The Rainbow Mountain Hike, is the name of our day hiking program to the Vinicunca Mountain, which is part or the Ausangate mountains range, it is located on the highlands at the east of Cusco city. There are several itineraries to get the rainbow mountain, but our day tour is within the best itineraries, it is one of our best new Cusco day hikes. Amongst the many itineraries, our rainbow mountain tour program, allows you to enjoy the place at a better time when there is not much people.
The Vinicunca or the rainbow mountain is considered a sacred mountain by the locals, that is why they go from time to time and to Andean rituals where they bury offering consisting in natural products; for us it is kind of pilgrimage hike and instead of burying products we will pay respect to the place by not leaving any trash.
Discover this fantastic rainbow mountain, and the picturesque villages with thatched roofs, see the llamas and alpacas in its natural habitat, and be part or a fantastic day hike to a mountain with rainbow color that is seen only in china and peru. Our expert local guides will make the difference.
Our program starts with an early meet up in your hotel, and drive towards the east, after about 3 hours’ drive, we’ll reach a highland settlement named Quechuyno “4,326m / 189ft”, at this place we will get our village accommodation and have nutritious breakfast. From here we will cover about 6miles / 10kms. Along the way we will see nice mountain covered by highland grass named Icchu, and also we will see llamas, alpacas and locals with colorful dress, all the trail is constantly uphill, as we gain altitude we can start seeing reddish color mountains, after about 2.2 hours of walk we will finally reach the summit of Vinicunca Mountain “5,000m / 16, 404ft” approximately.
At the summit we will enjoy this magnificent scenic view of many mountains, most of them are colorful, we will have time to explore the area, take 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 accommodation and have a real lunch, after lunch we will board our exclusive transport and return to Cusco at around 6pm, at arrival our guide will escort you to your hotel where our fantastic Rainbow mountain hike ends.
Rate:Our rate in our exclusive small group service is us us$160 per person, Minimum required 02 people. Ask for our rate in private service.