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Humantay Lake

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The Humantay lake altitude is 4200 m.a.s.l and this make an unique weather and temperatura in this area. The Humantay lake Temperatura can arrive to 5º C during the day and at nIght drop down to 0º C.
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Humantay Lake is a stunning glacial lake which we came across on the first day of our Salkantay Trek. It was an added walk, but so glad we made the effort to go as it was breathtaking! It's also pretty cold up there, so be...More

Thank Joneseyy
Reviewed 2 days ago

The mountains and lake were beautiful. Worth the journey if you are fit. The trek is 3 miles up and 3 miles back.

Thank annj892
Reviewed 2 days ago

3 hours drive from Cusco, peru. A strenuous 1 hour hike, but end of it you will see the results of the struggle. A Beautiful blueish green glacier lake . For those who have difficulty in hiking on higher altitude, a horse ride to the...More

2  Thank Muthu R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the lake as part of the salkantay trek. It is not a technically difficult climb, but it may be hard if you are not well acclamatized. I would not recommend this as a day trip from cusco, as you will be in a...More

Thank zuppiat
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fact that Laguna Humantay is gorgeous is indisputable; however, there are a few big "buts" to take into account: 1) Firstly, in order to get there, it is a three hour drive from Cusco and another three hour drive to get back. The first...More

5  Thank Luna-14_T
Reviewed 1 week ago

End of our first day of trekking, and I was enthusiastic to keep going, so we took the optional walk up, up, up to this lake....and even though I was exhausted getting there, the views, the water, the setting were totally worth it. Gorgeous water,...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a path that most of the tours follow, off to the left. But if you're fit enough, I strongly advise you to take the steeper path, straight up from the basecamp, it's significantly more awesome,

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth every step up the montain to reach the Lake. One of the most beautiful places I've seen and, like the best things in life, it if free!

Thank DanielaCFranca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go with United Mice. They take excellent care, provide excellent food and guide and very pleasant crew. They were very accommodating to my food allergies and very patient with my husband and I as we slowly made our way over passes high in the Andes!

Thank fungrandma2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our tour via exploor peru and had an amazing guide named Moises (highly recommended!). His experience, his knowledge and the way he treated us made us realise that this is a very professional tour operator in Cusco. And we were right! The hike...More

Thank agneskarlsson
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Rebecca H
30 September 2018|
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Response from EnviroTravel | Reviewed this property |
No shade on the hike up. A small amount at the top, depending on the time of day. Wear sunscreen and a hat.
20 September 2018|
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Response from ATravelVixen | Reviewed this property |
You do not want to wear jeans, you need real hiking gear and you do need to have layers. Depending on the time of the year. Make sure you check the temperatures. It freezes at night and during the day you wear a t-shirt. So... More
14 September 2018|
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Response from Suzi P | Reviewed this property |
Walking shoes are sufficient! Depends on how much support you need, everyone’s different!