Lake Humantay is located in the foothills of the Vilcabamba mountain range. This is of glacial origin located in Mollepata (Anta, Cusco) Laguna Humantay height is 4,200 meters, in the Soraypampa area at a height of 3,800 meters on the way to Salkantay mountain 3 hours by car from the city of Cusco.
For lovers of hiking and nature, this Laguna Humantay lagoon tour is perfect to be able to witness its vibrant turquoise color thanks to the minerals that give it its vibrant colors that contrast with the beautiful snowy mountain background. If you want to see all the beautiful lagoons that Cusco has to offer, it is recommended to take a tour 7 Cusco lagoons, to spend time observing the uniqueness of all of them.
This Humantay Laguna tour is made for adventurous visitors who do not have many days, but who love to look for magical places and witness nature in all its splendor. This is a full day tour that doesn’t need much experience, just a positive attitude.
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Cusco, an ancient city, is full of magical places to live unique experiences. One of those places to visit is the Humantay lagoon, where nature and landscape converge at the foot of a snowy located at 4200 meters above sea level.
Our adventure begins very early with pick-up from our hotel to begin the Humantay Lake tour in a touristic bus and then head to the town of Mollepata on a trip that takes approximately 2 hours before passing through the beautiful and picturesque villages such as Poroy and Limatambo. In the town of Mollepata (2900 m.a.s.l) we will have a delicious breakfast and then continue on our transport to the town of Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l), from this place we will begin the ascent hike for about an hour to the beautiful Humantay lake (4200 m.a.s.l) . The Humantay Lagoon is a turquoise water mirror that is located on the slopes of the imposing snowy Apu Humantay. The water comes from the melting of the snowy Humantay Mountain and is surrounded by the magnificent mountains and glaciers of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range.
This location is perfect to take plenty of photos, enjoy the landscapes that are on offer as well as the crystal waters of the lake that we will see on the Lake Humantay tour. In this place we will have free time in order to visit the location and the sight of the Humantay Mountain (5450 mts) in the chain of Vilcabmba in the Andes. In the company of our guide who will explain to us about the beautiful location, we will initiate our walk back to Soraypampa where we will explore the walk of Salkantay (6271 mts) as well as the view of the second tallest mountain in Cusco, la Montaña Sagrada (Sacred Mountain). Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch, in order to board our transportation that will take us back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 17:00 hrs and finalising the Humantay Lake tour.
Tour commences: 4:30 – 5:00 am
Tour ends: 17:00 pm
Duration: Full day
Category: Nature hiking
Level of difficulty: Level 2 – Mild
Type of trip: Trekking and ecological
Maximum Altitude: 4200 mts