HUMANTAY TREK 1 DAY TRIP
We created this amazing journey 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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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
- Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch.
- Lowest Elevation: 3900 m/ 12795ft
- Highest Elevation: 4300 m/ 14107 ft
- Distance of walking: 7km/ 4 miles
- Approximate walking time: 3 hours
- Level of Difficulty: Challenging
- Area: Dry Mountain.
- Professional Tour Guide (english speaking)
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco
- Entrance fee for the Rainbow Mountain.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- Kitchen tent
- Chef, porter.
- Drinking water (boiled and filtered).
- Hot water for washing.
- Breakfast at the trailhead (buffet).
- Lunch (buffet).
- Rain poncho.
- Trekking poles.
- Toilet tent (chemical bath).
- Rain covers for your backpacks.
- First Aid kit and oxygen bottle
- Pre-trek briefing.
- Tips to guide, chef, porter.
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 to use toilets and you can purchase something else for our adventure. Then we continue 1 more hour of driving to get the starting point of the trek called Soraypampa (3900m / 12795ft), also Soraypampa will be the place for our delicious breakfast.
During the journey, you’ll be able to observe the beautiful landscape, and cultural aspects of this region. If it is 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), while you are having the delicious breakfast.
After breakfast your guide will give important information about the Schedule, also your guide will introduce the group include our chef and porters and 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.
This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. One camping night includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam)