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
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!.
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