Humantay Lake & Inca Ruins Trek
The Humantay Lake & Ruins Trek is a fully packed day trip from Cusco that allows our guests to become fully immersed into the high Andes. After an early morning departure from Cusco we will drive to the town of Soraypampa and begin our trek to Humantay Lake, located at 4,300 meters (14,107 feet). A brief stop will be made at Tarawasi archaelogical site to view Inca ruins enroute to the lake. The turquoise waters of Humantay Lake lay peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco Region of Peru. Once at the lake guests will have time at leisure for photography and exploring the surrounding area. We will then make our way back down the mountain for a gourmet box lunch prior to our departure from this serene landscape.
After lunch we will drive back through the Andes to Quillarumiyoc, an archaeological site where the Incans made ceremonies to worship the moon. The literal translation of the name means the place of the moon rock. The site itself showplaces waterways, terraces, petroglyphs & a huge rock with a semicircular cut in the shape of a crescent moon. That particular carving is the representation of the Moon Goddess and it is the only known temple dedicated to the sacred feminine. Quillarumiyoc is a little known & visited archaeological site seldom frequented by tourists, but is an incredibly interesting site to view.
This full day excursion is the perfect way for guests to experience trekking in the high Andes, but without having to spend a week of their time on the trail! Our personalized / private service with gourmet meals and only the most experienced guides of the region would be a great inclusion to any Peru vacation!
**Please note that Peru Eco Expeditions specializes in & exclusively operates private departures.
Lake Elevation: 4,300 Meters / 14,107 Feet
Length: 4.34 KM (2.27 Miles) / Roundtrip
Duration: 2 – 3 Hours (Depending on Skill Level of the Group)
6:30 AM – 6:30 PM (Estimate)
– Private Roundtrip Transportation from Cusco
– Professional Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish Speaking)
– 2 1/2 Hour Roundtrip Trek to Humantay Lake
– 1 Hour of Leisure Time at Humantay Lake
– Brief Stop at Tarawasi Archaeological Site (Photo-Op)
– Visit to Quillarumiyoc Archaeological Site
– Gourmet Box Lunch with Beverage
– Snacks & Water to Refill
– All Entrance Fees
– First Aid Kit & Oxygen
– Guide Gratuity (At Your Own Discretion & Not Solicited)
– Minimum age to participate is 10 years old.
– Tour time is subject to change based on the size & skill level of the group.
– Trek can be customized for the needs of the group.
Days of Operation:
– March – December (Daily – Excluding Christmas Day)
$135.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4+ Guests)
$150.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 3 Guests)
$180.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)
WHY CHOOSE PERU ECO EXPEDITIONS?
Peru Eco Expeditions was the first tour agency to offer Humantay 1-Day Tours and is the pioneer of all of the Humantay 1-Day Tour excursions.
Owner, Sara Bustamante, was the first person to ever SUP on Humantay Lake and subsequently created Humantay Lake 1-Day Tours based on her incredible experience on the lake.
Peru Eco Expeditions caters towards guests who value genuine, authentic experiences in extra comfort. Our attention to detail and high quality of service are revered as the highest priorities within our company. Due to the importance we place on such high standards we only hire the most experienced guides, provide top notch equipment and cook with only the finest, organic local ingredients for our meals. Peru Eco Expeditions operates small, intimate groups where our focus can always be geared towards the personal needs of our guests.
Safety is of great concern to Peru Eco Expeditions and we take extra precautions in order to ensure the safety of our guests during their experience with us.
At Peru Eco Expeditions we promote sustainable tourism in which we focus on the impacts that we create on the places that we visit. In doing so, it enhances the quality of the experience for our guests as well as for the local destinations & communities in which we explore.
Peru Eco Expeditions specializes in luxury adventure travel and we are incredibly passionate about what we do. Our love for the outdoors and adventure sports is the reason we created our company and continue to excel in what we do.
(Cover Photo: Featured Model, Taylor Bryant)