WHY INKA CHALLENGE PERU?
- We are especialists in: Cultural, tradictional and adventure tours
- Solo Travelers, Small group’s specialist: We are prepared to carter large groups or friends and delegations
- We are especialists in: Mystical Tours, Village Home-stay and new programs
- We Are: 100% local, established in Cusco city, Certified, official Tour Operator
Private rainbow mountain tour, daily departures
Private Rainbow mountain tour, is a tour that depart from cusco city, it’s one of our favorite day hikes. Located at the ausangate mountains range, over 5000meters above sea level, at the east from cusco city, the rainbow mountain is also known as Vinicunca, considered sacred by the locals; reason by which the locals go in a pilgrimage and do shamanic offerings close by (they bury offerings consisting in natural products).
This is an amazing mountain that has several colors, offers a wonderful 360 degrees view, many colored mountain tops, mostly reddish, and it is a land of llamas and alpacas as well, we will see many of them along tha way; There are several itineraries to this place; from day tours, and hikes that starts at different places; one of the new, and fantastic itinerary, is the one that starts at Tinqui, and after 2 nights camping, it reaches the rainbow mountain.
Our day hike version to vinicunca “rainbow mountain tour”, is one of the best within the day tour itineraries, starting earlier to be amongst the first hikers, or starting late to be the last ones at the mountain and enjoy it without the crowds.
The private rainbow mountain tour; starts with an early meet up in your hotel, and drive our private transport towar east from cusco city, after about 3 hours’ drive, we’ll reach a highland settlement, which is the last settlement near the vinicunca, 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 colorgul clothes, 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 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 service ends.
As an optional service, for all our private service, we offer visit to the the famous inca bridge, at no extra cost.
We have daily departures, no minimum or maximum needed, all set in private tour, special discount for groups.
- Tourist transport from cusco to trail heat.
- Professional English speaking tour guide.
- Meals: Breakfast and Lunch “Vegetarian option available.
- Fee for the park.
- First Aid Kit and energency Oxygen.
- Horse for riding (extra price to be agreed with the muleteers)