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Level of difficulty





Without accomodation


3 800 m.s.n.m. (normal) - 4 200 m.s.n.m. (maxima)

Group size

19 people (maximum)


5 - 10 °C


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This tour is made for adventurous visitors who do not have many days, but who love to look for magical places and witness nature in its full glory. This is a full day tour that does not need much experience only a positive attitude.

Humantay Lake is located on the foothills of the Cordillera of the Vilcabamba chain. This is of glacial origin located in Mollepata (Anta, Cusco) Laguna Humantay’s height is situated at 4,200 meters, in the area of Soraypampa at a height of 3,800 mts path towards the mountain of Salkantay 3 hours by car from the city of Cusco.

For lovers of walking and nature, embark on the Laguna Humantay tour in order to witness its vibrant turquoise colour thanks to the minerals that give it its vibrant shade of blue that contrast with the beautiful snowy backdrop of the mountains. If you wish to see all the beautiful lagoons that Cusco has to offer, then it is recommended that you do a tour 7 lagunas Cusco, in order to spend time observing the uniqueness of them all. 

If this Laguna Humantay tour takes your fancy, then embark on either a group or private tour, then we invite you to view the tour package that we have on offer to this beautiful natural location of Cusco.


Cusco, an ancient city, is full of magical places to live unique experiences. One of those places to visit is the Humantay lagoon, where nature and landscape converge at the foot of a snowy located at 4200 meters above sea level.

  • DAILY TOURS: From 3:30 am to 16:30 pm
  • DURATION: 1 day
  • END POINT: Cusco
  • CATEGORY: Nature hiking
  • Physical level: Level 2
  • Altitude: 4200 mts
  • Total distance: 8 Km
  • GROUP: 17-20
  • Locations: Laguna Humantay – Soraypampa
  • Best time to visit: May – November


Surrounded by mountains, and the potent snowcapped mountain of Humantay, we will discover at 4200 mts, a gorgeous laguna, which invites you to enjoy its blissful crystal clear turquoise waters as well as the beauty that surrounds the landscape. Join us in this adventure to the Laguna of Humantay!

Our journey commences early in the morning, around 4:30 am to 5:00 am in order to board our tour bus, which will take us towards the village of Mollepata in a drive that takes approximately 2 hours, going through picturesque villages of Poroy and Limatambo. In the village of Mollepata (2900 mts) we will enjoy a delicious breakfast in order to continue in our bus towards the town of Soraypampa (3900 mts), from this location we will begin our ascend which will take approximately 1 hour, until we arrive at the beautiful sight of the Laguna of Humantay (4200 mts) 

This location is perfect to take plenty of photos, enjoy the landscapes that are on offer as well as the crystal waters of the laguna. In the afternoon, we will return to the city of Cusco as we conclude our adventure. After exploring the natural beauty, we will visit the Mountain of Humantay (5450 mts) in the chain of Vilcabmba in the Andes. In the company of our guide who will explain to us about the beautiful location, we will initiate our walk back to Soraypampa where we will explore the walk of Salkantay (6271 mts) as well as the view of the second tallest mountain in Cusco, la Montaña Sagrada (Sacred Mountain). Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch, in order to board our transportation which will take us back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 17:00. 


  • Bus Cusco – Soraypampa – Cusco
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
  • Entrance ticket to Humantay
  • Tour guide
  • Oxygen tank


  • Mountain canes
  • Drinks: Such as water, soda, beer
  • Tips


  • Trekking poles
  • Warm clothes
  • Cap
  • Gloves
  • Trekking Shoe
  • Raincoat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Small backpack
  • Photographic camera
Humantay lake
full day
Before $90
Price $30 per person
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