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Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide
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Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

By Mapi Travel
Escape the city during a hiking trip to Humantay Lake from Cusco. By trekking to the lake, you get a more intimate glimpse into the area and admire details that you may otherwise have missed if traveling by coach or car. Plus, exploring with a guide ensures you don’t waste time getting lost.
from
$33.00
per adult
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$33.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 14h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • See some of Peru's prime mountain scenery during a trekking tour
  • Suitable for travelers of a moderate level of fitness
  • Get a more intimate glimpse into nature
  • Stick to the hiking trail with the help of your guide

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (roundtrip)
  • 1 Breakfast , 1 lunch (Vegetarian option)
  • Professional guide (English and Spanish)
  • Private tourist transport
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit box
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off (We finish in the center of Cusco)
  • Entrance fee ( 20 soles )


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is located in the historical center of Cusco and has car access, we will arrange for a pick-up directly from your hotel. However, if your hotel does not have car access or is located outside the historical center, we kindly ask that you meet us at the designated meeting point, which is Plaza El Regocijo (Kusipata). Please provide your hotel information and a whatsapp number, also make sure to check your messages.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58941P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bring a rain jacket and suncream
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide?
Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide price starts from $37.00. Discover and book Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide cancellation policy?
Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide?
Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide is hosted by Mapi Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mapi Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58941P6

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About the operator

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ds1881
ds1881
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overpriced
Very overpriced. You can buy it without the travel agency for half the price in many places in Cusco. Attractions a
Nctek
Nctek
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Keep calm and enjoy the ride!
This was such an awsome experience! My son and I had a fantastic time riding our ATV’s while enjoying breathtaking
t0mhigham
t0mhigham
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Failed to collect or communicate - DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY!
This tour company failed to collect me, contact me, or answer my messages through trip advisor, whatsapp or answer
Willyhawkk
Willyhawkk
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ATV tour. Great fun for the whole family
The quad tour was exciting especially for our teenage boys. The salt mines were very interesting and primitively be
ghsuds
ghsuds
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ATV tours
Very fun and worth it! The tour guides were very nice and the ATV’s were very easy to use! I would suggest going!
alexaborboa
alexaborboa
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So much fun!!
Great to fuel your adventurous side while still visiting amazing historical sites. We had so much fun on this tour.
davidormasavillegas
davidormasavillegas
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Horrible experience
It was a horrible experience due to Salt mines Maras there wasn’t anything to do. Also our tour driver recommended
LonelyTravellerA1
LonelyTravellerA1
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2 days in Cusco
Quite pricey, but good value for money, as long as you have enough time to use all the options. As the venues are q
jaybella221
jaybella221
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Fun afternoon!
This was a lot of fun! Very on time pick up. Met cool people in their 20s and 30s. The ATVs were fun. The salt flat
817dipanp
817dipanp
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Good trip
I liked that this excursion was only 45 mins from Cusco, and didn’t start at some ridiculous early hour! Make sure
sophietlee07
sophietlee07
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Quad bike tour Moray
Thank you so much Mapi Travel for organized such us an unforgettable experience in the sacred valley Moray and sal
ctmolina9
ctmolina9
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Amazing Atv tour
Everything was well organized with a great guide, excellent atvs and equipments definitely worth it.
mco29
mco29
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Comfortable buses, timely departure
The ride going up to Machu Picchu was amazing since the views were magnificent. The buses were comfortable for a 30
Cruiser35380121211
Cruiser35380121211
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Humantay lake tour
Excellent company and amazing turquoise lagoon amount beautiful white mountains I highly recommend..
Lorraine l
Lorraine l
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Excellent driver and car
I bought a private transfer from cusco to ollantaytambo and everything was well organized, our driver was very prof
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Brian J
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Solo
Excellent company with top notch, customer oriented service. Great communication before hand ensuring you have all questions answered and service on the trail was terrific as well. Big kudos to the team!
Written December 6, 2022
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mapitravelcusco
It makes us really happy to read such a nice feedback! We are glad to know you had a great experience with us! We look forward to our next adventure together!
Written January 14, 2023
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Andrei Baraian
5 contributions
Dec 2019
The hike is moderate with the last half hour a bit more steep. If you don't feel up to it, there is a horse "taxi" waiting to take you up for 80 soles. Once you get up there and you are lucky enough to have a sunny day, the view is very much worth the effort. We got glimpses of the background mountain through the cloud patches in December.
Written January 18, 2020
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mapitravelcusco
It sounds so pretty what you described. Thank you for joining us! We are looking forward to our next adventure time together! Take care!
Written February 3, 2020
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locqdown
Lima, Peru3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We booked this trip last minute based on a recommendation. It is an early morning rise with a 3 hour drive but well worth it. A long uphill trek. I recommend taking the horse if you are not well adjusted to the altitude. The view once you get to the top is AMAZING.
We went during the week, so it wasn't crowded with tourists. Our tour guide Freddy made it the best experience. Freddy was patient, kind and humorous the entire way. The view of Humantay Lake was amazing but the Freddy made the journey unforgettable. I would recommend this tour company and Freddy as your guide. Many thanks to Freddy to making this tour enjoyable for our family.
Written August 29, 2018
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Katie R
Bozeman, MT286 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
While Humantay itself was absolutely amazing, the company really screwed it up. Not only were they 45 minutes late picking us up for our 4:30 AM departure, they would have forgotten all together if one of the girls in our group didn't have an international phone plan and actually CALLED them. They eventually sent a taxi to pick us up and drive us the entire way. Definitely do Humantay, maybe don't use this company.
Written July 27, 2018
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Matt K
71 contributions
This company is the WORST. No communication. Came to pick me up 3 days before my actual tour. After I was accidentally picked up, they dropped me up in random place to take a taxi back with my own money. How is this a tour company? AVOID!
Written December 25, 2019
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mapitravelcusco
Dear, What you are saying here is not the truth and you know that! We expect a bit more decency from your part to delete this bad review. We have sent proves to you that this is not true and you still have not deleted this. Also, could you explain how could someone get inside a van during down to go to a tour in a day you do not have it? How could you be prepared, with your bag, clothing and everything else so early in the morning. (Our pick ups for Humantay Lake are from 03:30 to 04:30 am). We have everything prepared and organized. We know what days each customer has their tour and everything else. We kindly ask you, one more time, to delete this bad review.
Written February 3, 2020
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Traci W
Houston, TX10 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The length of this post is a tribute to my passion for and awe of Humantay Lake.

