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1 Day Humantay Lake Tour

Full Day Tour | Starting From: $ 140.00 per person

Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay Lagoon
1 Day Humantay Lake Tour

1 Day Humantay Lake Tour

Full Day Tour

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Activity Type
Hiking, Camping & Nature
Max Altitude
4,200 m / 13,780 ft
Activity Level
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Lagoon Humantay Tour – Lake Humantay Day Hike (1 Full Day)

Get a taste for Peru's high-alpine scenery and the amazing Humantay Lake in just one day

Humantay Lake Full Day Tour– Enjoy the spectacular Humantay Lagoon Tour by taking an unforgettable full-day hike to famous Lake Humantay from Cusco and see one of Peru’s imposing and beautiful turquoise lake, at the base of the glacier peak, Humantay Mountain, and witness dramatic Andean mountains and amazing views of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes during this Lake Humantay Day Hike in just one day.

This Lake Humantay 1 Day Hike in Cusco, is perfect activity for all mountain and nature lovers, as well as for those looking for short hikes or interested in one day trek in Peru, without camping! If you’re planning a trip to Peru and the Imperial City of Cusco, don’t miss to visit lake Humantay — one of the nicest lakes located on the way of the famous Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, an incredibly scenic alternative to the classical 4 day Inca Trail.

On this Humantay Lake day trip, we will travel in a private transport accompanied with a friendly local professional English-speaking guide through the local indigenous villages of Iscuchaca, Limatambo, Mollepata, enjoying amazing views of the mountains and valleys en route to Soraypampa (3900m/12,795ft), which is the start of the Humantay Lake Day Hike.

After about a 3-hour drive from Cusco to the Humantay Lake trailhead, we will enjoy the presence of the two sacred white-capped peaks, Salkantay and Humantay and then, ascend up the sloping hills and through an incredible scenic trail to the famous Humantay Lagoon to visit the stunning turquoise water and glacial peaks on this awesome guided day hike tour!

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Trip Details For Lake Humantay 1 Day Hike

Tour Style: Hiking, adventure, and nature where you visit the beautiful turquoise lake at the base of the glacial mountain of Humantay, located in the Vilcabamba mountain range.

Adventure Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Moderate to Easy hike, high altitude trek designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking – Hikers should be reasonably fit and healthy.

Group Sizes: Our Humantay lake day trip is organized in group travel service and custom private trips, minimum 02 and a maximum of 08 persons, to enhance the experience giving you the full attention of our guides and staff.

Total Hiking Distance: The one day hike to Humantay is approximately 10km/6.2miles round trip and goes from 3900m/12,795 ft to 4230m/13,878ft. And it can take between 1 and a half to 2 hours-walk up to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, depending on the physical condition of the hiker, and about 1.5 hours downhill to the place where we started the hike.

Reservations: We recommend booking 2-3 months prior to ensure availability. If your dates are flexible, we can take reservations on short notice, however our treks tend to book out as we keep our group sizes very small.

What's it like

Lake Humantay Tour

Guided Lake Humantay Day Hike Tour in Peru

Embark on an exciting day trip from Cusco to Humantay Lake in a private service or group travel service any day of the week and experience the hidden gem of Peru’s highlight region. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or as part of a bigger group; we can accommodate you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this glorious natural wonder when in Cusco.

During this 1-day adventure to Lake Humantay from Cusco, we’ll witness incredible scenery as we drive to the starting point of the hike. We’ll savor the views of the Salkantay glacier peak & Vilcabamba mountain range as you marvel at how far you have traveled.

At stunning glacial Humantay Lake, or Laguna Humantay in Spanish, we’ll take some time to meditate in the tranquility of this magical spot and soak the fantastic mountain views, exotic flora and fauna, the snow-capped Humantay glacial mountains in the background, and its surrounding landscapes belong on the cover of National Geographic magazine.

Join the Lake Humantay day hike and expereince this high altitude ecotourism in the mountains, in complicity with nature, and witness this new experience in the Andes with the best local experts, and get adventure of a lifetime!

