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Rainbow Mountain Hike Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Hike Cusco

2 / 1 nights

from: USD 150.00

Have you ever imagined seeing a rainbow mountain in the middle of the Andes? Nature was very kind to give to the region of Cusco the most beautiful landscapes in the world, including Vinicunca the famous Rainbow Mountain in Peru. This incredible mountain is also known as "seven colors", "Rainbow Mountain", "Vinicunca".The imposing mountain Vinicunca presents this hue due to the erosion of sedimentary stones, the same ones that are formed without any intervention of man, being compared with a terrestrial rainbow. Located within the Vilcanota mountain range, Vinicunca is located between 4,710 and 5,200 m a.s.l Surprise yourself with a destination without equal: the Walk to the Mountain of 7 Colors. The Vinicunca mountain offers you a dreamlike landscape by having the seven colors of the rainbow stacked one on top of the other. Like a multicolored mantle or the reflection of the rainbow on earth, Vinicunca rises to be admired throughout the year. This destination is almost 5,000 meters high (16,400 feet) and three hours of walking. The radiant sun will accompany you along the route as well as families of andean animals such as llamas, alpacas, sheep, horses and the imposing landscape of mountains that will be the protagonists of your photographs.Dare to take this adventure and appreciate this gift of nature with your family or friends. This tour is complementary to Machu Picchu. It is available 365 days a year. You can start this adventure both in group and in private. Book now!

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Quick Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco - Quesuno - Anata

Day 02: Anata - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or other events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as closely as possible. 




Full Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco - Pitumarka - Hanchi Pacha - K'airahuiri

We pick you up early from the hotel; our transport will be passing by the hotel at around 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 am to go to the traditional village of Pitumarca, where we have the breakfast. From Pitumarca we are going to continue our trip to Hanchipata, Where we start our 3-hour trekking to Kairahuiri Camp site (4700m / 15.420 pés). On this place, we have our Dinner and our overnight.

 



Day 02: K'ariahuiri - Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) - Hanchipacha - Cusco

Early wake up early between at 05:00 am, breakfast and We start to walk up to the highest point Vinicunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain) the distance is 2 hours. We reach the top of the trek. We will appreciate spectacular views of the Rainbow Mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the place and have time to explore more parts of that place. Then we will have 2 hours downhill to get to our lunch spot, with options to see de Vicunas, condors some birds, local farmers, etc, after our Lunch we will come back to Cusco arriving at 6pm.



THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing);
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Qesuno - the initial point of the trek;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (1 nights);
  • Entrance fee to the red of Rainbow Mountain;
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner and 1x afternoon hot beverages (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost);
  • Snack every morning;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group over 8 persons receives 2 Guides);
  • Professional Cook;
  • Horseman;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 5 kg of each passenger's stuff; 
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own);
  • Camping equipment Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
  • Inflatable mattress (Term-a-Rest Mattress); 
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C);
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings);
  • Tourist bus Cusco - Qesuno - Cusco ;
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.


NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Dinner on the last night.
  • Sleeping bags - If you haven't got a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you, then we have sleeping bags for hire.
  • Tips 
  • Additional horses for passengers luggage.
  • Others not mentioned.


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • It is advisable to travel in the months of April to August.
  • Bring equipment such as: hat, small backpack, comfortable shoes, warm jacket, sunscreen, trekking cane, cover and water to hydrate.
  • It is important that the traveler acclimate to Cusco and travel a few days before to avoid the soroche or altitude sickness.
  • Buy food in the city of Cusco or Pitumarca, are the only places where you will find shops to buy groceries or water.
  • The Vinicunca mountain or mountain of 7 colors has become an important tourist attraction, visited by thousands of national and international tourists. When receiving so many travelers a year, a contingency plan is needed to protect it so that future generations can enjoy it.

    Believe it or not, the rainbow mountain exists and is in Cusco. Enjoy Vinicunca and its wonderful colors!