Day trip

Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour

Activity provider: Willka Travel
Day trip

Cusco: Humantay Lake All-inclusive Full-day Tour

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 38 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.

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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
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 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.
  • Hotel pickup in the historical center (depending on option selected)
  • 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 (depending on option selected)
  • 1 walking stick
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Choose this option to go to the meeting points in Cusco Plaza Regocijos (Kusipata) at 04:00 AM,

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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 416 reviews

Review summary

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I loves this tour. It was hard but well worth it. The booking was really easy. I booked and got confirmation right away. The driver and the guide were excellent. The guide explained a lot of interesting things which i really appreciate. I would recommend this tour.

March 26, 2023

Great trip, it's a long day, long drive and an early start but it's worthy. The lake is lovely and the glacier above it spectacular (and if you have altitude issues you can rent a horse, however the hike itself is very easy, just need to go slow!). Both breakfast and lunch buffets were delicious.

March 26, 2023

Gilthon was our tour guide. He was very encouraging, funny and supportive. It was a full capacity group. The breakfast and lunch stop was good. The hike itself was challenging, being a beginner in hiking. The elevation gain was very steep and strenuous. My husband and I hiked for a while and then took a horse ride to the top. The lake was very pristine and wonderful! It got very crowded by the time we made it to the lake. Descend was also challenging. We were provided with hiking poles and sticks that's a must especially while descending.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 104114