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Humantay Lake - This full day tour Private Service is ideal for nature and ecotourism lovers, they like walking and during the tour to be able to observe the exotic flora and fauna that we can find, we will appreciate the impressive snowy peaks of Humantay and Salkantay
Humantay Lake Tour Full Day
We will be waiting at the door of the hotel at 05:00 in the morning to be able to take you on a trip of around 3 hours to the village of Mollepata (2,900 masl / 9,515 ft) where we will have a delicious breakfast and recover energy to go to Soraypampa (3,850 masl / 12,631 ft). From this point, we will start the walk to which our guide will look carefully at any problem that may occur, if you wish, you can rent horses offered by the inhabitants of the area.
During the ascent, we will have the opportunity to observe the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit the area. We can observe some native birds of the area, as well as to get great views of the Andean landscape. Once arrived in the area, we will enjoy our small lunchbox and replenish our energy. Once we reach our goal, we will be delighted with the spectacular views of the Humantay Lagoon (4,200 masl / 13 779 feet) and its turquoise waters where you can take spectacular photographs. We will thank the Pachamama and the Apus in a small ritual with coca.
After having relaxed, we will descend to Soraypampa where our transport will be waiting for us to take us to Mollepata. Arriving here, we will take our lunch, to later transport ourselves back to the city of Cusco and leave it in hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
- Mountain guide (english and spanish).
- Touristic transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (beginning of trek)
- Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch at the Sky Camp.
- Entrance to the Humantay Lake.
- First aid kit equipment.
- Transportation back to Cusco.
Does not include:
- Tips for your crew
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
THINGS TO BRING:
- Original Passport
- Hiking Boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- T-shirts (quick dry)
- Comfortable Trekking Pants
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Flashlite with spare batteries (or a environmental friendly option)
- Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
- Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
- Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)
- Walking stick highly recommended! $15.00
- Single supplement $60.00
Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?
All our treks (Inka Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization. These means arriving to Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible! To Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!
Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?
Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!
Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.
Most of our main meals are a buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.
If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.
We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.
I have a food allergy. May I still participate?
Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.
We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of emergency.
If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES
When must I arrive in cusco or arrive to your office?
We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.
Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30pm at the latest!)
Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?
For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees.
Inca Footsteps Company will rent hiking sticks for $25
Where can I store my baggage that I dont need for the trail?
Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.
What is the weather like during the trek?
The best time for making the trek with good weather is between the months of April – October when there is minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.
January to March is summer in Peru, which means rainy season for Cusco and especially the Inka Trail, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.
Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek and where will I finish at the end?
We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.
I wish to have a train company or train option different to that which Inca Footsteps Company offers, is this possible?
If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo or the whole route to Poroy), or your departure time, additional fees may apply. You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs.
Full Day Humantay Lake – Private Service
The Full Day Humantay Lake – Private Service is ideal for nature and ecotourism lovers, they like walking and during the tour to be able to observe the exotic flora and fauna that we can find, we will appreciate the impressive snowy peaks of Humantay and Salkantay. Our tour is a part of the route to the well-known Salkantay trek, we will visit first Soraypampa camp where we will start our ascent to the Humantay lagoon (4200 masl / 13 779 ft).
An amazing journey that will take you little time to know in all its splendor and tranquility to the Humantay lagoon, of which you will be enraptured by so much natural beauty that awaits the Humantay mountain.
- Meals: Continental Breakfast / snacks / fresh lunch
- Distance: 7 km / 4.35 Miles.
- Minimum altitude: 2,900 masl / 9,515 ft
- Maximum altitude: 4,200 masl / 13,779 ft
- Difficulty: Moderate.
- Duration: 12 HoursDeparture: Cusco (05:00 am)
- Return: Cusco (05:00 pm)
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