Humantay Lake tour from Cusco
Get ready to unleash your inner-trailblazer with the Humantay Lake tour from Cusco: strap on your hiking shoes, then bolt into the mountains for an excursion you’ll never forget. As a reward for scaling two miles of rugged terrain, you’ll arrive at the majestic Humantay Lake with the opportunity to snack and swim in the turquoise waters! Don’t miss your chance to scale some of Peru’s most prominent natural wonders.
Start the Humantay Lake tour from Cusco right and rise before the rooster crows: for at 3 am, you will be picked up from your Cusco accommodation for a 4-hour journey to the village of Soraypampa. Located in the luxuriant valley of the Apurimac River, you will enjoy breakfast here before trekking to the lake.
Ready or not, you will now ascend the mountain for 1.5 hours, walking at 1200 ft for 2 miles. Of course, a few stops are mandatory to fully embrace the awesome scenery. After conquering the hill, you can gaze down at the turquoise lake, engulfed by steep peaks and a crystalline glacier.
The hike is thenceforth dominated by Salkantay Peak, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains towering at 20,600 feet. Also within view is the impressive Humantay Peak, rising at 19,412 feet. Once at the lakeshore, you’ll have ample time to relax, munch on snack and even swim at the lake! When ready, you will descend Soraypampa and have lunch aside the snow-capped mountains. The Humantay Lake tour from Cusco thus comes to and end and you will be transported back to your Cusco accommodation.