Humantay Lake - Viewpoint of Salkantay snowy.

Original price was: $45.00.Current price is: $40.00.

08 hours. aprox.
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Impressive Humantay Lake.

The city of Cusco is always very surprising for lovers of nature and mysticism, here we describe the "Humantay Lake" tour. This impressive turquoise lagoon in the Peruvian Andes is one of the most visited in Cusco, as well as Rainbow mountain.

Humantay Lake has mysticism because it is located at the foot of the Salkantay mountain and surrounded by the Vilcabamba mountain range, at an altitude of 4,200 meters. The walk to this beautiful place is not very demanding.

What's more, the trek is designed for adventure lovers.

humantay lake

Why is it called this way?

Its name is due to the snow-capped Humantay, it is considered one of the most beautiful and sacred lagoons.

What is its location and altitude?

It is located 120 km from Cusco, 2 km from the community of Soraypampa, and at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level.

What is its climate?

It has a cold climate, the temperature is between 10 °C and 0 °C°, but since its waters come from the snow-capped mountains, they can be even colder. There are 2 seasons, the dry season, where there is no rain, but it is colder, and the rainy season, with a higher probability of rain and less cold.

How much does the entrance fee cost?

The entrance fee is paid in the town of Mollepata, the cost per foreign tourist is 3 dollars, and per Peruvian tourist is 5 soles.

When is it advisable to visit?

The best time to visit is in the dry season from April to October, since the snow-capped mountain looks very impressive and you can observe a beautiful landscape.

Is it possible to swim in the lagoon?

Swimming is not allowed, since the water is used for local consumption and because it can alter the color of the lagoon.

Is it possible to camp near the lagoon?

It is not possible to camp near the lagoon, but it is possible in Soraypampa since there is a camping area only 2 km away.

Is it possible to go with children?

Yes, it is possible to go with children, but it is recommended to rent a horse for the children, since the hike is demanding and is at a high altitude, it can cause discomfort to children; it is not recommended to go with babies.

How difficult is it to climb the Humantay Lagoon?

The level of the hike is moderate, but it is worth it to reach the Humantay Lagoon.

Description of the Humantay Lake Tour.

First, we start by picking you up at your accommodation, and then, move to the town of Mollepata for approximately 2 hours, where our breakfast will be. Next, we board our transport to travel to Soraypampa for 1 more hour, here, our guide will cover about the route, walk, techniques, and many more. During the walk, we will see the snowy Salkantay in the distance.

In this way, we begin the walk, approximately 01:30 hours, until we reach Humantay lake, however, if we are lucky we will see the great condor in the upper part. You will have enough time to take photos and videos and to enjoy ourselves. Afterward, we began to descend along the same path until we reached the parking lot.

In this way, we return to the restaurant, where we will be waiting for a delicious buffet lunch. Next, we return to the city of Cusco, 2 hours. Finally, after a good tour of this wonderful lagoon, we finished our tour. Cusco has been reactivating tourism. To date we have innovated with ATV trips to Rainbow mountain, as well as little-known walk in Cusco, such as Inti Punku, Inkilltambo, Chinchero.


Cusco awaits you in this adventure full of Nature, Culture, and Adventure. ATV Rainbow Mountain offers you packages, travel programs between 1 and 4 days of treks such as Choquequirao and the Inca Trail.

For more information about this tour and much more, you can enter here and thus be able to better enjoy your stay in the imperial city of Cusco. However, we also offer trips to Huacachina, which is located in the north of Peru.

In this site, you will enjoy its beaches and its gastronomy. Rainbow Mountain ATV is a tour operator in the city of Cusco and we have a staff of professionals nationwide.


Tour Detail:


  • Start of the Tour: Our tour starts at 04:00 to 05:00 with the pick up at your accommodation
  • Tour Duration:  The tour lasts approximately 12 hours
  • We end the tour at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the main square.
  • Maximum Height: 4200 masl
  • Food: Breakfast and lunch buffet with vegetarian option

The languages ​​we offer on our tour are:

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Our transport is 100% tourist with air conditioning, first aid equipment.


  • Private service price per person 85 dollars
  • Shared service price 30 dollars per person
  • Yes, there are more than 4 people ask for special rates


Reservations are canceled 48 hours in advance, otherwise No Show is charged


  • We are tour operators in the city of Cusco
  • We work professionally
  • We offer 100% tourist vehicles
  • We care about the safety of our visitors
  • We make your trip the best experience
  • We are 100% responsible
  • We take care of the environment
  • We are committed to the quality of service


  • Pick up from your accommodation.
  • Transfer Cusco - Mollepata 2 hours.
  • Breakfast buffet.
  • Transfer Mollepata - Soraypampa.
  • Indications by the guide.
  • Start of the walk.
  • We arrive at Laguna Humantay after 01:30.
  • Time for photos and videos.
  • Return to the parking lot.
  • We deal with transportation.
  • We arrived at the restaurant.
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Return to Cuzco.
  • Arrival in Cusco after 2 hours.
  • End of our service.



  • Tourist transport.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch.
  • Canes.
  • Oxygen.

Not included:

  • Entrance to the resource.
  • Tip.
  • Bonus drinks.


  • Hat or Cap.
  • Water, fruits, cookies.
  • Adequate shoes.
  • Small backpack.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.

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