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This day begins with the pick up from your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00 am, we will take our private transport to travel northwest of the city of Cusco to the town of Mollepata, this trip will show you the lush valley of the Apurimac River.
In this small and picturesque town, we will have a well-deserved breakfast to fill us up with energy, then we will continue our trip to the starting point of the hike, the village of Challacancha which is at an altitude of 3,600 m.a.s.l (11,811 feet) after a brief rest, we are going to walk towards the Humantay lake located at of 4,180 m.a.s.l (13,714 feet), after uphill about 2 hour 20 min approximately we will be able to appreciate the wonderful landscape, after the explanation of our guide and to take the many pictures of Humantay Lake Tour.
We will enjoy the place and finally return to Challacancha place, enjoy our delicious lunch and will be transferred to the city of Cusco, arriving at Cusco al 17:00 hours approximately.
Recommendations to Humantay Lake Tour:
Bring your backpack, a rain cape and layers of clothes so you’ll be warm
Take gloves, a hat, hiking shoes, hiking clothes and if you want to you can bring your hiking poles as well
If you don’t want to hike up you can rent a horse for S/ 70 – 90 that will take you almost to the end of the hike.
Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some extra money
Pack some snacks
Humantay Lake is formed by the thawing of the Humantay and Salkantay snow-capped mountains presents a unique landscape on the district of Mollepata (Anta); as part of the route to Salkantay mountain.
With a mystical air, the Humantay Lake Tour is visited by shamans and tourists from all over the world to leave offerings to the Pachamama, deity that represents mother Earth in the Inca culture.
Pick up from your hotel
Private Transportation from Cusco to the beginning of the trekking or hike.
Professional English Guide.
Services not described in the Itinerary
Snacks (chocolates, sweets, coca leaf).
Jacket for the cold.
Cap and sunglasses.
Raincoat (Consult us according to the season).
Shoes or tennis for trekking.
You have 2 options, the first is to take a bus from Cusco to Mollepata, then a taxi and walk to the Humantay Lake, the second option and the recommended is to hire this tour.
It is a turquoise and Glacia Lake in Cusco.
By car it is about 2 hours, then you will have to walk for about 1 hour.
This hike takes approximately 1 hour, depending at your rhythm.
Andean Peru Treks Offers the best price and Best Experience; other travel operator offers lowers prices but you have take precautions.
How many meters of altitude is Humantay Lake?
This is is 4,200 meters above sea level.
Did you have any doubts or questions about this destination?
Don’t hesitate to contact us, at Andean Peru Treks we will be happy to help and guide you in everything you need to know about this place without complications.
Can you swim in The Humantay Lake?
No, Because Andean Peru Treks protects the delicate ecosystem, that is why we do not recommend entering the Humantay Lagoon; but if you can refresh yourself with the cold water
How to get to Humantay Lake from Aguas Calientes?
First, you have to return to Ollantaytambo, then take the route to Huarcondo and follow the route to Limatambo and then to Mollepata.
What should I wear to Cusco and Humantay Lake?
Clothing to explore the city
Cuzco enjoys high daytime temperatures of up to 68 degrees Fahrenheit from May to September, even though this is the winter period in Peru, and you will be fine wearing cotton pants, shorts and T-shirts in Cuzco itself on sunny days. The average daily temperature remains constant, between 50 and 52 degrees throughout the year. However, the temperature drops at night and can be below freezing, so make sure you have a sweater and a warm coat or polo shirt to wear at night.
Clothing for hiking
To hike from Cusco you will need several layers of clothing so that you can adapt to the changes in temperature and be prepared for the showers. Wear hiking boots or shoes with strong ankle support and a warm sweater and carry a dry change of clothes at all times. Use high-factor sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat with a brim to face the sun during the day.
Clothing for Cuzco’s nightlife
Cuzco has many bars and restaurants, but the dress code is generally informal. Most visitors are passing through, so jeans and shirts are suitable for both men and women.
The best time to visit the area is during the dry season, from May to September. However, no matter what time of year you visit us, be sure to bring some warm clothes as the average temperature is only 52 degrees Fahrenheit and the coldest month is July with an average of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Price per person: US $ 35.00
|Number of people||Price per person|
|1 Person||US $190.00|
|2 People||US $120.00|
|3 People||US $95.00|
|4 People||US $80.00|
|5 People||US $70.00|
|6 People||US $60.00|