• Av. el Sol 200, Cusco - Peru

Humantay Blue Lagoon Hike Full day


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This is a one-day hike to visit the beautiful turquoise lake at the base of the glacial Humantay mountain, located in the Vilcabamba batholith mountain range. This is nature at its most spectacular, as a special algae in the lake, combined with the reflection of the surrounding greenery, the blue sky and the splendor of the Andean sun mix to create a deep shade of turquoise blue that is very rare indeed.

Trip Overview

Tour Type: Hiking, off the beaten path adventure
Good For: Those with a sense of adventure and in good hiking shape
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Pick Up Time: 4 AM

*Note: Hotel Pickup is only from hotels located in the center of Cusco. If you are in a private apartment or AirBnb, a meeting point in the Plaza del Armas might be arranged


  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Entrance fee to the National park
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Visit to the lake with your English-speaking guide
  • Oxygen tank (in case it is needed)
  • Tips for your crew

Tour Plan

Day 01 Hiking to Machu Picchu

Early morning pick up (4AM) from your hotel. Along the drive we will have amazing views of the mountains. We will also pass through a few indigenous villages and cornfields en route to the trailhead. The drive to Soraypampa is about 3 hours. Your hiking team will prepare a delicious breakfast to give you lots of energy before we start our ascent. The hike elevation is of 3800 meters/12,460 feet and takes 1½ to 2 hours to the top. Please note, if you decide not to hike up the mountain, there is an option through the local village to pay to ride a horse up the mountain. The cost is 100 – 200 soles and must be paid in cash.

At the top is the treasure! Magnificent Blue Lagoon, a very special shade of deep turquoise with snow-capped Humantay glacial mountain in the background! The descent is usually a bit quicker than your initial climb, and when we reach the bottom, we’ll have a nice lunch prepared to reward you! With our hearts and bellies full, we will start our 3-hour return to Cusco in our private van.


  • Bring what you would for 1 day hiking trip
  • Weather can be cold and windy at the top of the mountain
  • Always bring rain gear as the mountain weather can be unpredictable
  • Sunblock
  • Walking sticks recommended
  • Although, we will provide some water. Additional water is always recommended.

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Deposit Option $155.00 Per item
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