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Rainbow Mountain Trip by Horse, Full Day

Rainbow Mountain Trip by Horse

The Rainbow mountain trip by horse, takes you to the incredible gorgeous Rainbow Mountains Cusco in Peru, a colorful geological formation in the proximity of Mt Ausangate, also named as Vinicunca Mountain. It’s became a bucket list trip destination for the most travelers visiting Cusco. A great opportunity to experience this natural wonder in the Peruvian Andes, and especially to explore Vinicunca, where the Rainbow Mountain of Peru is located. On the way to Vinicunca Peru you will see the typical Andean villages, inhabited by the traditional Quechua people,  herds of llamas and alpacas around the Rainbow Mountain Peru.

Top Peru Trips offers the Rainbow Mountain trip by horse, as the best option to travel to the Rainbow Mountain; especially for those who are not able to trek in the high attitude (4320m to 5100m) so travelers with physical limitations or any other problem can still do the popular Rainbow Mountain trip.

Rainbow Mountain trip – Highlights:

  • Stunning mountain scenery
  • High Mountain passes
  • Llama and Alpaca farm
  • Indigenous local people
  • Visiting local villages
  • Hiking on the Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Astonishing views of Ausangate


Rainbow Mountain Trip – Overview

  • Day 1.- Cusco – Qesiuno – Raibow Mountain Peru – Quesiuno – Cusco


Rainbow Mountain trip – Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Qesiuno – Rainbow Mountains – Qesiuno – Cusco

We will start the trip with the pick-up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30am and start driving through the South Valley of Cusco. The bus ride to arrive at Kayrabiri (4,326 m / 14,189 ft.) is approx. for 3 hours. After we arrived to the trail head, our professional chef will prepare and serve us a delicious breakfast.

After breakfast, we will take our day packs with some essential items for the day and start our trip uphill, following a clear marked trail along a lovely stream, we will observe many alpacas and llamas on the hillsides; this area is home of numerous indigenous Quechua people who are herders of those animals. As we go to the Rainbow Mountain, we will have some great views of the Mt Ausangate. A long the way, we will pass small village which are home of the indigenous people.

After 2 hours of horseback ride we will arrive close to the spectacular colorful Mountains (5,100 m / 16,500 ft.), the last 20 minutes you need to walk to reach the lookout for the rainbow mountain, horses are not allowed to take you all the way to the hill-top from where you will enjoy the beauty of this natural wonder; we will have plenty of time to take pictures and explore this incredible scenic place.

After to admire the Majestic of the Rainbow Mountains, we will walk back down to the horse station and then begin our return down to the bus parking place at Qesiuno. In the afternoon after having lunch we will drive for 3 hours to come back to Cusco, estimated arrival time is around 8pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast /  lunch
  • Total distance to go: 15 km / 9 ¼ miles
  • Difficulty: Challenging


What includes in the Rainbow Mountain trip?

  • Professional English speaking  guide
  • Pre-trek Briefing 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and snacks.
  • A horse to ride up and down
  • A horseman includes for the Rainbow Mountain Trip
  • Transportation to Qesiuno the beginning of the Rainbow Mountain trip
  • Return transportation to Cusco hotel
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance fee for the Rainbow Mountain

What is not included in the Rainbow Mountain trip?

  • Dinner in the evening of Rainbow Mountain trip
  • Tips for the crew (horseman, guide and cook)
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip in Peru.

What you need to take for our trip

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket, pants/ rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Snacks

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