Humantay Lake (Lakemirror) in this site you will feel an extraordinary connection with nature and also with a breathtaking view of the snowy Humantay and Salkantay.
Humantay Lake History
It is a Lake formed by the melting of the snowy Humantay and Salkantay that presents a Unique landscape.
Through the placement of the stones, an offering is offered to the Pacha mama thanking her for having arrived successfully.
What does Humantay mean?
Humantay means “Head of Gods“, this is because it is located in the high jungle,
What does Salkantay mean?
Salkantay means “Wild Mountain” or “Indomitable Mountain“.
Best time to visit – Weather in Humantay
Humantay in rainy season: The cold weather and the possibility of rain with thunder and lightning.
Humantay in the Dry Season: The climate is also cold all day long.
Altitude of Humantay Lakew is 4200 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.) (13,779 feet)
It is located in the district of Mollepata, in the province of Anta region Cusco.
The distance from Cusco is 3 hours in a car and 1 hour walk.
Recommendations to go to Humantay Lake
- Walking shoes.
- Bottled water.
- Sun block.
- Walking sticks.
- Gloves for cold.
Humantay Lake Tour – price
If you are not sure of your own doing, you can hire a tour with a travel agency, you can do it online or you can find it in the historic center of Cusco.
Tours to the Lake include Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance and Guided Tours, Pick up from the hotel at the beginning of the hotel.
Departures to the Lake are between 4:30 to 5:00 am and conclude in the rejocijo square (2 or 3) pm.