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Umantay Lake Tour - Day Hike

The gorgeous turquoise blue

Umantay lake is usually visited with our Classic

5-day Salkantay and

5 Ancascocha via Salkantay treks to

Machu Picchu, this lake is available as a day hike if you are unable to hike either the 5-day Salkantay or Ancascocha treks. This is a lake fenced by high dramatic glacial peaks. Action Peru Treks is a sustainable tour operator, our focus is to provide a top-notch service! We are proud to be a completely local indigenous company that promotes responsible tourism in Peru. You will see while hiking with us to

Umantay lake that we work very hard to maintain our excellent reputation! 

Join us on this one-day hike and make the most of your time at Lake Umantay!

per adult from




1 day


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
    • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soraypampa
    • Return transportation from Soraypampa to your Cusco hotel
    • One breakfast and one box lunch
    • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Trekking poles – you can rent them from us
    • Tips
    • Horse and horseman (can be hired at Soraypampa)
    • Travel Insurance
    • Drinks during the trip

    We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning (5 am), and have a beautiful scenic drive of 2 hours duration to Mollepata town situated above the Apurimac river. At Mollepata we will have breakfast at one of the local houses. After breakfast we will get back on the road for 1 hour until we reach Soraypampa, the beginning of the hike. During this portion of the drive we will see our first views of the imposing Salkantay and Humantay Mountains, as well as observe lush vegetation and fields of local families growing potatoes, quinoa, lima beans, etc. At Soraypampa (3,800 m/12,467 ft) We will begin our hike to visit the remarkable, high altitude lake, Humantay. It is directly below the Humantay glacier, and remarkably blue…actually we should probably call it turquoise. This is an astonishing 2 ½ hour round trip excursion. After exploring and taking our lovely photos of this incredibly lake we will have our organic box lunch around the lake enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding areas. After our box lunch, we return to Soraypampa. Then, it’s just a 2-hour drive back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your Cusco hotel around 5 pm, no doubt exhausted but with incredible memories of aunique day!
    • Meals: Breakfast/Box Lunch
    • Lowest Elevation: 2,803 m/9,196 ft
    • Highest Elevation: 4,213 m/13,822 ft.
    • Distance to walk: 6 km/3.7 miles (round trip)
    • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Departure Point :
    Client's hotel in Cusco city.
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Client's hotel in Cusco city.
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We need a minimum of 03 people to run this tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Action Peru Treks

Activity ID: V-21801P2

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