TRIP ITINERARY

FULL DAY TOUR:

CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA - LAKE HUMANTAY - CUSCO

Humantay Lake. Its a well-planned and organized trip with enough time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and take pictures. It’s also good to know that the time spent at the lake can vary depending on the weather conditions, so it’s best to be prepared for all possibilities. The stop for breakfast and lunch is a great addition to the itinerary as it provides a chance to refuel and recharge before and after the hike. Overall, it sounds like an exciting and memorable experience.

  • 4:30 AM -5:00 AM: Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • 5:00 AM – 7:30 AM: Drive to Mollepata, a small town located in the Anta province.
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant in Mollepata.
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Continue driving to Soraypampa, a small village located at the base of Humantay Mountain.
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Start the trek to Humantay Lake, which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00: Arrive at Humantay Lake and enjoy the breathtaking views of the turquoise blue water and surrounding mountains, guide explanation. Take photos, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Descend back down to Soraypampa.
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: lunch in Mollepata
  • 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Return drive to Cusco.

Please note that the itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, traffic, and other factors. Additionally, this is just a sample itinerary

Inclusions

Included

TOUR INCLUDED
  • Round trip transportation
  • Breakfast (fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit salad, and bread or pancakes with butter and jam)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Groups ranging between 12-14 people, maximum 18 people
  • English speaking, professional guides
  • First-Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies

Not Included

ENTRANCE TICKETS FOR HUMANTAY LAKE:

  • Not included in the price, and you can purchase these tickets at the entrance gate of Humantay Lake. The cost is 20 soles (approximately 6 USD) for foreign visitors, while for Peruvians it is 10 soles.

What to Pack

HOW TO DRESS FOR THE HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR

The Humantay Lake tour is located in the Andes mountains of Peru and can involve a fair amount of hiking and outdoor activity. Therefore, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and the physical demands of the tour. Here are some tips on how to dress for the Humantay Lake tour:

  1. Layers: The temperature can fluctuate greatly during the day, so it’s best to wear layers that you can add or remove as needed.
  2. Pants: Comfortable and durable pants are a must for the tour. Opt for pants that are lightweight, quick-drying, and offer plenty of mobility. Hiking pants or leggings are a great option.
  3. Footwear: It’s important to wear sturdy and comfortable footwear that can handle the rough terrain. Hiking boots or shoes with good traction and ankle support are recommended. Avoid wearing sandals or flip flops.
  4. Accessories: A hat or beanie, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential items to protect you from the sun’s harsh rays. Additionally, bring gloves and a scarf or buff for added warmth.
  5. Backpack: Bring a comfortable and sturdy backpack to carry your water bottle, snacks, and extra layers. Make sure the backpack is well-fitted and distributes the weight evenly to avoid strain on your back.

Bring sunscreen and sunglasses: The sun can be intense at high altitudes, so it’s important to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.

Bring snacks and water: There are no food or drink vendors along the Humantay lake trail, so be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized.

Overall, dressing in layers and choosing comfortable and durable clothing and footwear will help you enjoy the Humantay Lake tour to the fullest.

Pricing

Humantay Lake Day Hike: Group Service for the 2024 & 2025 Season

Standard Price: USD 29 per person

Promotional Price: USD 25 per person

**Promotional Price: Special Promotional Pricing for Machu Picchu Tour Guests, If you have a reservation for any Machu Picchu tour, you qualify for a promotional price on our Rainbow Mountain tour. Simply select the promotional price when booking, and our team will confirm your eligibility.

**Consistent and Competitive Pricing for Rainbow Mountain ToursOur prices for the Rainbow Mountain tour are competitive and align with standard rates in Cusco. Whether you book online or directly at our office in Cusco, you’ll find the price remains consistent. We are committed to providing the best service quality at all times, ensuring value for your experience.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

Booking the Humantay lake Full Day Tour

Online Booking:

  • How to Book: Click on the yellow “BOOK ONLINE” button to be directed to our booking platform.
  • Selecting Your Date: Choose the date for your trip. We have daily availability.
  • Filling Out Information: Enter your general information in the required fields.
  • Payment: Proceed to payment using any type of debit or credit card.
  • Confirmation: After submitting your information and confirming payment, you will receive an email confirming both your tour and payment details. A follow-up email will provide personalized and detailed information about your tour to ensure you are well-prepared.
  • Booking Deadline: Bookings can be made until 9:00 PM the day before the tour starts.
  • Online Booking Fee: A booking fee of 2.9% applies, payable by the customer.

