1 Day Humantay Lake Tour


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$70USD Per Person

1 Day

SPEAK WITH A TRAVEL SPECIALIST

This full-day trek will take you and a small group to Humantay Lake, nestled below the famous Salkantay Mountain. Hike to one of Peru’s most magical lakes and be surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay Peaks. Enjoy a hot breakfast upon arrival to the trail, snacks for along the way, a gourmet lunch prepared by our chef, private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and a fluent English-speaking guide. Humantay Lake Tour hikes to one of Peru’s most magical lakes while gazing at unbelievable turquoise water. The views are breathtaking!

DAY 1 – CUSCO – HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR – CUSCO 

Rise and shine for this fantastic day to the stunning Humantay Lake! Your guide will pick you up at 04:30 am from your hotel. We will have a 3 hour journey by van to Soraypampa located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River, where our breakfast will be served to get fueled up for this hike.

We will begin ascending along a beautiful trail called the Camino Real. On this trail we will gain altitude, continuing further we will come across a section of steep path. After reaching the last hill, we will gaze on the turquoise lake down below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and stunning glaciers views. This trek is one of Peru’s most sacred mountains and dominated by the Salkantay peak, 20,600 ft tall, with its towering snow-capped top.

We make our way to the lakeshore, where we relax, take a cold swim, and have a snack. After being mesmerized by this stunning lake, we then descent back to Soraypampa, where our lunch will be served, with a breathtaking view of the panoramic landscape of Salkantay.

After a gourmet lunch, we drive back to Cusco arriving approx 6:30 pm at your hotel.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Hot breakfast & lunch prepared by our chef
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • Fluent English & Spanish speaking expert trekking guide
  • Fees to access private land
  • First aid kit & oxygen for emergencies
  • Small group experience (maximum 8 guests)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:   

  • Water: please bring at least 1L per person
  • Tips for guide, driver and cook

***We run our trips daily with a 2 person minimum. We take only small groups & private trips, to enhance the experience by giving you the full attention of our guides and staff.

We just require a minimum of 2 people to book in Humantay Lake Tour.

No. OF PEOPLEPRICE
2 people$ 150 USD per person
3 people$ 125 USD per person
4 people$ 100 USD per person
5 people$ 80 USD per person
6 people$ 70 USD per person

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Please read the following information to help answer any questions you may have about our services.

ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

We will pick you up from the Cusco airport and take you to your hotel in Cusco. Please let us know your flight details at least 14 days before arrival. Our representative will be holding an orange sign reading ORANGE Nation outside the arrivals. You must exit the terminal to find our representative as they cannot enter. (Please let us know if your hotel is in the Sacred Valley so we can make the necessary arrangments). 

THE BRIEFING:

The Briefing will be the night before the trek at 6pm in our office which is located at Calle Santa Teresa  Nº383; office 107 (first floor), next to SUBWAY sandwich shop. We share a lobby with the Casona Corrales Boutique Hotel.

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE:

ABSOLUTELY! During the Humantay hike your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free.

HOW TO BOOK

FIRST, to book your tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here – BOOK NOW.

We will need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). This information is necessary to purchase the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu the train tickets:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the PAYPAL symbol on the top of our home page, or you can click on the PAYPAL symbol on our booking page.

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

You can pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco to avoid the additional 5.5% charged by PayPal. We have many ATMs within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge by PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of orangenationperu@gmail.com. 

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER BOOKING?

Yes, but with some restrictions. Please notify the office as soon as possible if you need to change the date. If you cancel your Humantay Lake Tour, the deposit is lost!

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

The weather of Humantay Lake tour is very unpredictable and always changing in the Andes Mountains, so it is difficult to say with any certainty. We recommend that you be prepared for warm weather, possible rain showers (Orange Nation provides rain ponchos) and a warm jacket in case of cold. We also recommend that you dress in layers so you may take off or put on clothes as needed.

WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

For some visitors, the first hours in Cusco can be summarized as: shortness of breath, a discomfort in the body, dizziness, headaches, stomachaches, even vomiting. As great connoisseurs of natural medicine, the Incas used coca leaves to counteract soroche, quechua for high-altitude sickness.

Don’t do anything other than rest

If you travel from Lima to Cusco, the effect can be immediate. This lack of oxygen, scientifically known as hypoxia, begins to manifest itself at 7,874 ft (2,399 m) above sea level. That’s why right after landing in Cusco, visitors can feel fatigued and feel short of breath when walking. It is advisable to take it really easy on the first day and, if possible, rest the first few hours to help the body acclimatize to the altitude.

Stay hydrated

How do people feel after a night of drinking? Thirsty. That’s how you’ll feel when you arrive in Cusco. As already stated, the body dehydrates quickly in high altitudes. It is recommended you drink lots of water before and during your trip to Cusco. Also, avoid heavy meals since your stomach takes longer to digest food at high altitudes. A diet of low proteins and high carbs is advisable.

Discovering coca

No one knew better the effects of high altitude than indigenous peoples. Coca is the best natural medicine to combat altitude sickness. It is still considered sacred because of its curative powers and is still used in the same way now as it was in the time of the Incas. It contains iron, vitamins A, B1, B2 and calcium, among other nutrients. Coca makes it easier for your bloodstream to absorb oxygen, suppresses hunger, combats fatigue, headaches and can ease stomach problems. Try drinking coca tea, which is found in the lobbies of most hotels in Cusco.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE PER GROUP?

The maximum group size is 8 persons.  Our groups are usually between 2-6 persons. Orange Nation specializes in SMALL and PRIVATE groups and provides personalized service.

SMALL BACKPACK 

During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. A 30L backpack is sufficient.

IS THE TREK DIFFICULT, DO I NEED TO BE FIT?

The trail is fairly difficult and you should be prepared and healthy prior to starting. You have to be relatively fit and exercise regularly.
In preparation: try walking 15kms in a day or go to the fitness club in the months leading up to the trek. It is also important to be well acclimatised to the altitude. Try to spend at least 2 days in Cusco (3,350m / 11,047ft) prior to starting the trek.

TIPPING

If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip is appreciated. It means a lot to the staff, who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires better service and is a major part of the tourism industry across many ORANGE Nation destinations. Of course you are free to tip as much as you want, depending how you feel about the quality of service and the length of your tour.

ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?

We are a local sustainable & responsible tour operator which functions according to the ethical principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the indigenous communities while respecting their culture and religion. We have trained all of our staff to know, understand and respect the local communities and the people living there.

WHAT TO BRING FOR HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR:

  • A lightweight, waterproof day pack
  •  Sturdy hiking boots
  •  Warm clothes and hiking pants
  •  Layers of clothes for variable temperatures
  •  Camera
  •  Sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  •  Rain poncho.
  •  Drinking water
  •  Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips, etc
  •  Walking sticks if needed (rentable with ORANGE NATION)
  •  Favorite snacks
  •  Toilet paper
  • Swim suit

1 Day Humantay Lake Tour
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