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1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour
1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour
1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour

1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour

Full Day tour from $ USD 45.00

1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour

"Discover the turquoise lagoon in the middle of huge snow-capped mountains"

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Full Day tour
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10 ppl
Physical Level
Hike / Adventure

With our 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour, discover the famous and amazing turquoise lagoon of Humantay that is located over 4200masl/13,780ft, in the Salkantay mountain foothills in the Vilcabamba mountain range, Cusco, Peru. A perfect place for a one-day getaway from the Cusco city.

About 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour

The adventure in the Humantay Lagoon is a new option to have fun walking in a short time, contemplating the complete compendium of the scenic beauty. Humantay is the name of a mountain that is located in the Vilcabamba mountain range; its thaw gives rise to a beautiful and colorful lagoon.

Nowadays, this beautiful Humantay lagoon has become a tourist attraction due to its excellent geographical location. If you have the opportunity to visit, you will see huge snow-capped mountains that are part of the Andes, not only that, but you can also see animals in their natural habitat and breathe fresh air.

This Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour begins and ends in the Cusco city, at 4:30 to 18:00 hours.

Be part of this adventure, travel, live and feel the adrenaline of immersing yourself in nature together with our professional team.

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  • Admire the charm of nature in the Andes of Cusco.
  • Discover the amazing Turquoise lagoon between the huge mountains.
  • Challenge your endurance and hike over 4,200 masl/13,780ft
  • Take a group or private tour from Cusco, Peru.

Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour Sammary

Get ready for an unforgettable day hike to the Humantay Lagoon in the Andes mountain range.

  • Depart Cusco at 4:30 am.
  • Homemade breakfast in the Mollepata village.
  • At 9:00am. Hiking start to the Humantay Lagoon
  • At 13:00 hours. return by bus and lunch in Molepata town.
  • Arrival in Cusco at approximately 18:00 hours.

1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Itinerary

Full Day Tour

Cusco - Humantay Lake Day Hike - Cusco

Humantay Lagoon Trek from Cusco.

Humantay Lake beautiful panoramic view.

1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trekking tour

Soraypampa Camp and Humantay mountain.

Get ready to visit the wonderful turquoise lagoon of Humantay, a very popular tourist destination in Cusco!

Begin your adventure in Cusco. The professional guide and the tourist mobility assigned by Machupicchu Andes Tours will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 – 4:30am (depending on your hotel location). Then you will make a 2-hour trip to the Mollepata village, where you will make a short stop to enjoy your buffet breakfast carefully prepared with the local ingredients. Here you can also use the restrooms.

Then, continue your trip to the Soraypampa community, where you will start walking towards the Humantay glacier Lake. On the way, you will see the nature’s charm; Snow-covered mountains, deep valleys formed by small rivers of fresh water. Finally, contemplate the beauty of the colorful Humantay Lagoon, breathe fresh air and take many photographs.

After exploring everything, take your tourist mobility to return to the Mollepata village and enjoy the exquisite Peruvian food. After a rewarding rest, continue your trip back to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco approximately 18:00 hours.


B & L

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Distance Hiked

3 km / 1.8 miles

Tour Length


Starting Altitude

3,350masl/ 10,991ft, Cusco

Min Altitude

3,880masl/ 12,730ft, Soraypampa

Max Altitude

4,200 meters / 13,780 ft

Packing list

List of things you should have ready to do the Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour.

  • Passport / any personal document
  • Warm clothes (cap, scarf, sweaters, raincoat, gloves)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Lipstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money (PEN)


For a better experience on the Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour, we recommend that you consider the following:

  • You must be in Cusco at least 2 days before the tour for better acclimatization.
  • Take altitude sickness pills before and upon arrival in Cusco.
  • Be in excellent physical condition.
  • Bring adequate clothing for hiking, warm clothes and raincoats.

About Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour Prices

We have 2 types of tours: Group and Private Tour. Prices are expressed in US dollars (US$) and per person.

Price List

Option One: Group Tour

Humantay Lagoon Full Day Group Tour Price.

