This 3 day Vinicunca trek Peru is a challenging trip in the high altitude, the beginning section goes on parts of the beautiful Ausangate trail which after 3 day of hiking allows you to connect to the famous Rainbow Mountain Peru. It is the best opportunity to experience the interesting country lifestyle of the Quechuas who are herds of Llamas and Alpacas in the proximity of Mt Ausangate.
Our new Vinicunca trek enables you to encounter well preserve mountain scenery, which is pristine and off the beaten path visited only by some adventurous hikers. The Vinicunca trek is the best way to travel to the area of Rainbow Mountains Cusco and to avoid the crowds. Recommended for those people seeking for non-traditional trekking trails in the Peruvian Andes.
In the morning of departure for Vinicunca trek, travelers will be picked up from their hotels in Cusco, we then start traveling in our private transportation through the South valley with direction to Tinqui village. Following the road to Puerto Maldonado on the way we will pass several villages and we also will enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery mixed with homes of the Andean people.
Before to start the Vinicunca trek, breakfast will be provided by our chef, at Tinqui. The horseman will pack and load on the horses all the equipment required for this adventure trek; we will hike gentle uphill for about 3 hours through some farming fields and villages. There will be constant mind blowing views of Mt Ausangate. In the afternoon, after a refueling lunch, the hike will be for another 2 hours to arrive to Upis hot-springs (4,100 m / 13,448 ft). Here we will have chance to enjoy the beautiful thermal baths before dinner, and we overnight here at our camp.
In the morning hot coca tea will be served in your tent to wake up. After a delicious breakfast we will start the day hiking uphill for 2 hours to arrive to Arapa Pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft.).From this point there will be a wonderful and breathtaking views of some desert hills, beautiful rock formations, astonishing views of Mt. Ausangate, Ccolque Cruz and some other glaciers around.
Following the trail for Ausangate trek, we will walk down for 2 hours to arrive in the proximity of Puka Cocha Lake for lunch. On the way there will be also some other beautiful lakes as: Pukacocha, Hatun Pukacocha, and Qomercocha. In the afternoon, we will reach Ausangate pass with astonishing views of the glaciers and reddish mountains around. 3 more hours of hike will takes us to our campsite at Anantapata.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Our day starts with early wake up! This portion of the hike is probably the most beautiful part. Today we will get to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain Peru. After breakfast it will take us 2 hours to arrive to Minasniyoc pass and then 30 minutes of downhill to arrive to Surnie Cocha.
Around 8:30am we will make to our dreamed destination. The Rainbow Mountains Cusco and hoping to beat all the trekkers going for one day. At our arrival there will be plenty of time to enjoy and explore this popular Rainbow Mountain (5,050 m / 16,500 ft.).
Before the masses arrive from the Rainbow Mountain trek, we will start our descent to Kayrabiry for lunch. In the afternoon there will 3 hours of bus drive to Cusco. At our arrival you will be drop off at your hotel.
Optional extras for Vinicunca trek
You can hire some additional things with us – please contact your Travel Consultant / or our booking forms for the current rates.