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Our Laguna Humantay Tour is a spectacular day trip from Cusco to Humantay Lake, perfect for nature lovers interested in a one day trek in Peru.

This lake is accessible as a day hike if you don’t have the time or inclination to do a multi-day trek. Surrounded by glacial peaks, this route treks to Humantay Mountain. The one day hike is approximately 10 km (6.2 miles) round trip and goes from 3900 m (12,795 ft) to 4200 m (13,780 ft). This trail has become very popular and can be crowded. We leave very early in order to avoid the crowds as much as possible.

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Adventure Rating

Moderate hike, high altitude

Solitude Rating

Popular and crowded

Best Time to Visit

Best from March to November

Cost Per Person (USD)

6-10 trekkers: $150
3-5 trekkers: $200
2 trekkers: $275

Is This Trek Customizable?

Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available.


Lake Humantay

Glacial peaks

Humantay Mountain

Turquoise lake


Snow-capped peaks
High pass
Rocky terrain


2 day acclimatization recommended


Day Hike


10 km (6.2 miles)


3300 m (10,827 ft) to 4200 m (13,780 ft)


Daily departures with 2 or more people



The Humantay Lake Day Hike is very high altitude, therefore the weather can be quite cold, windy, and unpredictable. As you’ll arrive quite early in the morning it will be chilly then. During the day it can get quite warm if the sun is out; anywhere from 60-75 F  (15-24 C). Keep in mind, if the weather is rainy, snowy, or cloudy it will be colder, and that the weather can change in an instant, particularly when up at the high-altitude passes. It is often quite windy at the top of the pass as well. As with any high-altitude hike you’ll need to bring plenty of layers to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures and conditions as well as appropriate sun/rain protection.


  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions

  • Collection from your Cusco hotel in the morningPrivate transport to starting point of the trek

  • English speaking professional guide

  • Light box breakfast, 1 Liter of water, snacks, and hot buffet lunch at the end of the hike

  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank

  • Entrance to the trail

  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco

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