Humantay Trek Full Day Trip

Humantay Lake Hike

Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake
$ 130 Price pp
1 Day Duration
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Max: 8p Max Guests:
Moderate Dificulty:

Humantay Trek Full Day Trip

none Accommodation
Max: 8 People Max Guests:
Year Around Season
Moderate Dificulty Level:

Humantay Trek – 1 day trip, thinking of nature lovers who do not have many days but who will find spectacular landscapes, with exotic flora and fauna, along this adventure hike you will see beautiful valleys, Salkantay Mountains, Humantay Mountain, and especially the Humantay lake.

Humantay lake has turquoise-blue wáter, hidden in the midst of an incredible natural setting, has opened its doors expressing a very warm welcome to the Salkantay Valley. Humantay lake is a real jewel of nature, the perfect location to go on hiking and discover hidden magical places. People are drawn to the beauty of nature for inspiration.


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  • Hiking in the most remote places off the beaten path.
  • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
  • Meet our multicultural team
  • support our Social Projects


“The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour, and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.”


You will hike with the best team made of our guides, our chefs and porters. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs. We have the best equipment to camp in each camping sites. 

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards.


Every trek tours includes a culinary buffet; we work with local restaurants in order to support the local community, they work with all biosafety protocols. You will enjoy full breakfast, lunch all served hot and tasty. The key to feeling good on a trek like this is eating well and staying hydrated.

Meals are all served family style – large plates for everyone to take what they like. And all food restrictions are honored. No matter if you are vegetarian or gluten free, you will always be well fed.

Humantay Tour Full Day

  • DISTANCE: 7 km / 4 miles, 5 hours approx
  • Day1: Humantay Trek
  • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
  • Minimun Elevation: 3,900 m / 12,795 ft.
  • Maximun Elevation: 4,200 m / 13,790 ft.
  • Weather: From Abril to October dry season, from November to March wet season.
  • Departure Dates: Every Day.

 RECOMMENDATIONS: Hikers should be reasonably fit, and spend some time in Cusco to acclimate, we recommed at least 2 days in Cusco or some similiar elevation.


Humantay Tour Full Day

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:00am with our private transportation, then transportation journey will be 2 and half hours to get Mollepata village (2900m or 9500ft). In Mollepata village will stop for a delicious breakfast and you can purchase something else for your adventure. Then we continue 1 more hour of driving to get the starting point of the trek called Soraypampa (3900m / 12795ft). During the journey, you’ll be able to observe the beautiful landscape, and cultural aspects of this region.  If it is a good weather we will have a fantastic view of two big mountains, called Humantay (5,900 meters /19,356 ft) and Salkantay (6,200 meters /20,390 ft elevation).

In soraypampa you’re your guide will give important information about the Schedule, also your guide will take the first official group photo.

Once we finish our introduce time, we’ll start hiking up for 2 hours until reach Humantay lake 4300 meters/ 14107Ft.

During the hike, you will explore the Andes with alpine views, the entire time you will be in gradual uphill hiking along the Humantay valley, reaching the highest point: humantay lake (4300 meters/ 14107Ft), where you will enjoy a huge sense of accomplishment and unparalleled views of the lake with its turquoise-blue water and of the stunning glacier in front of you (Humantay Mountain 5,900 meters /19,356 ft). You will have plenty of time to look around and take photos of the landscape, also you will be exploring the lake and getting the information from your guide.

At Humantay lake your tour guide will offer coca tea to celebrate our amazing adventure.

After this awesome moment we will return and taking with us unforgettable memories. We’ll descend the same way to the starting point of trek for about 1-hour downhill that means from 4300m down to 3900m.

At Soraypampa we will enjoy our delicious lunch with stunning views of the mountains. After lunch we will say good bye to our chef and porter.Then we’ll drive back to Cusco for 3 ½ hours with our private minivan. 
 Our transportation will take you back to your Hotel and you will bid farewell to your guide. Arrival time back to Cusco is at 6:30pm. 

Trip overview:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch.
  • Lowest Elevation: 3900 m/ 12795ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,200 m/ 13,790 ft
  • Distance of walking: 7km/ 4 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 5 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Challenging
  • Area: Dry Mountain.


Includes / Does not include



  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Day 1: Private transport from Cusco to Llaqto trailhead
  • Day 1: Private transport from Llaqto back to Cusco (to your Hotel)

Entrance Tickets:

  • Entrance fee to Humantay lake

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Hiking to Rainbow Mountain
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • 24/7 Customer Service


  • 1 Breakfast
  • Buffet – Lunch


  • Drinking Water
  • Tip for your Crew (optional)
  • Things not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance




Don’t forget you are hiking (above 3,800 m / 12,200 ft, 4,200 m / 13,790 ft), make sure you are fully prepared. this trek is challenging and very rewarding at the same time. you should be in shape and healthy. We really recommend you to spend at least two to three days in Cusco or in other places with the same elevation to acclimatize and drink plenty of fluid before starting the hike.

What You Need to Bring:

  • Original Passport.
  • Immigration card.
  • Walking boots & trekking poles
  • Good backpack or daypack
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • Recyclable water container or camel bag
  • Sun hat + sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream
  • Camera and films.
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes)
  • Personal medication.
  • Extra money for any emergency.


Prices Private Tour

  • 2 People:            $150 per person
  • 3 People:            $140 per person
  • 4 People:            $130 per person
  • 5 People:            $120 per person
  • 6 People:            $100 per person
  • 7 – 8 people:      $85 per person


  • Hiking poles U.S $10.00


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