RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FULL DAY


"Alternative Routes In Cusco"

Max Height

5, 050 m

Trip Days

Full Day

Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate

Starting From
USD .............
The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, otherwise called Vinicunca, are dazzling and can be seen on the astounding Ausangate Trek. Ausangate mountain itself is viewed as a heavenly mountain (or mountain soul) by nearby Peruvians and is the god of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a position of love and offerings and this custom proceeds with today. Go to the astounding Rainbow Mountain Peru a diverse pinnacle set among similarly bright slopes and boarderd by soak snowcapped tops. This is a courageous overnight outing, with comfort outdoors under the starry skys of the southern side of the equator. We`ll visit remote towns and offer the trail with inquisitive alpacas en route! Likewise with all Cusco Explora, this agenda can be tweaked or joined with visits in Cusco and past. If it's not too much trouble get in touch with us for custom schedules, quotes and inquiries.
  • Day 1:

    Cusco – Chillca – Rainbow Mountain – Chillca – Cusco

    We will pick you up in Cusco at 4.00 a.m., from whichever hotel you are staying at within Cusco. It is about a three and a half hour drive in our private van, during which we will pass through traditional villages and see some amazing views of the Andes. When we reach the trail head for this hike, we will stop and enjoy a lovely breakfast, prepared by our trekking chef. After breakfast, we will begin the hike from Chillca, at 3,700 m/12,139 ft elevation. From here, it will be a four hour, uphill hike to reach the famous Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, you will enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and traditional llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley. As you reach the summit of the mountain, you will be able to spot some Andean wildlife. This is the only place in Cusco where you can see wild Vicuñas, the Andean camel. Vicuñas are in the same family as llamas, although they are smaller. Their wool is the most expensive wool in the world.
    Once we arrive at the top of Rainbow Mountain, you will have enough time to absorb the majesty of the red mountains that surround this area. You will also see amazing views of the valleys and Ausangate Glacier Peak in front of you. Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region (just under 21,000 ft elevation) and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota Range. While taking in these magnificent views, our staff will bring you some hot drinks and share some information with you about the composition of these mountains and how they became striated in the rainbow of colors. After taking a few amazing pictures and soaking in the views (perhaps we will even see a few condors floating on the air currents), we will begin our descent with a two hour, downhill hike. We will then meet up with our trekking chef and enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared, hot lunch. After lunch, we will start our return trip back to the Chillca village, to catch our private van back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel around 7 - 8 p.m.

  • Private transportation to the trailhead
  • Pick up from any hotel in Cusco
  • Breakfast at the trailhead
  • Entrance fee into the park
  • Tour guide for the entire trip (English speaking)
  • Snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Freshly prepared, hot lunch
  • First-aid kit
  • Trekking poles
  • Porters & cook
  • Dining tent, chairs & tables
  • Private toilet
  • Taxes
  • Satellite Phones: Our top priority will always be the safety of our clients and our team. While we are prepared and all our guides are trained for most of the issues clients have on the mountain, being a phone call away from any doctor, hospital or friend helps everyone feel assured that they are safe. Radios, which all our guides have, are limited in how far they can reach, so Cusco Explora has added Satellite Phones to every trek. Every guide will have a fully charged phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to connect us anywhere in the world. And they can be used by our clients for non-emergencies as well. While they are not cheap to use, they are available just in case you need to check in on the puppy you left at home with grandma.
  • Tips for your crew
Trip Dates Availability Discount Price
12 July to 18 July 2017 Yes 3% USD ..... Book Now
12 July to 18 July 2017 No 3% USD ...... Book Now
12 July to 18 July 2017 Yes with Promotional Code USD ..... Book Now

  • Kim L. Burney

    "We did the Inca Jungle Machu Picchu trek and it was fantastic! The guides were lovely, fun and helpful and we got a very good price for the tour. There was no hidden costs, everything that was included was very clear and there was things like zip lining that were included in our tour which wasn't included on other peoples. Food and accommodation was good for the price as well. Would highly recommend this company!"

  • Shing Ch'in

    "I did the 5d/4n Salkantay Trek and the 3d/2n Manu Tour with Cusco Explora. They were very professional throughout the booking process and explained the itinerary of each day fully. They write down everything promised to you on the receipt. They were very honest about everything and I experienced no surprises through my travelling. The guides they set me up with were extremely competent and knowledgable."