From USD $45.00 per person
Enjoy the natural colours of the rarely visited Rainbow Mountain, hiking through some isolated communities, in which you may interact with the local's who are still keeping the culture alive! You’ll see snow capped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly colourful mountain range. The trek is one of the quietest in the region it is likely you will not see another trekker.
The trek offers a selection of wildlife including soaring condors, vicunas, bobcats and pumas. The colourful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunca area is probably the coolest thing you’ll see in Peru.
Pick up from your hotel at 3:30 am, we will have a 3 hrs by the South Valley to reach the trailhead in Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft.). During the trip we will see fields, and snowy landscapes.
When we get to our first stop we will have a breakfast that will be provided by our company, then we begin the leisurely walk. You will be amazed immediately to see alpacas and llamas. Along the way we will also have the company of Ausangate the most important for the Incas.
After a walk of about 3 hours, we arrive at our destination Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,466 ft.). Where we will have an hour to enjoy taking pictures of natural scenery and eat our snack. Then return along the same path to the starting point, the hike will take for 2 hours, where we expect our private transport to take us back to the village of Pitumarca for our typical lunch in the area. After lunch we will begin the return trip, 3 hours back to Cusco. Where we will arrive approximately between 6 and 7 pm.
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Every day of the year (please check availability in our groups).
3350m - 4600m. / 9840 ft - 15092 ft.
Cusco, Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca).
- Daily departures are available along the year, the recommended period for this trek is April to October.
- All private service departure dates are adapted to your request any day you choose.
Small groups 10 – 16 people maximun. Average 12 people.
The world opens up a little more for a small group, We have the freedom to move around
due to the altitude of the highest point in Rainbow Mountain we recommend a period of at least 2 days for acclimatization in Cusco at 3350m/9840ft.
Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú
DAY 1: moderate