PERUVIAN ANDES OF CUSCO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN WINICUNCA
Multi-hued Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca is part mountain range of Peru. Located next to the highest mountain of Cusco “Ausangate Mt.” and just three hours away from Cusco city, a guided tour offers travelers the perfect chance to explore this awe-inspiring destination. From picking up snacks for your journey to renting horses upon arrival at Llacto (the starting point), be prepared form stunning views that span across snow-capped mountains while you trek through alpine deserts populated by llamas and alpacas or vicuñas – making it truly unforgettable!
This journey should come as no surprise why many claim it to one of South America’s must-see adventure destinations – after all who wouldn’t want such vibrant hues displayed right before their eyes?
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 stopover 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 and from your hotel in Cusco
- Snacks for the walk (seasonal fruit, biscuit and candies)
- Entry ticket to the area
- Walking stick
- Water (1 liters)
- 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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