Humantay Lake Tour - Full Day


Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

  • Humantay Lake
  • Snowy Humantay
  • Limatambo Valley

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the height of the Humantay Lagoon?
The Humantay Lagoon is located at 4200 meters above sea level.
What is the Climate of the Humantay Lagoon?
Between the months of December to April the climate in Laguna Humantay is temperate with rainfall, while from May to November the climate is cold, but with a lot of sun during the day.
What Difficulty Is the Walk to Laguna Humantay?
The route to Laguna Humantay has a relatively medium difficulty, the height and the cold will be the greatest difficulties, however the harmony of nature, the calm and relaxing landscape will make the walk pleasant, during the journey you will be able to learn more about the place, the world Andean and Peruvian culture, you will undoubtedly be delighted, we assure you. The walking distance is 3 kilometers, which you will walk at a slow pace in approximately 2 hours.
How much does it cost to rent a horse in the Humantay Lagoon?
The horse rental is done directly with the settler, at the beginning of the walk to the Humantay Lagoon, the cost has an average of S / 80.00 (USD 25.00), the horse will only take you one way at the time of return you will have to walk .
What is the history of the Humantay Lagoon?
The birth of this lagoon is closely linked to the legend of the Ausangate and Salkantay brothers. According to it, both decided to travel to unknown lands in order to end the drought. The first chose to go south, where he found food that he sent to Cusco. For his part, Salkantay headed north and, like his brother, found provisions, but also something else: love.

However, the romance between Salkantay and the goddess Véronica did not have a happy ending, since the Apu had to return to Cusco so that its inhabitants would not run out of water. The two brothers became snow-capped and supply the Imperial City with water to this day. But Salkantay's sadness was so great that from his tears the Humantay lagoon was born and it is believed that his captivating colors are a reflection of the authenticity of his feelings.
What to take to the Humantay Lake?
Trekking shoes

Face shield and mask

Small backpack

Rain poncho (rainy season November – April)

Trekking clothing (thermal)

Coca leaves (products made from it, candies, cookies, etc.)

Cap, hat and gloves



Water bottle

Personal medications (headache, anti-inflammatory medications)

Extra money (preferably in soles)

Tour Length

1 Day

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