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Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip – Peru Lake Humantay Tour

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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 MountainPeru 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. 


  • Cusco hotel pickup.
  • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
  • Round trip transport.
  • Breakfast and Lunch.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Entrance to Humantay Lake.


  • Any Private Expenses.


  • Snacks and Water Bottle.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Peruvian Soles in Cash.
  • Snacks and Water.
  • Some Peruvian Soles in cash.


We will be picking you from your hotel in Cusco quite early in the morning. Then we will embark on a 4 hours drive to Soraypampa.

This is the point where the trek to Humantay Lake Peru begins. On our way, we will be having a brief stop in Mollepata. Here we will be serving breakfast. 

Once in Soraypampa, our guide will be sharing some safety tips. The 1.5 hours trek takes you through some of the breathtaking views of the Peruvian highland. You will also get a closer look at the snow capped peak of the Salkantay Mountain. 

Once we arrive at the lake, you will have a beautiful and an outworldly view of the snow capped Andean  peaks dotted with lakes. The tour guide will be sharing some information about the rituals and how the lake has been significant to Incas and in the life of the people living here today. 

Once you have had you fill in this beautiful sight, we will begin our hike back to Soraypampa. It normally takes 45 minutes. Here we will be meeting our driver who will be driving us to Mollepata for lunch. 

After the full day hike to Lake Humantay, we will be driving you back to Cusco city.

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The Humantay Lake Peru Day Trip was a journey of awe-inspiring beauty and cultural significance that left me spellbound. Setting off from my hotel in Cusco in the early morning hours, the scenic drive to Soraypampa was just the beginning of an unforgettable adventure.

Upon arrival, we embarked on a 1.5-hour trek through the Peruvian highlands, with each step offering breathtaking views of the majestic Salkantay Mountain. The journey was not just a physical one but a spiritual awakening as our guide shared insights into the rituals and significance of Humantay Lake to the Inca civilization and the local community.

August 10, 2023