is for about 2.5 hours — The Mollepata town is located at 2684 m.a.s.l.

Mollepata to Soraypampa by bus

After an energizing breakfast, we will continue driving for approx. 1 hour towards Soraypampa, which is an indigenous community located at 3900 m.a.s.l.

Soraypampa to Humantay Lagoon on foot

After approx. 4 hours of travel by bus, we will finally start the short trek towards the most beautiful lagoon of Cusco: Humantay. The route is steep, but luckily, you will only hike for about 1 hour. Keep in mind that Humantay is located at 4200 m.a.s.l.

At Humantay Lagoon

Upon arriving at this small lake, our guide will explain the history of this natural beauty and its agricultural and mystical importance for the surrounding communities, then you will have 1/2 hour free time to take the best photos and relax.

Lunch in Mollepata at about 1:30 pm

We return on foot from the Humantay lake to Soraypampa lagoon, then we will take the bus to Mollepata, where we will have some delicious lunch.

Return to Cusco by bus

Tour Ending Place — at about 7 pm

We finish this tour two blocks away from the Plaza de Armas — this tour doesn’t end at your hotel.

PHOTOS

PRICE

Group tour:

  • 35 USD per person

Private tour:

  • 110 USD per person based on 2 people
  • 75 USD 80 USD per person based on 3 people
  • 65 USD 80 USD per person based on 4 people
  • 60 USD per person based on 5 people
  • If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!

SCHEDULES

Everyday at:

  • Pick up time: About 4:30 am
  • Ending time: About 7 pm

If you book a private tour, we are flexible with the schedule.

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    MEETING PLACE

     We will pick you up by bus from your Hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center, otherwise we will coordinate another meeting place according to your convenience. If you book a private tour, we will pick you up from anywhere in the city of Cusco.

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