Humantay Lagoon Tour Full Day (Trekking)

Starting from $ 150.00

Per person in group Service
Dificulty:
Moderate
Maximum Altitude:
4,200 meters/13,779 feet
Minimum Altitude:
3,875 meters/12, 713 feet
Walking distance:
7 km round trip
Group Size:
Min 2, Max 12
Season:
All of year

Overview

ELEVATION: 4,200 meters/13,779 feet

This is a full day tour.

We will spend the day enjoying the views of high altitude mountains and the high altitude Lake of HUMANTAY. You will learn about the history of the lake and enjoy two delicious meals.

When you Arrive in Cusco

Many people ask about altitude sickness, wondering if it will be a problem. Altitude sickness is caused when there is less oxygen in your bloodstream due to being at a high altitude above sea level. It can cause fatigue or general tiredness or even dehydration, dizziness, vomiting or nausea and loss of appetite. “Periodic Breathing” is common at high altitudes. It involves alternate periods of deep and shallow breathing, and breathing may even cease for between 3 and 15 seconds. When it occurs at high altitudes, periodic breathing is not a medical problem on its own. It is just the body’s physiological response to having lower-than-normal oxygen levels in the atmosphere. Your body reacts to this by making you breathe faster and deeper. This in turn causes a quick build-up of carbon dioxide in your blood, which feeds back to your respiratory system causing your breathing to slow down or even stop for a short while. When your body senses a further drop in oxygen levels in the blood, it is kick-started into breathing faster and deeper again. And so, the cycle continues.
Periodic breathing can interfere with your sleep if the periods of no breathing wake you up or make you sleep restlessly. If this becomes a problem, taking the prescription medicine acetazolamide (Diamox) may help. (ASK YOUR DOCTOR).
We take care of our clients and want you to enjoy your vacation so our agency receives support from a doctor who can advise you if you are feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.
The best advice we can give is to relax and take in plenty of fluids, walk slowly and avoid heavy food and alcohol for at least your first 2 days here. It is best to do short and non-strenuous activities for your first few days until you acclimate to the altitude.

HIGHLIGHTS

Family Owned Company! Discover Pachamama is owned and operated by Jose and Marizol Soto who were both Born in Peru and currently live in Cusco, Peru. They have a strong passion and love for their country and culture and they want to share it. They are also passionate about the empowerment of women throughout Peru. They are both experienced guides who have over 20 years’ experience hiking the Inca Trail. Here at Discover Pachamama our focus is our guests and you will be treated like part of our family. They both understand that operating a tour company is not simply about taking travelers on a route from point A to point B. It is the journey that allows you to learn and experience firsthand the local traditions and culture all while soaking in the incredible views along the way and possibly a journey of self-discovery. Jose and Marizol aim to fulfill their dreams of sharing the natural beauty and history of Peru with travelers from all around the world. We realize this could be a once in lifetime experience for some of you and we want to make sure you have the best experience. Jose and Marizol are surrounded by a team of experienced, knowledgeable, bilingual guides and trained chefs and amazing porters who our their family.

ITINERARY

We will pick you up early in the morning at 4:00am from your hotel in a private car or van. We will travel for about 3 hours to reach the lake. Along the way will see wonderful views of the ANDES Mountains and the warm microclimates of the valleys. At about 7:00am we will arrive at SORAYPAMPA (3,850 meters/12,631 feet). We will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef while enjoying the beautiful views of the high mountains of SALKANTAY (6,271 meters/20,574 feet) and HUMANTAY (5,473 meters/17,956 feet). After breakfast we will start our short but challenging trek up for 2 hours to HUMANTAY lagoon (4,200 meters/13,779 feet). When we arrive we will enjoy the wonderful views and your guide will give you the history of why this lagoon became famous. It is possible to hire a horse to ride up if you feel tired from altitude. Your guide will also take with him an oxygen tank and his first aid kit for any emergency. After spending some time at the lake taking photos and enjoying the views we will take the same path back down. When we reach the bottom and our lunch spot, our chef will waiting with a delicious meal. After lunch will take our private van 3 hours back to Cusco arriving at about 6:00pm and bringing you back to your hotel.

Price

2 paxs $200 per person
3 paxs $180 per person
4 + paxs $150 per person

Inclusions

Included

  • Round trip transportation in a private van
  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide
  • Breakfast and lunch

Not Included

  • Snacks and water
  • Tips for your guides

What you need to bring

  • Passport (Original)
  • Sun block, insect repellent
  • Sun hat, sun glasses
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Backpack
  • Snacks & water
  • Camera, photography equipment
  • Extra money to tip your guide
  • Any medication you may need

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