Humantay Lake

Humantay Lake

How to get to Humantay Lake?

Visiting Humantay Lake Tour in Peru is discovering a turquoise lake in the Vilcabamba mountain range. Formed by the melting of the Humantay (5,473 m) and Salkantay (6,270 m) glaciers.

It is one of the natural wonders of Cusco, accessible by a short walk in a beautiful environment among llamas, alpacas, hills, and streams.

What to see in Humantay Lake?


The road is as beautiful as the destination since you will pass through a beautiful typical landscape of the Andes between hills, high mountains, llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas into Humantay Lake Tour.

The climb is not easy, but the reward is a fantastic view of the turquoise lagoon that contrasts with the snow of the glaciers.

Around the lake, you can see small stone towers. They are the apachetas in honor of the lake and the mountains that are elements considered sacred by the local communities.

Here also offerings are made to the Pachamama. Often with three coca leaves, a set called Kintu represents the three worlds of Inca mythology.

How to get to Humantay Lake ?

Humantay Lake has located an hour and a half walk from the community of Soraypampa, northeast of the city of Cusco.

Is the walk difficult to Humantay Lake?


It is necessary to be in good physical condition since walking 1h30-2h, going from 3870m to 4200m, represents a lot of effort!

But the walk itself is not technical.

For the first half-hour, the road is flat, and then it is a constant climb to the lake.

Travel light, it will be much easier!


Sun Gate Tours offers this tour by request. Depends on your customize travel we can do scheduled it with the best options that we have to offer you. Just contact us by email or whatsaap number and we glad to help you anytime!.

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