Humantay Lake Trek is an extremely scenic two day hike to Humantay Lake through the local indigenous villages of Iscuchaca and Limatambo keeping the Inca traditions alive. The lake is situated at the base of the majestic glacier covered Salkantay Mountain Range. The views are absolutely breath taking. On the second day, you hike to the highest point of the trek (4,650m/15,367ft). From this vantage point, you can take in nature at its purest form, feeling at one with the massive Salkantay, Humantay, and Huayanay snowcapped mountains surrounding you. Finally, you take a detour off the main trail to the panoramic and truly exquisite turquoise Salkantay Lake. On this two day adventure, you enjoy the peacefulness of nature and at the same time its exquisite beauty.
At 6am, we will pick you up at your hotel and drive in our private van for 3.5 hours towards Soraypampa. Along the way, you can enjoy viewing some of local indigenous villages such as: Izcuchaca and Limatambo. In addition, you will have spectacular views of stunning valleys and the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain. At the trailhead (Soraypampa), we enjoy some snacks while observing the exhilarating views of Humantay (5,900m/19,356ft) and Salkantay (6,217m/20,396ft) mountain glaciers. Putting on our comfortable shoes, we take a 1-hour hike up towards Humantay Lake enjoying the amazing views around us. Upon arrival at Humantay, we take time to explore the lake and enjoy its beauty. After some time at Humantay Lake, we head back towards the trailhead at Soraypampa and then, hike 2 more hours to our campsite located at Soyroccocha. There, we enjoy tea time and dinner. We retire early to get ready for the next days hike.
After a scrumptious breakfast, we get ready to hike a moderate climb on the second day of trekking. Within an hour, you will reach the highest point of the trek (4,650m/15,367ft). From here, we relax and take in nature at its purest form, feeling one with the massive Salkantay (6,217m/20,717ft), Humantay, and Huayanay snow-capped mountains, the white rugged rivers of the area and its small humble lakes. Off the main trek route, we take a side trek for half an hour to enjoy the panoramic and truly exquisite turquoise Salkantay Lake. Returning to our primary trek route, we hike down to our original trailhead, where we have our lunch, and then, take our van back to Cusco, arriving at about 6pm.
The 2 days Humantay Trek it’s available on any date that it’s best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers.
***This price includes an extra porter, who will carry your belongings up to 10 kgs. We will provide you a duffel bag ,in which, you can pack your things in.
Glamping Peru Treks is a family owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. Glamping Peru Treks is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff is considered an extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by offering them a good salary. The owner of Glamping Peru Treks is proud of having a team without we wouldn’t be able to provide the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we, at Glamping Peru Treks have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
Our itinerary is slightly different than the other trekking companies. Our campsites are far away from others.
We are proud of our guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English, very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to steady personal development, learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Incan and Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well – educated crew, as well as, holding degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
Our Fabulous Cooks have been highlighted by all our clients as they say “that it was better than in the restaurant’s.” Delicious and abundant gourmet style meals, Peruvian and International Cuisine are prepared by our professional and dedicated cooks from a mixture of local and exotic produce. If you are vegetarian or have food allergies of any kind, we cater to your needs.
Glamping Peru Treks honors any food restrictions!
Glamping Peru Treks have always believed that we should “give back” to the communities, we pass through during treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many social projects and hire locally.
Glamping Peru Treks is so proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only employing them to join our team but go back to our grassroots as they share with their families. It makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is making life richer and more meaningful for all involved.
“Please read carefully the following information as it will help with your questions about our services and the trek to Machu Picchu”
You will be greeted at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your flight details at least 14 days prior to trek’s start. Look out for our representative holding a board of Glamping Peru Treks at the arrival terminal.
It will take place the night before the trek at 6pm at our office, which is located at Calle Santa Teresa Nº383 ; 303 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant.
Of course! During the Humantay trek, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free
FIRST, to book your Humantay Trek, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase Lares to Machu Picchu Trek tickets without the following information:
SECOND, we require a deposit of $200.00 USD per person, in order, to purchase a permit for the Humantay trek. You can make your deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page or click here on the payment of your choice, either VISA or PAYPAL.
It would be greatly appreciated if you can pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles) in Cusco. We have many ATMs in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of email@example.com.
Unfortunately the answer is generally “No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure dates. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable. With alternative treks we may be able to change dates for a fee depending on what has been already purchased. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date.
*** If you cancel your Trek, the deposit is not refundable at all!
Yes for sure!You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number you sent to us to book your trek, other entrances and reservations. The rangers will check your passport when you enter the Choquequirao Trek 4 days. The train company will also check your passport before allowing you to board the train. In case you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number or updated your name for a fee of $25 per person.We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. Before you change your passport keep a copy of your old one.
If you do not wish to pay this fee you will need to bring both passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to be to enter the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu or the train. If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter, Machu Picchu or get on the train. They are very strict about this here!!
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. BUT you will have many different seasons as you pass through the numerous microclimates and will depend on the location. We highly recommend you bring some warm clothes and good rain gear in your day backpack.
In general if you exercise regularly and spend 2 to 3 days in Cusco, or in the Sacred Valley for acclimatization to the altitude, you may be just fine.
The recommended medicine for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NEEDED; our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness. For more detailed information on Altitude Sickness click this link: Altitude Sickness.
We offer the Cusco City Tour and Sacred Valley tours that you can book while you are acclimatizing. Check out our day tours on our Main Page.
The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a SMALL DUFFLE BAG to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is up to 7kg/14p. Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It’s important to be aware, that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litre backpack is sufficient.
The trail is certainly not easy but you do not need to be an athlete or a trekking expert to complete it. Fitness is naturally important for the trek, and obviously the more fit you are the more you will enjoy the trail and the more chance you will have to take in the scenery and appreciate the Inca ruins dotted along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to do extra walking, hiking or some kind of aerobic activity in the months leading up to your trip. This trek is from moderate to difficult level.
It has been highlighted by most of our clients, especially by the female ones who want a private, clean and sanitary toilet!! SAM Travel Peru toilet facilities have an individual tent and a “camping toilet with a seat.” Check out the picture, which illustrates how we set up our camping toilet on the trek by using this link: picture of toilet tent. Our toilet is always set up a comfortable distance from our campsite. At night if you need to use the toilet it is readily accessible and clean, unlike the dirty facilities supplied by the government.
In the scenario that you are unable to finish the trek due to a health issue, Sam Travel Peru will assist you to the nearest town for help with transportation. We always carry oxygen on the trek for any respiratory problems In extreme cases, a helicopter pick up can be arranged at your own expense. (Travel insurance required). There are no refunds in the unlikely situation that you are unable to finish the trek.
Absolutely!! Included in the package and on the last day we will drop you at your hotel! If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too! If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, for sure we wil pick you up there!
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the trek. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM Travel Peru destinations. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you feel it, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.
We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40Litres for hiking in the day. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.