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Humantay Lake Full Day

The Humantay Lagoon is a natural place located in the district of Mollepata, on the Salkantay trek route to the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu. It is a full day tour, you can enjoy the wonderful lagoon with turquoise waters, it is provided with the slopes and waterfalls of the nearby snowcapped mountains. It is a magical environment full of nature, approximately we climb to a height of 4200 meters above sea level.

The cold in the environment is somewhat strong, it is recommended to provide warm clothing and drink hot drinks to maintain comfort on the trip. A walk of approximately two hours, an ideal tour to do it in the company of family and friends. We have daily departures, any questions we are here to help you.

The walk to the Mountain of colors or also known as the Rainbow mountain, is one of the most beautiful attractions that nature has given to humanity, is an integral part of the Cordillera Vilcanota and belonging to the Nevado Ausangate, its geography is very diverse from the trails, the landscape which keep harmony with each other; start this adventure is to see a natural wonder as it is the mountain of Vincunca.Cusco - Chillca - Mountain Rainbow - Chilca - CuscoThe tour starts in Cusco, we pick you up at the hotel at approximately 4:00 in the morning. Travel approximately a 03 and a half hours in private tourist bus, on the way we will be able to appreciate traditional villages and enjoy the incredible views for the Cusqueno Andeans.

When you reach the point summit to start the tour, we will enjoy a good breakfast typical of the area.After breakfast, we will begin the walk by the sector of Chilca, we arrived at the 3,700 meters above sea level or 12.139 feet of altitude.From here, we started the walk of about 04 hours. We provide all our efforts in order to reach the summit and appreciate what saves the famous mountain Rainbow.

On the way, they will be able to enjoy breathtaking views, peaks, glaciers, mountains, rocky hills, and the diversity of the Andean fauna; llamas, alpacas grazing traditionally along the valley.Once you reach the top of the mountain of the rainbow, will have plenty of time to observe the majesty of the red mountains that surround this area. You will also see incredible views of the valleys of the Ausangate.

The Ausangate is the highest snow in the region of Cusco (a little less than 21,000 feet of altitude), and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota. We take advantage of this time to take the best views, our guide will share information with you about the composition of these mountains. How he came to form the striatum in the rainbow of colors in the mountains.

After taking some incredible pictures and immerse yourself in the view, will begin with the descent walk for two hours, the journey is downhill. After observing the beauty of the area is undertaken way back, in the journey will be able to see the houses of the area, where you can see the style of life of the people who live around, they still practice the ancient traditions Incas.

The inhabitants speak Quechua, practice the religion and agriculture based on the earth. Pay homage to the spirits of the mountain and the sun, to ensure the flourishing of both that their crops and herds. The inhabitants of these localities weave textiles that are in the museums of Peru. Finally, after our interactions with people of the place, we will begin our return trip back to the village of Chilca, to catch our private transport back to Cusco.Finished the tour taking them to their hotel of origin around 7 the night.


  • We started with pick up in your hotel around 05:00 a.m.
  • After 02 hours bus ride to the village of Mollepata, place for breakfast.
  • Continuing the trip, they go by bus for 01 hour and 30 minutes until to Soraypampa. From this point begins the hiking.
  • On the route, you can be observed landscape surrounded by the snowy Salkantay and Humantay.
  • After 01 hour 30 minutes arrive at the Turquoise Lagoon of Humantay located at 4.200 masl.
  • They will have free time to enjoy a beautiful landscape.
  • After the visit, continue walking along the same route until you reach the bus stop.
  • Return to Cusco, approximate arrival at 17:00.
  • Transfer to the hotel.


  • Transfers go and back.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Professional Guide.
  • First aid Kit.
  • Walking sticks for trekking.
  • Entrance to the route.


  • Extra horse.
  • Extras expenses and tips.
  • Dinner.
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