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HUMANTAY LAKE DAY HIKE

Humantay Lake Day Trip is a perfect activity for those people who want to see one of the nicest lakes in Perú, This lake is located on the way of the famous Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, the duration is around 15 hours starting in Cusco city at 3:00 am and returning at 5:00 pm.

TRIP DETAILS

DEPARTURE

 daily departures with 2 or more people.

ACLIMATIZATIONS

2 day acclimatization recommended.

BEST TIME

Best from March to november.

SOLITUDE RATING

famous, touristy place, crowded.

ELEVATION

3900 m (12,795 ft) – 4200 m (13,779 ft).

CUSTOMIZABLE

yes! private, custom, add-ons all available.

TRIP ACTIVITIES & FEATURES

culture, glaciers, hiking, lakes, mountains, nature, wildlife.

TRIP TYPE

Hiking / Trekking.

SEASON

year around.

DIFFICULTY

Moderate hike, high altitude.

DURATION

1 day.

DISTANCE

7 km (4.351 mi).

After we pick you up at your hotel 03:00am, we will start our adventure to the Humantay Lake with a 4-hour-drive in our transport to Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.). Soraypampa is the campsite for the first day of the Salkantay trek. In Soraypampa we will have a delicious breakfast to start our day well before beginning our trek. In Soraypampa we will start our trek up to the Humantay Lake (4200 m.a.s.l.) with beautiful views and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay. It is a 1.5-hour-walk to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, and more than worth it when you see the magical view. It is also possible to rent a horse instead. We will have enough time to take pictures, bring an offer to the Apus, and for the real brave ones; swimming in the lake when it’s sunny! After some free time, we will start our descent to Soraypampa of about 1.5 hours, which is a lot easier than the way up. In Soraypampa lunch will await us and after some rest we return to Cusco where we will arrive at 5 p.m.

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide, plus an assistant guide for big groups.
  • First aid kit, including oxygen.
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared by our chef.
  • Snacks for the trek.
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Blanquet.
  • Entrance fees to Humantay Lake.
  • Pick up and drop off from the hotel.

What’s Not Included?

  • Gratitudes for the staff.

PRICE USD: 2 Trekker: $115, 3 Trekkers: $90, 4 Trekkers $80, 5-6 Trekkers: $70, 7-8 Trekkers: $60 (PER PERSON).

WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • 1 Liter and half of water (per person- at least!).
  • Personal snacks (optional).
  • Water-resistant trekking shoes.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, and socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts).
  • Sunhat and sunglasses.
  • Sun cream.
  • Water bottles such as Nalgene.
  • Basic medications.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Personal items.

If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you most likely will have a different passport number. Please let us know so we can update this information. This modification has to be made prior to your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip). As soon as you have your new passport please inform AB Expeditions of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.

If you do not bring your passport, you won’t be allowed in the trail. Also, if you bring your new passport and failed to inform us and this information was not updated, you won’t be allowed in the Inca Trail or Machu Picchu.

Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for  Student Holders must bring their original and valid student card (not a copy and not expired). This document must be shown at the Inca Trail Control Gate. Unfortunately, if you do not bring your card, you will be denied entry to the Inca Trail as the permits won’t be valid without your card.

It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip of any medical restriction, food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.

If you have medical restrictions for some or all the activities detailed in your booking please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.