Humantay Lagoon Trek

Operative tour

If you cancel your booking until 48 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.

Free cancellation

You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 48 hours before the beginning of the activiity.

Free rescheduling

Visit this lagoon that was formed by the snowmelt from Mount Humantay at an altitude of 13,451 feet, with this 2-kilometer hike of moderate to high intensity.

Price per person:

US$ 29.00 per person.


04:00 am to 06:30 pm


14 hours and a half.


pick up at your accommodation (urban area), shared transport, breakfast, lunch, bilingual guide, entry ticket, drop off in Cusco's downtown and wooden staff.

What to bring:

warm clothing, waterproof clothing, hat to protect against the sun, sunglasses, sunscreen, snack, water, comfortable clothing, trek poles, jacket, 25-liter backpack for the walking during the day, winter hat and gloves for the cold, waterproof backpack cover, rain poncho and hiking shoes.


In case of suspension for weather conditions, we will refund 100% of your payment.

subject to weather conditions.

Not included:

horse (S/ 80) and trek poles (US$ 8 per person).


not allowed for pregnant women, minimum age required of 12 years old, not suitable for persons with heart problems, good physical condition and altitude acclimatization.

Cancellation and rescheduling policy:

48 hours.

If you cancel your booking until 48 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.

*If you want to make the Humantay Lagoon Trek and the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Trek, you must leave a free day between both activities, because they have a high physical demand.

We will begin early in the morning with the pickup at your hotel in Cusco. The vehicle will take us by Izcuchaca and Limatambo towns to enter to the Salkantay Route and get to the point where we will begin the trek. We will walk 1 km (0.6 miles) until arriving to the Soraypampa campsite, at 12,795 feet of altitude, where we will have breakfast. After that, we will begin the ascending trek for 1 and a half hours until reaching the Humantay Lagoon, located at 13,451 feet of altitude. Here we will be able to see the color variation, depending on the perspective that gives us the point where we will be located, besides the glacier as background that goes to the lagoon, if the weather allows it. After taking pictures and resting from walking at that altitude, we will go back to the campsite, where we will have lunch. Then, we will walk to our vehicle to return to downtown Cusco, where our tour ends.

*Entry tickets prices subject to change without previous notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • In what period of the year the trek is made?

    The tour is made during the whole year, always subject to weather conditions.

  • It is necessary to use trekking poles to make the activity?

    Because we are talking about a mountain activity, of medium-high difficulty, our suggestion is to go with trekking poles, although we know these are not essential for the walking.

  • Where do we can have lunch?

    For the Humantay Lagoon Trek, we will have lunch in a dining room in Soraypampa camp, once we finish walking. The lunch includes salad, main course and juice. Remember telling us if you are vegetarian or if you have any food allergies writing at reservas@denomades.com once you make the booking.

  • What is the better time for the activity?

    Although it can be made during the whole year, usually the weather is more stable from June to November, in which there are more sunny days. However, like we are talking about a mountain tour, there are occasions that the fog and clouds could make impossible to see the lagoon.

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