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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..
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 until they do it. Just an added precaution. But I do agree with you, you should be in a good shape. But even people that were young and looked in good shape had trouble with the elevation. They were just not used to it.
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
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, survived all very well without oxygen aid. If you feel lightheaded, you need to stop or turn around. Slow down, these trips are not races although many treat it that way to max photos and selfies. Our guide did not take oxygen, he expected us to be able to handle it. If you cannot, maybe reconsider this hike, it is difficult for those who are not seasoned. I hear smokers do better with less oxygen, not sure if that is true, but really, think about your overall fitness before you go here or anywhere in Peru mountains. Also, be patient with yourself, you can do it!
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
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 very impressive, we cannot comment on the red mountain, but is less visited since no everyone that goes to the rainbow mountain takes the "other" route to go down and see the red valley. I would chose the Humantay lake any day.