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Rainbow Mountain Peru

Rainbow Mountain Tour – Group Service

The Rainbow Mountain Tour Full Day, experience the most amazing colors of the Andes Mountains, explore  in a full day hike to the most spectacular Vinicunca – Peru.

Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, became one of Cusco’s most popular day tours, where you get to see; yellow, red, ochre, white and turquoise mineral stripes in the mountain lend it wow appeal. From the Cusipata – Pampachiri approach, the 10km round-trip is gentle in grade, reaching a hillside viewpoint facing the mountain. From the top, you have 360-degree views include nearby Ausangate (6384m), the highest mountain in southern Peru. Since the high altitude (reaching above 5000m) takes its toll, try to ascend slowly to conquer the summit of Rainbow hills of Peru.

Rainbow Mountain Peru, however, has breathtaking views easily allow you to forget about the 2 hour struggle you leave behind. The Ausangate glacier on one side and bizarre, colourful peaks on the other. This memorable hike is an experience to remember forever!. Needless to say you take enough pictures to fill your social media feed the entire life.

After the Summit; the descent is just as spectacular. As the outstanding views slowly started to disappear, you manoeuver your way back to the lunch spot through herds of alpacas, sheep and andean people with colorful clothings with their horses. A fresh, homemade buffet lunch (included in the itinerary) is served after finishing the Rainbow Hills of Peru.

Five Top Tips to Hike Rainbow Mountain in Cusco

▬ Be sure to bring a small backpack with lots of water, snacks and toilet paper

→ The entrance fee to Vinicunca park is 10 Soles and usually isn’t included in most Rainbow Mountain Trek packages

▬ Visit the Official Rainbow Mountain Peru with us, Palcoyo mountain is other route

→  The weather in Rainbow Mountain  is unprecedented can change in seconds when you’re high up. So be sure to pack sun block, sunglasses, a rain jacket, a hat and wear some thick hiking socks; but also bring a spare pair of socks just in case.

▬ Try and beat the altitude by chewing on coca leaves – our tour guide gave us these

► See other Rainbow Mountain expeditions | 4-Day Rainbow Mountain Hike | Ausangate Trek 7 Days

| Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain | 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking |

Overview on the Full Day Rainbow Mountain Tour

Enjoy the day most amazing colors of the Andes mountains, explore Rainbow Mountain Peru in a full day hike to the most spectacular newly discovered Vinicunca . The Andes mountain is full of rich colorful minerals which is creating the unique natural rocky mountains. Hike a day on the top of the Andes, making your way by foot in this hidden natural treasure, it will be a forever memory in your mind, Vinicunca is the best spot you will explore in Cusco after Machu Picchu. Go hiking with experts!.

Useful Information

Trip Type: Hiking, adventure, history, culture.

Good For: Moderate physical fitness.

Overall Difficulty: Difficult and exhausting

Starting Altitude: 4300 m – 14107 ft.

Highest Altitude: 5200 m – 17060 ft.

Hiking Distance: 10 km – 6.3 miles

Recommendation: We recommend you to arrive Cusco 48 hours before your trek departure in order to acclimate at high elevation

Day 1
Day 1: Cusco –Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

The pick up at 5:00 am by van, then drive to Hanchi Pacha – Pitumarca village by van for three hours, where you have a nice Organic breakfast, then we start hiking all the way up for two and half hours to the top of Rainbow Mountain at 5200 m.a.s.l. Along the hike you get to see Llamas, Alpacas, local quechua people, and the most spectacular colorful rocky mountains. After enjoying on the top of Vinicunca, we have downhill hike for 2 hours in order to have lunch, then we will get back by bus to Cusco.

Inclusions on the Full Day Rainbow Mountain Tour

  • Private Happy Gringo Tours bus to Vinicunca (starting of our trek).
  • English speaking experienced professional mountain guide.
  • 6-8 people with 1 guide, 2 Guides for a group of 9-17 trekkers.
  • Full board meals 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch (Buffet Style Peruvian Gourmet Cuisine). (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Dining tent and cooking tents with tables and chairs.
  • Experienced Chef, assistants and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • .First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Mules to carry tents, food, cooking equipment.
  • Hot water for washing purposes.
  • Boiled water to fill in your water bottles
  • Free storage in Cusco for your belongings at Happy Gringo Tours office

Exclusions on the Full Day Rainbow Mountain Tour

  • Bring water to drink
  • Tips for your expedition team
  • Travel and health insurance for the duration of your tour

Rainbow Mountain Tour - Faqs

What you need to take?

✱ Hiking boots
✱ Waterproof jacket and rain poncho
✱ Warm jackets
✱ Original passport
✱ Hat and gloves
✱ T-shirts
✱ Comfortable trousers
✱ Sun hat
✱ Sun cream (recommended 35 better if is higher)
✱ Insect repellent
✱ Toiletries and hand sanitizer
✱ Personal medications
✱ Camera and films
✱ Torch with spare batteries
✱ Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips for your team
✱ Water bottle

Rainbow Mountain Peru Map

Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain is a fabulous place in the Peruvian Andes, near the Ausangate glacier a magical place, and inspiring.

Rainbow Mountain Map
Rainbow Hills Peru

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Price From USD 75 USD $ 63/person
Total $ 63 USD