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Humantay Lake Tour from cusco

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Enjoy this day trek, leave Cusco behind and hike along the beautiful valleys and white mountains to one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology. Humantay Lake is one of the most stunning places in the region. This adventure includes a professional guide, hotel pickup from Cusco City, entrance fees, and meals. Choose between a shared or private tour at the time of booking.
  • Trek through the Peruvian countryside to Humantay Lake with your guide
  • Learn more about South America’s ancient Inca civilization
  • Take in views over the Apurimac River and Humantay Lake
  • Entrance fees, meals, and round-trip transport from Cusco included
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your Cusco hotel in the early morning, and take a seat in your vehicle. Then, head out of the city toward the village of Mollepata to begin your tour. After breakfast in Mollepata, head onward to Soraypampa—the starting point of your trek—and enjoy sweeping views over the Apurimac River. Follow rugged hiking trails to Humantay Lake, set at 13,800 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. With your guide to lead the way, there’s no need for a map or electronic navigation. On arrival, gaze out over the shimmering waters of Humantay Lake to the glacier above, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geography and Inca mythology. Perhaps rent a horse to explore the landscape further (own expense). After Humantay Lake, head back to Mollepata for lunch. Your tour concludes with drop-off at Plaza San Francisco Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is located outside of the center of cusco you must come to the meeting point, or contact us by whatsApp or call us directly to let us know the name of your hotel.

We do not pick up from Airbnbs if you are in Airbnb Be in the middle of Plaza regocijos or ( Plaza el Regocijo ) By the small water Fountain between 4:00am to 4:10am
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup in Cusco city
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Professional guide
  • 1 American Breakfast, 1 lunch ( vegetarian option
  • Polar Blankets
  • 1 walking Stick
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the Private option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

The morning started off with an early pick up as expected. Unfortunately the tour group picked up one wrong couple and we had to return them to their hotel. After this, they made multiple stops almost as if they were running errands at 4am. We...More

Thank kfly005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour guide. We had Hilton. All very well organised from pick up to drop off. Very good breakfast and lunch. As for the hike ...I will not deceive you it was tough but no pain no gain right? The views were magical. Astounding beauty....you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vongaiishe Char... M
Maria jose D, Guest Relations Manager at Willka Cusco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! :) It makes us really happy you enjoyed everything and had a good time with us! We are looking forward for our next adventure time together! Take care!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was well run and the guide very knowledgeable. My only complaint is with the front desk a the tour company's office, which I found to be very poorly informed. A younger and and older lady booked my trip for me in person. Neither...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Humantay is for sure the most beutiful place we visited during our stay in Perú. It is a little hard to arrive there walking for people who doesn't practice any sport but it is possible and it worth all the effort. The tour guide...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NathyRuiz
Maria jose D, Guest Relations Manager at Willka Cusco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nathy, We always provide trecking poles an oxigen. We are sincerely sorry but excepcionally and unfortunately this day we had a problem wich resulted in the non-arrival of this equipments. About the drop off at the hotel we never guive this information because we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all- this lake might be the most beautiful piece of nature I’ve ever seen. It’s honestly breathtaking. The tour itself is really organized, and My husband and I had the privilege of having the tour guide Hildon for this hike. He was wonderful....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MHolt021
Maria jose D, Guest Relations Manager at Willka Cusco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It sounds magical! We are so happy on hearing that you had an amazing experience! :) Take care and see you next time!

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10 October 2019|
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Response from NathyRuiz | Reviewed this property |
It took 1hr and a half (walking up ~3.5km) and 1hr and 15 min (walking down).
12 August 2019|
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Response from 605lamak | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't advise it. I don't remember what time we arrived back but I do remember it was dark must have been 7pm
23 May 2019|
Response from 605lamak | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, honestly I am sorry I can't remember but I do remember there were oxygen tanks when we went to rainbow mountain. You can always ask your tour guide in advance and I found out its actually possible to purchase... More
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  • Humantay Lake Willka Cusco
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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