Tour to the Turquoise Lake Humantay-Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Experience hosted by Israel

  1. 12 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English

What you'll do

We start with the pick up from your hotel at 4 am, and then start our trip to the town of Mollepata in a duration of 2 hours, when we reach our destination, we will have a delicious breakfast waiting for us, we will receive all the necessary information from of our specialists for the ascent to the Humantay Lagoon.

We begin our walk of approximately 1 hour and a half, during the journey we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of:

- South American camelids
- nature in its greatest splendor
- the imposing snowy

until we reach the Humantay Lagoon where we will receive a detailed explanation of this attraction, all the details of this beautiful Turqueza Lagoon.

We can take photos, record videos and appreciate the beautiful landscape of the area, on some occasions we can see snow falling from the sky.

We return to the starting point where we will have our typical Andean semi-buffet lunch, a place where we can also rest, use the toilet services and other things.

In the afternoon we board our transport for the return to the city of Cusco and ending the excursion at approximately 6:00 p.m. Our bus will leave you in the city center very close to the Plaza de Armas.
We start with the pick up from your hotel at 4 am, and then start our trip to the town of Mollepata in a duration of 2 hours, when we reach our destination, we will have a delicious breakfast waiting for us, we will receive all the necessary information from of our specialists for the ascent to the Humantay Lagoon.

We begin our walk of approximately 1 hour and a half, during the journey we will have the opportunity to see the different…

What's included

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Equipment

Meet your Host, Israel

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
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I am a tourism professional and next economist, with more than 5 years of experience in tours and trips within this beautiful city. As a net Cusco, the most important thing is to show my culture, my land, my country, with the best attention, vocation and dedication that characterizes me.
On the other hand, I am an integral part of Peru Destino Seguro, a 100% Peruvian and 100% Cusqueña Travel Agency.
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From $28/ person

$28 per person
$28 per person

Where you'll be

We will be able to appreciate the beautiful Humantay Lagoon, the most famous turquoise lake in South America in the city of Cusco, Mollepata District.

Rated 4.40 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

John
December 2021
This experience was nice but could have been better coordinated. The only information we were given for pickup was that someone would come between 4:30 and 5 am. We then received a message at 3:30 am stating they were beginning pickup early. We still ended up waiting on the curb for 20 minutes before they found us and then we proceeded to pick up other guests for the next 45 minutes. On our ride up, we were asked for an additional 20 soles each and our passports to register us for tickets. This was not clearly communicated ahead of time but luckily we had our passports and some cash handy. Lastly, we were the only english-speaking individuals on the trip. The guide's english was fine and she was very kind but gave us a two-minute abbreviated version of the 20 minute informational session she gave everyone else. Had we been fluent in Spanish and been given more information about pick-up and added costs ahead of time, it could have easily been an excellent trip. One note about the hike. The hike itself is fairly challenging but you have the option of paying 80 soles for a horse ride up. Consequently, the trail is covered in horse manure so be sure to wear old shoes. The view at the top makes it all worth it though- simply stunning. Overall, this tour was appropriate for the cost and included 2 simple meals but more communication could make all the difference in the future!
Yessie
November 2021
Our tour guide Willy Wonka was superb! He made sure to let us know what we were doing the whole time. I do however recommend to take something for the elevation. This is a very difficult hike not only due to the incline but to the elevation. It is so worth it though! They do have an option of paying 80 sol to take you 5 minutes before the lake if the hike is to difficult. The food was also very good you get breakfast 2hours before getting to the lake and then lunch an hour after completing the hike. Oh and the drive to get there is rough, lots of turns and bouncing so if you get car sick easily make sure you bring something for that.
Jessica
November 2021
Lake Humantay is a must! Such a beautiful lake. It looks like something you see in the magazines. Highly recommend everyone to do this experience!
Gabe
December 2021
The review below could not have hit the nail on the head better
Mark
December 2021
Very cool experience and the lake is magical!

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Wed, Jan 26
    2:30 PM - 2:30 AM
    $28 per person
  • Thu, Jan 27
    2:30 PM - 2:30 AM
    $28 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is extreme.

What to bring

Shawls + Gloves
Trekking shoes or tennis shoes
Canes
Small Kangaroo

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.