Rainbow Mountain tour - 1 Day

In the high Andes, south of Cusco city, it’s one of the new natural attraction formed through the millions of year is this part of the planet. Called Vinicunca mountain by locals or the rainbow mt.   near the Ausangate snow-capped mountain (the highest peak in Cusco region).

Overview

The Rainbow Mountain is a new destination in Cusco region, famous for its colorful composition of sedimentary stones which give the characteristic color to the surrounding mountains, these sediments were formed millions of year ago due to volcanic eruptions, nowadays those can be explored in a different way, one day trip, 2 days trekking, and 4 days trekking

Itinerary

Day 1
CUSCO – CHILLCA – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – CHILLCA – CUSCO

For this one day adventure, we will pick you up from your hotel early at 4:30 am. It is about 3.5 hour driving to the starting point. Along the road, we will see amazing views of the Andes until reaching the trailhead for this trek. Before we begin the trek, trekking cook will prepare a fresh breakfast. We start the adventure from the base of Chillca Valley at 3,700 m/12,139 ft. It will be a 3.5 hour uphill to the Rainbow Mountain. On our way, we will enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, as well as llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley. As you reach the summit of the mountain, there is a chance to see wild vicunas wandering. This is the only place in Cusco where you can see this animal.
From the top, we will see what we were searching for the Rainbow Mountain, valleys, Ausangate glacier (The tallest in Cusco region, raised up until 21,000 ft.); your guide will share some information about the composition of these mountains. Afterward, we will begin our trek downhill back to the lunch spot. After lunch, you may visit some of the local homes, who still practice the ancient traditions of the Incas, they speak the Quechua language, being the agriculture the main activity they also weave textiles selling in markets in Cusco. Finally, we continue to Chillca village from where we drive on our private van back to Cusco, arriving around 6 pm.

• Meals: Snack, Breakfast, Lunch.
• Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco
• Estimated walking time: about 7 hours
• Walking distance: 9 Miles / 14.5km.
• Difficulty: demanding

The tour includes

  • • Private transportation to the trailhead
  • • Pick up from any hotel in Cusco
  • • Breakfast at the trailhead
  • • Entrance fee into the park
  • • Tour guide for the entire trip (English speaking)
  • • Snacks
  • • Drinking water
  • • Freshly prepared, hot lunch
  • • First-aid kit + oxigen bottle
  • • Trekking poles
  • • Porters & cook
  • • Dining tent, chairs & tables
  • • Private toilet
  • • Taxes

This tour doesnt include

What to bring for the tour?

  • Day pack
  • passport or copy of it
  • Good hiking gear: hiking boots, warm jackets, gloves, hat warm fleece and socks
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Hat and gloves
  • Warm clothes: Layers for variable temperatures, especially at night
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable plastic/metal water container, or camel bags
  • Water for first four hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking, previously boiled water
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Walking stick (can be hired at Kuntur office)
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and tips

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Rainbow Mountain tour
octubre 2021
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