Rainbow Mountain / Vinincunca Trek Full Day – Group Service

Overview Full Day Rainbow Mountain / Vinincunca Trek – Small Groups Lowest Altitude: 3,890 m / 14,189 ft Rainbow Mountain elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft Distance: 3 km / 1 miles. Travel time:... [...]

Highlights

Overview Full Day Rainbow Mountain / Vinincunca Trek – Small Groups

  • Lowest Altitude: 3,890 m / 14,189 ft
  • Rainbow Mountain elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
  • Distance: 3 km / 1 miles.
  • Travel time: 2 hours ascent; 1,5 hours descent
  • Level of Difficulty: Challenging

Itinerary

Full Day Rainbow Mountain / Vinincunca Trek – Small Groups

Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour: Firstly, you will need to wake up early to enjoy the natural marvel Vinicunca rainbow mountain at its best. So, between 4:00 am and 5:00 am (We’ll reconfirm this information after you provide us the details of your accommodation), we’ll pick you up directly from your hotel to start our ride to the south of Cusco through beautiful landscapes of valleys and agricultural communities. Certainly, we will drive for around 2 hours to the town of Cusipata (3,329m / 12,772 ft.).

After that, we will continue our trip by van, following a beautiful way between the mountains, accompanied by our first views of Ausangate, the highest peak of Cusco. In addition, along the way, we will pass through herds of hundreds of alpacas and llamas and the occasional shepherd or local people moving about their daily activities.

As a result, our ascent will begin in Phuluwasipata and last about 2 hours, bringing us to our final destination and the highest point on our Vinicunca rainbow mountain (or Vinicunca trek), at 5,020 mts / 16,470 ft. Therefore, we will stop to admire and appreciate the outstanding views in all directions and the rare geological formations that appear to be painted with exotic colors by God’s hand. Far below and into the distance are infinite valleys and glaciers as now as one can see.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

Consequently, we will stop for about 30 minutes – the perfect amount of time to rest, to have a snack, and immerse yourself in this wild environment before we must begin our descent, roughly an hour and a half hours towards the point where we started the day’s hike in Phuluwasipata. As a result, our transport will be waiting to take us to the restaurant in Cusipata where we enjoy an energizing lunch. Likewise, we will have time after lunch to visit some of the local households and observe the lifestyle and customs that are still being practiced today since Inca times. Certainly, the native language of Quechua is spoken very well, and agriculture is essential for life.

Finally, our Cusco Rainbow Mountain tour will conclude with an opportunity to meet with local people from the community before making our journey back to Cusco in our private van. We will leave you back at your hotel around 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

  • Lowest Altitude: 3,890 m / 14,189 ft
  • Rainbow Mountain elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
  • Distance: 3 km / 1 miles.
  • Travel time: 2 hours ascent; 1,5 hours descent
  • Level of Difficulty: Challenging

Include

VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN INCLUDES:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Pickup and drop off from any hotel in Cusco
  • All transportation.
  • 1 Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance fee for Rainbow Mountain.

NOT INCLUDES:

  • Water.
  • Horse rental price.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING.

  • Original Passport
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film.

Packing List

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