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Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

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Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS Multi Day Hike

Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain 23 reviews
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Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain, we offer you a mystical experience and a true taste of Andean life, as we will pass and find modest communities where the peasant people still speak the Inca language (Quechua),

Where customs and traditions are still present in these villages and you will also see hundreds of alpacas and llamas If you want to make a truly mystical experience with a combination of Peruvian trekking off the beaten path, this will be the right excursion for you.

The latest and improved super adventure to the Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate Mountain, it is an out of the ordinary experience and adventure that you can do in a mystical and unique way off the beaten path of Peru, it is specially designed for you to discover the charm of this part of the world – Peru.

If you are looking for a trek this is the most beautiful, 4-day ausangate trek embark on this unique trek that will change your perspective of life, and you will see this mother earth (Pachamama) with a cleaner heart and you will understand and feel the ausangate mountains and rainbow mountain.

Ausangate Trek 4 Days SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES will take you to a unique and unforgettable experience without being able to see many trekkers.

Come without hesitation with us and enjoy one of the top ten recommended hikes in the world and get ready to feel, hear, and experience the rainbows.

Come with us, and hike on one of the Ten Most Recommended Treks in the world, and be prepared to hear the most fantastic stories and local legends from our expert tour guides as you explore the snow-capped mountains, colorful hills with alpacas and llamas, and dramatic views of color in this part of Cusco,


Day 1: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinqui – Upis

Sites to Visit

Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

We leave Cusco at 05:00 am, in a private bus to the town of Upis Pampa, driving the car we pass through the district of Urrcos until we reach the district of Urcos, where we can visit the local market, once we arrive at Upis Pampa

we will have breakfast and begin the incredible adventure and we will arrive at Upis Huramisaya in this place we will have dramatic views,

Which include the incredible snow-capped peak of Ausangate and visiting the local people with their costumes. Once we arrive at the camp, our lunch will be ready and in the afternoon we will visit the Upis lagoon which consists of 2 hours round trip and enjoy the thermal baths.

  • Walking Distance: 7km/ 4,5 miles.
  • hiking hour: 3 hours roughly.
  • Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
  • Difficulty:
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,320 meters / 14,100 feet.
  • Accommodation: Cabins

Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha

Sites to Visit

We will wake up very early at 5 am approximate with coca tea where we will have a service of 1, basically, we will take you to your tent

After that, we will start packing things, have breakfast and start walking this incredible place until the Abra Arapa that is uphill at 4958 m,

Then we will descend until our lunch, once in the place, we will enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by our chef, after enjoying lunch

We will continue walking uphill until the 2 pucacocha pass (5000 m), And Will have the campsite there and in the afternoon will visit the lagoon, one can see ducks and Andean geese and another bear

  • Walking Distance: 14km/ 8,660 miles.
  • hiking hour: 9 hours roughly.
  • Difficulty:
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,420 meters / 15,400 feet.
  • Accommodation: Mountain Huts.

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Day 3: Puca Cocha - Ananta - Kayrawiri

Sites to Visit

Today we will start very early with a delicious breakfast, and we will start by going to the Pucacocha pass (5051), where you can see colorful mountains that surround this magical place, as well as being able to see the snow-capped peak of Ausangate and colorful lakes, and then we will enter the Red Valley. a beautiful place with very beautiful and vivid colors and its surroundings llamas eating the grass of the Andes near you. Then we will have lunch Then continue to the pass called Warmi Saya pass (15,090 feet-4500 m-14,000 feet) from this place you can see the incredible mountain of colors in the distance where we will continue walking to the camp and if there is time and good weather we can go to mountain of colors for sunset.

  • Walking Distance: 10 km/ 6,214 miles
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,900 meters / 16,076 feet
  • hiking hour: 7  hours roughly
  • Difficulty: moderate/difficult
  • Accommodation: Camping in huts

Day 4: Kayrawiri – Rainbow Mountain- Red Valley – Cusco

Sites to Visit

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Today is the day you have been waiting for.

We will wake you up at 06:00 am with coca tea delivered to your tent then you will hike for about 45 minutes until Rainbow Mountain.

You will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on your trekking speed and weather conditions). After enjoying the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN for about one hour,

We go to visit the RED VALLEY which takes another 30 minutes. Then we go to the bus station to catch our van. Today after our last supper we say goodbye to our horseman and the chef and get back to Cusco where you will be dropped off at your hotel around 03:00 pm.