Humantay Lagoon Group Day Tour. Join our already formed groups and together with your new friends discover the 3 new rainbow mountains in Palcoyo.

The whole tour will be done in a group of 15 or more people. The members of the group will be from different nationalities and also of different languages, beliefs, ages, sex, etc. But the guided tour will be only in 2 languages English and Spanish.

We have daily departures and the 12 months of the year.

Pax number Price per person
2 or more people $ USD 45.00 Inquiry Now
Option Two: Private Tour

Humantay Lagoon Private Full Day Tour Prices.

Humantay Lagoon Private Day Tour. This option is exclusive for you who prefer to travel with your couple, family or friends and do not want to meet strangers. You can start the tour any day of the year. The price varies according on the number of people traveling together.

Pax number Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 299.00 Inquiry Now
2 Persons $ USD 170.00 Inquiry Now
3 Persons $ USD 130.00 Inquiry Now
4 Persons $ USD 110.00 Inquiry Now
5 Persons $ USD 99.00 Inquiry Now
6 to + Persons $ USD 89.00 Inquiry Now

Packing list

List of things you should have ready to do the Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour.

  • Passport / any personal document
  • Warm clothes (cap, scarf, sweaters, raincoat, gloves)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Lipstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money (PEN)

FAQS1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek Tour

What is the Humantay Lagoon?

The Humantay Lagoon is an enchanting glacial lagoon originated by the melting of the Humantay snow-capped mountain that is located next to the Salkantay snow-capped mountain in the Peruvian Andes. This lagoon, for its spectacular turquoise beauty and the amazing natural environment that surrounds it, has become one of the most popular tourist destinations among travelers visiting Cusco, along with the 7 Colors Mountain or Machu Picchu itself.

What is the 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek maximum altitude?

The Peru Rainbow Mountain maximum altitude is 4,900 masl/16,076ft.

What is the trekking distance to the Humantay Lagoon?

The hike to Laguna Humantay starts from the Soraypampa bus parking lot. The trekking route is approximately 7 Km/4.3miles (round trip) and generally takes between 3 and 4 hours in total, depending on the pace of each person.

What is the weather and the minimum and maximum temperature in the Humantay Lake?

The weather in the 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek is very changeable, so it is recommended to be well prepared, but there are 2 well defined seasons: dry and rainy.

  • The dry season is from April to October. Most days are sunny, but it can rain and snow at any time. In this season the temperature ranges between 5°C/42°F and 12°C/54°F.
  • The rainy season is from November to March. There is presence of torrential rains and snow. The mountains are always covered with snow and fog. In this season the temperature ranges between 0°C/32°F and 14°C/57°F.
What are the most recommended months to do the 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek?

To do the 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek, it is recommended to do it in the dry season from April to October, the days are completely sunny and you can fully enjoy the scenic beauty, but do not be too confident it can rain and snow at any time.

What is the 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek difficulty?

The 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek is moderate (1,2,3,4,5). With a 3 to 4-hour hike at a slow pace. To do this hike you must be in acceptable physical condition. Due to its altitude and lack of oxygen, this hike is a bit strenuous.

Can I rent a horse to ride on the Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour?

Yes, you can rent on site. The rent costs 80 PEN.

Can I do the 1 Day Humantay Lagoon Trek with children?

Yes, you can go as a family with children over 5 years old.

What is the price of the Humantay Lagoon Full Day Tour?

We offer 2 types of excursions:

  • Shared or group tour. You will join a group of 10 to 15 people. The price is 40 USD per person.
  • Private service tour. This tour is recommended for families. The price varies depending on the number of family members. If you are traveling as a couple, the price is 170 USD per person. The more people traveling, the lower the price.
Are there restrooms in the Humantay Lake tour?

Yes, there are basic restrooms in the Soraypampa parking lot. You may also use the restrooms at the restaurant where you will have breakfast and lunch. It is recommended that you bring toilet paper.

Mario Ordoñes Quispe Salvida

In Cusco, I am your travel specialist, with more than 10 years of experience organizing adventure trips.

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