To reach this lagoon of glacial origin, it is a one-day excursion and the trip
lasts approximately 3 hours from the city of Cusco to the town of Soraypampa,
which is located at 3900 meters above sea level, near the spectacular
snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay.
How to get to laguna humantay on your own?
To move us to Molle paw, we'll have to take a transport
To move to Molle Pata we will have to take our transport that leaves from
extension Arco Pata during approximately 4 hours, the approximate price that
all the transporters charge is of (S/ 20.00) Our crossing is of 2 hours where
we will be able to appreciate the spectacular landscapes that are surrounded
with their flora and fauna, in continues we arrived at District Molle Pata
before entering town you will happen through a control or better said where
you can acquire your ticket to be able to enter the Humantay lagoon.
In the village of Molle Pata you will have to stock up on the necessities for
the journey and also take advantage of the breakfast the costs are between ( 7
to 15 soles ).
After breakfast you have to take a taxi to get to Soray Pampa, the distance is
45 minutes and the cost is between 60 and 70 soles approximately. If there are
more people who want to join the transport that you will take, it will be
When you arrive to Soray Pampa you will walk towards Humantay Lake for
approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, the time can vary depending on your
physical conditions, if you are not in favorable conditions to do the walk,
the most recommendable thing is that you can rent a horse, because the first
stretch of the walk to Humantay Lake is my plane and the rest is uphill, IF
YOU ARE ONE OF THE LOVERS OF TREKKING through natural paths YOU WILL HAVE A
UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE.
We will arrive at the point where the Humantay lagoon is located at 4,200
m.a.s.l. and that the waters will captivate your look along with its richness
of minerals, the multicolored tonalities that we will appreciate in its
borders according to the light and climate, and the fantastic landscape that
it has surrounded by its snow-capped mountains where you will acquire
You have to be aware that it is possible that you will not be able to return,
the most advisable thing is that you can make an agreement with a taxi driver
so that he can wait for you or pick you up again, this depends on your agility
- The fare to enter laguna humantay is 10.00 per person or 4 dollars.
- The important thing is to always carry your passport with you.
HOW TO GET TO LAGUNA HUAMANTAY WITH A TRAVEL AGENCY?
In the morning you will pick up the staff of the agency you
booked for the tour of Laguna Humantay
from 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. at your hotel where you are staying.
This trip to the lagoon Humantay begins accompanied by our guide where it will
be presented and will give a preview of recommendations and as will be our
tour in the mi ni bus, from Cusco to District Molle Pata which is located at
2,900 meters this traveling is 2 hours from Cusco to Molle Pata which is
northeast via Cusco-lima, that much of this route is paved, in the course of
travel to the Laguna Humantay stop several villages and communities, where we
can observe its flora and fauna.
Before reaching the village of Molle Pata we will pass through a checkpoint
where we can buy our ticket to laguna humantay.
Then you will have a delicious breakfast in Mollepata , you can also take
advantage of buying what you need for the road.
We head to the town of Soraypampa which is a 45-minute stretch, enjoying the
majesty of the snowy Humantay in the Villcabamba mountain range along the way.
When you arrive at Soraypampa, you will walk to Humantay LakeA for
approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with our guide. The time may vary
depending on your physical conditions, the most recommendable thing is that
you can rent a horse, because the first stretch of the trek to Laguna Humantay
is my plane and the rest is uphill, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE LOVERS OF TREKKING
by natural paths YOU WILL HAVE A UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE.
We will arrive at the point where the Humantay Lagoon is located, where the
guide will explain to us about the existence of the Humantay Lagoon and the
traditions of the villages and the Shamans that are located at 4,200 m.a.s.l.m
that the waters will captivate your look along with its wealth of minerals,
the multicolored shades that we will appreciate in its banks according to the
light and climate where you can also place the apachetas as an offering of
gratitude to the Pachamama , and the fantastic landscape that it has
surrounded by its snowy mountains where you will acquire spectacular
We will be returning to Soraypampa where our transport is located, we will
return the same route until we reach Mollepata where we will have a delicious
The return to Cusco will be by the same route.
The Humantay lagoon is located at the foot of the snow-capped mountain of
Humantay, 1 hour and 30 minutes northwest of the city of Cusco in the
Villcabamba mountain range, in the community of Soraypampa, district of
Mollepata, province of Anta, Cusco region
- It is a creditor at an altitude of 4200 meters (13,780 feet)
- Extension: 618 meters long, 164 meters wide approximately.
The climate of Laguna Humantay between the months of December and April is
temperate with rainfall, while between the months of May and November it is
cold but with plenty of sunshine during the day.
The most advisable is to travel with a travel agency, because it is cheaper to
go in a group than to go on your own
What to bring on the trip to Humantay?
- What to take to the Humantay Lagoon?.
Make sure you bring plenty of water. Staying properly hydrated is important
to prevent altitude sickness.
- Wear a good pair of hiking shoes or boots
Warm clothing including a hat, gloves and scarf sunscreen, sunglasses. The
weather at this altitude can be cold, but you'll also be sweating from
hiking, so you'll want to be able to take off your clothes depending on how
- A walking stick will be useful, especially if the path is muddy.
Take some coca leaves or soroche pills to help with the symptoms of altitude
- Extra money.