- Full Day hike
- See the most beautiful mountains and lakes in southern Cusco
- Professional English speaking mountain guides
- High quality service and highly recommended by our clients
* We can arrange a customised itinerary for you to include this hike, contact us for more information.
Pick Up Time: 4.30-5am from hotel
A very early start! We collect you from your hotel in Cusco and start our journey out to the village of Mollepata (2.5 hours drive). We stop here and have some breakfast in a local restaurant before we start our hike to Soraypampa (4,000masl).
The path ascends moderately for around 1.5 hours until we reach Humantay Lake (4,300masl). This beautiful turquoise lake is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier. The dominant peak is that of Mnt Salkantay, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains, a snow mountain towering 20,600 feet with pyramid like features.
The equally impressive Humantay Peak, rising 19,412 feet, is also within view. Shamans and locals alike will often give blessing when reaching the crystal-clear waters of Humantay Lake. At the shore we relax, enjoy our box lunch, go for a swim (if you are brave!) or give thanks to Pachamama (Mother Earth). When you are ready to hike back down, we will descend to Soraypampa while enjoying the breath taking panoramic views. We drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.