Trekking to Rainbow Mountain - Vinicunca Full day

Enjoy magical trip to the Ausangate´s Valley in a trek of 3 hours, in which you´ll appreciate a colorful mountain, similar to a rainbow and known as “Cerro Colorado”. Mountain Vinicunca is located at 5000masl. The amount of minerals that this mountain contains is what gives it this unique and colorful appearance.

You cannot miss this impressive and unforgettable trek!!

DURATION
15 HOURS
DEPARTURES
Daily
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Walking
BEGIN IN
Cusco
PLACES
Cusco, Vinicunca, Ausangate

Itinerary of Trekking to Rainbow Mountain - Vinicunca Full day

Itinerary

At 3:30am we will pick you up from your hostel in a private touristic bus to start our journey to the Rainbow Mountain. In our path will pass thought few small towns such as Checacupe, Pitumarka and Chilca. Our final stop before starting the hike will be in Pampachiri located at 3800masl. Once there, the guide will explain some interesting details of landscape and history.

Then we will start an uphill hike of 7 Km for 4 hours approximately, towards the Vinincunca Mountain also known as “Cerro Colorado” or Mountain of seven colors due to the range of colors that can be appreciated. In the surroundings you will see outstanding views of the imposing “Apu Ausangate” and you will have time for taking unforgettable photographs.

After some free time to enjoy the place, we start our walk back along the same path.

Then we will have a lunch and finally after a 4 hours trip in our private bus, around 07:00pm we will finish in the Main Square of Cusco.

This program includes

  • Hostel Pick-up
  • Transfer
  • Professional Guide (bilingual)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • First-aid kit
  • Oxygen Tank
Transport

Touristic

Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This program does not include

  • Admission to the road of Vinicunca.
  • Horse for emergency Optional
  • Return to the hostel

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Small backpack (Water, Camera, Snacks, etc)
  • Full breakfast and Healthy lunch (if you did not request for meals)
  • Light clothings, a raincoat (since the weather is changing and windy)
  • A sun hat or knit hat for cold
  • Sun screen
  • Extra money for shopping and extras costs