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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 08001, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the top mountain, Humantary Lake has the best views even from a distance. I was enjoying my moment with my girlfriend over the weekend . The waves movement is so amazing to watch not forgetting the wind breeze from the lake side..

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is pretty difficult but manageable if you take your time. Our college aged boys could have done the trip up in less than 45 mins but the adults took closer to 1.5 hours. Awesome pics and place to hang out. I'd just suggest...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day hike to a peak overlooking the beautiful Humantay Lake. We didn't hike down to the lake itself but the view of the stunning blue-green water from above was amazing. Would recommend the hike if it fits into your itinerary.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's mostly 45 degrees incline and when you get to the top it becomes suddenly steep. It took us about 1.5 hours to get to the lake, there are also mule options for those who have problems with the altitude. Gorgeous lake and glacier views...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jingying1101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place, you need to be in sharp physical condition to visit here. The altitude is something that affected a couple of me ever in our family, luckily they are young and able to handled it. We rented horses for them but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pillitiquis
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen - it is totally worth the short, but difficult hike up the mountain at challenging altitude. I promise you won't be disappointed when you reach the top, the amazing lake surrounded by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jazzy1995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The next best thing to Machu Picchu that we did, 10/10 would recommend. We got a taxi to drive us up at 7a and brought snacks and water. Amazzing day trip.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank karlajazmin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No words can describe the view - simply spectacular. It is a 3 hour drive each way and you reach an altitude of 4200 metres. You do need to be acclimatised before you proceed. This was one of the toughest climbs I have ever under...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lions300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look, its a steep hike at altitude. Why do so many tourists not do their research? So many people panting and sweating, complaining that it should be easier, that someone should have told them! Well no, its a worthwhile 2 hour walk each way, some...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Humantay sits atop a mountain at the bottom of a glacier. The hike is EXTREMELY challenging. Air is very thin at about 4,200 meters / 14,000 feet and it is ALL uphill. Be prepared to stop and frequently. Horses are available but you can...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 11, 2019|
Response from piesnatchingnome | Reviewed this property |
I just mentioned that you can carry it with you for added oxygen. The guides carry them. I never saw anyone using them but if someone wanted to buy one and take one they can. Some people don’t know what they are capable of... More
May 23, 2019|
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Response from ChavaDarling | Reviewed this property |
So you do not need oxygen at this altitude, but I had to take it very slow. I am a seasoned trekker and very in shape, but altitude kills me. This was our conditioning hike for a much longer and higher hike. I, thankfully... More
April 27, 2019|
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Response from jheredia3 | Reviewed this property |
I assume you are talking about the red mountain valley next to the rainbow mountain. Both are similar hiking in terms of difficulty, and both can be done by horse for extra $. The rainbow mountain is fine, but the lake is... More