HUMANTAY: THE POLYCHROMATIC LAKE

Within the Salkantay mountain range, there is a hidden lake, which holds colorful water, and we can take you to the beginning of this interesting hike.

Sometimes, there are passengers that, want to visit different touristic attractions without booking any tour. Because they want to explore by their own all the Andean treasures. Therefore, they only need transportation services to move around Cusco.

In addition, most of our passengers want to have good meals for a better experience, but, the meals, prepared in the surrounding communities of the lake, are not as delicious as the cuisine from Urubamba or Cusco’s restaurants. Therefore, we can bring you the most delicious box lunches, which were prepared by the best restaurants from Cusco city.

Furthermore, if you were already in Cusco, and suddenly would decide to go to Humantay lake, we could dispose of our touristic car fleet to offer you our private transportation. Additionally, if you are willing to get a tour guide for your excursion to Humantay, we can contact with one of our best tour guides for you hiking journey.

Because, Cusco transport and tours solves your problems to improve your vacation in Cusco and Peru.

LET’S GO TO THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIAL

Most of the touristic agencies in Cusco, obliges their passengers to wake up too early in the morning to join with more strange passengers from other agencies more. But, Cusco transport can improve greatly your adventure for visiting the Humantay lake.

Because if you couldn’t book a regular hiking tour on time, we can help you by bringing you our private transportation. Thus, you could contact us, and as fast as possible, we will arrive to your hotel or everywhere you are, to pick you up and then, go straight to the beginning of the pathway to reach the Humantay lake.   

Obviously, if we go too late, you won’t be able to see the lake on its wide splendor.

So, we will head northwest Cusco by 2 hours and 30 minutes, for arriving to Mollepata (102 km/63,4 mi.), where you can take some interesting pictures of the environment around this community. As well, you could buy some goods or fruits during this short stop.

Then, we will keep traveling to Soraypampa, which is located at 3500 m.a.s.l. (11482 ft.), 32 km or 19,9 mi. away from Mollepata. This section of the car road to arrive to the staring point of the hike. (about 1 hour and 30 minutes)

Then you will begin to hike by your own, through the only pathway, which is delimited and has hiking signals. As well, the average time to complete the trail by foot, is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Further, the Humantay lake’s altitude is 4,200 meters above sea level (7592 ft.).

GOURMET MEALS

As we told you before, the quality of restaurants around the pathway to Humantay lake is not good at all, but we can give you the option to buy gourmet box lunches from the best restaurants in Cusco. Imagine to taste the best cuisine next to the best lake in Cusco.    

This box lunch, that we can order for you, includes a main dish, a sandwich, fruits, chocolate bars, cereal bars, candy, fruit juice and water. This type of box lunches is composed like this, because is specially prepared for travelers who love trekking and hiking.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

There is no problem about your physical status, because the path way is wide and takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. The only recommendation to make possible this hike is the acclimatization, that you must get at least 1 day before by a touristic route in the city of Cusco or into the sacred valley of the Incas.

Besides, if you don’t have the adventurer soul, we can add a professional tour guide to your transportation service. It will be an additional payment, but the information and care brought by our tour guides, improves the experience of all our passenger. Upgrade your transportation to Humantay with a tour guide.

WHAT IS THE PARTICULARITY OF HUMANTAY?

This unique coloration is due to the copper oxide, that drains into the cold water and then, get dissolved instantly. Thus, these minerals give to the water its characteristic polychromatic color. Therefore, that means the water of this lake is not drinkable, so it is important to keep in mind that, you shouldn’t drink the water from this lake under any reason.

Additionally, the color of water can vary greatly and is related to the weather directly, as well, the incidence of light takes a great importance in the color variations. Surrounding this lake, we can also appreciate sacred snow-capped mountains such as Salkantay, which is over 5,000 meters (16,404.2 ft.) high and is the third most respected mountain in Cusco.

As you could notice, we can bring you our luxury private transportation in Cusco, adding a tour guide and a gourmet box lunch (if you want) to satisfy your expectations, when you want to hike to Humantay lake by your own.

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HUMANTAY: THE POLYCHROMATIC LAKE
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If you want PRIVACY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, when you’re HIKING TO HUMANTAY lake, we can bring it by our PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION AND MORE.
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