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The Humantay Lagoon is located between the Salkantay and Humantay mountains in Cusco. This lagoon displays an unusual emerald color, which stands out among the Andean terrain. Humantay is located around 100 km from Cusco city. There are several ways to visit the Humantay Lagoon. The most popular is the one day hike, which starts in Soraypampa town.
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We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am. Then we’ll drive to Mollepata town, where we’ll stop to have breakfast. Afterwards, we’ll continue our trip to Soraypampa town, where we’ll start our hike to Humantay Lagoon. The trail offers beautiful views of the Andean landscape. You’ll see numerous alpaca and llama farms, which are located between the Andes mountains. After walking for around 2 hours, we’ll reach the Humantay Lake.
The lake has unusual colors due to the minerals that are released by the nearby glaciers. These minerals create a unique environment where microscopical algae thrives. These phenomenom gives Humantay Lagoon its astonishing appearance.
After admiring this nature wonder, we’ll return to Soraypampa town, and then to Mollepata town, where we’ll have lunch. Finally, we’ll drive back to Cusco, where we’ll be arriving around 6:00 pm.
I had the pleasure of taking the Humantay Lagoon tour recently, and I was extremely impressed with the entire experience. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was simply incredible. We hiked up to the lagoon and took in the stunning views. The water was a beautiful turquoise and the surrounding mountains were breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an adventure in Peru.