Day trip

Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour

Activity provider: Willka Travel

Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 48 per person

Get back to nature and experience the exotic flora and fauna of Humantay Lake on a full-day trek. Marvel at beautiful lakes, valleys and mountains sacred to the Incas, and get stunning views of the glacier.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a sacred wildernesss on a hike of Humantay Lake
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch and continental breakfast
  • Go for an optional swim in the turquoise waters at the base of the Humantay Glacier
  • Arrives early at the lake and be the first one
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your Cusco hotel between 03:30 AM and 04:00 AM, and then journey to Mollepata village in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. After breakfast in Mollepata, continue towards Soraypampa 3,900 meters above sea level. Trek for approximately 1.5 hours to Humantay Lake, 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level and get wonderful views of the turquoise waters at the base of Humantay Glacier. Immerse yourself in a landscape sacred to the Incas, and get the chance to rent a horse to ride to the lake. Explore the turquoise glacial waters of Humantay Lake , leisure for photography exploring the surrounding area before going back to Mollepata for a buffet lunch. Then, journey back to Cusco at 06:00 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup in the historical center
  • Drop off in Plaza San francisco
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch buffet (vegetarian option available)
  • Official Guide (English /Spanish)
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance ticket
  • 1 walking stick
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Please, keep in mind that Humantay Lake is located 4000 meters above sea level. The trek is moderate, but due to high altitude, breathing can be more difficult.
  •  The trek is almost all uphill, the trail is steep and a little slippery in some places; it is recommended to wear waterproof hiking shoes.
  • If you are in a Private Apartment or Airbnb in Cusco you have to come to the meeting point
  • Take Comfortable Hiking shoes for the trek, warm jacket
  • Hotel Pick-up is only from the historical center of Cusco.
  • Please note that due to the remoteness of the place, breakfast and lunch are basic, offered as a courtesy from the local partner so tourists don't spend many hours without food. Bring extra snacks and water for the trek
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 413 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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In general, I ended up very happy with the service of the Willka Travel agency and César our guide. They were very punctual. They told me that they would be there for me at 3:50 AM and at that exact time they arrived at my hotel. The agency coordinates the departure earlier than the rest of the agencies and that is advantageous since when you arrive at the lagoon there is almost no one around. The breakfast and lunch service were quite good. Cesar was very attentive and provided help when needed. The only point of improvement is transportation. We had a somewhat small and uncomfortable transport.

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October 13, 2022

The trail is really difficult for those with no skills, but the arrival at the top is 100% worth it. The agency was careful to leave very early so we could reach the lagoon before it was full of other tourists, that was nice. The guide was very attentive. The included meals were in a simple and charming place.

October 11, 2022

The experience was great, very attentive guide, spoke two languages (English and Spanish). Tour carried out 08/19/22, we were picked up at around 4:00 am at the hotel, it was a smooth journey +-3 hours to the restaurant which served a delicious breakfast with many options, the second part of the road is a little worse , very winding, narrow and not paved, stretch of more +- 1 hour. We arrived at the entrance of the park around 9 am and started the climb, our group took 1h30m, the guide was very attentive, he gave us all the necessary support for the climb, in the first 30 minutes it is a relatively quiet climb, the last 1 hour the trail it is extremely steep and the lack of oxygen becomes more evident (it is worth mentioning that we did not have adequate physical preparation for this trail). We stayed around 1 hour in Laguna (extremely beautiful) and returned to the base +-1h30, the decision requires more strength in the knees. We had lunch at the same restaurant and they left us close

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August 20, 2022

Product ID: 104114