Booking at Our Office:

  • Location: Visit us at our Cusco downtown office at Portal Nuevo 270 Plaza Regocijo. Our staff will provide detailed tour explanations and a map.
  • Payment Methods:
    • Cash: Accepted currencies include dollars, euros, and Peruvian soles.
    • Cards: Payments via any type of card incur a 3.9% fee, covered by the customer.

Required Information for Booking:

  • Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Hotel Name in Cusco
  • WhatsApp Number or Peruvian Cellphone Number: Please provide your WhatsApp number, including the country code, to facilitate swift communication, especially for pickup arrangements by our guide.

This structured booking process is designed to ensure a smooth preparation for your adventure to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley, whether you choose to book online or visit our office in Cusco.

Tour Reservation Terms and Conditions

Agency Cancellations:

  • If Machu Picchu Reservations cancels the tour due to weather or political reasons, a cancellation may occur either before the start or during the tour. In such cases, the agency will refund 100% of the tour cost to the client.

Tour Reservation Changes:

  • You may modify your tour date or switch to a similar tour (such as Palcoyo, Humantay Lake, Sacred Valley, or 7 Lagoons) at no additional cost until 7 PM the day before your tour begins.
  • Please email any changes to machupicchureservations@gmail.com.

Cancellations and Refunds:

  • Full Refund: Cancellations made up to 24 hours before the tour start time are eligible for a 100% refund.
  • Partial Refund: Cancellations within 24 hours but before 7 PM on the day prior to the tour will receive a 50% refund.
  • No Refund: Cancellations made after 7 PM the day before the tour are not eligible for any refund.

How to Cancel:

These conditions are designed to ensure clear communication and to protect both the interests of our clients and the operations of the agency. Please review these terms carefully and contact us for any clarifications.

Frequently Asked Questions FULL-DAY TOUR TO HUMANTAY LAKE: A Journey to Serenity

  1. WHAT IS HUMANTAY LAKE?

Humantay Lake is a stunning turquoise-colored lake located in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

  1. HOW DO I GET TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

The easiest way to get to Humantay Lake is by taking a guided tour from Cusco. The tour typically includes transportation to and from the lake, as well as a guided hike.

  1. HOW LONG IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

The hike to Humantay Lake is approximately 5.5 miles round-trip and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.

  1. IS THE HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE DIFFICULT?

The hike to Humantay Lake is considered moderately difficult, with steep inclines and uneven terrain. It is recommended for individuals with a moderate level of fitness.

  1. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT HUMANTAY LAKE?

The best time to visit Humantay Lake is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is mild and the skies are clear, making for excellent hiking conditions.

  1. CAN YOU SWIM IN HUMANTAY LAKE?

Swimming in Humantay Lake is not permitted, as it is a sacred site for the local people.

  1. WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON A HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

You should bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, a camera, and plenty of water snacks. Breakfast and lunch are provided by the tour company.

  1. IS THERE AN ENTRANCE FEE FOR HUMANTAY LAKE?

Yes, there is an entrance fee to access Humantay Lake, which is included in the cost of a guided tour.

  1. ARE THERE ANY ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HUMANTAY LAKE?

There are no accommodations near Humantay Lake, as it is located in a remote area. Most visitors opt to stay in nearby towns such as Mollepata or Soraypampa.

  1. IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE?

Yes, it is generally safe to hike to Humantay Lake with a reputable tour company. However, it is important to follow your guide’s instructions and take precautions such as drinking plenty of water and wearing appropriate clothing.

