1 Day Humantay Lake Tour - Orange Nation Peru

1 Day Humantay Lake Tour

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From $70


This full-day trek will take you and a small group to Humantay Lake, nestled below the famous Salkantay Mountain. Hike to one of Peru’s most magical lakes, whilst surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay peaks. Start with a hot breakfast on arrival, followed by snacks along the way, a gourmet lunch prepared by our chef, private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and a fluent English-speaking guide. Humantay Lake Tour hikes to one of Peru’s most magical glacial lakes, with picturesque turquoise waters. The views are breathtaking!


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Service Level: Breakfast and lunch prepared by our very own private chef. Modern transportation with chauffer. Pick up and drop off from hotel in Cusco.
Physical Rating: Short hike, however a few steep sections at high altitude. Terrain is also rocky in some areas. We recommend physical activity and proper acclimatization before the trek
Travel Style: Trekking, adventure and small group tour.
Group Size: Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 5.



Rise and shine for this fantastic day to the stunning Humantay Lake! Your guide will pick you up at 04:30 am from your hotel. We drive for 3 hours by van to Soraypampa located in the lush valley of the Apurimac. On arrival, our chef prepares a hearty breakfast to give us fuel for the hike ahead.

We will begin ascending along a beautiful trail called the Camino Real. On this trail we gradually gain altitude, continuing further until we come across a section of steep path.

After reaching the last hill, we can gaze at the turquoise lake down below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and stunning glacier views. Trek to Peru’s most sacred mountains, which is dominated by the Salkantay peak, 20,600 ft tall, with its towering snow-capped top.

We make our way to the lakeshore, where we relax, take in the view, and have a snack. After some time at the lake, we then descend back to Soraypampa. Our talented chef serves a delectable lunch, with a breathtaking view of the panoramic landscape of Salkantay.

After a gourmet lunch, we drive back to Cusco arriving approx 6:30 pm at your hotel.


We just require a minimum of 2 people to book in Humantay Lake Tour.

2 people $ 150 USD per person
3 people $ 125 USD per person
4 people $ 100 USD per person
5 people $ 80 USD per person
6 people $ 70 USD per person



  • Hot breakfast & lunch prepared by our chef
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • Fluent English & Spanish speaking expert trekking guide
  • Fees to access private land
  • First aid kit & oxygen for emergencies
  • Small group experience (maximum 12 guests)


  • Water: please bring at least 1L per person
  • Tips for guide, driver and cook
  • Walking Poles: $10 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • No hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight tickets

***We run our trips daily with a 2 person minimum. We take only small groups & private trips, to enhance the experience by giving you the full attention of our guides and staff.


  • A lightweight, waterproof day pack
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and hiking pants
  • Layers of clothes for variable temperatures
  • Camera
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Rain poncho.
  • Drinking water
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips, etc
  • Walking sticks if needed (available to rent with ORANGE NATION)
  • Favorite snacks
  • Toilet paper
1 Day Humantay Lake Tour
From USD $70

Why travel with Orange Nation Peru?

We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.

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EXPERT GUIDES : Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success

SMALL GROUPS: Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

OUR EXPERIENCE: With fifteen years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.

Travelers' Choice Awards 2023
Excellent based on 360 reviews

Letty C

Excellent worker

Jun. 2023

Joaquín excellent 👍 Very Caballero helped me with my 🎒 offered me oxygen does very well His work ⁇ in singing to Subme to the 🐎 And what a beautiful mountain it cost me to Climb but with the Joaquín's help I did!

Mariana D

A great adventure!

May. 2023

We made 4D / 3N of the Inka Trail. The experience was challenging, but it was worth it. Chef Fortunato's meals and explanations of Jony and David's places were very complete. Tmb the patience to make sure we all get there on time.


Fast and friendly service

Dec. 2022

We did not get to specify the service due to the political situation in the country, however the company quickly and carefully proceeded with the return. Very good service and when the situation calms down we will resume service with them.

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