Book online the Humantay Lake Tour 1 Day with us, and we’ll take care of every last detail. All you need to do is relax and enjoy yourself. We’ll collect you and drop you off at your accommodation door; and we include all entrance fees and meals for this Humantay Lake Hiking Tour.Lake Humantay Tour

Humantay Lake Day Trip Highlights

  • Visit one of Peru’s most magical lakes called “Humantay Lagoon” and be surrounded by the impressive Salkantay and Humantay Peaks while gazing at unbelievable turquoise water.
  • Get back to nature and marvel at beautiful lakes, valleys and mountains sacred to the Incas, and get stunning views of the glacier on a full-day trek to Humantay Lake
  • Spend the prefect day away from the city in peace and quiet of the Andes on a fully supported tour with Peru Spirit Adventure private crew.
  • Delve into Peru’s wilderness landscapes and admire panoramic views over the beautiful lake and mountain scenery
  • Get insight into Incan history and culture from your guide while hiking to the Humantay Lake Full Day Tour and Ensures a personalized experience
  • Feel the powerful energy of Mother Nature as you immerse yourself into her world
  • Hike to Lake Humantay 1 day and avoid the crowds while enjoying a personalized experience through the valleys of Salkantay Mountain toward the turquoise waters of Humantay — one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay – Cusco

    To start the 1 Day Humantay Lake Tour, we’ll pick you up from your hotel at 4 am before dawn and drive for 2.5hrs to Mollepata to enjoy breakfast.

    After breakfast, we keep driving for 1hr through dusty path to the trail head in Soraypampa and hike up to the Lagoon Humantay for about an hour and a half to two and take a break there to enjoy the scenery. Afterwards, we will return to the start point to enjoy lunch and drive back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel before dinner time.

Full Itinerary of the Humantay Lake 1 Day Tour

Pre-tour briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before the “Lake Humantay Day Trip” to go over the itinerary and you’ll able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trek begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Laguna Humantay – Cusco

To begin our exciting one-day tour, hike or adventure to Humantay Lake or Laguna Humantay from Cusco, we’ll pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am, very early morning to avoid the crowds at the beautiful Humantay Lake.

Then, we’ll start driving in our private roomy and comfy van for about 2.5 hours by the route Cusco-Mollepata, passing through small towns and communities like Izcuchaca, Limatambo, and make our way towards Mollepata, where we’ll stop for a taste breakfast, stock up the latest provisions, and enjoy the mountains against the early morning light.

After breakfast, we’ll continue our trip for one more hour in our transport; the road we will take is dirt (path) to Soraypampa, which is located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River and at an altitude of 3900 meters above sea level (12,795 ft.), where we will begin our Humantay Lake trek.

  • Soraypampa has the extra benefit of being a prime location from which we can appreciate the majestic Salkantay mountain (6270 m / 20,571 ft.), the second highest mountain in Cusco.

Once we reach to the trailhead of Humantay Lake tour; if the sky is clear enough, you’ll begin to feel the powerful presence of the impressive snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay glaciers, as well as impressed by their haunting snowy faces that defy any force or evil.

After listening to brief instructions from your guide and get ourselves ready for the short hike to Humantay Lake! We’ll begin our ascent to the gorgeous Humantay Lake and it will take us about an hour and a half to two. The first 45 minutes are fairly moderate difficulty, but then the trail get steeper during the latter half and as we approach Laguna Humantay.

While we do the walk towards the impressive turquoise Humantay Lake, we will see a panorama of snow-capped mountains, impressive natural landscapes and a great diversity of flora and fauna. After the effort of hiking uphill with adjacent verdant fields and the surrounding snow peaks and magical views

Finally, we’ll arrive at Humantay Lake in Peru (4230m / 13,878 ft), sparkles in the Andes mountain range like an emerald jewel. Here, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy this natural marvel in all its splendour, as well as enjoy the views in quiet contemplation, or capture that perfect Insta photo.

  • This beautifully still, turquoise-emerald Humantay Lake is truly a stunning lake, hidden among the rocky landscape, that offer tourists an all-encompassing, breathtaking scenery; and this day hike is an easy way to take it in.

