Get a taste for Peru’s high-alpine scenery and ancient Inca customs during this full-day hike to Laguna Humantay from Cusco; a section of the Salkantay Trek. Ascend to this glacial lake of water located at 13,779 feet (4,200 meters).
See one of the most spectacular sites in the Salkantay region of the Peruvian Andes, on this day trip to Lake Humantay. After a breakfast snack, hit the trail for approximately a 1.5-hr hike to Lake Humantay; gaining approximately 1,300 feet on the way.
You’ll encounter many mules, arrieros (horsemen or muleteers) and their farmsteads of the Region all the way on the trail. Above all, along with experiencing local wildlife it’s a great natural environment for a day trek.
Ample free time at the lake allows you to relax; with many photo opportunities. You’ll enjoy the mountain views of this impressive glacial lake; including the Salkantay Nevada. Afterwards returning down the same trail for lunch al fresco, a delicious locally made and traditional Peruvian recipe which is good for restoring energy.
1 Day: Trekking to the laguna, take a delicious lunch and return to Cusco