Day trip

From Cusco: Humantay Lagoon Full-Day Hike

From Cusco: Humantay Lagoon Full-Day Hike

From US$ 119 per person

Hike to Humantay Lagoon while enjoying views of scenic landscapes and appreciating the local flora. Leave the hustle and bustle of Cusco to spend time in tranquil nature on this full-day hike.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup begins 15 minutes prior to the departure time. This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnb). If you stay in one, please contact the local partner days prior to the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a meeting point for pickup. For tax purposes, it is important to send passengers' passport copies to when you arrive in Cusco.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike to stunning Humantay Lagoon, tucked between snowcapped mountains
  • Climb up to 4,180 meters and be surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes
  • Cross the Andes to discover the local fauna along the way
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch outdoors before returning to Cusco
Full description
Take one of the most spectacular hiking excursions through the Andes mountains, towards the Humantay Lagoon. Reach 4,180 meters above sea level and see impressive landscapes, get to know the local culture, and learn the vast history of this region. Begin your morning leaving Cusco at 5:00 AM and head towards Soraypampa. Drive about 3 hours and reach 3,900 meters above sea level. As you head towards the hike's starting point, appreciate the varied fauna, such as the Andean condor or swallows, and observe the imposing Salkantay and Humantay snow peaks. From Soraypampa begin your ascent and hike approximately 2 hours towards Humantay Lagoon. Reach the lagoon and spend time exploring and photographing the area for about 1 hour. Start your descent back to Soraypampa, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes), and then enjoy a picnic lunch. Finally, return to Cusco, with an approximately 5:30 PM arrival.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)
  • Light breakfast
  • Picnic lunch
  • Admission to Soraypampa
  • First-aid kit
  • Horse rental
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This activity is not recommended for children under 10 years
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • This activity requires good acclimatization (at least full 48 hours in Cusco downtown altitude)
  • In the rainy months (December to March) last-minute cancellations may happen due to adverse natural conditions. Cancellations made for this reason have no cost and the local partner will notify you the day before
  • Recommended travel accessories are high mountain shoes and clothing, a windbreaker, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera
  • It is recommended to bring local currency (Peruvian Sol) for drinks, snacks, tips, and souvenirs
  • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local partner
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Product ID: 396742