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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PERU TREKS

Visit Vinicunca, the “Mountain of Seven Colors,” located in the Andes of Cusco

Explore RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PERU

Mountain of 7 colors of the Andes.

Vinicunca is a mountain pass located about a four-hour drive southeast of Cusco city, in the opposite direction of Machu PicchuInca Trail, and the famous Humantay Lake. Known more commonly by locals as La Montaña de Siete Colores(mountain of seven colors) and by travellers as the Rainbow Mountain Peru or Cerro Vinincunca, the geographical wonder is famous for its rainbow tonality- a surreal natural phenomenon of mineral deposits streaked across sandstone rock.

In an area claimed to have one of the most impressive mountain sceneries in the Andes, Vinicunca is close to the snow-capped Ausangate, the highest and most sacred mountain in the Cusco region.

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Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Trek To Machu Picchu Packages

Package
Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

From$440
Multi-day trip
Full package
Trip Length: 4 days and 3 nights
Difficulty: Relaxed
4 Reviews
30% Off
Ausangate Trek 6 Days

Machu Picchu & Ausangate Trek 6 Days

From$900$750
Multi-day hike
Full package
Trip Length: 6 days and 5 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
1 Review
30% Off
Ausangate Trek 7 Days

Ausangate Trek To Machu Picchu 7 Days

From$1,400$800
Multi-day hike
Full package
Trip Length: 7 days and 6 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
1 Review
Rainbow Mountain And Ausangate trek to Macchu Picchu 4 Days

Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain To Machu Picchu 4 Days

From$650
Multi-day hike
Trip Length: 4 days and 3 nights
Difficulty: Vigorous
1 Review
Package
Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

From$440
Multi-day trip
Full package
Trip Length: 4 days and 3 nights
Difficulty: Relaxed
4 Reviews
30% Off
Ausangate Trek 6 Days

Machu Picchu & Ausangate Trek 6 Days

From$900$750
Multi-day hike
Full package
Trip Length: 6 days and 5 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
1 Review
30% Off
Ausangate Trek 7 Days

Ausangate Trek To Machu Picchu 7 Days

From$1,400$800
Multi-day hike
Full package
Trip Length: 7 days and 6 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
1 Review

Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain Peru Packages

10% Off
Rainbow Mountain Trek Peru

Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day All inclusive

From$40$30
Day Hike
Trip Length: 7 to 8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
5 Reviews
New tour
Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 lakes trek 2 Days peru

Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 lakes trek 2 Days

From$250
Short hike
Trip Length: 2 days and 1 night
Difficulty: Moderate
1 Review
Ausangate Trek peru

Classic Ausangate Trek 5 Days

From$450
Multi-day hike
Trip Length: 5 days and 4 nights
Difficulty: Vigorous
1 Review
30% Off
Ausangate Trek 5 Days

Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

From$725$480
Multi-day hike
Trip Length: 5 days and 4 nights
Difficulty: Vigorous
7 Reviews
25% Off
Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountain 4 days

From$560$400
Multi-day hike
Trip Length: 4 days and 3 nights
Difficulty: Easy
6 Reviews
40% Off
Ausangate Trek 3 Days and Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountain 3 Days

From$550$330
Short hike
Trip Length: 3 days and 2 nights
Difficulty: Moderate
6 Reviews
Ausangate Trek 2 Days

Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

From$230
Short hike
Trip Length: 2 days and 1 night
Difficulty: Moderate
2 Reviews
Sibinacocha Trek

Ausangate And Sibinacocha Lake Trek 7 Days

From$600
Multi-day hike
Trip Length: 6 days and 5 nights
Difficulty: Vigorous
1 Review
10% Off
Rainbow Mountain Trek Peru

Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day All inclusive

From$40$30
Day Hike
Trip Length: 7 to 8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
5 Reviews
New tour
Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 lakes trek 2 Days peru

Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 lakes trek 2 Days

From$250
Short hike
Trip Length: 2 days and 1 night
Difficulty: Moderate
1 Review
Ausangate Trek peru

Classic Ausangate Trek 5 Days

From$450
Multi-day hike
Trip Length: 5 days and 4 nights
Difficulty: Vigorous
1 Review

Why Travel With Us?

We are dedicated and commited to our clients, to the environment, and to our fellow compatriots

Horsemen

Tour Guides

Cooks

The Food

Camping

Horsemen & Horses
Our Horsemen & Horses In Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek

All of our horsemen are from Upis, which is the starting point of our trek. We make sure to employ responsible people that are serious about what they do. This way, they do an excellent job at transporting everyone’s items along the trail with mules and are in charge of getting your gear safely to each campsite where it will be waiting for you.
Our horsemen are very content with us receiving a good salary and benefits at the end of each season. Peru Hike provides all the mountain gear and uniforms to the horsemen. These guys can be of great help in an emergency because they know the area and trail like the back of their hand.

