Humantay Lake Peru 2023

Laguna Humantay is a mountain covered with snow that is part of the Andean Cordillera and gives rise to the formation of this stupendous LAKE of turquoise waters, a color that leaves mesmerized anyone who goes to this place for the first time.

This place has become one of the most visited places by national and foreign tourists.

The Humantay Lake Tour will give you a sense of peace and tranquillity thanks to its natural beauty! Do not miss the opportunity to visit this magical place; you can do it alone or with your favorite people.

Where is the Humantay Lake?

This beautiful Lake does locate in the community of Soraypampa, 25 kilometers from the district of Mollepata, province of Anta, department of Cusco – Peru.

Longitudes: 72°37’2.43″W

Latitude: 13°24’41.72″S

Weather: The weather is frigid, so it is recommended to always wear warm clothes to avoid feeling cold, such as:

  • Caps
  • Scarf
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Jacket
  • Other warm accessories.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON THE ROUTE TO THE HUMANTAY LAKE?

The Humantay Lake is part of the Cusco region and shares explicitly two seasons per year:

Dry season: From May to November, during this time of the year, it is too cold in the mornings and afternoons, so it does always recommend to keep warm.

Rainy season: Between December and April, rain is probable with lightning.

WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON TO VISIT THE HUMANTAY LAKE?

The best time to go to Humantay Lake is between May, June, July, August, September, October, and November; during these months, it is not common to see rain since we will be in the dry season. During these months in Cusco, you can enjoy a beautiful blue Local sky, but in the afternoons and evenings, it does recommend to bring warm clothes because it is usually too cold in some months of the year.

Here are the temperature probabilities by month:

Months / Average Temperature Dia Night Weather
January 18º with rain
February 17º with rain
March 16º with rain
April 16º dry
May 18º dry
June 17º dry
July 17º dry
August 16º dry
September 20º dry
October 19º dry
November 20º with rain
December with rain

HOW LONG IS THE TOUR TO THE HUMANTAY LAKE?

Travel time: The trip will take approximately 6 hours from Cusco to Humantay LAKE.

WAYS TO GET TO THE HUMANTAY LAKE:

  • On your own
  • On the route to the Salkantay snow-capped peak
  • From Cusco to Humantay LAKE

WHY TRAVEL TO THE HUMANTAY LAKE?

The trip to Humantay Lake is a good option because, during the hike, you will observe part of the diversity of flora and fauna.

Another advantage of this tour is the level of activity; however, it is true that the group is moderate and does not need an excellent physical condition; Kondor Path Tours still recommends you exercise before making the body, in addition to acclimatizing in Cusco 2 or 3 days before.

HOW TO GET TO THE HUMANTAY LAKE ON YOUR OWN?

Getting to Humantay Lake on your own is easy; all you have to do is follow the steps below:

1º  The first thing to do is to take a car from Cusco to Mollepata; the bus terminal to Mollepata is in Arcopata, and the cost varies between 15 to 20 soles.

Travel time for this section: Approximately 01 hour and 40 minutes.

2º Once you have arrived in Mollepata, you should look for a place to have a hearty breakfast.

To continue your trip, you will have to get a cab to take you to Soraypampa, which will charge you approximately S/. 20.00.

When you arrive at Soraypampa, you will have to make a walk that will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes; this part of the section has two options, one is to make the walk, and the other one is to rent a horse that can help you to arrive to the LAKE. To enter Humantay Lake, you will have to pay S/. 10.00.

To return to Cusco, you must take the same route, enjoying a good lunch.

Note: The first 20 minutes of the hike are semi-flat, and the rest is uphill.

MORE OPTIONS TO REACH THE HUMANTAY LAKE

We have several options that take you to know this beautiful Lake of turquoise waters and enjoy its magic. All you have to do is enter these two attractive options and choose the one that best suits your needs. We are an authorized agency to operate this route.

Next, we will share a motivational video of Humantay Lake.

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