Hike to the Humantay Lake

Day in Nature's Paradise: Hiking to Humantay Lake 1 Day

Description

A day trip to Humantay Lake is a remarkable adventure that combines physical exertion with the beauty of untouched nature. Whether you’re an avid hiker or someone seeking a memorable experience, this journey offers a chance to connect with the Andean highlands and witness the splendor of Humantay Lake, leaving you with lasting memories of one of Peru’s hidden gems.

Overview

Hike to the Humantay Lake Perched high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Humantay Lake is a jewel hidden amidst breathtaking landscapes. This glacial lake, nestled at an altitude of 4,200 meters (13,779 feet), offers a spectacular and rewarding destination for those seeking a one-day adventure. The hike to Humantay Lake is a mesmerizing journey that takes you through picturesque scenery, providing a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness the beauty of the Andean highlands.

Itinerary

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay :

Getting Started:

The journey begins in the quaint town of Mollepata, located a few hours away from Cusco. From Mollepata, the trailhead leads adventurers through a diverse range of ecosystems, from lush green valleys to rugged mountain terrain. Be prepared for the high altitude, and take the time to acclimate before embarking on the hike.

The Hiking Trail:

The trail to Humantay Lake is well-marked and offers a variety of landscapes to keep hikers engaged. As you ascend, the air becomes crisper, and the surrounding mountains provide a dramatic backdrop. Along the way, you may encounter local flora and fauna, including vibrant wildflowers, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the elusive Andean condor soaring overhead.

One of the highlights of the trek is passing through traditional Andean villages, where locals tend to their farms and live a simple, yet enriching life. This cultural aspect adds a unique flavor to the journey, allowing hikers to connect with the region’s rich heritage.

Hike to the Humantay Lake: A Natural Masterpiece:

The climax of the hike is the awe-inspiring sight of Humantay Lake. Surrounded by towering peaks and fed by the melting snow from the Humantay Glacier, the lake boasts a mesmerizing turquoise hue. The stillness of the water mirrors the pristine beauty of the surrounding landscape, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere that captures the essence of the Andes.

Take a moment to absorb the breathtaking views, and if you’re feeling adventurous, consider dipping your toes into the cool waters of the lake. The experience of being in the presence of such natural beauty is both humbling and invigorating, making the journey worthwhile.

Includes

INCLUDE

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Professional route guidance.
  • Tourist transport from Cusco to Mollepata / Soraypampa – Mollepata Cusco.
  • Equipment of kitchen, dinning tent, chairs, tables – Cook.
  • Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
  • First aid, emergency oxygen Kit.
  • Entrance to Salkantay.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Extras not listed.
  • Horse extra if needed.

Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Small backpack.
  • Hat or Sun hat.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Personal medication.
  • Additional battery for your camera.

Practical Tips:

  • Acclimatize: Spend a day in Cusco or a nearby town to acclimatize to the high altitude before starting the hike.
  • Pack Essentials: Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and wear comfortable, layered clothing. The weather can change rapidly in the mountains.
  • Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour for a hassle-free experience. Knowledgeable guides can enhance your understanding of the local culture and environment.
  • Leave No Trace: Respect the environment by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. Carry out all trash and minimize your impact on the delicate ecosystem.

Price

The cost of this Tour is expressed in American dollars and is per person, the cost will depend on the hotel accommodation you choose, we work with hotels from 2** to 5**** stars, it will also depend on the type of room required : single (1 person), double (2 people) and triple (3 people). You can request the list of hotels we work with for your choice.

Important – In the months of January – April the services of the companies Inka Rail and Peru Rail leave and arrive at the stations of Ollantaytambo or Pachar (2 hours from the city of Cusco). – The prices of our Tours include transfers to these stations

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$4240

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$3000

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$2580

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$2410

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

PRICE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$6220

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$4385

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$3420

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$3050

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

PRICE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ACCOMMODATION – 2024

$3940

Hoteles 5 estrellas

  • WESTIN
  • Libertador
  • Tambo del Inka – Expedition Train

$3190

Hoteles 4 estrellas

  • Aloft
  • Novotel
  • Casa Andina Yanahuara – Expedition Train

$2420

Hoteles 3 estrellas

  • Ibis
  • San Agustín
  • Inkallpa – Expedition Train


$2280

Hoteles 2 estrellas

  • Mariel
  • Sacha
  • San Agustin Monasterio – Expedition Train

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