Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip - Peru Lake Humantay Tour
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Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip – Peru Lake Humantay Tour
Join us on a Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip to experience the best of the iconic turquoise lake. The lake nestles at 4,200 meters above sea level to the north of Cusco, Peru. Just as the trip to Sacred Valley or Rainbow Mountain, Peru Lake Humantay Tour is a popular day trip from Cusco City.
Lake Humantay is a popular stop on the iconic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. It has been sacred to the local communities here. Shamans or the Andean Priests express their gratitude to the Pachamama or mother earth here in the form of Apacheta. It is a process of piling stones each on top of the other.
This turquoise lake is a glacier lake. It is formed from the melting snow from the Humantay mountain after which it gets its name.
The only way to Visit Humantay lake is by hiking from the nearest village, Soraypampa. It takes around an hour and a half. The trek offers enchanting views of the Andean highland region. You will also get to interact with the communities here and get an insight to their way of like and traditions.
Why SAMEX Tours Peru?
SAMEX Tours Peru is a fully locally owned licensed tour operator based in Cusco. We have an excellent team of professionals who are passionate about what they do. They have an excellent knowledge about the Inca ruins, history and culture.
Please note this is a high altitude experience. We highly recommend you to spend at least three days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
We offer Peru Lake Humantay Tour both as a small group tour and as a private tour.
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Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip – Peru Lake Humantay Tour Highlights:
Peru Lake Humantay Tour, is one of our signature tours. Our dedicated English speaking local guides have an excellent knowledge about the history and culture. We operate this sightseeing tour both in small groups and as private tours.
Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip Information:
Tour Type: Trekking
Total Duration: Full Day
Recommendation: Acclimating to avoid altitude sickness
Peru Lake Humantay Tour Type: Moderatley Challenging
Considerations: Spending 3-4 days in Cusco before the tour
Humantay Lake Altitude: – 4200m / 13,779 ft.
Total hiking distance: 9 Kilometres
Duration of hike: 3-4 hours
Humantay Lake Peru Frequently Asked Questions
Humantay Lake is 122.5 kilometres (76 miles) away from Cusco City. TIt takes 4 hours to reach Soraypampa from Cusco.
The hike upto Humantay Lake from Soraypampa takes about 1.5 hours.
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