Our most recommended things to do in Mollepata District

Cusco: Humantay Lake with Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Cusco: Humantay Lake with Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Your professional tour guide will pick you up at your homestay, hostel or hotel in Cusco between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive in Mollepata where we will stop for breakfast and pick up water and snacks for the trek. After breakfast, travel 1 more hour to Soraypampa. Once you arrive at this high mountain plateau, admire the beautiful mountains Apu Salkantay (6,230 meters above sea level) and Humantay (5,250 meters above sea level) above sea level. The tour itself reaches an altitude of 4,200 meters. After a short time preparing your day pack you will start the 2-hour trek to Humantay Lake. The way up to Humantay Lake is steep however your group is small and your guide will let you take your time to enjoy the trek.  Enjoy the views of Humantay Lake and enjoy an optional small climb above the lake to the right or left where you can enjoy a panoramic view.  Next, you will have the easy part of your trek. Go downhill to Soraypampa for another hour. Then you will take your private transportation back to Mollepata where a local lunch will be waiting for you. Once you finish your buffet lunch you will go back to Cusco arriving between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the drop-off near Plaza de Armas.

Cusco: Humantay Lake Day Trip with Breakfast and Lunch

Cusco: Humantay Lake Day Trip with Breakfast and Lunch

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.

From Cusco: Excursion to Humantay lake from Cusco

From Cusco: Excursion to Humantay lake from Cusco

Our tour begins with the pick up at 4:00 a.m. from your hotel located in the historical center of Cusco. Then we will head northwest of Cusco, to the district of Mollepata where we will have our first stop to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then we will continue in our mobility to the parking lot (Challacancha), from where we will start our hike. Then we will have a walk of approximately 2 hours to reach the Humantay Lagoon, upon arrival we will have enough time to take pictures and tour much of the place. After that, we return by the same route to Challacancha to return to Mollepata. Arriving in the district of Mollepata we will have a buffet lunch in a picturesque restaurant. Finally, once the tour is finished, we will return to Cusco city, arrival time is approximately 18:00 hrs.

From Cusco: Humantay Lake Tour

From Cusco: Humantay Lake Tour

The tour starts from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am approx, depending on your hotel location the pickup time will be quite different. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as we make our way toward Humantay Lake! We'll begin by boarding our tourist transport and traveling by car for approximately 2 hours until we arrive at the charming community of Mollepata. There, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast to fuel up for the rest of the journey. From Mollepata, we'll continue on towards Humantay Lagoon, leaving the main road behind and taking a dirt road that winds through beautiful landscapes, canyons, and cloud forests. Keep an eye out for the breathtaking Salkantay Glacier, which is the second-largest glacier in the Cusco region. After another hour on the road, we'll finally arrive at Soraypampa, where the true adventure begins. Get ready to experience the stunning beauty of Humantay Lake and all that the surrounding area has to offer! After arriving at the last car stop in Soraypampa, the group will embark on a roughly 1.5-hour walk to reach the stunning turquoise lake of Humantay. The duration of the hike is an average estimate and may vary depending on your pace. However, there's no need to worry as you can walk at your own speed. Keep in mind that this hike is a bit more challenging than the Rainbow Mountain tour, so it's recommended to take frequent breaks to avoid getting exhausted easily. Upon reaching the magnificent Humantay Lake, the tour guide will provide the group with relevant information about the site. You will then have around 40 minutes of free time to explore the area before heading back to the parking lot. Finally, at the end of the Humantay Lake Tour, you return to Cusco where our transportation will take you to the city center (05:00 pm approx) or if it is in private service, to your respective hotel. End of services Emergency numbers: +51 979300796 /+51 983784029

Cuzco: Salkantay Trek 5-Day Andean Machu Picchu Expedition

Cuzco: Salkantay Trek 5-Day Andean Machu Picchu Expedition

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Marcco Qasa – Laguna Humantay – Soraypampa Embark on a captivating journey as we pick you up from your respective hotels or locations in Cusco around 5:00am Depart from Cusco at 5:30 am and start the trek from Mollepata. Enjoy a scenic hike with views of the majestic Humantay snow-capped peak. Visit the beautiful Laguna de Humantay and learn about the area from our professional guide. Have "tea time" at Soraypampa camp and stargaze to learn about Andean astronomy. Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayraqmachay – Chaullay Trek to the highest point of the tour, Salkantay Pass, and admire the stunning views. Descend to Huayraqmachay and continue to the town of Chaullay, experiencing ecological and geographical changes. Observe diverse flora, fauna, and bird species along the way. Day 3: Chaullay – Colpapampa – Sahuayaco – Lucmabamba Explore the high jungle area as you descend through Colpapampa and Sahuayaco. Witness hot springs, orchids, and waterfalls while observing the climate and vegetation change. Arrive at Lucmabamba, enjoy lunch, and have free time to explore the surroundings. Day 4: Lucmabamba – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes Hike to hydroelectric and continue walking to the town of Aguas Calientes. Optional visit to Mandor botanical gardens and waterfalls along the way. Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco Early morning hike to Machu Picchu for a memorable sunrise experience. Guided tour of the main temples and palaces within the citadel. Explore Machu Picchu at your own pace and consider climbing Huaynapicchu (optional). Return to Cusco by train and car, arriving around 8:00 pm. Note: This itinerary is a condensed version with less than 300 words.

