Humantay lake is located north of Cusco, just behind the legendary snow mountain Apu Salkantay, which rises to over 6,000 metres and is one of the most powerful mountain gods of the Incas. Only 3 hours driving from Cusco (110 km by car) and 1 hour hike up (3km). Humantay lake day trip is the best option to enjoy the beautiful snow mountains in an exhilarating one day trip from Cusco.


During our trip you will marvel at expansive vistas of mountains and deep valleys and enjoy the alpine beauty of Humantay Lake. You will also meet excellent tour guides, savour great local food and have fun memories of the Andes.

We created this salkantay trek 1 day thinking of nature lovers who do not have many days but who will find spectacular landscapes, with exotic flora and fauna along this adventure hike through beautiful valleys and white mountains especially the Huamantay lake.

  • Duration: Full Day 3am- 5pm
  • Distance: 7 km (4.4 Miles) Round Trip
  • Elevation: 3,869m (12,690 feet) / 4,200m (13,779 feet)
  • Difficulty: moderate/difficult