Knowledgeable Tour Guides
Knowledgeable Tour Guides

Peru Hike relies on an extensive network of
highly trained guides and expert ambassadors as a
premise to guarantee excellence in our services. We are
fully conscious that an excellent guide is key to making
your trip a memorable experience, which is why we are
extremely demanding when recruiting and regularly
training our guides.

Our Chefs peru hike
Our Chefs

In all of our trekking trips, the chef ensures high-quality meals on time, an adequate diet both in its quality and quantity. The secret lies in the careful selection of our team of chefs, whose top-quality restaurant background,
creativity and passion for their jobs provide an unequalled touch to all of our meals. We do not have set menus since we wish to give our chefs the chance to create, innovate and surprise our clients through delicious dishes in every
trip.

The Best Trekking Food in Peru hike
The Best Trekking Food in Peru

We do not have set menus since we wish to give our chefs
the chance to create, innovate and surprise our clients
through delicious dishes in every trip. We provide
general guidelines, guest information on dietary
restrictions and preferences and, most especially, the
tools for a constant updating of our cooks’ knowledge in
both Peruvian and International cuisine through
specialization courses and training.

The Best Camping Equipment
The Best Camping Equipment

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in our spacious Eureka tent. All our tents are built to be four man tents, but you will only have to share with one other trekker. This leaves a lot of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffels.
They are an A-frame design, with entrances on both sides of the tent. They also include a vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks. We are proud to be the only company to use these
tents.

Rainbow Mountain Tours Guide

Before You Go, What You Should Know

Day Hikes Highlights

  • Visit Vinicunca, the “Mountain of Seven Colors,” located in the Andes of Cusco
  • Hike to the highest point of Rainbow Mountain, where you can enjoy terrific panoramic views of Ausangate
  • Get a personalized experience with an excellent local expert and professional trekking guide.

Where exactly is Rainbow Mountain located?

As part of the Vilcanota mountain range, it’s located in the middle of the communities of Cusipata and Pitumarca, in the provinces of Quispicanchi and Canchis respectively, in the Cusco region, southern Peru.

Its exact coordinates are as follows:

  • 13 ° 52’8.51 ″, south latitude.
  • 71 ° 18’12.76 ″, west latitude.

How long does it take to get to Rainbow Mountain from the city of Cusco?

It depends on the route you choose:

  • If you travel through Cusipata, you’ll drive 102 km for 3 hours until you reach Phulawasipata. From there the walk will take 1 hour to the Rainbow Mountain.
  • If you travel through Pitumarca, you’ll travel 139 km by car for 4 hours until you reach Pampachiri. From there the walk will take 1 hour and 20 minutes to the Rainbow Mountain.

Final recommendations to visit the Rainbow Mountain

Follow our recommendations to enjoy the majestic Rainbow Mountain without issues!

  • Visit the mountain during the dry season, that is, from April to November.
  • Stay in good health and in excellent physical condition.
  • Bring a hat, special hiking shoes, warm clothes, sunglasses, hiking poles. and a rain poncho.
  • This hike is not suitable for children under 12 years old.
  • Remember that to avoid altitude sickness you must go through a minimum acclimatization period of 2 days in the city of Cusco. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

What should I bring to Rainbow Mountain?

To know exactly what you should bring, consider that you’ll leave the city and that you’ll walk in the cold and at high altitude. Some indispensable things are:

  • Your original passport or other official identification document.
  • Cash in small denominations for any unforeseen expenses.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, cap or hat, and a rainproof poncho.
  • Special hiking shoes, hiking pants, jacket, windbreaker, and gloves.
  • Camera with extra batteries.
  • Water and snacks.
  • Coca leaves to combat altitude sickness and invigorate you.

What is the difficulty level of the Rainbow Mountain excursion?

The difficulty level of this route is challenging. Most of the trail is in good condition; however, you must ascend an intense slope towards the end, thus exceeding 5,000 masl / 17,000 fasl.

Remember that you’ll be walking at high altitude and that you may suffer from altitude sickness. The higher you go, the less oxygen there will be in the air. So you’ll feel your breathing a little agitated.

Due to all that, to fully enjoy this excursion you must be in excellent physical shape and have undergone a process of acclimatisation. That’s why we recommend you arrive in Cusco 2 days in advance to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms of altitude sickness: severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

There’s always the option of renting the service of a horse that can take you. The approximate price is S/. 50.00 soles one way and S/.90.00 soles round trip.

What kind of flora and fauna can I see at the Rainbow Mountain?

During your walk to the Rainbow Mountain you‘ll reach the two highest altitude levels in Peru: the Puna and the Janca where no animal species lives permanently. Over 5,000 masl few things grow, but you’ll be able to get to know the ichhu, a type of straw that serves as food for alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas. You’ll also be able to see kestrels and if you’re lucky, some majestic condor will open its wings for you.

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