A great day out to the Lake Humantay located on the stunning Salkantay Trail. This is a very popular and easy 1-day trek from Cuzco for those who do not have a lot of time for longer treks but still want to have a taste of the beautiful landscapes only this region can offer. Total trekking time is about 3 hours – a short hike accessible to everyone that has got acclimatized a little.
- Trek through the Andes countryside to Lake Humantay
- Learn about Lake Humantay’s importance to the Inca civilization
- Enjoy the beautiful geography
- Andean animals and fields of crops
Very early in the morning (around 4:30-5am) your mountain guide and our driver will pick up you from your hotel. The first stop of the day will be at Mollepata to have breakfast and fill us with the energy we´ll need to continue our trip up to Soraypampa at 3920 m.a.s.l. which is the location the campsite for the first day of the popular Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. Here we will enjoy a delicious breakfast in order to be ready for the trek. We will then start our hike up to the Humantay Lake (4200 m.a.s.l.), passing through stunning landscapes and with the possibility, if the sky is clear enough, to see the impressive ”Apus” (”spirits of the mountains”) Salkantay and Humantay. It takes about a 1,5 hours to reach the lake, with a low to moderate difficulty, but it will be more than rewarding once we arrive at this natural beauty. It is also possible to rent a horse in case you don’t feel like hiking all the way up. Once in the lagoon we will have enough time to take pictures, bring an offer to the Apus and the bravest among you can even decide to go swimming in the lake if it’s sunny! After some free time and rest, we will begin our descent to Soraypampa for about another 1.5 hours, which is much easier than the way up. In Soraypampa we will have a well-deserved lunch and after some rest, we start making our way back to Cusco arriving at 6 p.m. approximately.
- Tour guide with Transportation
- Breakfast and Lunch
- Lake Humantay’s entrance
- Small backpack with water & snacks
- Winter jacket with comfortable clothes and shoes
- Extra socks and T-shirts
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and Hat
- Cash for Souvenirs
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