Humantay Lake Trek Tour

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa - Humantay Lake

Duration

Full Day

Max. Altitude

13.800 ft - 4.200 m.

Activities

Trekking, Photography, History, Traditions

Difficulty

Challenging

Transport

Van

Tour Description

Here we are going to enjoy the view of the Humantay Glaciar 17.880 ft, located in the Vilcabamba range in the Andes, enjoying this lake after we are going to back to Soraypampa where we are going to explore the area we are going to walk to see the Salkantay trail and Salkantay Mountain 20.574 ft, the second highest mountain in Cusco Region.

On this trek you will see original villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of alpacas, llamas and sometimes vicuñas. You will have magnificent views of Salkantay Mountain another sacred mountain in Cusco region.

Enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and more.

Itinerary

Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake

From 11.505 ft to 13.800 ft – (3,500 m. to 4,200 m.)

We start in the morning to pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 am to 5.00 am them we drive for 2 hour approx. to Mollepata (2,900 m.a.s.l.) located at the North of Cusco region where we are going to have a delicious breakfast, later we continue in the car for 1 hour to Soraypampa where we are going to GET READY for the trek, then we start our hike to Humantay lake (4,200 m.a.s.l.) We ascend 300mt uphill it is going to take us 1 hour approx.

  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Private transport (Round trip).
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Buffet lunch (eat as much as you like!)
  • Snacks.
  • Hot drinks.
  • Entrance ticket.
  • Assitance 24 hrs.
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle.

Not included:

  • Horses
  • Tips, Extra expenses.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Small back pack and confortable shoes.
  • Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sun block (sun protection cream).
  • Snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, etc.
  • Camera, plenty of film and batteries.
  • Walking Sticks.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Extra Money (soles).

Altitude

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

Weather

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves.

Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket.

How many people will be part of my tour group?

Our organized itineraries like this Day tour through Cusco region are typically done as individual bookings. While others may join you if interested in the same day, the groups will always be small up to 12 people max. Private groups are very easily accommodated as well.

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