Small-Group Humantay Lake And Salkantay Mountain Hike From Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Any hotel in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Any hotel in Cusco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Humantay Lake day trek by the Salkantay mountain, highly recomended for couples or families specially if you are with short time in Peru. After Machupicchu this Humantay Lake trk is perfect to cover all you need to explore in Cusco.
Enjoy our daily departure with small or semi-private groups ensuring personalize services and get the most beautifulexperience on the Humantay Lake.

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Cusco Humantay Lake Cusco Full day Trek

After Breakfast, we will meet you at 5:00am at your hotel lobby in Cusco to board our private transport. We will drive you for about 2.5 hours to the beautiful village of Mollepata in the rich countryside of the Apurimac valley enjoying the amazing scenic views before we arrive at Mollepata town. For people that they didnt get breakfast at their hotels in Cusco we stop in this village around 30 minutes so you will have the opportunity to have breakfast. Then we will continue our journey towards Soraypamapa campsite (for people that the alternative Inca Trail through Salkantay), the start of our trek, at (4000m/12,750ft). We will start hiking up a moderate slope for one and a half hours until we reach Humantay Lake (4,300M, 14,107Ft). From this point, we can soak in the spectacular views of the Turquoise waters of Humantay Lake that lay peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco region. After enjoying the most spectacular views we will start our downhill trek for 1.5 hours to Soraypamapa Campsite and have lunch. Finally, after an amazing day journey, we will travel for 2.5 hours in our private transport arriving back in Cusco around 18:00pm.

P.S: If you would like add the Pachamana or Mother Earth ceremonies, please ask so we can include for an extra cost.


Bottled water



Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Small group tour limited to six people

Transport by private vehicle



Breakfast and Dinner

Walking sticks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Minimum age is 8 years

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Sep-2018

    I happened to be the only one for this tour on the day of my booking. I was told to be ready by 5.30 am and was picked up by the driver who then told me that we would meet the guide shortly. We then drove for 5 minutes in the car it was not a van since I was the only passenger and waited by the roadside for 30 minutes for the guide, who was en route by taxi. He eventually arrived, talking on his phone and was oblivious to the fact that he was 30 minutes late!! I am not sure why we didnt even wait for him at my hotel itself since that would have meant I could have eaten a proper breakfast there, rather than have only coffee since I didnt want to be late. Anyway, we finally left and headed to our destination. The guide kept asking me the same questions in a loop throughout the trip, it was almost like he had not registered any of my answers. He didnt have a whole lot of information to offer other than the basic facts and was not super-informative about any facilities or otherwise. The driver kept checking his cell phone while driving, on and off, both ways. The ride to and from the place is very scenic for the most part, but VERY VERY DUSTY in some sections. Be prepared accordingly. The lake itself is jaw-droppingly beautiful but of course had a lot of tourists since it is very popular. The hike can be strenuous at times because of the altitude and rocky terrain in parts and I landed up renting a horse both ways. It would be good idea to have some spare cash Soles only in case you need to rent a horse. My guide was helpful in talking to the locals and arranging for the horses. He also helped me take some photos at the lake itself. He was not necessarily unhelpful, he just seemed like he was oblivious to a tourists needs. The boxed lunch/snacks is a good quantity but there is literally no place at Sorayapampa to sit down and eat. The guide told me I could sit in the car and eat while he and the driver had lunch or I could eat anywhere. I landed up literally standing in a corner and eating. It turns out that I had the option of going inside the mini-market where the driver and guide were having a local lunch and sitting there. I figured this out on my own after the fact!!
    All in all, I would say that the place itself is stunningly beautiful but there is some fine-tuning to be done as far as the driver, guide and car go car had a weird smell and I left the window open whenever i could, to dissipate the smell. I would have given this tour four stars if there were better options to have lunch at a decent place, rather than simply standing by a shack, AND if the guide/driver situation was smoother.