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This tour is an option thinking of people who like hiking and nature and do not have many days, on the route we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, crops of different products such as corn, avocado, squash and others that are produced in this Limatambo valley. The Humantay lagoon is located at 4180 meters above sea level with a turquoise coloration, and the Humantay or Apu Humantay peaks to be connected with nature.
Humantay Lake – The Best Day Trips From Cusco
We pick you up from your hotel at 04:10 Hrs, to start our amazing adventure day in the direction of the Humantay lake.
In the next two hours, you will arrive at the town of Mollepata, where both breakfast and lunch of the day are scheduled.
Once finished breakfast, will resume the route aboard mobility for an hour to Soraypampa area, after a short break, we will begin with two hours approximate ascending hike, and upon reaching the incredible Humantay turquoise lagoon, between the information from the Guide and free time, an approximate 40 minutes will remain.
The return will be brokered with lunch taking approximately 3:30 Hrs.
Ending our tour, we will return to Cusco where our van will take us to the centre of the city (San Francisco square) or if it is in private service, to your respective hotel, arrival is scheduled between 17:00 Hrs and 18 Hrs.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Professional Guides.
- Tourist Transport and Professional Driver.
- Breakfast and lunch.
- First aid kit and oxygen ball.
- Entry Ticket.
NOT INCLUDED:Emergency horse, one way (20.00 USD).
Walking sticks (5.00 USD).
Services not mentioned.
Water and snack.
What you need to take
- Passport or identity document (can be copied).
- Small backpack (water bottle, snacks and more).
- Extra cash (Soles).
- Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasses.
- Trekking sneakers.
- Light and warm clothes, gloves, scarf, jackeT
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between the months of October to March.
- Walking sticks.
- Camera and extra batteries.
1. WHAT IS HUMANTAY LAKE?
Humantay Lake is a stunning turquoise-colored lake located in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
2. HOW DO I GET TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
The easiest way to get to Humantay Lake is by taking a guided tour from Cusco. The tour typically includes transportation to and from the lake, as well as a guided hike.
3. HOW LONG IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
The hike to Humantay Lake is approximately 5.5 miles round-trip and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.
4. IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE DIFFICULT?
The hike to Humantay Lake is considered moderately difficult, with steep inclines and uneven terrain. It is recommended for individuals with a moderate level of fitness.
5. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT HUMANTAY LAKE?
The best time to visit Humantay Lake is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the skies are clear, making for excellent hiking conditions.
6. CAN YOU SWIM IN HUMANTAY LAKE?
Swimming in Humantay Lake is not permitted, as it is a sacred site for the local people.
7. WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON A HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
You should bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, a camera, and plenty of water snacks. Breakfast and lunch are provided by the tour company.
8. IS THERE AN ENTRANCE FEE FOR HUMANTAY LAKE?
Yes, there is an entrance fee to access Humantay Lake, which is included in the cost of a guided tour.
9. ARE THERE ANY ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HUMANTAY LAKE?
There are no accommodations near Humantay Lake, as it is located in a remote area. Most visitors opt to stay in nearby towns such as Mollepata or Soraypampa.
10. IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?
Yes, it is generally safe to hike to Humantay Lake with a reputable tour company. However, it is important to follow your guide’s instructions and take precautions such as drinking plenty of water and wearing appropriate clothing.