On our Humantay lake tour, we also have the opportunity to explore the area a bit more, hiking uphill for about 15 minutes to reach another viewpoint for even more spectacular views of Laguna Humantay, as well as the stunning Apu Humantay mountain (5480m / 17,979 ft). Being so close to the mountains will really shake you, and you’ll likely understand why they’re so sacred in the Andean culture.

After basking in nature’s beauty on this Humantay Lake day trip and some free time, we’ll start our hike back down to Soraypampa, where our day hike began. In Soraypampa or in the town of Mollepata, we’ll enjoy the lunch. After lunch, our private transport will take us back to the city of Cusco, thus ending our hike to the Humantay lagoon for 1 day, at approximately 6:30 in the afternoon with a drop off at your hotel.

Quick Tip: BE AWARE: In order to avoid the effects of altitude sickness and make your one day hike to Humantay Lake more enjoyable be sure to spend at least 2 days acclimatizing prior to going on the tour.


What’s Included For Humantay Lake Full Day Tour?

  • Pre-trek briefing the night before the Lake Humantay 1 Day Hike
  • Collection from your hotel on the morning of your Laguna Humantay Tour
  • Private transport from Cusco to the trailhead of Lake Humantay
  • Private transport to Drive back and drop off at your hotel
  • Entrance fee to the Lagoon Humantay, as required
  • Breakfast & Lunch prepared by our chef (vegetarian or vegan are available)
  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide
  • Oxygen tank (in case it is needed)
  • All taxes included
  • Small group experience or custom private trips

What is Not Included?

  • Flights to/from Cusco
  • Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Travel Insurance (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Tips for your crew
  • Trekking poles (can be rent from us)
  • Items of a personal nature and souvenirs
  • Horse to ride – you can add a horse to ride if you prefer
  • Personal expenses

What to Pack for the Humantay Lake Day Tour?

  • A lightweight, waterproof day pack
  • Original passport
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and hiking pants, not jeans
  • Layers of clothes for variable temperatures
  • Camera with extra film and batteries
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Thermals, wool socks, gloves, scarf, wool hat in cold season
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra plastic bags, especially in the wet season
  • Water proof clothing and or a rain poncho
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medical kit with a simple whistle
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Walking sticks if needed (rentable)
  • Favorite snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper


Price of the “Humantay Lake Tour 1 Day”

Our prices of the “Lake Humantay 1 Day Hike” are per person in USD, based in group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures.

We offer small group travel service and custom private trips, with private van transfers and professional driver, to enhance the experience giving you the full attention of our guides and staff. Please take a look below and choose one of them and let us know the departure date.


  • US$ 140.00 per person

For our small group travel experience, we require a minimum 02 people to organize the Humantay Lake day trip. We guarantee that your “Lagoon Humantay tour or Humantay trek 1 day” will be limited to a maximum of 8 people and fully supported by private experience staff. No problem if your date does not match with other traveler departures, we can open a new departure just with you on any date you wish. Feel free to email us or call us at +51 957 326 998


  • Price for 2 trekkers: 160 USD per person
  • Price for 3 trekkers: 140 USD per person
  • Price for 4 trekkers: 130 USD per person
  • Price for 5 trekkers: 120 USD per person
  • Price for 6 trekkers: 110 USD per person
  • Price for 7 trekkers to more people: 100 USD per person

Advantages of booking the “Humantay Lake Full Day Tour” in Private Service.

  • Flexibility on dates: Choose your own travel dates, you decide when to start your Humantay Lake day trip.
    Flexibility to Explore or Go at your own pace: Walk or explore on your own rhythm, and spend as little or as long as you want on your full day Humantay Lake tour, forget to stay or keep up with the large groups. It’s your own journey.
  • Perfect for families, group of mates (friends), honeymoon: Make this Lagoon Humantay Tour for you and your loved ones or someone special.
  • Totally customizable: Travel the way you want and enjoy a customized trip; where you specify the Itinerary of the Humantay Lake tour. Book this trip as is or customize it to be as active or relaxed, rustic or luxurious as you wish to go. Also, this trip is perfect for multi-generational families and to celebrate a special anniversary or milestone birthday.

