Humantay lake – full day

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Peru » Cusco

Humantay lake located in the district of Mollepata, and under the snow that gives its name; this lake is wonderful, majestic and amazing for all those tourists who approach it and a long time the lake wasn’t part of the tourist route to Salkantay snowy.

However, some time ago we began to make the route to visit the lake in just one day, and now we don’t need to have a trek for many days to see and enjoy this awesome place.

Attractions You’ll See


Whats Included


  • Transportation from Cusco to Soraypampa
  • transportation from Soraypampa to Cusco


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian options available.

Entrance Fees

  • Entrance ticket to Humantay lake


  • Professional bilingual guide,
Does not include
  • Horses
  • Dinner

Packing List

Trekking Accessories

Strong walking shoes for trekking.
Lightweight backpack
Some cash in small bills.


Hat or cap.
Rain coat.(just in raining season)
Sweater and thick jacket.

Personal Care

Eco-friendly Tomatodo (canteen)
Camera with extra batteries and memory
Toilet paper

First Aid Kit

Sunblock with a 40 UV factor of at least
Medical or personal items.
Day 1 Soraypampa - Humantay lake

After we pick you up at your accommodation, we will begin our adventure to the Humantay Lake with a 3:30 hour transportation to Soraypampa (3850 masl).

In Mollepata we’ll have a delicious breakfast to begin a great day, then we’ll go to Soraypampa to start our trek until we’ll arrive to Humantay lake (4200 m.a.s.l) with beautiful views and if the sky is clear, we can see the awesome Salkantay and Humantay snowy.

This trek is around 2 hours to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, and it's worth when you’ll take a look. Also it’s possible to rent a horse.

We’ll have enough time for pictures, and give an offering to “APUS” or to the most important mountains there.

After a free time, we’ll begin our descent to Soraypampa in approximately 2 hours, which is much easier than going up. In Mollepata we’ll have lunch and then after to have a break we’ll return to Cusco arriving approximately at 6 p.m

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Humantay?

Humantay is a snowy part of the Andes Mountains. On its slopes the Humantay lake was formed, which is turquoise, majestic and impressive.

Where is it located?

To get there you have to walk. It’s located in the district of Mollepata, province of Anta, at 3:30 hours from the city of Cusco within the Vilcabamba mountain range. To get there it’s necessary to take a bus to Soraypampa, where you will start a trek to Humantay Lake.

How high is it?

It has an altitude of 4200 m.a.s.l. and 13779 feet.

What is the weather?

The weather is cold, it’s recommended to wear warm and waterproof clothing, due to the presence of rain and snow.

How difficult is the trek?

The trek from Soraypampa to Humantay has a medium difficulty, it’s recommended to have walking sticks and other implements.