To travel to Humantay Lake is one of the most beautiful sites, which is located in the foothills of the snowy Salkantay. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Cusco, because all tourists want to travel to Humantay Lake to take a picture with its wonderful turquoise waters.
The energy and magic that surrounds this place can only be compared to the trips to Machupicchu. The hike to get here is totally pleasant because of the natural landscapes that surround it. Here we leave you everything you need to know about Humantay Lake.
What is the Humantay Lake?
The Humantay Lake is one of the most beautiful and sacred of Cusco. It is located in the foothills of the snow-capped Salkantay in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level. It is one of the most famous tours in Cusco, famous for the beautiful scenery of its admirable turquoise waters decorated by the snow of Salkantay. A true jewel of the tourist places of Cusco.
How to get to the Humantay Lake?
To get to the Humantay Lake is necessary to get up very early, on average at 4 to 5 in the morning. In about 2 hours we are arriving at Mollepata and then Soraypampa from here begins the walk of about 2 hours. In these tours in Cusco you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped mountains and a wide variety of flora and fauna, not to mention that it is a great challenge for adventure lovers.
What to see in the Humantay Lake?
If you are a nature lover and you like hiking, the Humantay Lake is the ideal place. The main attraction of these tours in Cusco is the photography in its beautiful turquoise waters, but in addition to this you can feel the tranquility of one of the most incredible landscapes of Cusco. You can also leave your offering to the Pachamama (mother earth), putting an apacheta (mound of stones), thanking her for having arrived here successfully, and ask her to accompany you on your return.
When is it advisable to travel to Humantay Lake?
Like most of the tours in Cusco, it is more advisable to do them in the dry season (April – October), since there is less chance of rain. The hike can be more difficult if the road is wet. So don’t forget to prepare your tours in Cusco for these dates.
What will you need on the Humantay Lake Tour?
The weather in Humantay Lake is very cold. At night the temperature can be below 0 ° C and during the day the sunlight can reflect on the snowmaking it difficult to walk.
For all these conditions we recommend you to bring:
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and cap; to prevent any damage to our skin and eyes.
- Always carry a water poncho and a windbreaker and warm clothes for the beginning of the tour.
- Trekking shoes and comfortable pants for the hike.
- Bring a bottle of water, snacks, documents and of course a camera.
- We recommend you to hire the services of a travel agency, to make your trip with more tranquility.
- As you can see, Humantay Lake is one of the best options of tourist places in Cusco. It is one of the perfect lostours in Cusco for your next vacation. Do not leave Cusco without making the tours to the Humantay Lake.