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Rainbow Mountain Hike (2 Days)

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Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Hike in Peru

Rainbow Mountain is the newest famous hike in Cusco – Vinicunca (Montaña 7 Colores) this 2 day trek is a expedition around the snow capped peaks, dramatic sceneries and the largest Ausangate peak.

Overview on the 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Hike

Rainbow Mountain Trek – Vinicunca (The Rainbow Mountain) is a hike around the snow capped mountains, a dramatic scenery located in Cusco, the largest peak in southern area of Cusco. Happy Gringo Tours offers you one Amazing circuit around Ausangate and one very non-traditional to Vinicunca, you end up doing two adventures in the area.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • Private Happy Gringo Tours bus to Arapa– (starting of our trek.)
  • 2 person per tent (large and comfortable) and foam mattress.
  • English speaking experienced professional mountain guide.
  • 6-8 people with 1 guide, 2 Guides for a group of 9-17 trekkers.
  • 8 kilos porterage service for your personal items. A duffle bag is lent to you.
  • Full board meals 4 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners. (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, mattress, food, cooking equipment.
  • Hot water for washing purposes.
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottles everyday except the first day morning
  • Free storage in Cusco for your belongings at Happy Gringo Tours office.

Price Excludes

  • Water to drink on day 1 in the morning
  • Dinner on Day 4th
  • Tips for your crew: Cooks, horse herders and guides.
  • Every Happy Gringo Tours staff receive a fair, decent payment immediately after they end their job, tips are optional and are a great gesture of esteem to them.

Recommended To Carry

  • A warm and good Sleeping Bag (Minus 8ºC) : (Can be rented at Happy Gringo Tours office)
  • Hiking boots (sneakers or running shoes are not recommended)
  • Trekking poles
  • Warm clothes layers for variable temperatures
  • Flashlight with extra batteries necessary
  • Camera & Extra Film & Batteries / Charger
  • Sun Protection : Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Thermals, Wool Socks & Woolen Hat for cold nights
  • Gloves, Scarf
  • Insect Repellant for Valleys
  • Rain Poncho / Good rain jacket
  • Toiletries, Toilet paper, small towel
  • Trekking pants or similar
  • Water container to fill up
  • Personal medical kit
  • Original passport and ISIC student card is applicable
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips to your staff
Useful Information
  • Trip Type: Hiking, adventure, history, culture and organic food.
  • Good For: Moderate physical fitness.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Starting Altitude: 4326 m – 14,189 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 5020 m – 16,466 ft.
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km – 10 miles
  • Accommodation: 1 nights in tent
  • Coldest Night: Day 1 around 0º Celsius
  • Recommendation: Try to arrive days in advance to acclimate.

Day 1Cusco - Qesuno - Circle Lake

We will pick you up at your hotel at 6:00am to drive nearly 3 hours to stop for organic breakfast which is prepared by our professional cook. Then we climb up for 4 hours to reach the lunch spot where we have lunch in order to begin with high altitude exploration and passing through local herders, lush flat plains and hundreds of llamas which are along our hike. Our destination for the night is Circle Lake, where we will enjoy a beautiful evening surrounded by sharp mountains and beautiful landscapes in the middle of the Andes.

Day 2Circle Lake - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

Today is what you’ve been waiting for! Your chance to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain; the best part of the hike, you’re almost there, to enjoy the famous mountain. We begin our final climb to Vinicunca “Rainbow Mountain”. Upon arrival to the top you can take all the time you want soaking in the amazing 360 degree vistas of the surrounding lands and explore the mountain itself. After Taking some time for yourself and really enjoy the beauty of nature around you, it is truly a magical place the summit the downhill hike will only take us about three hours to the lunch place. Since this spot we won’t hike more we will use bus to return to Cusco.