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  2. Cusco Region
  3. Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain Trek from Cusco

Product ID: 197266
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Be dazzled by the Vinicunca Mountain, also known as Rainbow Mountain, on this full-day adventure through the Peruvian Andes.
About this activity
Duration 16 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

At your accommodation.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at snow-capped mountain peaks
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Rainbow Mountain
  • Stumble across the animals of the Andes
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation in Cusco around 4:00 AM. Travel about three hours to the Hanchipacha community and stop for breakfast. Then drive 15 minutes more to the Quesiuno community at 4,326 meters (14,189 foot).

Start the trek and over three hours enjoy amazing landscapes with alpaca and llama herds, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains, and traditional local houses. The rainbow mountains are one of the spectacular places of the Vilcanota mountain range. The natural coloration is due to the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion. The impressive thing is how the stones have been formed to form a set of seven colors. 

Reach the rainbow mountains at 5,020 meters (16,466 foot) and have time to explore the area and take photographs. Spend between 30 minutes and one hour here, depending on your trekking speed and the weather conditions. 

The return hike takes two hours. At the Quesiuno community, take transportation to the Hanchipacha community, where you will have lunch. Then be driven to Cusco and dropped off at Regocijos Square, which is two blocks from the Main Square.
Includes
  • Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco
  • Drop off at Plaza Regocijo
  • Entrances fees
  • Professional guide who speaks English or Spanish
  • First aid kit and oxygen
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Walking poles
What’s Not Included
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Horses

When you get there

Know before you go
• It is recommended to take comfortable hiking shoes and a warm jacket