Day trip

Cusco: Full-Day Humantay Lake with Picnic

Cusco: Full-Day Humantay Lake with Picnic

From US$ 120 per person

Discover a magical area 4,200 meters above sea level with stunning turquoise waters. It will prove to be the perfect place to spend a nice relaxing day, with the Humantay Glacier looming large behind you.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 day
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Be one of the first to arrive to Humantay Lake
  • Savor a picnic breakfast and lunch consisting of local organic products
  • Learn from professional and highly trained tour guides
  • Spend a full day away from the city
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 4:30AM, at which point you will drive towards Humantay Lake. You'll later arrive to Soraypampa at around 8:00AM, where a delicious breakfast will be served overlooking the majestic mountain peaks of Salkantay and Humantay. It’s then a 2-hour hike uphill to Humantay Lake (4,200 meters), where the base of a mountain with the same name is located. The views of the crystal clear water reflecting the sky are unforgettable, and you can also see native birds, flowers, and magnificent mountain tops from this location. Upon arrival to the lake you will have time to explore the surroundings or just relax, as you adsorb the magic and energy of this paradisaical place. Before you start descending your guide will perform an ancient ceremony paying tributes to the mountain gods. It will then be 1.5 hours downhill to Soraypampa for a buffet lunch, before you take a private bus back to Cusco where you will arrive back at your hotel at around 5:00PM.
  • Round-trip transportation in a modern van
  • Entrance ticket to Humantay Lake
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Highly trained mountain tour guide
  • Walking stick and blankets
  • Emergency mule/horse
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Product ID: 342586