Humnatay lake photo

Humantay Lake location, altitude and more information

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.

Weather

MonthDayNightEpoch
January18°Rain
February17°Rain
Marzo16°Rain
March16°Dry
May18°Dry
June17°Dry
July17°Dry
August17°Dry
September20°Dry
October19°Dry
November20°Rain
December21°Rain

Altitude

Altitude of Humantay Lakew is 4200 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.) (13,779 feet)

Location

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.
  • Jacket.
  • Sunglasses.
  • 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.

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