Peru is a country full of history and beauties, but some places have a special aura around it. One of them is the LAGUNA HUMANTAY (Humantay lagoon), wich is located in the Peruvian Andes, between the two majestic mountains Salkantay and Humantay.
The lagoon is at incredibles 4630 meters high. Such a wonderful landscape, like a masterpiece, and the photos are not able to show the real beauty of the lagoon and the mountain. The Salkantay mountain itself is about 6200 meters high, one of the highest in Peru. Crazy, right?
Certainly is a magic place, where you can face low temperatures and some physical challenges, but is rewarding to get there and see this cinematographic landspace, with the blue water surrounded by the snowy mountains. We know that you are interested to adventure yourself in this place, so we tell you the 2 ways to get there.
HOW TO GET TO LAGUNA HUMANTAY?
The first way to get to the Laguna is through the Salkantay trail, the same trail that take you to Machu Picchu, the whole path has 74 km, made in 5 day of trekking. So, during this trail you can get to the Laguna, it´s a challenging adventure, wich you enjoy the whole way with rivers, valleys, forests and no just the final destiny.
If you choose this way, we suggest that you make, at least, 2 days of acclimatization in the city of Cusco, accostuming the body to the high Heights.This awesome adventure can be done with Viagens Macchu Picchu, in a special itinerary, customized to you.
There is another way to arrive in the lagoon, that will not take so much time. Also departing of Cusco, you can hire a tour that will take you to feet of Salkantay where the trail begins, but the final destination is the lagoon itself. In the end of a 2 kilometers hike, that takes 1 to 2 hours of intense walk, through beautiful places, you can enjoy this awesome lagoon, formed by thawing snow and turquoise water.
Being there will be a unique moment in your life, a moment of pure contemplation, that you will always remember, certainly one of the most beautiful places you´ve ever been. To have unique moments and enjoy your trip with comfort and safety, get in touch with Viagens Machu Picchu, we have a lot of packages for Peru.