Humantay Lake Full Day

humantay lake full day


Humantay Lake is a stunning turquoise glacial lake nestled in the Andes Mountains of Peru, approximately at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level. This breathtaking natural wonder is located near Soraypampa and is a popular destination for travelers seeking both natural beauty and a rewarding trekking experience.

The lake is fed by the melting ice from the Humantay Glacier, creating crystal-clear waters surrounded by towering peaks. The landscape around Humantay Lake is characterized by rugged mountain terrain, with impressive views of the Salkantay and Humantay Apus, which are revered as spiritual entities in the local culture.

The journey to Humantay lake often involves a trekking adventure, offering hikers the chance to immerse themselves in the captivating scenery of the Andean highlands. The trail leading to the lake unveils panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys, providing a sense of awe and tranquility.

Visitors to Humantay Lake can witness the striking interplay of light and shadow on the water's surface, creating a dynamic and ever-changing visual spectacle. The glacial landscape, coupled with the serene ambiance, makes the lake a perfect spot for photography and moments of reflection.

For those seeking a more leisurely experience, there's the option to rent horses to reach the lake. Once at the Humantay Lake, travelers can savor the beauty of the high-altitude ecosystem, take in the crisp mountain air, and, weather permitting, even indulge in a refreshing swim in the pristine waters.

Overall, Humantay Lake is a captivating natural gem, offering a blend of adventure, spirituality, and awe-inspiring scenery that makes it a memorable destination for nature enthusiasts and trekkers exploring the Peruvian Andes.


humantay lake full day


  • One day before “briefing about your trail with our staff at our office”.
  • Transport to/from Soraypampa
  • 1 Breakfast
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
  • 1 Lunch.
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank.
  • Vegetarian options / special diet available

Not Include:

  • Trekking poles.
  • Horses
  • Additional Personal horse for riding 30.00 USD
  • Tips for the wranglers and guides
  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control such as: Natural disasters, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to passenger's health problems (suffering from an illness or health problem), pandemic, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes, etc.


Trekking Poles (PAR) 15 Includes rubber tips
Saddle horse 35 One way

what to bring?

  • Original passport.
  • Poncho/raincoat.
  • Warm clothes.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Strong walking shoes/tennis shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera and films
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and TIPS.
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Information Details


When is it advisable to go?

The best time of the year to go to the Humantay Lagoon is during the dry season (April to October), when it is less likely to rain. During these months the snow-capped peaks are more majestic as they are whiter and more imposing. The sun can be uncomfortable during the hike but reveals a splendorous landscape once in the lagoon.

Can I camp near the lagoon?

It is not possible to camp next to the Humantay lagoon but it is possible to camp in the Soraypampa camping area, 2 kilometers from the lagoon. Keep in mind that the cold is intense there so you should be prepared with warm clothes, hot water and a suitable sleeping mat. The cold by the lagoon is much more intense at night.

What is the cheapest way to go to the lagoon?

Definitely, the most economical way to go to the Humantay Lagoon is to hire an all-inclusive package tour. If you go on your own, you will have to risk looking for transportation from Mollepata to Soraypampa, which is difficult and expensive. Therefore, choose the tour that best suits your budget.

Humantay Lake Full Day