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Humantay Lagoon

Humantay Lagoon

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Humantay Lagoon (water mirror) in this place you will feel an extraordinary connection with nature and also with an impressive view of the snowy Humantay and Salkantay.

Laguna Humantay History

It is a lagoon formed by the snowmelt Humantay and Salkantay that presents a Unique landscape.

By placing the stones, an offering is offered to the Pacha mama thanking them for having arrived successfully.

What does Humantay mean?

Humantay means "Head of Gods", this is because it is located in the high jungle,

What does Salkantay mean?

Salkantay means "Wild Mountain" or "Indomitable Mountain"

Best time to visit - Weather in Humantay

Humantay in the rainy season: The cold weather and possibility of rain with thunder and lightning.

Humantay in dry season: The weather is also cold all day.

Weather

MonthDayNightEpoch
January18°Rain
February17°Rain
March16°Rain
April16°Dry
May18°Dry
June17°Dry
July17°Dry
August17°Dry
September20°Dry
October19°Dry
November20°Rain
December21°Rain

Laguna Humantay Altitude

Altitude of the Humantay lagoon is 4200 meters above sea level (masl) (13,779 feet).

Laguna Humantay location

It is Located in the district of Mollepata, in the province of Anta, Cusco region.

The distance from Cusco is 3 hours in a car and 1 hour of walking.

Recommendations to go to humantay lagoon

  • Walking shoes.
  • Bottled water.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Canes.
  • Jacket.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Winter gloves.

Humantay lagoon tour - price

If you are not sure if you do it on your own, you can hire a tour with a travel agency, you can do it online or you can find it in the historic center of Cusco.

The tours to the Lagoon include Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance and Guided, Pick up from the hotel at the beginning of the Hotel.

The departures to the lagoon are between 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and conclude in the regocijo square (2 or 3) pm.

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