Rainbow Mountain Trek or Vinicunca Trek

01 Day

Rainbow Mountain Trek or Vinicunca Trek

per person
“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

Rainbow mountain or Vinicunca or the seven colors mountain

It's a tinted mountain formation of various colors, product of the complex combination of minerals. The slopes and the peak are tinged with different tones (red, purple, green, yellow, pink, and other varieties). This tourist attraction was surrounded and covered by ice. It receives hundreds of visitors together with Machu Picchu and the scene of camelids of the Andean high zone as the llamas, alpacas and vicuñas.

The red valley
1 Day
7+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pick up from your hotel / Cusco
  • Departure Time
    4:00 AM (subject to change)
  • Return Time
    18:00 PM (subject to change)
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Rainbow Mountain Trek or Vinicunca Trek
    Personal 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
After enjoying and taking many pictures, the icy wind of the Andes will force us to go down. Although, we descend through the Red Valley. The Red Valley is unique since the majority of travelers compare and have the sensation of walking by the red planet Mars. We walk down for about one hour until Pullawasipata, where our transportation will be waiting for us to take us to enjoy a well-deserved and delicious lunch, then we take the bus to return to Cusco.


The Seven Color Mountain Tour or Vinicunca, is ideal for lovers of travel, especially for those who love to enjoy Natural Attractions.

It includes

Briefing with your tour guide.

Private transport.

01 breakfast – 01 lunch buffet.

Entrance ticket.

First aid kit.

Professional guide.

Oxygen, radio, blankets and walking stick.

It does not include

Horse in case you need it.

Personal expenses.

We recommend

Light and warm clothing.

Backpack 20 lt. or 30 lt.

Water poncho.

Hat, cup, gloves and sun block.

Sun glasses and water bottle.

Personal medicine (headache, anti-inflammatory).

Extra money (we strongly recommend coins and soles S/).

Important / Useful Information

Difficulty of the trek: Considered level 20 (flat terrain and slopes)

The difficulty is between 01 to 04.

  • 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.
When is the time to visit Rainbow Mountain?

From May to November.

Highest Point: 5,080 m.a.s.l.

Climate: Cold – very cold.

Distance: 6 km

Hike duration: 5 or 6 hours.