Humnatay Lake is located north of Cusco on the slopes of the beautiful Humantay mountain, the circuit was designed in 2016 and very quickly became famous today, it has more than 2000 visitors daily for its beautiful landscapes and snowy mountains.
The road has a distance of 5 kilometers, it is not so difficult to walk, since there is an easier way to get there by horse, the cost to rent a horse is $ 30 per person one way, as it is very dangerous to return. the descent and slippery stones, that is why we do not recommend using return horses.
Lake Humantay can change color in the sun and in cloudy weather, but normally it has a deep turquoise color, and in the surroundings we can see stone forests and in front of us we will see the snowy mountain very closely. Humantay Lake.
The strategic points for the photos are always from the highest places. In this case you could have an extra ordinary photo on the left side that went up about 100 meters above, from this point you will have a wide view of the valley on the other side and Lake Humantay, even the lake will be seen in a different color and you will be able to observe completely and Humantay mountain range.
Normally we recommend carrying as little as possible, since when you walk it will be heavy and you will feel tired, that is why we only recommend taking a little food such as cookies or fruit, and Water for the road for thirst. It is very important to wear a waterproof jacket. Since the weather in the mountains is unpredictable it can rain or cloud. So it is always good to be prepared.
Very important to know what is not allowed in Lake Humantay. You have to know that flying Drones is not allowed by noise, since they scare away any animal in the air, it is not allowed to put your feet or hands into the lake. Since this lagoon is sacred to the Andeans. It is not allowed to vote any plastic objects on the way they pollute the environment. Screaming or loud noise is not allowed as the glacier is quite fragile and any loud noise or scream can cause a small snow slide due to loud noise.
The weather can be very changeable but normally the days are very sunny and can reach up to 5 degrees and in the lagoon it can go down and get very cold -3 degrees or more. Humantay Lake is 4200 meters away.
The mountain measures 5800 meters is the 3rd highest mountain in the Cusco region, this beautiful mountain called Humantay is also very important, that’s why the name comes from the Inca language (Quechua) which means mother Apu.
Due to the great tourist demand, the cost is very cheap and there is a lot of competition. There are many tourist agencies that sell this tour package, normally the cost is between $ 30 in groups of 20 people and 30 people and small groups of 12 people, the cost is $ 35 per person. And private groups is $ 100.
Ours are a 100% Peruvian company located in the city of Cusco. Our prices are quite comfortable and with the best service. In groups of 15 to 20 people it is $ 25 per person and private groups is $ 60 per person. Click Here To View Our Itinerary