Most of the lagoons in Peru are characterized by having a dark blue color, however, the Humantay lagoon has a particular color. The turquoise color of this lagoon is due to the glacial bottom of the basin where the melting waters of the mountain of Humantay rest. The nice color of the lagoon will steal your heart and you will have the curiosity to know why turquoise.
Details of the Route
This hike (Salkantay route) is precisely for all those travelers who love nature, especially adventure, so it is worth leaving very early to take advantage of the time and enjoy it completely. It would not be otherwise to tell you that this route can be made from 8 years of age because it is not dangerous at all.
The tour starts from the city of Cusco by transport to the town of Mollepata (2,900 masl) with a duration of 2 hours approx. where an energetic breakfast will wait for us to concentrate our forces and walk without difficulty, for that we will have to carry in our backpacks coca leaves, lemon candies and / or chocolates and obviously water to hydrate us. We will continue with the road trip about 45 minutes to reach the town of Soraypampa (3,900 masl), where the beautiful mountains and snowy lords will give us a great welcome with particular cold and natural beauty that has never been seen in all your travels ” the landscape is spectacular). In this place we start our walk of about 1 hour. There is the option of renting horses that the inhabitants of the communities live from it and are located at the beginning of the walk. To reach the spectacular Humantay Lagoon (4200 masl), located in the foothills of the Nevado de Humantay, you must bring, sun block, sunglasses, and clothes for trekking, depending on how the climatic weather is in doubt. rain, the climate of Cusco is quite irregular during the day, the road is characterized by its very particular path with flora, fauna, peaks, valleys, its clean and crystal clear streams that descend from the snowy mountains. You can not imagine the degree of excitement that is felt to reach this lagoon, you will have the desire to bathe in the waters, “you just have to remember that they are waters from the snow,” after enjoying it and thanking Mother Nature for giving us such a beautiful lagoon without the man has altered it, you will take the best photographic scenes and not only that, to be inside nature is to feel a peace and unequaled tranquility that you will have the need to stay because nobody will give it to you.
When returning the hike becomes easier for which you will only delay descending one now until arriving at the town of Soraypampa where our mobility will wait for us to return to the town of Mollepata (same place of breakfast) and share our delicious lunch after having had an arduous day to return to the city of Cusco arriving at 18:30 aprox. only very special experience.
You would never have imagined having this beautiful opportunity to get to know it in your best vacations of your unique and unforgettable life because arriving at the Humantay lagoon is not only a tourist place to visit it but it is to leave the routine, feel peace, tranquility and good with yourself , for those who do not know, nature is a doctor of an internal human being so do not miss out on giving yourself this opportunity to visit this amazing place.0