CUSCO: EXCLUSIVE 1-DAY TRIP TO HUMANTAY LAKE

CUSCO: EXCLUSIVE 1-DAY TRIP TO HUMANTAY LAKE

The first thing we will do in the humantay lagoon service is to pick you up directly from your hotel 4:00 AM, then we will drive for 2 hours to the place of Mollepata where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an excellent breakfast after breakfast. We prepare for a 1 hour drive to the trekking point (Soraypampa) and then we start with a 1 and a half hour hike uphill to the famous Humantay lagoon (4200 m.a.s.l.). Upon arrival at the lagoon you will have enough time to explore the crystal clear waters of Humantay and have the opportunity to observe the local wild birds and varieties of flora. All of which you will explore with your guide and then perform an ancestral ceremony in homage to the Pacha Mama and the Apus. Then we prepare to return downhill to Soraypampa where you will take the bus back to the town of Mollepata where you will enjoy a lunch prepared with local ingredients and then we will take our bus back to Cusco arriving between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the drop-off point near the Plaza de Armas.

From Cusco Humantay lake with Breakfast and buffet lunch

From Cusco Humantay lake with Breakfast and buffet lunch

The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel at 3:40 am to ensure a crowd-free experience. You will travel in a comfortable van, embarking on a 2.5-hour drive through picturesque towns like Izcuchaca and Limatambo. Along the way, there will be a stop in Mollepata for a delightful breakfast. After another hour of driving, you will arrive at Soraypampa, a beautiful location situated in the lush Apurimac River valley at an altitude of 3,900 meters (12,795 ft) above sea level. Here, you will be greeted by the majestic Salkantay mountain, which is the second highest peak in the Cusco region. From the trailhead at Soraypampa, you will begin your hike to Humantay Lake. The trail offers stunning views of the awe-inspiring Salkantay and Humantay glaciers. The hike to Humantay Lake takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, with the latter half being steeper as you approach the turquoise-colored lake. Throughout the hike, you will be treated to panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, diverse flora and fauna, and breathtaking natural landscapes. Once you arrive at Humantay Lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,230 meters (13,878 ft), you will have ample time to marvel at its serene beauty and soak in the tranquil atmosphere. For those seeking even more stunning vistas, there is an optional 15-minute uphill hike to another viewpoint overlooking Laguna Humantay and the majestic Apu Humantay mountain, which stands at an impressive height of 5,480 meters (17,979 ft). After immersing yourself in the beauty of Humantay Lake, you will descend back to Soraypampa, where the hike began. Following the hike, you will enjoy a delicious lunch in Soraypampa or Mollepata. Then, a private transport will take you back to Cusco, with an estimated arrival time of approximately 6:00 pm.

Cusco: Trek to Humantay Lagoon with Breakfast and Lunch

Cusco: Trek to Humantay Lagoon with Breakfast and Lunch

Explore the Nevado Humantay, a mountain with active glacier tongues. View its beauty and discover its ice caves. Learn about the minerals that cause the lake to become its stunning color. Start your adventure with a drive to the Mollepata District. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the district to provide the fuel you will need for the trek. Travel to Soraypampa and begin the walk up to the Humantay Lagoon. Experience incredible views of both the Salcantay and Humantay peaks.  Reach the Humantay Lagoon and the long trek will be more than worth it when you see the views. Stop for a well earned rest and take as many photos as you like. Descend back to Soraypampa and return to the Mollepata District, where you can relax with a delicious buffet lunch before returning to Cusco. 

Cusco: Explore Humantay Lagoon in a Unique Way

Cusco: Explore Humantay Lagoon in a Unique Way

explore the humantay lagoon from cusco in one day Start your day at 4:30 am with our pick-up at your hotel. In 2 hours, we arrive at Mollepata for an energy-filled breakfast. Then, we board a comfortable transport to Soraypampa, with impressive views of the Salkantay. After a 1-hour walk, we reached the Humantay lagoon, at 4500 meters above sea level. You will have 1 hour and a half to explore the surroundings, capture photos and immerse yourself in the magic of the place. On the way back, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in mollepata at 1:00 pm. Later, we head back to Cusco, arriving around 4:00 pm, ending the tour at your hotel. This unique experience combines nature, adventure and culinary delights. Book now and discover the wonder of Humantay Lagoon in one day!

From Cusco: Full Day Tour to Humantay Lake

From Cusco: Full Day Tour to Humantay Lake

This tour is for people who love nature and landscapes, this adventure hike crosses beautiful valleys and snow-capped mountains that give life to the Humantay lagoon, considered one of the most beautiful and sacred lagoons in the Cusco region. The tour will begin with the pick-up from your respective hotels very early in the morning and then begin the trip by tourist transport for approximately 2 hours and we will arrive at our first point, the town of Mollepata where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast. We continue our trip to Soraypampa, upon arrival we will be able to appreciate the beautiful view of the imposing Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped mountains. Then we prepare to begin the 3 kilometer walk to the lagoon for approximately an hour and a half, the path to the lagoon is a little steep. After enjoying our first view of the lake, there is the option to walk to the left or right side of the lake where you can see a panoramic view. Then, we will descend to Soraypampa for approximately 1 hour, later we will take our return transportation to Mollepata where a buffet lunch will be provided. And finally we will return to the city of Cusco, where our transportation will leave you in the center of the city, two blocks from the Plaza de Armas.

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What people are saying about Mollepata District

Overall rating

4.7
(418 reviews)

Our guide John was amazing! He did a great job at communicating everything in both Spanish and English. The buffets were better than we have had on other tours. The hike itself was challenging but so rewarding once you reach the top! If you’re choosing between this and rainbow mountain, I’d choose this one!

The whole trip was great! Starting from the transportation, the van was clean, quite comfortable. The breakfast and lunch were really good and the guide was excellent and very professional! And there’s literally no words to describe Humantay Lake, simply amazing!

The entire experience was really cool, the places, the dinamic and the guide Heber told us about the story and the culture of the place and the surrounding.

Everything according to the plan. Very good organization. This is another trip from this office that I recommend.

It was good. But maybe you should inform that you should wait at least two days in Cusco before doing this hike.