Frequently Asked Questions Lake Humantay Day Hike
How long does it take the hike for the Laguna Humantay?
The way up takes between 1.5 to 2 hours on a gradual trail, If you take the same way to return akes like 1.5 hours and if I return through the red valley it takes about 2 hours.
When is the best time to go?
This is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a huge variety of conditions. Best time is ! Dry season runs from May to November and this is typically the time that is most recommended.
Do I need to bring my passport for this tour?
For the Laguna Humantay, you do not need to carry any documents, only for emergencies or some unexpected control you can take a copy of your passport.
What type of transportation is used?
All the vehicles that we use for this type of tour are the Sprinter Mercedes Benz modern minibuses that have all the documentation required by the national authorities, all the vehicles are maintained daily to keep them in good conditions and clean and each vehicle has been properly logged.
Will the altitude affect me?
When travelling throughout the Andes in Peru some people will suffer some effects of it. If you plan to hike the Laguna Humantay, we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before the start to acclimate and rest or you can do it on the last day of your time in cusco since that the rainbow mountain is at 5000m.
What can I do in order to prevent the altitude sickness?
We recommend to be in Cusco at least 2 days and drink as much water as you can and drink coca tea that can be ordered anywhere you want, you can also prepare it yourself with boiled water and dried coca leaves. At least one day before the tour we recommend eating light food and if you have any medication prescribed by your doctor you can take it and the best thing that you can do is to keep in mind that you will be fine.
How do I reserve a space for the Laguna Humantay?
Just click on the BOOK NOW button and fill out all the required information and one of our sales advisors will contact you immediately and if you want to talk by whatsApp with a specialist you can contact to this number. +51974217700
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. We require a booking deposit of 20 dollars for the Laguna Humantay, if you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, you will have the 100% refund, if you do not do it within 24 hours you will lose the money deposited.
What happens after I make my deposit?
Once we receive the deposit we confirm your reservation through email sending you all the details about the tour.
Can I go by horse to the Laguna Umantay?
Yes, you can go by horse to the Laguna Humantay, you can rent horses directly from the local people that cost between 60 and 80 soles per person.
How long will I stay in the Laguna Humantay?
The time that we usually spend at the Laguna Humantay viewpoint is about a hour, depends on the group pace and the weather conditions.