RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKE
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS Short Hike
RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKE
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS Short Hike
The 2-Day Rainbow Trek Peru or Mountain of 7 colors, also known as Vinicunca, is a unique destination for many. It is located near the incredible Ausangate mountain.
We will arrive at this route of 2 days to allow you to reach Vinicunca in 1 ½ day. The hike itself is fantastic, and we can observe the flames and alpacas of the area and many native communities, potato fields, and views of the Apu Ausangate.
This is a spectacular trip for hikers who love a true adventure outdoors with uninterrupted beauty and solitude. Please join us for this unique adventure.
We will pick you up early in your hotel in Cusco and depart on a tourist bus through the southern valley. The journey to the Quesiuno trek (4,326 m) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the bridge of Inkintuyoc, our cook will prepare us a delicious breakfast.
After breakfast, we will load all the equipment on the horses and start our hike uphill. Following a charming brook, you will be immediately surprised by the herds of llamas and alpacas. We will enjoy breathtaking views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will tour the villages and interact with residents. We will have the opportunity to see chinchillas and vicuñas. The vicuñas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llamas family in Peru.
After a 3 to 4 hour hike, we will arrive at our camp in Ccrabrabiri, near the village of Llamachimpana. Our cook will make us a fantastic lunch upon arrival. After lunch (weather permitting), we will go to the town and have the opportunity to interact with residents. They will tell us about their local customs and would love to share their history with the hikers. We will talk about the potato fields that surround the area.
Then we return to the camp where we will have happy hour and dinner. When night falls, we will have a night of serene sleep under the stars.
We will start the day with a cup of hot coca tea and enjoy a magnificent sunrise. Our chef will cook us a delicious breakfast to start the day. Our destination today is Rainbow Mountain. This is an uphill walk of two hours.
On the way, we will have views of stunning red mountains, the Ausangate Glacier, and Surine Mountain.
Then, we will reach our destination, «the Rainbow Mountains» (5,020 m). After overcoming the impact of its beauty, we will have time to explore the area. We will have time to take many photographs and enjoy the atmosphere. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.
At this point, it is time to return. We will walk downhill where we came from. The walk will take between 4 to 5 hours. Our cook will be waiting for us at the bottom with a hearty lunch.
After lunch, we will embark on the 3-hour trip back to Cusco, and we will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco. The approximate time of arrival is 7
Also known as the Rainbow Mountain (Cerro Colorado or Seven Colors Mountain), its real name is Vinicunca, which comes from the Quechua «wini», which means stones, and «kunka», which means neck, referring to the particular shape of its summit.
Before 2015, it was necessary to hike Ausangate in the Cordillera Vilcanota to get there, but thanks to its growing popularity, today the 1-day or 2-day toour from Cusco directly to Vinicunca is offered.
More and more travelers consider it one of the great must-sees of Peru, almost like Machu Picchu.
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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
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):
The price varies according to the services (if it includes food or not, snacks, horses, etc.) and, above all, if it is a private or group tour.
With a private guide, prices are around US$150 or US$250. In groups (and not small groups) the price can reach 30 or 40 US dollars.
You will find many agencies in the center of Cusco. It will be up to you to compare and choose the one you trust the most. I recommend you to take a look at the comments of travelers on social networks, this could help you to choose the most convenient agency.
Because in recent years Vinicunca has become very popular, a new mass tourism has emerged – it is not necessarily well organized – and many agencies started to operate without great preparation. BE CAREFUL WITH THIS
Yes! It is considered a difficult trek because of the altitude (5000 meters), not because of the complexity of the trail.
The hike itself is not long, but the ascent is constant for about 4 hours. It is advisable to be in good physical shape and have some experience in trekking.
This excursion is not recommended for people suffering from asthma, heart problems or hypertension.
If it rains, be careful, the path can become slippery. Be cautious.
The best time of the year to visit the Seven Colors Mountain is during the months of April to August, or the dry season. August being probably the best month to go.
The rainy season, November to March, is not ideal, although the rains are not constant during this period.
Water (at least two liters), snacks, raincoat (during the rainy season), gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (+35), and long-sleeved clothing, practical and easy to remove as the temperature changes.
A walking stick is recommended for Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days.
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