I found this excursion after booking my trip to Peru, with my 81 year old Dad, to visit one of our bucket list items - see Machu Picchu. I'd never heard of Humantay Lake, but when I saw the pictures and read the review, I knew I HAD to see it. And, the long journey was well worth the reward of laying my eyes on this incredibly beautiful site!

Unfortunately, after booking the trip, my Dad had some health issues which resulted in multiple procedures/surgeries. We weren't sure, until ~2 weeks before the trip, that he'd be able to go. He made it, but was still weak, so I made arrangements with Rolando for horses and a personal guide. There was a misunderstanding about the "extras" I paid for. Before I could even ask about it, Rolando had already communicated with our guide to resolve the issue.

Our guide, Cesar (Cobarrubias?) was amazing! He was informative/helpful from the moment we sat down in the bus/coach. He was very attentive to my Dad (and me), which was what we really needed to make it to the top. After taking pics, he sat us down and told us about his people (the Incas) and the details/history of Humantay Lake, He even played Andean music to set the mood! We got to know him personally throughout the day. He ended up being more than a guide and we couldn't have asked for a better one than Cesar!

Important things to know:
-Even if you take horses to the top, you still have to walk a distance that's pretty steep on the final leg. We didn't know this and if my Dad had known in advance, he may not have done the trip. We had to stop to rest several times, but he was determined and Cesar helped him with an extra walking stick.
-Getting horses is usually only for the trip up. The rocks and the steep decline make it very difficult for the horses on the way down - even without a human on their backs. My Dad made it down much of the way, but it wasn't easy and became clear he couldn't walk all the way down. Once we got to the less steep part, Cesar quickly got another horse and a wonderful woman - who's name I don't know...:( - for the remainder of the trip down.
-Although it's a long journey, don't let that dissuade you from booking this excursion!! The purpose of our trip was to see Machu Picchu - I've wanted to since I saw pictures in elementary school (~5 decades ago). However, having done both now, I'd say it's a tie - Machu Picchu for human creation; Humantay Lake for natural creation. It's a natural miracle and I feel honored to have seen it!!
Written May 29, 2019
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Rachel H
Cardiff, UK20 contributions
Oct 2018
We done this full day trek from Cusco and trust me it is one tough trek but worth it. But be advised Humantay Lake lies 4200m above see level so altitude and air quality can be a problem for some trekkers. It is also a long day, we left Cusco at 3.30am to start the bus trip which is approximately 3hrs drive with breakfast and lunch included and return d to Cusco around 17.50pm. The climb to the lake is tough, the path is steep but there are horses you can hire from the owners for around 50 Peruvian sole ( you can haggle the price). But with dermination we climbed it, refused to rent a horse and when you turn the corner of the mountain the view was just spectacular with a sense of achievement ( from a group of 14 only 4 of us actually climbed it on foot) , so don’t underestimate this climb. If you fancy a challenge give this trek a go. Oxygen shots are also available to buy in Cusco or your guide will also have an oxygen cylinder with him for trekkers needing that little extra help on the mountain. Well worth a visit.
Written November 4, 2018
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Sujaya S
1 contribution
Dec 2018
Trip was well organized, served good food and total value for money. We loved the company of Hilton's (our tour guide) parents. We were able communicate with them effortlessly using sign language :)

The guide shared lot of information about the Peru culture, people and their belief! Other team members even felt that he is far more friendlier and good guide compared to others. We even performed a small ritual (organizing stones on top of cocoa leaves) and offered prayers to the mountain gods! we all loved it and I recommend this trip to my friends visiting Peru.
Written January 9, 2019
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Yumi H
South Pasadena, CA77 contributions
Make sure you are in good physical condition and acclimated to the altitude. It was demanding. Almost at the end I needed a horse because I was too tired and altitude was affecting me. If unsure if you can do it just get a horse from the start. It's best to get there earlier to enjoy the view with less people. Please remember to respect the place, it is sacred. No swimming, no drones, no throwing rocks.
Written January 7, 2019
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Terry L
59 contributions
Spectacular scenery!!! It’s quite a journey back and forth. Very strenuous hike at high elevations. But there are plenty of horse ranchers who will take you up for 80 soles.
Hour and half hike minimum, ending in the spectacular sight. Half our group chose the horse, other half persevered. Weather was perfect. Be prepared for a 2 hour early morning drive, stop for breakfast(included but not very appetizing), then an hour and half drive along a scary narrow dirt/rocky road to the trailhead. Included lunch was pretty decent. Guide was helpful but repeated himself over and over and seems to rush the group(this has been all tours though).
Written July 29, 2018
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