Take an Andean Hike to Peru’s breathtaking Humantay Lake
If you have visited Cusco or are planning for your next vacation, a good alternative for natural and Andean landscape is the beautiful Humantay Lake, which is 4 hours from Cusco. Preferably do this trip after having visited Machu Picchu, since you should adapt very well to the altitude. This is a relatively small lake in Peru, whose waters are turquoise on a sunny day, and that is mainly due to the glacial origin of the lake. During the excursion you will be able to see the fantastic glaciers that rise right in front of you. This is one of the most serene and absolutely beautiful places in the world, where you can reconnect with Mother Nature.
Visiting Lake Humantay is an incredible idea if you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of Peru. Without a doubt, the best time to visit this natural landscape is in the dry season that begins in May until August. Walking to Lake Humantay requires a challenging uphill hike. Images of this surreal landscape attract hundreds of visitors every day. The Tours are organized in groups of 15 to 18 people. If you need mules or horses to get there, it is possible to rent them at the beginning of the walk.
- Immerse in nature and experience epic views of the Peruvian Andes. If you only visit for one reason, it has to be to see the incredible natural beauty of the area. Mother Nature has surely created some wonderful places, and this has to be one of the most beautiful in the world.
- The bright turquoise water set against a snowy mountain backdrop is simply incomparable as a landscape and is breathtaking. An excellent opportunity to take some memorable photos and hang them on the wall at home.
- You will feel a special energy from Mother Nature. There is no doubt that many places around Cusco house incredible natural energy, so the lake is surrounded by the Salkantay, one of the Apus or mountains that are very sacred to the indigenous people.
- Enjoy the feeling of conquering new places even when your walk denotes a certain degree of effort. Once you reach the top, you will feel like the king of the world looking at the lake and knowing that you have just achieved something quite special, even more so if you do it in the company of the one you love most in this life.
Inclusions of this tour
CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY - CUSCO
The day begins very early in the morning (4:00 am) with pickup from your hotel in Cusco. After having picked up all the travelers, the minivan will leave in the direction of the province of Anta, the driving time is 2 hours to the town of Mollepata where you will have a stop to have breakfast, followed by an hour on dusty roads. until the start of the hike (9:00 am) at the Soraypampa base camp.
The walk takes 1 to 2 hours, reaching the shores of the spectacular Humantay Lake surrounded by glaciers and Andean peaks.
You will have time to rest, eat your snacks and enjoy the views, where you can take photographs before returning down the mountain. The return hike is a downhill walk that takes about 1 hour. From Sorayampa, our transportation takes the same trip back to the town of Mollepata where you will have your lunch and at sunset we begin the trip to the city of Cusco, where we arrive at approximately 5:00 pm.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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