VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PERU

USD $ 173

Price per person in private service. Based on two people. Departures every day. Please go to the price section for more options.

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    Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Peru, “Siete Colores”, “Montaña Arcoiris” or “Cerro Colorado”, as locals call it because of its richly colored soil due to the minerals in it, is located on the way to the sacred mountain of Ausangate, passing by a vivacious green valley, and populated by welcoming communities of mountain farmers. The Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain in Peru is 5035 m / 16 520 ft high and getting there it’s an exciting experience you will not want to miss it if hiking in the Andes is your thing!

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    1. DAY 1 Trip to Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Peru

      We will meet at the hotel lobby at 05:00 hours and will travel for about 3 hours, passing through traditional villages and having amazing views of the Andes with its diverse flora and fauna.

      Breakfast will be served on the way, and we will continue our way to the Vinicunca community. Once there, we will start our trek at 4200 m / 13 780 ft and will hike uphill for about 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain.

      Along the way, you will enjoy the natural beauty of the Andes, with its glacial peaks, red mountains and rocky hills. As you head to the summit of the mountain, you may spot some Andean wildlife like llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley.

      Rainbow Mountain

      Once we arrive at the top of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, you will have enough time to absorb its majesty and the different color hues ranging from red, green and gold. It was not discovered long time ago, when the ice covering the mountain melted, and it unveiled the beautiful palette of natural colors.

      You will also see the snow-capped peaks of Ausangate right in front of you, which is part of the Vilcanota mountain range and is the highest mountain in the Cusco region (just below 6402 m / 21 000 ft).

      After taking the best pictures, we will begin our descent for about 1½  – 2 hours. We will have lunch on our way back to Cusco, and finally return to the hotel at around 16:30 hours.

      Meals included: B L

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch
    Trek Price per Person
    02 travelers US$ 173
    03 travelers US$ 125
    04 travelers US$ 99
    05 travelers US$ 89
    06 travelers US$ 81
    07 travelers US$ 73
    08 travelers US$ 67
    09 travelers US$ 65
    10–12 travelers US$ 61

     

    TREK NOTES:

    The Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Peru is customizable. If you would like to add destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

     

    • This Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Peru is available every day of the year.
    • There is another starting point of the trek which is available during the dry season (mid-April to mid-October) which increases the transportation time by 40min and shortens the trek by 40min.
    • Price does not include local sales taxes; as foreign travelers are sales tax exempt according to Peruvian Law.
    • If you are looking for a complete experience in Cusco, you can add this hike to our 4-Day Machu Picchu Tour.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Pre-trek briefing.
    • Private transportation.
    • Private adventure guide.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • Entrance ticket.
    • First aid kit.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Tips.
    • Hotel in Cusco.
    • Horses.
    • Walking poles.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

    From April to October, there is less chance of rain. May and June are the coldest months, and it could be snowy. The warmer months are September and October.

    Concerning the time, the best time to do the trek is in the morning, when is less crowded and temperature is more pleasant.

    This trek is moderate because of the steep inclines and is recommended for people in good hiking shape. Just take your time during the ascent, otherwise it is possible to rent a horse part of the way (not included in the price). Remember that you should spend some days acclimating to the altitude before the trek because you will be hiking at a very high elevation.

    Palcoyo demands a less strenuous hike which can be done in a shorter time (45 minutes versus 2 hours) and it is suitable for families, although it is located a bit farther than Vinicunca.

    Vinicunca is a more popular and crowded destination, while Palccoyo is still a bit unknown.

    If you’re interested in a more challenging trek, then Vinicunca may be the right one for you.

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