Rainbow Mountain Trek or Vinicunca Trek
“Peru has kept a well-hidden secret for a long time”
The Tour to the Rainbow mountain or Vinicunca is ideal for trip lovers, especially for those who love to enjoy the natural attractions, traditions of Andean towns and Trekking.
It is located 200 km. from Cusco, in the region of Pitumarca. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Rainbow mountain and its 5020 m.a.s.l. The visual spectacle offered by the Rainbow mountain is stunning. The slopes and the peaks stained by strips of intense tones like; pink, fuchsia, whitish, turquoise, red, green, purple and gold.
Protected by the Ausangate snowy mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.
Places to Visit
DeparturePick up from your hotel / Cusco
Departure Time4:00 AM (subject to change)
Return Time18:00 PM (subject to change)
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
IncludedRainbow Mountain Trek or Vinicunca TrekPersonal Guide
1st Activity: Start - Cusipata
To start this adventure, we pick you up in our private transport from your hotel very early in the morning. Then, we head towards Cusipata town, where we will have a delicious and energizing breakfast required to hike up this beautiful mountain in the Andes of Peru.
2nd Activity: Tour
We continue our journey still in the vehicle for 40 more minutes to the starting point of the hike or trek. In the starting point, you have the option to rent horses, if one sees it more desirable.
Prior a brief information with your tour guide, we start climbing up to the top of the sacred mountain. The trek last one hour approximately. The tour guide will be with you along the whole hike. During the first part, it is uphill, then flat terrain. When we approach the peak, it is moderately steep. As we climb, the air is increasingly icy, but clean and pure.
Along the way we will observe a wide range of llamas and alpacas. Once we reach the top of the mountain, you can enjoy this natural wonder and beautiful mountain of seven colors or Rainbow mountain. In the other hand, you can contemplate the snowy Sacred Mountain of Ausangate.
This astounding scenery, it is auspicious to thank The Mother Earth for life and beauty. Also, the guide will explain in detail to you about the terrain, ecosystem and why the color of the mountain.
3rd Activity: Return
The Seven Color Mountain Tour or Vinicunca, is ideal for lovers of travel, especially for those who love to enjoy Natural Attractions.
- Level 1: Easy flat terrain, no difficulty at all.
- Level 2: Flat terrain and some slopes.
- Level 3: Slopes and some flat terrain.
- Level 4: Slopes and rough.