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Humantay lake day trip from Cusco

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Up to 20 people GROUP SIZE
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4,200 m / 13,779 ft MAX. ALTITUDE
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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.

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Meeting place — at about 04:30

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 13:30

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 19:00

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


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Type of tour
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


DetailsType of tour
Schedule04:30 to 19:00You decide
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyen or es
Size15 to 20 pax.You and your friends
IncludedType of tour
Pick up from your hotel
Tourist vehicle
Buffet breakfast and lunch
First aid kit
Oxygen tank
Walking stick (on request)
Personalized service
Ticket for Humantay: 24 soles pp
Horse (optional): 50 – 80 soles pp
Drop off at your hotel


  • Drones.
  • People with reduced mobility.
  • People without acclimatization to altitude.
  • People without good physical condition.
  • People with any respiratory or heart problems.
  • Babies under 3 years old.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Caps or hats.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.



Pick-ups and timings

Group tours:

  • All pick-ups and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in the historic center.
  • Your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location.
  • If you are out of the historic center, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • If it’s hard for the vehicle to make it to your hotel, we’ll arrange a meeting point.
  • We don’t do pick-ups if there are festivals, strikes and car trafic.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply for all Cusco city.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.


  • Breakfast and lunch are simple and delicious.
  • There are not many restaurants.
  • There are vegetarian options.


You should be acclimatized with at least two days of stay at altitude.

Vehicle type and seats


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Seats – group tours:

  • You reserve a seat in the bus, not a specific number of seat.
  • If you get picked-up first, then you can choose some seats (your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location).
  • Couples seat together to 95%; however, we can’t warranty this will happen to 100%.


  • Paved track.
  • The last part of the road is compacted dirt.
  • The road is bumpy sometimes.
  • Dust sometimes enters vehicles


Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. This tour is focused on trekking, not history.

Group tours:

  • He goes as a companion to show the way.
  • Intermediate English.
  • There is not much explanation during the tour.

Private tours:

  • He will always be at your disposal.
  • Intermediate-advanced English.
  • There is plenty of explanation during the tour.


  • The driver sometimes drives fast due to distance and time constraints.
  • If you book a private tour, the driver will drive at a normal speed.
  • The driver sometimes listens to music to stay awake.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.

Recogidas y horarios


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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