Rainbow Mountain Full day

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Rainbow Mountain Hike full Day


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 condorsvicunasbobcats and pumas. The colourful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunca area is probably the coolest thing you’ll see in Peru.


Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarka – Qesiuno – Rainbow Mt – Quesiuno – Cusco


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.

  • Lowest Elevation : 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
  • Distance hiked : 15 km / 9 ¼ miles
  • Approximate walking Time : 5 to 6 hours up; 4 to 5 hours down

For this tour we organize trips every day, for which the passenger needs at least one full day of acclimatization in Cusco, this is a prerequisite to go on this the tour because you start above 4300mts and the summit is over 5020mts.

What's Included

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private transport Cusco - Pitumarca - Cusco.
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Snack
  • Professional guide.
  • 1 Lunch.
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank.
  • Vegetarian options / special diet available

Not Included

  • Entrance fee to access the mountain area (10 soles)
  • Canes trek.
  • Additional Personal horse for riding 30.00 USD
  • Tips for the wranglers and guides

What to bring for your Tour

  • A small backpack.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Good team trek, such as hiking boots, scarf, polar or thermal clothing, gloves, fleece warm hat and wool socks.
  • Waterproof pants and jacket for the cold
  • T-shirts and long sleeve sweaters
  • Poncho Rain
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera and films
  • Canes.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and TIPS.

Trip Overview

Trip style: Landscape Ecological
Activities: hiking and visit Rainbow Mountain
Departures Dates: Every day, all year round
Visited Places: Cusco – Pitumarka – Qesiuno - Rainbow Mountain
Physical Grade: Moderate
Rainbow Mountain hike: *Service Group/Shared

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