• Humantay Lake Tour
  • Humantay Lake Tour
  • Humantay Lake Tour
  • Humantay Lake Tour
  • Humantay Lake Tour
Full Day Tour


Tour Summary

  • tour id TRCUS105
  • ways to travel Guided tour, adventure
  • activities Walking & Trekking
  • group size 16 - 20 Max
  • duration Full day
  • departures Daily departures
Humantay Lake Activity Level

Activity Level

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Prices & Services
  • Essential info

The Humantay lake is a small natural sanctuary located on the slopes of the Salkantay snow-capped mountain, the waters of this lake are fed by the glaciers that are part of the Andes mountain range, its intense turquoise color is due to multiple factors such as: minerals that exist in the area, microorganisms, crystallinity of the water, sun radiation, and so on. Humantay lake has become a very popular tourist destination, however, reaching it can be a challenge.

Before visiting the Humantay lagoon it is necessary to pass through Soraypampa. This place is a campsite where some lodges are installed for tourists visiting Machu Picchu along the Salkantay route. Our ecological camp Salkantay is one of them, here we offer the glamping service for the most demanding tourists.

The road from Soraypampa to the Humantay Lake is demanding but not impossible, a moderately trained person reaches it in an hour and a half or two. There is the possibility of doing it on horseback, you can rent one for S/.80.00 (USD 24.00).

We recommend making an effort and walking. The arrival at the lake is a special moment, it is that moment that makes all the effort worthwhile. The Humantay lake is a beautiful and quiet place, take that time to connect with nature and with yourself, it is a memory you will have a lifetime.


  • Wonderful geographical and natural landscapes.
  • We provide our passengers with true walking sticks.
  • You will have the opportunity to bathe in the cold waters of this beautiful lake.
Key information
  • Regular group size: 16 - 20 ppl.
  • The tour starts and ends in the center of Cusco.
  • We contact you one day before the tour by phone or whatsapp to confirm the time and place of departure.
What's included
  • Pick-up service, available only in Cusco center.
  • Breakfast and lunch, vegetarian option available.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Round trip tourist transportation.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Water, energy drink and energy bar.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Diner.
  • Drop-off service.
  • Tips or personal appreciation.


Dear passenger, our hotel includes pick-up service from your hotel and starts from 04:30 until 05:00 AM. This service is available in the most centrally located Cusco hotels.

If you are staying in a private place or outside midtown, we'll contact you to arrange the meeting place and time.

The tour itinerary begins at 05 AM. And our first destination is the small town of Mollepata that is located 3 hours from the city, here we can rest the journey and have breakfast.

After breakfast we board the bus again and leave for Soraypampa camp located approximately 40 minutes. The Soraypampa camp is a link between travelers visiting Humantay lake and Machu Picchu. Here our Salkantay ecological camp is installed, where our passengers who visit Machu Picchu by the Salkantay route stay the first day.

After arriving at the camp and walking to the slopes of the lake for about 15 minutes and before starting the difficult part of the tour our mountain guide provides information about the place, some indications and recommendations to avoid any inconvenience during the ascent.

The walk from the camp to the Humantay lake takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour and a half. Visiting time in the lake lasts around 30 minutes. And the time to return to Soraypampa camp takes about 30 minutes.

Upon returning to Soraypampa we board our transport and head to the town of Mollepata again, where we can rest and have lunch before returning to the city of Cusco.

Our itinerary ends at San Francisco square, located in the city center very close to main square.

  • 04:30 Hrs.
    Hotel pickup.
  • 05:00 Hrs.
    Departing from Cusco.
  • 07:30 Hrs.
    Mollepata town. Breakfast
  • 09:30 Hrs.
    Soraypampa camp.
  • 11:30 Hrs.
    Humantay lake.
  • 12:30 Hrs.
    Soraypampa camp.
  • 13:30 Hrs.
    Mollepata town. Lunch
  • 17:00 Hrs.
    Arriving to Cusco. San Francisco Square, Midtown.

Humantay Lake Tour don't need a previous informative talk but, before the tour we contact you to confirm and arrange the time and place of departure. As appropriate, we will contact you by:

  • WhatsApp (recommended).
  • Email
  • Phone call to your hotel.

If you wish to visit our office, please write us beforehand. Telephone numbers, emails, address and location of our office is in our Contacts section.

USD 45.00

Group Service - Group Size: 15 - 21 ppl. * Available all year around.

10% off if you book any of our tours to Machu Picchu
Only available on group service


  • Group (price per person)
  • 02 paxs USD 149.00
  • 03 paxs USD 129.00
  • 04 paxs USD 119.00
  • 05 paxs USD 99.00
  • 06 paxs USD 89.00
  • 07 paxs USD 79.00
  • 08+ paxs USD 69.00
  • Prices include entrance fee.
  • Airport pick-up and hotel drop-off service. Flight information needed.
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel or office 1 or 2 days before your tour.
  • Luggage storage.
  • Hotel pickup service.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Water and energy drink.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Hotel drop-off service.
Humantay Lake Tour Cusco Altitudes
  • Wear light trekking pants that allow you to walk comfortably and warmly.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Jacket for cold.
  • Cap and gloves for the cold.
  • Poncho, rain coat. Rainy Season.
  • T-shirts (quick dry).
  • We provide 01 pair of walking sticks.
  • All are fundamental if the weather gets cold or it rains.
  • Remember to have a backpack equipped with provisions for the road.
  • Water, chocolate and nuts to give you energy.
  • Sunscreen, SPF 35+ recommended.
  • Personal medications.
  • Drink a coca tea before the walk, suggestion.
  • A mint of coca in the mouth while you walk, suggestion.
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser.
  • Our booking form is on the right side.
  • On group service we require a 100% deposit by PayPal.
  • On private service we need a 50% deposit by PayPal. Balance, It could be greatly appreciated if you pay cash at your briefing time in your hotel, US dollars or Peruvian Sol. There're many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. PayPal is another option too.
  • PayPal fees, 8% per transaction.
  • Payment methods: You can use other payment methods such as bank transfer, Moneygram and Transferwise.
  • Cancellation Policy: You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before the tour starts. You'll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 48 hours before the tour starts or in case of no show. Does not include PayPal fees, 8%.
  • Change of departure date: You can change the departure date up to 48 hours before the scheduled tour.