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Rainbow Mountain Trek, Full Day

Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru

Enjoy Rainbow Mountain Trek with us, an incredible full day hike, best way trip to explore Vinicunca Mountain, which is located 100 km to the South of Cusco. An expert mountain guide will lead this Rainbow Mountain trek Peru, you will meet authentic indigenous people who are herds of llamas and alpacas in the proximity of the Rainbow Mountain. Vinicunca is a spectacular colorful mountain set between equally multicolored hillsides. Besides the interesting lifestyle of the locals, the Rainbow Mountain trek Peru will allow you to observe the stunning beautiful scenery of the Andes including Mt Ausangate.

Book this great Full day trek to the  Rainbow Mountain 2018 and discover with us this amazing natural wonder in Cusco region, travelers will require at least 5 hours of hiking (up and down) in the high altitude (4320m to 5100m) to see this marvelous Rainbow Mountains.


Rainbow Mountain – Highlights:

  • Amazing mountain scenery
  • High Mountain passes
  • Flora & wildlife
  • Visiting local villages
  • Hiking on the Rainbow Mountain
  • Astonishing views of tall glaiers

Rainbow Mountain Full Day – Overview

  • Day 1.- Cusco – Kayrabiry – Rainbow Mountains – Kayrabiry – Cusco


Rainbow Mountain Trek – Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Kayrabiri – Rainbow Mountain – Kayrabiri – Cusco

To start the Rainbow Mountain trek, travelers will picked up from hotels in Cusco at 4:00am and then we will drive to the south of Cusco to the trail head at Kayrabiry (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) for approx.3 hours. After we arrive to the parking place, our cook will prepare and serve us a delicious breakfast.

After a good breakfast, we take our essential things like a jacket, hat and gloves with us and start the uphill hike, following a beautiful path along a lovely stream; is possible to see Llamas and Alpacas, this region is home of some indigenous Andean people who herd those beautiful animals. On the way to the Rainbow Mountain Trek, we will get some spectacular views of the Mt Ausangate. At this beginning part there are small villages and you will have chance to interact with some of those local people. Besides our group there will be a good number of people hiking like us to the Rainbow Mountain.

The hiking time to arrive to the famous Vinicunca Mountain is  approx. 2 hours (5,100 m / 16,500 ft); after our arrival to the lookout point, there will be plenty of time to explore the area and admire this spectacular Rainbow Mountain on the top of some other colorful hills .

After to enjoy a great moment at the Majestic Apu Vinicunca Peru, we will walk back down to the beginning of the trail. In the afternoon after a delicious lunch, there will be 3 hour drive  to Cusco the same way we came, arriving to your hotel around 6pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast /  lunch
  • Total distance to walk: 12 km / 7 miles
  • Estimate walking time: 3 hours up; 2 hours down
  • Difficulty of the hike: Challenging


Inclusions for the Rainbow Mountain Trek?

  • Professional English speaking  guide
  • Pre-trek Briefing 1 or 2 day before your Rainbow Mountain full day.
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and snacks.
  • Transportation to Kayrabiri the beginning of the Rainbow Mountain journey
  • Return transportation to Cusco hotel
  • Emergency oxygen bottle for the group
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance fee to Vinicunca Mountain

What is not included in the Rainbow Mountain Trek?

  • Dinner in the evening
  • A horse for riding cost $35.00 per person
  • Tips for the crew (horseman, guide and cook)
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your rainbow mountain trek.

What you need to take for the Rainbow Mountain, full day

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

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