Travel Guide

Recommendations

  • Prepare for the altitude: The Humantay Lake is located at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level, so it’s important to take some time to acclimate to the altitude before taking the tour. You can also consider taking altitude sickness medication or coca tea, which is a natural remedy.
  • Dress in layers: The temperature can vary greatly throughout the day, so it’s important to bring warm clothes as well as a rain jacket in case of rain.
  • Wear comfortable shoes: The trek to Humantay Lake involves hiking uphill and downhill for about 2 hours, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes with good traction.
  • Bring snacks and water: You’ll need to bring your own snacks and water, as they are not provided on the tour. It’s recommended to bring enough water for the entire day.
  • Respect the environment: The Humantay Lake is a beautiful natural wonder, so it’s important to respect the environment. Don’t litter, stay on the designated trails, and follow any instructions given by your guide.
  • Take your time: Don’t rush the trek to Humantay Lake. Take your time to enjoy the stunning views and take breaks as needed.
  • Listen to your guide: Your guide will provide important information about the area and the trek, so it’s important to listen carefully and follow their instructions.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Elea
Elea
2024-05-13
INCROYABLE Je recommande 100% Machu Picchu réservations! Une des meilleures expérience de ma vie avec un personnel incroyable ! Notre guide Alfredo nous a soutenu, a été à notre rythme et nous a fait découvrir des endroits hors du commun. L’organisation était au rendez vous. Le prix très abordable pour ce qu’on vécu! Je remercie toute l’équipe de Machu Picchu Reservations pour leur disponibilité et pour l’encadrement de ce super trek. Si vous devez faire un trek, foncez avec cette agence !
Matthew H
Matthew H
2024-05-13
Trip of a Lifetime This was the best trip I've ever been on. Unbelievable sights for all 5 days and so many amazing people to meet. The company took great care of us during our 5 days and 4 nights of trekking. The chefs were incredible and made great food for each meal of the day, I was really impressed! The hike itself was not too difficult. The altitude of course makes it difficult on breathing, but terrain was quite easy. There were a few spots that were extremely rocky and easy to sprain an ankle. Our tool guide, Juel, was incredible and really made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about the Inca's history and was very interesting to learn from. He would let everyone go at their own pace, always making sure everyone was okay and safe. I cannot stress the impact that he made on our trip. I would highly recommend Juel to anyone who wants the best possible experience of Salkantay. Andre at the Cusco office is also a great guy, very helpful! Overall, we had an amazing time with Machu Picchu Reservations and would highly highly recommend the tour group!
Simona I
Simona I
2024-05-12
Super trip We had an amazing tour, time and views. The information our guide was hearttouching. And all spots he show us, were so worth it the steps
Maria I
Maria I
2024-05-12
Super trip! We had an amazing time! The hike and tour in generell was just magical! Angel the guide was very kind, he gave us a lot of super interesting informations and even if it was my second time- this trip was favorite and I am taking a lot of nice memories :) I would recommend it to everybody that does not have a lot of time - worth it so much more than a one day trip!
Lucy H
Lucy H
2024-05-12
Amazing trip! The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was absolutely amazing. We had great accommodation each night with incredible views of the mountains, and each day was something different (lagoon, mountains, jungle, etc.). A special shout out to our guide, Billy, who was so friendly, passionate and knowledgable, and the chefs, who prepared us 3 incredible meals every single day of the trek. A trip I won’t forget for a while!
Paradise756139
Paradise756139
2024-05-12
The best 5 days What an amazing and rewarding five days with Machu Picchu reservations. My sister and I are vegan and all the food was amazing and plenty of it. The chefs went above and beyond. Aurelio was the best guide, we feel so lucky that we had him for the 5 days. He really made the trip! We had a great group of people who were so supportive and encouraging. Despite it being challenging at times we laughed so much!
Jacynthe P
Jacynthe P
2024-05-12
2 day Machu Picchu tour - amazing experience We were lucky enough to get Angel as our guide. He was amazing, super informative and captivating. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Pranav P
Pranav P
2024-05-11
Amazing experience Had great time at Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu for 5 days. Steven was excellent guide. He indulged us in inka culture, had supported so well in altitude sickness and intense hike. He took fabulous pictures and supported our vegetarian food need. Overall it was great fun with making new friends and memories. Highly recommend if you want intense hiking experience at Salkantay.
Jet S
Jet S
2024-05-11
Best andventure ever! This was honestly the best experience of my life. I had 5 days of adventure, stunning views and great company. It was sad that the time flew by as every day was such a blast! Machu Picchu Reservations is a great company to choose for the Salkantay Trek. They were very organized, food was delicious, sleeping arrangement was excellent and the guides create a supportive and amazing vibe! Aurelio was the best guide and it was bittersweet to say goodbye after such a great experience. I would highly recommend Machu Picchu Reservations and above all Aurelio as your guide!

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