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DURATION: 12 hours
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English
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Enjoy an incredible view!

Visit Humanatay Lagoon if:

  • You are looking to disconnect and enjoy the wonderful views of the area.
  • You will have the opportunity to adapt to the altitude for a couple of days before doing this hike.
  • You are a person who enjoys not only the destination, but also the journey.
  • You feel comfortable doing a 4-hour hike at altitude.


Explore the magic of Humantay Lagoon in Cusco, one of the best tourism adventures in Peru! This beautiful lagoon is located in the Cusco region, at 4,200 meters above sea level. This route is also the route for adventurers who take the SALKANTAY tour, which is a 5-day hike to Machu Picchu, this lagoon of crystal clear waters is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable adventure. Upon reaching the lake you will have the opportunity to admire these beautiful turquoise waters from the top of a nearby mountain and enjoy the spectacular view.
An unforgettable experience!


  • This incredible adventure begins very early in the morning. We will pick you up at your hotel in the historic center of Cusco in the early morning and begin a journey towards the community of Soraypampa, the starting point of your walk.
  • We will continue the journey through the city of Limatambo – located at 2100 meters above sea level – an important access point to the city of Cusco during the time of the Inca Empire. There you will find the archaeological remains of Tarawasi, a place that served as a resting point for those heading to Chinchaysuyo.
  • Then, you will continue the tour along the right bank of the Apurimac River until you reach Soraypampa.
  • When the time comes from this point, you will begin your walk up the mountain towards the Humantay Lagoon . Upon arrival, you will be surprised by the impressive landscapes of this wonderful place and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Before leaving, you will have time to take photos around the lagoon.
  • At the end of the visit, you will walk back to Soraypampa, where transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Some information about the walk:
    • Total Walking Distance: 5 km.
    • Ascent: 2.5 km.
    • Descent: 2.5 km.
    • Minimum height: 3875 meters above sea level.
    • Maximum Height: 4200 meters above sea level.
    • Walking Hours: 4 Hours.
    • Difficulty level: 3 out of 5

What is included?

  • Transportation to and from hotel in Cusco. (Included only for hotels located in the historic center)
  • Entry tickets.
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Lunch

What is not included?

  • Tips.
  • Other meals and drinks or other personal expenses.
  • Horse rental.

Prepare for your activity


  • Bring comfortable shoes for the walk and something to keep you warm, as it will be a little windy. Remember to also bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable clothing.
  • Recharge the batteries of your camera or cell phone to take the best photos and videos from the moment you are on the train.
  • Share your experiences so that more people are encouraged to live it!
  • Bring current identification documents because many archaeological sites require them at the entrance.
Join the Humantay Lagoon Tour on an unforgettable hike to the imposing and beautiful turquoise lagoon, an ideal excursion for nature lovers.-Humantay Lagoon Tour

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