Explore the magic of Laguna Humantay in Cusco, one of the best tourism adventures in Peru! This beautiful lagoon is located in the Cusco region, at 4,200 meters above sea level. This route is also the entrance way for the adventurers who make the tour to SALKANTAY which is a 5-day trek to Machu Picchu. This crystal-clear water lagoon is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable adventure. Upon reaching the lake, you will have the opportunity to admire the stunning turquoise waters from the top of a nearby mountain and relish the spectacular view.
An unforgettable experience awaits!
In this program we will come to pick you up at 04:00 a.m. to visit one of the new tourist circuits of Cusco, Laguna Humantay, which is a natural attraction located in the town of Soraypampa. Previously, only those who ventured on the Salkantay trek would visit it, but now it has become one of the most visited places by travelers. Visiting Laguna Humantay will take you no more than 1 day. The hike is moderate if you have acclimated to the altitude in Cusco, and the reward for this effort will be the marvelous landscape observed at this turquoise-colored lagoon.
CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – LAGUNA HUMANTAY
Our transfer will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 4:00 in the morning to begin our unforgettable one-day tour to Laguna Humantay. Next, we will take a two-and-a-half-hour car journey to the town of Mollepata, where we will enjoy breakfast.
After breakfast, we will continue our journey to the town of Soraypampa. From this point, we will start the hike, which will take one and a half to two hours to reach Laguna Humantay. Here, we will enjoy the landscape and capture unforgettable photos before returning to Mollepata for lunch. After lunch, we will begin the return trip to the city of Cusco. Our tour ends at approximately 18:30 hrs.
The trip begins at your hotel in Cusco, our transfer will visit you very early at 04:00 in the morning, we will make a trip of approximately two and a half hours by car to the town of Mollepata, which is located in the province of Anta, where You will be able to have a rich breakfast and stock up with the necessary provisions.
After breakfast, we'll continue our journey for about an hour and a half by car. The road we'll take is a dirt path (trocha) until we reach the community of Soraypampa, situated at an altitude of 3900 meters (12,795 feet) above sea level. During the trip, you'll witness beautiful landscapes and the breathtaking Salkantay snow-capped mountain.
From Soraypampa, we'll embark on a 2 km (1.24 miles) hike. The trail is uphill and will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Along the way, you'll be treated to panoramic views of snow-covered mountains, stunning natural landscapes, and a diverse range of flora and fauna, until we reach the "Laguna de Humantay" situated at an altitude of 4200 meters (13,780 feet) above sea level.
The "Laguna Humantay" boasts a turquoise color due to the minerals found at the bottom, and you'll be able to see the sky reflecting in its waters. Fed by the mountain's glaciers, the lake is considered a natural gem. In addition to marveling at Laguna Humantay, you'll also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of surrounding mountains, including the sacred Salkantay snow-capped mountain, considered the holiest peak in Inca times, a place of ancient reverence for Pachamama, the Mother Earth.
Once you arrive at the lake, you can take part in a ceremony by placing stones to express gratitude for your visit to this magical place. Our guide will accompany you around the lake and share other interesting facts. After our visit, we'll descend on foot to the community of Soraypampa, where we'll board our transport back to Mollepata and enjoy a delicious Andean lunch.
After lunch, we'll begin the journey back to the city of Cusco. Our tour will conclude at approximately 6:30 in the evening, marking the end of our 1-day hike to Laguna Humantay.
HUMANTAY LAGOON FULL DAY TOUR - Up to 15 people
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HUMANTAY LAGOON FULL DAY TOUR - PRIVATE
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