Private treks, single trekker, custom treks, large groups, and packages welcome! Please email us to customize.

How to make reservations?

Please contact us through this page by filling out the ENQUIRY form, ask first for availability, and we will give you all the information on how to book the Humantay Lake Day Trip, and once we agree, you will book the requested tour, otherwise we cannot assure availability.

When you contact us, please include the information of their Hotel location, the number of members of travelers you are traveling with, group travel service or private tour. Thank you for your preference

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trek and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

  • Extra horse for you to ride, and horseman to lead it
  • Light-weight aluminum walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.
  • Combine with a day trip to Machu Picchu

The “Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco” can leave any day of the week, from April through November. We do not run this trek, from December through March because rainy season & maintenance

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Peru is a country rich with culture and natural beauty. Known for the advanced civilization of the Inca, Peru has many breath-taking destinations, both man-made and natural. Representing one of the many magical locations of natural beauty is Humantay Lake. Laguna Humantay lies 4,200 meters (13,900 ft.) up so it is hidden from view from the ground below.

    Located in the Andes of Cusco, Peru, Lake Humantay is in a region extremely rich in Inca history. Located right next to the Salkantay and near the Inca Trail, Lake Humantay is often accessed by hiking.

    The Salkantay trail runs between the Salkantay and Humantay mountains, which are part of the Vilcabamba mountain range. The water of the lake offers one of the most spectacular views of Cusco, Peru.

    The hike to Lake Humantay requires some effort and is rated as moderate on the easy to difficult scale. However, the end result of being able to stand in the middle of the snowy mountain peaks, on the edge of a turquoise lake, makes it worthwhile for travelers and hikers alike.

    Lake Humantay is formed as a product of the thawing of a large snow-capped mountain which in turn is part of a mountain range called the Vilcabamba mountain range.

    What makes Humantay’s lagoon characteristic is the natural color it has since it does not have much marine flora in its waters, it has an indescribable color in words, but understandable to the eyes, forming a unique landscape when travelers seek to capture the ideal moment with their cameras that are so eager to capture experiences and moments of landscapes all this and more make it an ideal place to visit if you travel to Cusco Peru.

    The inhabitants of the area know Laguna Humantay as the Humantay Lagoon and it is believed that the lagoon was a sacred area for the Incas. It was common for people to leave sacred offerings on the edges surrounding the lake.

    Today, Lake Humantay is often visited by shamans and other spiritual travelers, as well as by hikers and those who want to find this hidden sacred beauty. Many people still continue the tradition of making these stone offerings.

    The offerings that are scattered around the lake are very visible. The people of this region call them Apachetas. Apachetas as piles made of rocks stacked on top of other rocks. Sometimes the mounds are small, sometimes the mounds are large. The Apachetas are offered to an Inca culture deity called Pachamama.

    It is a common ritual to make an offering when arriving at the lagoon. The process begins by first selecting a rock as an offering to be offered to the Pachamama. Then you thank her for having successfully arrived at the lagoon, as well as ask her to accompany you on your expedition before placing the stone.

    There’s no way to see Lake Humantay from ground level. Lake Humantay is a true gem of Peru and like most gems, it takes some work to reap the rewards. Lake Humantay is located at 4200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level, but there are several ways to get there.

    Your options to reach the Humantay Lagoon from Cusco are almost 4 hours by bus or go to Soraypampa from the historic heart of Cusco and then walk. At the end you decide if you want to take a private or group tour. Private Tour To Humantay Lake is definitely the best option! Depending on your hiking experience and the time you have to visit will help you determine the best option. The full day trip to Lake Humantay is ideal for nature and ecotourism lovers.

    During the tour we will be able to observe the exotic flora and fauna and appreciate the impressive snow-capped peaks of Humantay and Salkantay. The tour to Lake Humantay starts and ends in the city of Cusco. We also offer a horseback ride to Lake Humantay. For more information please contact us at

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    Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.


    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


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    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
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    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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