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Humantay Lake

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Humantay Lake 2 Days

Hike to one of Peru's most magical places (humantay lake) and be surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay mountains while gazing at unbelievable turquoise water of the beautiful lake.
Soraypampa is a fantastic location at 12,700 feet and deep in the mountains. On your left Humantay (a similar height to Kilimanjaro) rises up with snow from about 5000 metres or 16,000 feet and straight ahead at the end of the valley is Salkantay, one of the highest mountains in the Andes and first climbed in 1952.

Trip Overview

Starting

Cusco

Type

Trekking/Camping

Season

All Year

Departure

Daily

Duration

2 Days

Altitude

4200 mt / 13799 ft

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Highlights Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in while in Cusco.

  • Get panoramic views of the Limatambo valley and mollepata grassy hills.
  • Enjoy the scenic view of salkantay mountain.
  • Visit the most beautiful lagoon of Humantay.
  • hike up to the humantay lake
  • Enjoy the wildlife of the andes.
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  • Sleep one night in our exclusive campsite

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • DAY 1: CUSCO – CHALLACANCHA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SORAYPAMPA

    On this trek to Humantay lake you get early start at your hotel in cusco. we pick you up at 4:30 am to transfer you to mollepata town where you have the chance to enjoy a delicious andean breakfast and also you have time to get round in mollepata. After an hour aprox in Mollepata. you continue in the same car to the Trail head. 45 minutes more to Challacancha the trailhead.
    We start our trek with 30 minutes uphill hike to the Canal Inca, a switchback trail takes you to the spot to apreciate the magnificent umantay mountain. after a short brake we continue hiking 3 more hours in the flat trail which goes along the beautiful water aqueduct that takes liquid to mollepata town for irrigations. Once at the camp we have lunch then sienta. In the afternoon you climb to the humantay lake which located at the base of Humantay mountain after 1 hour hike you get to the beautiful lake. Time to enjoy and relaxing then you hike back to the campsite to enjoy tea and dinner and sleep in our campsite.

  • DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – CHALLACANCHA – CUSCO

    Today in order to get back to Cusco. we're going wake up with coca tea at 5:00 to enjoy a dilicious breakfast after we get ready for the Trek back to Challacancha, it is going about 2.5 hour hiking by same Trail that you hiked a day before to take the car back to cusco. Once in challacancha you will meet with our car drivers who will drive you back to cusco and you will back in cusco around 2:00 pm

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Humantay Lake

What's included

for Humantay Lake?

Included

  • Transportations from Cusco to the trail head
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • breakfast
  • Professional tour guide
  • One night camp in Soraypampa
  • Transportation from Challacancha back to Cusco

Not included

  • Extra expences
  • Tips

What to bring?

  • Water
  • Sun cream
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Warm clothes
  • Sleeping bag (if you don't have you can rent from us)

Reviews

Passengers Experiences.

Sara Evans, United Kingdom

salkantay trek, March 2017

“Salkantay trek with Humantay Lake Tours ”

The trek was amazing! Humantay agency gave us a warm sleeping bag and good campsites, a really good cook !! and a perfect guide named Eleazar. Thanks to the agency we had a really good time on this trip.

Adam breiteneder, United Kingdom

Salkantay Trek 5 Days, February 2017

Salkantay trek was amazing!!!

Was a 5-day, 4-night trek to Machu Picchu. Our guide was very experienced and the food and accommodations provided by the porters were great. I would recommend this company and the Salkantay to anyone looking at options for Machu Picchu.

Angela, Netherlands

Salkantay Trek, January 2016

“Glad we did Salkantay Trek!”

I had a great few days hiking with this company. Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable, and did a great job getting us through the pass and to Aquas Calientes without any problems. Advice about how to get into MP and the tour around that site were all good. The food and tents were both top notch. Apart from the weather, I couldn't have asked for a better hike!

Valentine, California

Salkantay, February 2015

Salkantay trek was one of a lifetime experience.

This was a great trail. It's a great alternative to the Inca trail (which I did years ago) mixing mountains and jungle with beautiful vistas, finishing at Machu Picchu. Don't miss the lake on day 1.

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