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Humantay Lake Day hike (Daily Departures)

Summary

Starting point of the hike (4000m/12,750ft).
Maximum Altitude: (4,300M, 14,107Ft)
Difficulty: Moderate.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Adventure: Absolutely
Hiking Hours: 3 to 4 Hours

This day hike is Ideal for: couples, friends, families, students

Detailed Itinerary

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa / Humantay lake and return to Cusco

We will pick you up between 4:30 a.m.and 5:00.a.m from your accommodation in Cusco. We will then travel by private van to the village of Mollepata in the rich countryside of the Apurimac valley. The scenic trip lasts for 2 and a half hours before we arrive at Mollepata, where we  normally stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. Then, we will continue our journey towards Soraypamapa, where we will start our trek (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 lays peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco Region. We will continue our downhill trek for one and half hours to Soraypampa located at (4000m/12,750ft), and have lunch. Finally, after an amazing journey, you will travel for 2 1/2 hours in a van before you arrive back at your accommodation. Your arrival time in Cusco will be approximately 6:00 p.m.

Price

US$40 per person

Inclusions

What is included:

  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Transportation to the start of the trail
  • Breafast  and Lunch
  • First aid including an emergency oxygen bottle

Not Included:

  • Tip, for your guide and driver

What you need to take

  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Water
  • Walking pants
  • Polar or thermal clothing
  • Sweater and Warm jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof pantsand jacket
  • Wool
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Hat or cap for the sun
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Snack

Optional items to take:

  • Hiking poles
  • Flashlight

FAQ

Where is Humantay lake is located?

It is located at one and a half hours from Soraypampa base camp of the Salkantay trek, which is located around 3 hours and half from Cusco.

When does the tour start and finish?

Since the location is 3 1/2  hours away from Cusco, we will have an early start at 4.30 a.m. The tour finishes at 6:00 p.m.

Is breakfast and lunch included?

Yes, you take breakfast in Mollepata and the lunch in Soraypampa

Is there a toilet on the bus?

No, however we can stop for toilet breaks.

What is the maximum altitude?

The maximum altitude we will reach is (4,300M, 14,107Ft)

What will I do if I suffer from altitude sickness?

We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.

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