Humantay Lake Tour: 2024 Updated information regarding the Humantay Lake Tour in Cusco from prices, itinerary and more!

Humantay Lake Tour: Brief Summary

  • A hidden gem on the foot of the Salkantay Mountain in Cusco, Peru.
  • The perfect full day trek for those looking to enjoy unforgettable views and witness unparalleled, breathtaking landscape.

Below we have created our extensive guide to Humantay Lake based on our expert local knowledge having helped to transport over 315,000 travelers here since our formation in 2013.

Complete guide to Humantay Lake:

  1. Humantay Lake Tour Information – Check time, prices, and more
  2. How to get to Humantay Lake – Find the best way to get there
  3. What to bring – Be prepared when packing
  4. Frequently asked questions – We answer all your questions

Humantay Lake Tour information

Peru Hop does not operate any Humantay Lake Tour in Cusco. To see Peru Hop’s recommended operators for this tour read below.

Humantay Lake Tour

Price: $39 USD

Times: 4:40 am

Duration: Full day (back in Cusco at 6:00pm)

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult trek

Meeting point: Pick-up from hotels and hostels in central Cusco.

Special deal for Peru Hop Passengers: Tours booked via Find Local Trips allow date changes up until the evening before your tour begins at no extra cost.

How to get to Humantay Lake

Humantay Lake is located in Cusco, 4 hours away from the main city. The best way is to get a tour that includes transportation from and to Cusco city.

If you are looking for information on the best buses to take to Cusco, visit our passes page. Just browse our passes and find the perfect one for you.

What To Bring?

  • Passport or identity document (can be copied)
  • Small backpack (water bottle, snacks and more)
  • Extra cash (Soles)
  • Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking sneakers
  • Light and warm clothes, gloves, scarf, jacket
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho if your visit is between the months of October to March
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Binoculars.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I avoid altitude sickness?

How do I avoid altitude sickness? Take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat small meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatise yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatisation is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.