RAINBOW MOUNTAIN VINICUNCA
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NATURAL WONDERS IN SOUTH AMERICA
PERUVIAN ANDES OF CUSCO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN WINICUNCA
Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca: Peru’s Prismatic Wonder
Journey to the heart of Peru and discover the vivid splendor of Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca. Nestled beside the towering Ausangate Mt. – Cusco’s highest peak – this multi-hued marvel stands as a testament to nature’s artistry. Just a short three-hour drive from Cusco city, our guided tour seamlessly blends convenience with adventure, ensuring an unparalleled experience for every traveler.
From the moment you embark, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s curating a selection of snacks for your trek or arranging horse rentals at Llacto – the trail’s starting point – we ensure every detail is tailored to your comfort. As you venture through the alpine deserts, be captivated by the panoramic views of snow-draped peaks. Along the way, encounter native wildlife, from graceful llamas and alpacas to the elusive vicuñas, enhancing the magic of your journey.
Rainbow Mountain’s breathtaking kaleidoscope of colors makes it a jewel among South America’s adventure destinations. It’s not just a trek; it’s a sensory experience, with vibrant hues painting the landscape as far as the eye can see. Join us and witness firsthand why Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca is heralded as a must-see spectacle, a canvas of nature’s most brilliant shades.
DESCRIPTION RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKE
- Duration : Full day
- Walking distance : 8 km / 4.9 miles (round-trip)
- Minimum height : 4,630 meters – 15,190 feet
- Maximum height : 5,020 meters (16,400 feet)
- Elevation gained : 390 meters / 1270 feet
- Temperature : Minimum -5 °C (23 °F) / max. 14 °C (68 °F)
- Physical difficulty : Moderate, but challenging.
- At 4:30 a.m. Pick you up from your hotel in our private van so make sure your bags are packed and ready for the adventure ahead!
- Set out on an early morning adventure and enjoy a two-hour drive to reach your delicious breakfast destination by 6:30 am!
- Following a nourishing breakfast, set off at 7:00 am on the winding roads to Llacto for an hour of scenic driving.
- At 8:10 get off at Llacto the beginning of the hike
- By 1.30 hours of adventurous hiking! Get up close and personal with this mesmerizing natural wonder to the rainbow mountain
- By the time 11:00 rolls around, you'll be heading back to where your journey began. Make sure to relish in all that was seen and discovered during this remarkable trek!
- At midday, take a break and refuel with lunch
- After refueling with lunch, hop on the van at 2:00 pm for a scenic ride back to Cusco!
- Arrive to the city of Cusco at 4:30 pm and we'll take you directly to your hotel for a comfortable stay.
Start your day with a journey to the breathtaking Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca, or Wininucuna. Set off from your hotel at 4:30am and travel in our secure private van on winding roads for three hours until arriving at Llacto (4,630 mts/15,190 ft above sea level). Fuel up for the trek ahead with an energizing breakfast, we stop in Colca village before we continue onward!
Take a trek up the rainbow-colored mountain as we make our way to an incredible viewpoint! After an hour of leisurely walking, things will get steeper in order to reach the main viewing spot at over 16 thousand feet (5,020 mts). Prepare for one exhilarating hike and breathtaking vistas!
On this unforgettable journey, you will explore the wonders of a valley surrounded by streams and towering mountains. Along your ascent up winding roads, marvel at herds of llamas, alpacas and sheep grazing across meadows as well as traditional villages nestled among them. All leading to an incredible summit view featuring snowcapped Ausangate (20 900 feet) accompanied with beautiful red coloured hills! As if that wasn’t enough; witness the magnificent colours on show in Rainbow Mountain from 16 400 feet above sea level providing plenty for even professional photographers alike. Your guide's storytelling throughout will capture your imagination as they detail how these vibrant hues have been created through millions of years worth of nature's magical design process.
After admiring the incredible beauty of Rainbow Mountain, we will descend from its peak and make our way back to a local village for lunch. Then buckle up as it's time for an exciting 2 hour drive back to Cusco.
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Rainbow mountain map
- Private transportation to/from your Cusco hotel
- Snacks for the walk (seasonal fruit, biscuit and candies)
- Entry ticket to the area
- Walking stick
- A bottled water
- Oxygen tank
DOES NOT INCLUDED
- Personal horse to ride
WE RECOMMEND TO BRING
- Original passport
- Additional water: we recommend bringing 1 liter per person (if in case you require more, local people sell water bottled along the way)
- Rain jacket and poncho· Outerwear like a jacket, scarf, gloves and a woolly cap
- Winter gloves
- Rain pants
- Sun hat
- Camera with spare batteries (batteries discharge faster at high altitude)
- Extra money
Daily Departure tour - at least two people
$ 90.00 USD per person
- 02 hikers: $ 120.00 USD per person
- 03 hikers: $ 110.00 USD per person
- 04 hikers: $ 100.00 USD per person
- 05 hikers: $ 90.00 USD per person
- 06 hikers+: $ 80.00 USD per person
Horseback riding: $ 45.00 USD
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