The Rainbow Mountain Trek

Rainbow Mountain is a colorful mountainside in the Andes of Peru. In short, the colors you see were formed by sedimentary mineral layers in the mountain that have been exposed by erosion. The Rainbow Mountain trailhead is located a 3-hour drive from Cusco, where day trips have recently grown quite popular.

PRICE: $ 50.00 (include entrance fee)
Daily Departures !!! (Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco)
This tour begins in Cusco and return to Cusco,

Booking: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (Montaña de Colores) VINICUNCA  Full Day Tour

Vinicunca The Rainbow Mountain Cuzco – Peru

Rainbow Mountain Peru, also known as Vinicunca is a undiscovered land full of wildly desert landscapes, snow capped glaciated peaks, herds of alpaca, and pristine beauty. This hike gets you to experience summiting a mountain over 16,000ft!

Begin from: Cusco / Vinicunca Moutain

End in: Vinicunca Moutain / Cusco

Duration: Full Day

Physical Rating: Moderate

Accommodation: Tourist Class

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Program Itinerary (Vinicunca) .

Vinicunca Trek Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Quesiuno – Llamachimpana

Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco between 04:00 am to 4:15 am
3 Hrs drive on a private transport to Quesiuno located at 4,320 masl (start of the trek).
Breakfast will be provided once we arrive to Quesiuno.
We start our hike from 4200 m to 5100 masl to RAINBOW MOUNTAIN aka:(Cerro Colorado, Montaña de Colores or “Vinicunca”) lead by our expert guide, here we can see the stunning colors that are natural formations of minerals since ages that give colors to the mountain. Beautiful views of red and colors mountains, streams and herds of alpacas and llamas and the south side of Ausangate ranges of mountains. We will hike through small traditional andean villages a see the local people with their colorful dresses.
After a total hike of approximately 3-4 hours, we finally will reach to this mirador spot to have an impressive views of Rainbow Mountains located at 5,100 masl. Time to explore the area. Time to rest and enjoy our packed lunch. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. (We will spend approximately 30-45 minutes at the top). Then we start our return back hiking a downhill the way thru we came. The hike will take 3 hours.
Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 7 and 8 pm.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch + snacks
Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
Highest Elevation: 4,598 m / 15,082 ft
Distance to walk: 4 km / 2 ½ miles
Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging

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• Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 day before your trek.
• Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
• Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Quesiuno and return transportation with hotel drop off
• Entrance Rainbow Mountain
• 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch. (Optional Vegetarian).
•  Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.


• Hire a horse for 50 Soles -Talk directly with your guide

You Must Bring to the  Rainbow Mountain Trek (Vinicunca) :

• Original passport
• Water to drink 2-3 Lt
• Rain jacket / poncho
• Winter hat and gloves
• Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
• Sunglasses and sun hat
• Camera with spare batteries
• Binoculars
• Trekking poles)

IMPORTANT: To go on the VINICUNCA trek, you must be in good physical condition, and we recommend a preliminary 2 days acclimatization stage, for your body to react better during the trek, as we will be in hiking up to high passes at altitudes of about 5,100 meters, and it also is important to drink plenty of Muña tea /or coca leaf tea.

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