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Best time to visit Humantay Lake

The best time of the year to go and visit Humantay lake is during the months when it does not rain in Cusco, these months go from May to October.

But, will it be possible to go to Humantay Lake the other months, that is to say from November to April?

The short answer is yes, since you can also visit this place, but, you must keep in mind that the rainy season can change your plans from one day to another and for security reasons there are days that you can not visit it.

Best time to visit Humantay Lake

What is the best time of day to visit the Humantay Lake?

Most agencies offer the normal itinerary that allows you to visit the Humantay Lake at about 11 AM approx. Machupicchu Exploration can make a customized tour for you.

The best time to visit the Humantay Lake will be from 7 AM to 10 AM, you will practically have the Humantay Lake to yourself and you will avoid the crowds.

Weather in Humantay Lake

The temperature is better in the dry season, although it will be colder at night and at dawn, during the day the temperature ranges between 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. At night the temperature reaches -0 degrees.

On the other hand, in the rainy months it is the opposite, the nights are not so cold and it reaches an average of 5 degrees Celsius and during the day it is between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius.

It is important to remember that the Humnatay lake is at 4200 meters above sea level and very close to the Salcantay snow-capped mountain.

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