Humantay Lagoon

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Humantay Lagoon is named after the nearby mountain (Humantay, 5,473 m) and is considered one of the most beautiful and sacred lakes in Cusco. Its turquoise waters with the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay (6,270 m) in the background, whisper directly to you the reason why it is so popular. 

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All tours can be done privately where you can set the departure time, add in or remove sites and most importantly go at your own pace. Please ask us for more information about availabily and prices.

  • Day 1

  • 4.30 am and 5.00 am

    You will be picked-up from your hotel between 4.30 am and 5.00 am, where we will drive to the village of Mollepata (2900 m.a.s.l). , which takes around 2 hours. Here we will have breakfast and then continue by bus for another hour to Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l) the starting point of the hike.

  • The hike will take about an hour (asending) to Humantay Lagoon (4200 m.a.s.l). Here you will have time to visit and explore the place and take in the incredible view of Humantay mountain (5450 m.a.s.l), which is part of the Vilcabamba chain of the Andes. Our guide will explain to us about this magnificent place and then we will make our way back to Soraypampa where we will explore part of the Salkantay trail and see the view of the sacred mountain Salkantay (6271 m.a.s.l), which is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region. This will be followed by a delicious lunch before taking our transport back to Cusco.

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