Lake Humantay

1 Day


This 1-day hike to the Humantay Lake is an excellent way to enjoy the Peruvian Andes, if you only have a few days in Cusco to spend. Lake Humantay is a glacier lake surrounded by giant Andes mountains, like the Salkantay Mountain and Humantay Mountain. These tops of the mountains are icy which provide a breathtaking view on the way to the turquoise-colored Humantay Lake.

Humantay is one of the snow-capped mountains in the Vilcabamba mountain range. On hot days, the glaciers are melting and this melt ends into the lake. This makes the color of this lake so amazing, especially when the sun is shining into the lake. The 2 hours uphill hike is challenging, also due to the altitude. Nevertheless, the views are amazing and a professional guide will accompany you to the top. Modern and safe vehicles will transfer you and breakfast and lunch is included. You have nothing to worry about and only enjoy your amazing day at the Humantay Lake!


Day 1 :

Pick up: 04:30
Back in Cusco: around 18:00
Time of driving: 6 hours
Time of hiking: 4 hours
Altitude: 4200-4500 meter


  • Pickup
  • Transfer
  • (English) speaking guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch buffet


  • Optional to rent a horse from locals (not included)
  • Entrance fee 10 Soles
Things to take with you

– Good walking shoes
– Had for the sun
– Warm clothes for in the morning
– Sunblock
– Poncho
– Drinks and snacks
– Camera
– Extra money for the entrance ticket

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Lake Humantay
From $30
/ Adult


Please contact us first to check the availability of your trip. Especially trips to Machu Picchu are restricted due to permits and maximum amount of visitors per day and availability of train tickets. So please ask us first to confirm and you can go ahead and book your tour with us!