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


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

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Duration: About 12 to 14 hours.

Language: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Tour Type: Group tours — if you wish a private service, please contact us.

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

Please Bring:

  • Sweaters or jackets
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Raincoats
  • Ponchos
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency


  • Bus pick up from your hotel — as long as you stay in the historic center
  • Continental breakfast
  • Semi-buffet lunch
  • 100% professional and authorized guides
  • Tourist bus with air conditioning
  • Entrance tickets for the Humantay lagoon
  • Walking stick — on request
  • Oxygen balloon
  • First aid kit

Not Included:

  • Horses — optional, if you are going to require it, inform us in advance
  • Dinner
  • Tips (optional)

How to book? Please book on this webpage.

Faq’s: Please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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The itinerary can always change because of weather, strikes and festivals.

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 6:30 pm

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


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Group tour: 35 USD per person

  • Kids under 4 years enter for free
  • Kids between 5 to 10 years old, must pay for the price of the tour so that they can also have a seat in the bus
  • We have different prices for kids over 5 years to 10 years
  • Teenagers over 11 pay a regular rate

If you want this tour to be a 100% custom service, contact us.


  • Start time: Every day at about 4:30 am
  • Ending time: At about 6:30 pm

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     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.   


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