Lagoon of Humantay, a mirror in the Salkantay

Located next to the Salkantay mountain, one of the highest mountain in Peru (6271 masl), Humantay is a snow-covered mountain that, like Salkantay, forms part of the Vilcabamba mountain range and gives rise to the formation of this beautiful lagoon of color turquoise and that is fed by the snow-covered mountains, in addition this lagoon is a few kilometers from the route of the Apu Salkantay.

 Lagoon of Humantay, a mirror in the Salkantay

Located in the Cusco Region, this wonderful attraction is within the province of Anta, which gives us a good alternative, if you were to visit the ancient city of Cusco especially if you are a lover of nature and landscape natural Andean, as it is natural to find it at the foot of the Nevado surrounded by imposing glaciers.

The route

To get to this beautiful place you must first leave very early from the city of Cusco (possibly at 4 am), in the direction of the town of Mollepata located approximately 2 hours through a paved road, once you have arrived there , you will have the time to take an appropriate breakfast and complete with the purchase of your remaining provisions, after this, you will have to go back to the town called Soraypampa located 1 hour away by car on a narrow path.

 Lagoon of Humantay, a mirror in the Salkantay

There you will start the hike to this wonderful lagoon, to start, you will have to travel the following half hour through a carriage trail until you reach the foot of the mountain, this trail will require little effort because the road is almost flat, once you arrive at the group of houses located at the foot of the mountain, you must take a path for a time of one to one hour and a half, at this time the road is steep and will require your best possible effort, even so, if you think you can not climb or you get tired in full climb you can rent a horse to get to the top (but only up, because it is too dangerous to use it down), once in the pit, regardless of the medium you have used, you can enjoy the great views that offers you this natural paradise, a lagoon at the foot of a snowy mountain and all the natural Andean landscape of these places.

Enjoy a day at the foot of the beautiful turquoise lagoon of Humantay surrounded by imposing glaciers such as the snowy Salkantay and Humantay, we assure you that you will not regret, we recommend you take with you:

  • A sunscreen.
  • A poncho for the rain.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Shoes with good grip.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Sun hat.
  • Warm clothes in case the weather is not favorable.
  •  Lagoon of Humantay, a mirror in the Salkantay

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