Humantay Lake Trek Full Day Tour

  • Group Picture At Humantay Lake

Our natural attractions in Cusco are abundant, but nothing is compared to Humantay Lake which is a natural wonder that emerged due to a Natural formation product of the melting of the Humantay snowcapped mountain, situated on the Vilcanota mountain chain and which is now a trekking route towards Machu Picchu.

This adventure starts in Cusco, boarding our touristic transport and taking a 2 hours ride through towns of Cusco region as Izcuchaca, Zurite (known due to archaeological site Quillarumioc, Moon shrine, Limatambo known for avocado’s production and magnificent views of Apurimac canyon; then we will reach Mollepata town in which all of our visitors will stop to use the restrooms, have breakfast and supply with water.

Follow this town, we will continue the journey for another hour, here our landscape will radically change as we are getting closer to Humantay and Salkantay mountains, Snowcapped until reaching Soraypampa which is the starting trekking point of our Humantay hike and is the same for the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu as well.

During the hike, our visitors will have the opportunity to have breathtaking views of the snowcapped mountains, the valley and some endemic birds; sometimes it is even possible to see the Andean condor in its natural habitat. After another hour and a half approx. we will reach Humantay Lake, natural wonder of Vilcanota Chain Mountain. Here our guide will provide you a brief explanation about the geographic area, flora and fauna of the zone.

For the return, we will use the same path and it will take an hour until reaching our touristic transportation towards Mollepata town in order to have our lunch here. Our visitors will also make a stop at Quillarumioc archaeological site for a short tour. Finishing this visit, we will board our transport again and return back to Cusco city by 18:30 pm approx.

What is included?

  •  private service.
  • Briefing by your guide 01-day prior your tour.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Modern touristic private transportation.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Round trip transportation to Cusco city.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks for the hike (highly recommended)
  • Entrance fee to the Natural Reserve
  • Guided tour to Humantay Lagoon
  • Guided tour to archaeological site of Quillarumioc
  • Return service to your Cusco hotel.
  • Oxygen tank
  • Firs aid kit


What is not included?

  • Dinner
  • Tips

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake - Cusco

  • Pick up from your hotel at 05:00 am
  • Transportation to Mollepata, arriving at 07:00 am approx.
  • Breakfast at Mollepata
  • Transportation to Soraypampa
  • Hike uphill for 1:30 hrs approx.
  • Guided visit to Humantay Lake
  • Transportation back to Mollepata
  • Lunch in Mollepata
  • Transportation to archaeological site of Quillarumioc
  • Guided visit to Quillarumioc site
  • Transportation back to Cusco for another 1:30 hrs approx.
  • End of the services at your Cusco hotel.

Humantay Lake Group service price:

Our Price is $ 75 USD per person

Superior Humantay Lake Tour Price:

We need 2 people minimums to open this tour if you are two we can do it! 

Our price $ 110 USD per person for 2 people.

Our price $ 99 USD per person for 3 people.

Our price $ 75 USD per person for 4 or more people.

what we included for this prices:

  •  private tour guide.
  •  Private transportation.
  • private walking tour at Humantay Lake.
  • we provided you walking poles for trek. 
  • drinkable water every day.

Students discount

students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $00.

 children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $00.

children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

We need a copy of your passport at


Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.



You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!


We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.



Of course! During the Cusco Tour or Machu Picchu tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.



FIRST, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours, we need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.


Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:


Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):


Passport number

D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)


SECOND, we require a deposit of US $ 50.00 per person in order to purchase your entrance Humantay Lake ticket.  You can make you deposit by PAYPAL or make a deposit to the following bank account in Interbank 420-3107104602


It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time in the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by PAYPAL.



According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

 students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $00.

 children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $00.

children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at


The ISIC Student can get Discount of US$ 00.

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at


 “No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!



Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.


In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.



The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:


Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.


We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.



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