Trekking to Rainbow Mountain - Vinicunca Full day

Enjoy a magical trip to the Ausangate’s Valley in a trek of 3 hours, in which you’ll appreciate a colourful mountain, similar to a rainbow and known as “Cerro Colorado”. Mountain Vinicunca is located at 5000 meters above sea level, the number of minerals that contains the mountain give it this colourful appearance and make it so singular.

Cusco, Vinicunca, Ausangate

Itinerary of Trekking to Rainbow Mountain - Vinicunca Full day


At 3:30am pick-up from hostel and start the trip in a touristic transport, in our path will pass throught few small towns such as Checacupe, Pitumarka y Chilca. The final stop will be in Pampachiri situated at 3800 meters above sea level. Once there, the guide will explain some interesting details of landscape and history then will be time for lunch.

Later on, we will iniciate an uphill trip of 7 km. (4 hrs approx.) towards the Mountain Vinicunca also known as “Cerro Colorado” due to the range of colors that has. In the surroundings you will see outstanding views of the imposing Apu Ausangate. You will have a time for taking photographs.

After a while, we will start or return-trip (for 3 hrs approx). On the way will make a stop for lunch and then after some time travelling will get to the starting point, Panpachiri. From this place: return transferring to Cusco, the trip will last 3 hrs and at around 7:00pm 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


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This program not includes

  • Admission to the road of Vinicunca.
  • Horse for emergency (S/. 80) 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