Humantay Lagoon is one of most magical lakes in the Cusco region, being surrounded by the impressive Humantay peak. While gazing at unbelievable turquoise water, you will have opportunity to appreciate beautiful landscapes of the Cusco Andes during our hike from Soraypampa to Humantay Lagoon.
Our adventure begins around 5:00 am with the pick up at your hotel. On a touristic van we will head to the Mollepata village in Apurimac river valley. Breakfast will be with the tour group and afterwards there’s a hike towards Soraypampa (3.900 m), a large green plain where we will have a stop.
From here, we hike towards our final destination. After an hour and a half of walking along the magnificent Cusco geography, we will arrive to the wonderful spot: the high snowy mountains standing around the incredible beauty of the Humantay Lagoon. Don’t waste this chance to appreciate the view and take all the pictures you can of this wonder of nature at 4.200 meters above sea level. After this incredible experience, we go back to the campsite for lunch. Around 6:30 pm we return to Cusco city, leaving the group downtown.
INCLUDES PRIVATE SERVICEProfessional guide in English and Spanish
Round trip touristic van transportation Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
Complete camping equipment
Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Entrance ticket to Salkantay
INCLUDES SHARED SERVICEExtra horse
International or domestic flights
Tips or extra expenses
What you should bring:A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco .
trong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. * This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
Camera, batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
Small towel or sarong
Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
Binoculars (if you have them)
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