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All reviews beautiful lake high altitude day trip worth the effort sea level felt sick dress in layers short hike salkantay trek breakfast and lunch take your time cusco area next morning rainbow mountain machu picchu glacier climb
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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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
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 the answer is, go to a real outfitter and be prepared.