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Humantay Lagoon Full Day Trek

Cusco, Soraypampa, Laguna Humantay

  • Time Full Day
  • Tour Type Hiking
  • Altitude 4200 m.s.n.m.
  • Place Cusco
  • Difficulty Moderate
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Trip Description

Cusco hides true jewels in its Andean mountains, such as the various lagoons of blue, turquoise, green, yellow and red tones that are found in its territory. But undoubtedly, the Humantay Lagoon (4,200 m / 13,780 ft) is one of the most impressive. Its emerald water and the presence of the glacier form a striking landscape that is difficult to capture in a photograph. Therefore, it is recommended to visit this lagoon during your stay in Cusco, and if you want to do it in an organized way, you can join a Salkantay Trekking excursion that will allow you to enjoy a day of contact with nature. This place is a must-see destination and an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Short itinerary

  • We pick you up at your hotel at 4:00 AM and drive by private van to the trailhead.
  • After arriving at the restaurant, breakfast will be served at 7:00 AM.
  • The hike, which offers breathtaking views of the glaciers, takes about an hour and a half and follows a trail up a desert valley. Alternatively, you can go up on horseback, which is included in the package.
  • The return descent, then by van, will take approximately one hour.
  • A buffet lunch will be served at 12:30 PM in the restaurant.
  • After lunch, clients will return to Cusco by van.
  • The tour will end around 6:00 PM with the transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Complete Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Humantay Lagoon

You will be picked up at your hotel at 4:10 am to begin your exciting day excursion to Humantay Lake. After two hours, you will arrive in Mollepata, where you will have breakfast and lunch scheduled for the day. You will continue by car for another hour until you reach Soraypampa, where you will begin an uphill hike of approximately two hours to reach the impressive Turquoise Lagoon of Humantay. You will have about 40 minutes to enjoy the view before starting the descent. Lunch will last approximately 3:30 hours and then you will return to Cusco in the van that will take you to the center of the city (San Francisco square) or to your respective hotel if you have private service. The tour ends around 17:00-18:00 hours.

  • Duration: Full day
  • Frequency: Every day, pre-reserved
  • Group: Maximum 18 people


What is included:

  • The informative talk takes place one day before the tour at the RAP TRAVEL office is not mandatory, if you have additional questions, you can communicate through WhatsApp.
  • Pick up at the Hotel.
  • Private Tourist Transportation to and from the hotel (Minibuses of 15 or 20 passengers).
  • 01 Breakfast and 01 Lunch buffet (vegetarian and vegan options at no additional cost).
  • Entrance Tickets (for the Humantay Lagoon).
  • Professional Bilingual Guide.
  • First aid kit (with Oxygen Balloon).

Not included:

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Horses


What to bring

  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • Comfortable pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Personal medications
  • Camera



Humantay Lagoon Trek


Minimum 02 people

Tour Summary

  • Pick up at the hotel
  • Drive to Soraypampa
  • Hike to Humantay Lagoon
  • Return to Cusco

What is included in the Tour

  • Private Tourist Transportation (Minibuses of 15 or 20 passengers).
  • 01 Breakfast and 01 Lunch buffet (vegetarian and vegan options at no additional cost).
  • Entrance Tickets (for the Humantay Lagoon).
  • Professional Bilingual Guide.
  • First aid kit (with Oxygen Balloon).

Important note:

Differential prices for students, children, infants.


Frequently Asked Questions from Travelers

What is the best time to travel to Cusco?

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C, especially in June and July

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The climate in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 20°C. Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rainfall and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco?

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medications: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.


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