Rainbow Mountain Tour Peru, day trip to Vinicunca Mountain, is a tour that depart from cusco, it’s one of our favorite day hike to Vinicunca mountain or the rainbow mountain tour in Peru, it is part or the Ausangate mountains range, located on the highland of cusco, at the east of the city. There are several rainbow mountain tour itineraries: From day tours, and hikes that starts at other many different places. One of the new and fantastic itinerary to the rainbow mountain or vinicunca is the one that starts at Tinqui, and after 3 nights camping they reach the rainbow mountain.
Our day tour to vinicunca or the rainbow mountain is one of the best within the day hike itineraries, tour that is recently incorporated to our day hikes. Our rainbow mountain tour, allows you to enjoy the place at a better time, before the crowds. The Vinicunca or the rainbow mountain in peru, is considered a sacred mountain by the locals; that is the reason why the locals go from time to time and do offering, or Andean rituals, where they bury offering consisting in natural products, it is kind of pilgrimage hike: While for us it is an amazing mountain that has several colors and offers a wonderful 360 degrees view, many colored mountain tops, and it is a land of llamas and alpacas; by the way it is incredibly nice and worth to do this tour.
Discover this fantastic rainbow mountain in Peru, and the picturesque villages with thatched roofs, see the llamas and alpacas in its natural habitat, be part or a fantastic day tour to the rainbow mountain. A mountain with several colors that is seen only in china and peru. Our expert local guides will make the difference. Ask this tour as the rainbow mountain tour peru.
Rainbow Mountain Hike Itinerary
Rainbow Mountain Tour Peru, day trip to vinicunca mountain: starts with an early meet up in your hotel, and drive our private transport towards east of cusco, after about 3 hours’ drive, we’ll reach a highland settlement named Kayravini, a litle settlement that is near to the rainbow mountain, the settlement is at“4,426m / 14520ft”, at this place we will stop for breakfast, our cook will make us nutritious breakfast with all the nutrients to provide us enough energy to success this mountain, it is a village of llama farmers, but villagers has found new way of getting their income, they rent their horses to visitors and pull their horses.
We will begin our hike by a gentle flatland and reach a point where we can see locals in line. Something interesting about this tours is the fact that locals wear their traditional clothes that are colorful, they are the muleteers (if we hire a horse, there is no way of negotiating the rate, they have set-up price, and depart according their line-up), as we walk after about 20 minutes will arrive to the control and pay for the park. Then we will walk towards the rainbow mountain, during this tour we will cover about 4.17miles / 08kms. Along the hike we will see nice mountains covered by highland grass named Icchu, we will also see llamas, alpacas and locals with colorful dress, the trail is gentle uphill and some small steep part, as we gain altitude we can start seeing reddish color mountains, after about 2.2 hours we finally summit the Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain “5,000m / 16, 404ft” approximately.
The summit of vinicunca offers a magnificent scenic view, many mountains that are colorful, most of them are reddish, we will have time to explore the area and climb up to a higher point to make some unique pictures, then after a good time to enjoy it, we will return, since we did all uphill , now the trail is all gentle downhill, we will arrive to our village and have lunch made by our cook, after lunch we will board our exclusive transport and return to Cusco arriving back at around 18:00 hrs, at arrival our guide will escort you to your hotel where our fantastic Rainbow Mountain Tour Peru, day trip to Vinicunca Mountain ends.
We have daily departures, no minimum or maximum needed, all set in private tour, special discount for groups.