Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Trek

Product ID: 204025
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A guided full-day tour to Montaña de Colores (or the Mountain of Colors) in Peru. With an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level, you will hike for 7-kilometers from the village of Pampachiri to reach your destination.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

You will be picked up from your Cusco accommodation.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Mountain of Colors in Peru
  • Experience a hike of up to 5,600 meters above sea level
  • Witness a unique sunset in Cusco
Full description
Your tour will begin with hotel pick-up between 4:15-5:00AM, at which point you will drive for 3 hours to your destination. En-route to your destination, you will pass through several small cities such as Checacupe, Pitumarka and Chilca. Pampachiri is located at 3,800 meters above sea level, and once there, your guide will provide you with an explanation of the region as you enjoy breakfast.

Next, you will begin your 7-kilometer ascent hike which will last approximately 2.5 hours. You will hike in the direction of Montaña Vinicunca, which is also known as Cerro Colorado due to the variety of colors it contains. During your trek, you will have spectacular views of the imposing Ausangate, which is part of the Andean Mountain Range.

Upon your arrival to the Mountain of Colors, you will be able to take many photos, make traditional stone houses, and "ask for wishes with the energy of the Apus" (the Andean Gods). After spending some time enjoying the site, you will begin your descent, with a break to enjoy a delicious lunch at Panpachiri on the way. From this point you will return with your van back to Cusco, where you will arrive at approximately 7:00PM.
Includes
  • Briefing the day before the excursion
  • Entrance to the mountain of colors
  • Expert professional hiking guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • First-aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Walking canes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

When you get there

Know before you go
• Rest well the day before the walk
• To do this tour, you must be in Cusco at least 2 days beforehand for acclimatization reasons, and drink coca tea
• Bring a small backpack, hiking shoes, a raincoat or rain poncho, a hat, sunscreen, personal medication, energy bars, a chap stick, sunglasses, a camera, and extra money