Humantay Lake and Salkantay Mountain are temporarily closed


 Heavy rainfalls and overflow of the Ñañohuayco River forced the temporal closure of Humantay Lake and Salkantay Mountain treks

Humantay Lake
Humantay Lake in Peru. Photo: Pexels

The Mollepata local municipality, which is in control of Humantay Lake and Salkantay Mountain, has declared a temporary closure of both tourist attractions due to the overflow of an important river in the Soraypampa district.

This natural occurrence resulted in the flooding of neighboring dwellings and an interruption to both the Humantay and Salkantay treks. In order to remedy the situation in the next days, the famous sites will be closed until the following Monday, December 18th.

Sources: Mollepata Municipality

By Maricé Arbulú / Published December 13, 2023