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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, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday

We were wrestling with if we should go to the Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lake, I don't know if the Rainbow Mountain would have been better, but we loved the Humantay Lake and Carlos. We wanted something special as we haven't had much time in...More

Thank rosehiggnsmary
Reviewed yesterday

We viewed the lake as part of the Salkantay trek. I found it quite a difficult hike which is best attempted in the afternoon after the morning tourists have departed.Definitely a place that shouldn’t be missed.

Thank Philip N
Reviewed yesterday

Quite a hike to the Lake in high altitude but well worth the climb - stunning views of glacier reflected in the Humantay Lake. You need to be well kitted out for this in terms of good walking boots, wet weather gear including hat, gloves...More

Thank Pip G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely stunning glacial lake located along the even-more-breathtaking Salkantay trek. I recommend doing both the lake and the Salkantay trek itself without a tour company; cheaper, at your own pace and sans hordes of other people.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Humantay Lake is a stunning glacial lake which we came across on the first day of our Salkantay Trek. It was an added walk, but so glad we made the effort to go as it was breathtaking! It's also pretty cold up there, so be...More

Thank Joneseyy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mountains and lake were beautiful. Worth the journey if you are fit. The trek is 3 miles up and 3 miles back.

Thank annj892
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 hours drive from Cusco, peru. A strenuous 1 hour hike, but end of it you will see the results of the struggle. A Beautiful blueish green glacier lake . For those who have difficulty in hiking on higher altitude, a horse ride to the...More

2  Thank Muthu R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the lake as part of the salkantay trek. It is not a technically difficult climb, but it may be hard if you are not well acclamatized. I would not recommend this as a day trip from cusco, as you will be in a...More

Thank zuppiat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that Laguna Humantay is gorgeous is indisputable; however, there are a few big "buts" to take into account: 1) Firstly, in order to get there, it is a three hour drive from Cusco and another three hour drive to get back. The first...More

6  Thank Luna-14_T
Reviewed 1 week ago

End of our first day of trekking, and I was enthusiastic to keep going, so we took the optional walk up, up, up to this lake....and even though I was exhausted getting there, the views, the water, the setting were totally worth it. Gorgeous water,...More

Thank Mike H
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Rebecca H
30 September 2018|
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Response from EnviroTravel | Reviewed this property |
No shade on the hike up. A small amount at the top, depending on the time of day. Wear sunscreen and a hat.
21 September 2018|
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Response from ATravelVixen | Reviewed this property |
You do not want to wear jeans, you need real hiking gear and you do need to have layers. Depending on the time of the year. Make sure you check the temperatures. It freezes at night and during the day you wear a t-shirt. So... More
14 September 2018|
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Response from Suzi P | Reviewed this property |
Walking shoes are sufficient! Depends on how much support you need, everyone’s different!