  • Walking Distance: 1 km/ 0,621 miles
  • Trailhead Elevation: 4,900 meters /  16,076 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • hiking hour: 45 minutes roughly


Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

  • Briefing two days before the tour starts.
  • Pick up from your hotel or lodging
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites
  • First breakfast on the way

  • English speaking tour guide.
  • A professional chef who will prepare delicious food.
  • Men on horseback and their assistants.
  • Horses to carry all the trekking equipment such as, tents, food, gas, your bags, etc.
  • An emergency horse in case you get tired or want to try to ride.
  • Tent designed for 4 people, but used only for 2, for more space and comfort.
  • 02 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 02 dinners.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, table, chairs.
  • Boiled water is provided in the morning, at lunch, tea, and dinner time.
  • Additional hot water for washing is proposed every mealtime.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Visit to the traditional houses of the Ccasccara camp.
  • Foam mat
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available.
  • 8 kg (16 pounds) of your stuff is included in the price so we provide you with a duffel bag the night before your departure.

No Included

Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

  • Water the first day, only half a day
  • Energy snacks that can be very useful, such as chocolate and granola bars and nuts.
  • Tips for the stuff


What To Bring

Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

  • A backpack with a change of clothes.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho.
  • Sturdy footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or sneakers for comfort during the camping trip
  • Warm clothing, a down jacket is especially recommended for this trek, as it is at high altitude and temperatures can easily drop below freezing in the afternoon and at night.
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly in cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunscreen
  • After-sun cream or moisturizing cream for face and body
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits.
  • Water container and water for the first morning.
  • Optionally: water sterilizing tablets in case water is collected from streams or rivers along the route.
  • Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problems so far.
  • Small towel
  • Bathing suit (if you wish to take a dip in the hot springs along the route)
  • Cash in soles and/or dollars
  • Copy of original passport
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles


Luxury All Inclusive Service
Number of personsPrice per person

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023 All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service:  $500 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).


  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as a student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Frequently Asked Questions: Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

What to see on a tour to Rainbow Mountain?

The Rainbow Mountain (also known as Vinicunca or Cerro Colorado) is an attraction of natural origin located on the outskirts of Cusco.

Its main tourist attraction is its colorful slopes and peaks, which have different colors and shades due to the melting of ice and the erosion of a diversity of minerals formed millions of years ago.

If you want to reach this magical mountain, you must walk 6 kilometers from the community of Pampachiri (approximately 100 kilometers away from the city of Cusco). Due to its altitude (5,200 meters above sea level / 17,060 feet), moderate physical effort is required.

The Rainbow Mountain is located on the route to the Ausangate Mountain. Due to the photographs that tourists took there, this attraction began to gain popularity in the world.

How to buy a ticket to Rainbow Mountain?

Tickets to Rainbow Mountain are not reserved online. Nor can they be obtained at an agency in Lima or Cusco. The only way to buy a ticket is by traveling directly to the control booth located on the way to Rainbow Mountain, at the foot of the Ausangate mountain.

The walking distance is approximately 6 kilometers. In the place, you can also hire horses that will take you to the Rainbow Mountain

How to get to Rainbow Mountain on your own?

Rainbow Mountain you must follow the following steps:

A taxi or bus will take you from the city of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The buses leave from the Closed Coliseum on Huayrurupata Avenue (cost 5 soles). In 2 hours you will reach Rainbow Mountain.

Once in the town of Cusipata, you can rest before continuing your journey to the community of Pampachiri. There are ‘collective’ taxis that provide this service (cost 10 soles). The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

The walk to Rainbow Mountain lasts 2 hours depending on the physical state of the visitor. The ascent is difficult but worth it.

How much does the entrance to the Mountain of 7 Colors cost?

The entrance to the Mountain of the 7 Colors has a cost for Peruvians and another for foreigners. Payment is with an identity document or passport.

Entrance price Mountain of the 7 Colors:

Price in soles (S/.)Price in dollars ($)
National tourist (Peru)S/. 10$3
foreign touristS/. twenty$6

*Tickets are purchased at the Rainbow Mountain itself

What does a tour to Vinicunca include?

If you review our Rainbow Mountain tour we include the following services

It includes:

  • Transportation (round trip).
  • Food (breakfast and lunch).
  • Tour guide.

Does not include:

  • Transfer on horseback.
  • Walking poles.
  • Rain poncho.

What to do in the Mountain of the 7 Colors?

