The Humantay Lake Experience – Full Day Hike

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Take yourself on an incredible journey as you visit Humantay Lake. Make sure you have your camera with you, as you do not want to forget about your incredible time in this breathtaking location. Cherished with pigmented turquoise waters, as well as snowcapped mountains as the Apu Humantay and Salkantay, is one of Cusco most […]
  • Vacation style

    Trekking, Nature

  • Holiday type

    Luxury

  • Activity level

    Moderate

    5/10

  • Group size

    Private

THE HUMANTAY LAKE EXPERIENCE – FULL DAY HIKE

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FULL DAY HIKE
THE HUMANTAY LAKE EXPERIENCE

● Pick up time: 06:30 am
● Trek starting time: 10:30 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 18:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Mollepata Town – 2803 masl/9196.2 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Humantay Lake – 4200 masl/ 13779.5 ft.
● Distance covered: 5.5 kms/3.4 mls. (3 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate.
● Meals included: Healthy snacks, luxury picnic lunch.

Enjoy breakfast bright and early at your hotel (or if you wish, ask for a boxed breakfast that you can enjoy on the way). Our staff will collect you and take you in our private transportation towards Mollepata town (2803 mts/ 9196.2 ft) where we will stop, for you to be able to purchase any last minute things you will need for the journey ahead and to make the most of a toilet break. Take on the variety of flora and fauna of the surroundings as your guide show you around.
As our program follows, we start our driving towards Soraypampa town (3920 mts/ 12860.9 ft) for an hour approximately, there is where our hike will commence. As we start our hike make the most of the scenic beauty including Salkantay (6271 mts/20574.2 ft) and Humantay (5862 mts/19232.2 ft). The hike will take an hour and a half until you reach Humantay Lake. If the trek is becoming too strenuous for you, then it is possible to rent a horse for your ascent. Please speak with your travel specialist for more details. Additionally, if you have let us know in advanced you will be needing a pair of walking sticks will also be available to help you during the hike, your guide will explain how to properly use them to protect your knees at all times.

Please respect the lake as much as the inhabitants of Mollepata do, as it is their source of water and life. The Humantay lake was form due to the melting of the glaciers, and that is why this mountain has increased its shade of turquoise, as well as the brightness of the sun’s rays contributing to it. You may see some stone towers around the lake. They are called “Apachetas” and symbolize respect for the lagoon as well as the Apus of the area (Guardian Spirits of the Mountains). They are thought as being alive, as well as sacred. Pay your respects to their beings with sacred Coca leaves, and pay your respects for being able to finish the hike safely. If you have any queries throughout the hike, please share them with your guide who will be more than happy to answer anything you need clarifying. Your guide will be there to make sure you are safe, having a great time and explaining to you the beauty of this location, as well as taking plenty of photos for you to remember your time. We hope you have enjoyed your time at Lake Humantay, as we provide the highest quality of service. A private transportation then will take you back to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 18:30pm.

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At Luxury Class$1.184$657$508$414

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