1 Day Humantay Lake

Explore the magic of Laguna Humantay in Cusco, one of Peru’s best tourism adventures! This beautiful lagoon is located in the Cusco region, at an altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level. It is also part of the route for adventurers taking the SALKANTAY tour, a 5-day trek to Machu Picchu. With its crystal-clear waters, this lagoon is the perfect place for an unforgettable adventure. Upon reaching the lake, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the stunning turquoise waters from the top of a nearby mountain and enjoy the spectacular view. An unforgettable experience!

LEVEL: Embark on an enchanting journey to Laguna Humantay in Cusco, unveiling one of Peru’s most captivating tourist experiences! Nestled in the Cusco region at an elevation of 4,200 meters, this stunning lagoon has become a must-visit destination. It forms part of the trail for those undertaking the SALKANTAY tour, a thrilling 5-day trek leading to Machu Picchu. With its crystalline waters, the lagoon sets the stage for an unforgettable adventure. Upon reaching its shores, take in the breathtaking turquoise hues from a neighboring mountain summit, immersing yourself in a truly spectacular panorama. An experience that will linger in your memory!

TRIP DATES: No group departures are scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, depending on availability. Please contact us for scheduling.


Embark on a captivating exploration as we delve into one of Cusco’s recently introduced tourist circuits—the “Laguna Humantay,” a natural wonder situated in the village of Soraypampa. Historically, this hidden gem was only frequented by the adventurous souls venturing on the challenging trek to the Salkantay snow-capped peak. However, it has now evolved into a premier destination for travelers seeking a day-long escapade. The trek is of moderate difficulty, especially if you’ve acclimatized to the altitude in Cusco beforehand. The payoff for your efforts is the breathtaking landscape surrounding the turquoise waters of Laguna Humantay.


Our designated transfer will collect you from your hotel at approximately 4:00 in the morning, marking the commencement of our memorable day tour to “Laguna Humantay.” Subsequent to this, we’ll embark on a scenic two-and-a-half-hour car journey to the quaint town of Mollepata, where a delightful breakfast awaits.

Following breakfast, our expedition continues toward the charming village of Soraypampa. From this juncture, a moderate hike spanning one and a half to two hours will lead us to the enchanting Laguna Humantay. Revel in the mesmerizing scenery, capture indelible moments with your camera, and then trace your steps back to Mollepata for a satisfying lunch. With lunch concluded, our return journey to the city of Cusco will commence. Anticipate the completion of our tour around 6:30 p.m.


  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Hotel pick-up in the morning and transportation in a tourist vehicle.
  • Breakfast and lunch included.
  • Entrance to the Mollepata community.
  • Professional guide fluent in English and Spanish.
  • First aid kit, including an emergency oxygen bottle (available in the vehicle).
  • Walking sticks.
  • Accommodation in Cusco (hotel details to be provided).
  • Horse rental services.
  • Any other services not explicitly mentioned in the tour description.
  • Tips for the staff
  1. Wear a jacket or warm clothing: The altitude can bring cooler temperatures, so it’s advisable to dress in layers.
  2. Sunscreen, SPF 90+: Protect your skin from the high-altitude sun with a high SPF sunscreen.
  3. Sunglasses: The sun at higher altitudes can be intense, so bring sunglasses to shield your eyes.
  4. Hat: A hat will provide additional protection from the sun.
  5. Rain Poncho (for rainy season): In case of rain, a waterproof poncho will keep you dry.
  6. Hiking / Trekking Shoes: Sturdy, comfortable shoes are essential for the trek to Laguna Humantay.
  7. Water: Stay hydrated by bringing an adequate supply of water.

These recommendations will help ensure your comfort and enjoyment during the tour to Laguna Humantay.

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    Starting Price



    1 Day


    1 Day trek
    as part of the Salkantay to Machupicchu 4 Days trek


    Not required


    1 Lunch
    1 Breakfast


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