Rainbow Mountain offers one of the most incredible natural landscapes in the world. These are some of the things to do in this magical place:

You can enjoy the characteristic fauna of the high Andean landscapes such as llamas, vicuñas, alpacas, vizcachas, condors, and more.

Live one of the most memorable extreme adventures. Cerro Colorado is over 5 thousand meters above sea level.

You will be in direct contact with the local communities that inhabit the most extreme places in the Peruvian Andes.

Take the most popular picture on Rainbow Mountain, one of the 100 places to visit before you die according to National Geographic magazine.

When is the best time to visit the Mountain of 7 Colors?

Some tourists return from Vinicunca with the disappointment of seeing it covered in the snow without the colors and nuances that characterize it.

This happens mainly during the rainy season (from November to March). Between these months the fluvial precipitations make the Rainbow Mountain covered with snow

We recommend you visit Rainbow Mountain in the dry season (April to October). During those months the sky is clear, here you can enjoy the best colors of the Rainbow Mountain

What to bring to a tour of Rainbow Mountain?

The climate on Rainbow Mountain is cold. Temperatures can reach 0 ℃ at night. During the day, the sun can wear down the visitor. Furthermore, in the parts

  • Poncho in case of rain.
  • Cap, hat, gloves, sunglasses.
  • Bottle with water.
  • Windbreaker, specialized pants for hiking.
  • Ideal shoes for hiking.
  • Snacks, camera, documents, extra money.

Recommendations to buy a ticket to the Rainbow Mountain

If you plan to travel on your own, we recommend leaving at 3 or 4 am

If you want to rent a horse for the ascent, it has a cost of 100 S/. per person. The payment is to the residents who offer this service in the place.

Check the weather on Rainbow Mountain in advance

Where is Rainbow Mountain?

This famous mountain is at the foot of the snowy Ausangate, near the community of the district of Cusipata – Cusco.

What is the origin of Rainbow Mountain?

The Rainbow Mountain area is full of minerals formed thousands of years ago. This causes the visibility of a floor full of colors such as: yellow, pink, green, purple, red, gold, brown and its shades.

What is the best time to visit the mountain of 7 colors?

We recommend the dry season that is from April to October , on other dates it is common for the Rainbow Mountain to be covered with snow

What is the weather like on Rainbow Mountain?

The weather is cold. The maximum temperature is 17ºC. and with a minimum temperature of 7ºC. At night and early morning, it can drop to 0ºC. and even less.

What is the origin of Rainbow Mountain?

The 7-color mountain originated millions of years ago as a result of the abundance of minerals in the place.

What does Vinicunca mean?

This name comes from two Quechua words. ‘Wii’ means black stones (abundant in the place). ‘Kanka’ means pass-through or bottle-shaped neck.

How old is the Rainbow Mountain trek?

The mountain was formed millions of years ago. However, the discovery of its colors occurred only at the beginning of the 21st century.

How do you get to Vinicunca?

To go to Vinicunca you must take transport to the town of Cusipata. Then with another transport to the campsite at the beginning of the trek. Finally, a walk of approximately 6 kilometers is made to Rainbow Mountain.

When was the 7-color mountain discovered?

The mountain became popular in 2015 after the photos taken by tourists who made the hiking route to the snowy Ausangate.

How much does a tour cost?

The tours to the 7 colors mountain range from 30 to 65 dollars.

Distances and times from Cusco to the Rainbow Mountain?

The distance from Cusco to the Rainbow Mountain is 140 kilometers, but in terms of time, which is what really matters, it takes about 2 hours to Que Sino (at 4,200 ms), the first stop for breakfast, and another hour until the start of the walk to reach the Rainbow Mountain (at 4,400 ms).

In total there are 3 hours there and another three hours back, plus the walk.

How is the climb to the Mountain of 7 Colors?

Only since 2016 has tourism begun to become known, and today it is a daily pilgrimage that reaches Rainbow Mountain.

How tall is Rainbow Mountain?

The mountain is located at 5,200 meters above sea level (masl) also, the sun’s rays at this height are intense, therefore, we will be exposed to intense weather.

The total distance between Rainbow Mountain Tour

We must consider that the road to Rainbow Mountain is a steep and difficult path that has a distance of 5 kilometers. If you feel tired on some of the routes, you can hire the service of a horse that can be done at the beginning of the walk.

Travel Guide Ausangate Trek 4 Days To Rainbow Mountain

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