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Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) – Day Trip

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Tour Details

Rainbow Mountain Peru (Day Tour)

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 summit, 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 – rainbow peak distance from Pampachiri approach, the 8km round-trip is gentle in grade, reaching a hillside viewpoint facing the mountain. From the top, you have 360-degree views include nearby Ausangate peak (6384m), the highest mountain in southern Peru. What is the altitude of rainbow hills? Since the high altitude (reaching above 5030m) takes its toll, try to ascend slowly to conquer the summit of Rainbow hills of Peru.

Rainbow Mountain From Cusco

Rainbow Mountains of Cusco, 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. Therefore, the difficulty of coloured mountain is hard hikers who don’t exercise.

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 Mountains of Peru.

How is the temperature of rainbow mount? When you do rainbow mountain tour from cusco, you have the time very changeable; so you have to be ready for the rain, snow, hail and sun. On the other hand, rainbow mountain trek has the weather very unpredictable.

Rainbow Mountain Price

Our rates to explore the famous rainbow mountain tour consists in two type of services.

Group service: 58 USD per person; we take travelers 2 up 18 in a group

Private group: 160 USD per group; we take 1 to 10 travelers per group


Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0430 AM

Price Includes

  • Bus Cusco to Llactoc (starting point 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
  • Breakfast in a local restaurant
  • Lunch semi-buffet after hiking Vinicunca (Local Rest)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Snacks
  • Water and soap to wash your hands
  • Water to fill in your water bottles
  • Free storage in Cusco for your belongings at Happy Gringo Tours office

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee (Optional)
  • Travel and health insurance for the duration of your tour
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain (10 Soles)

Recommended To Carry

  • Suncreen and Sunglasses
  • Waterbottle and snacks
  • Peruvian Soles in Cash
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, Palccoyo 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

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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 5030 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.