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US$ 225Price per person in private service based on two people. Departures every day. Please contact us for more prices.
Duration:1 Day
Destination:Cusco – Chillca – Rainbow Mountain – Chillca – Cusco

VINICUNCA, THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKE OVERVIEW

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 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, populated by welcoming communities of mountain farmers. Rainbow mountain is 5,035m/ 16,520ft high and getting there it’s an exciting experience you will not want to miss it if hiking in the Andes is your thing!

 

VINICUNCA, THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HIKE ITINERARY

Trip yo Chillca: Our Starting Point

Pickup from your hotel in Cusco at 04:30HRS. We will travel on the road for three an half hours, passing through mountain villages, feeling close to the sky in the Andes. We will begin the hike in Chillca located at 3,700m/12,139ft. We will hike for three hours approx. uphill to Rainbow Mountain.

Along the way, you will experience a fascinating sensation hiking through the Andes gems, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and traditional llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley.

Rainbow Mountain

At the top of the Rainbow Mountain, you’ll find splendid views of the valley, crowned by the Ausangate snow peak in the distance (6,400m/21,000ft), part of the Vilcanota Mountain Range.

Your tour guide will bring you hot drinks while he explains about the mineral composition of the soil that makes the mountain so special. After taking great pictures and soaking in the views, we will begin a two and half hour descend back to Chillca for our car trip back to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco at about 18:00hrs.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: there is another starting point of the trek which is available during dry season (mid-April to mid-October) which increases the transportation time in 40min and shortens the trek by 40min.

Tour Type: Adventure
Fitness level: In good shape
Difficulty level: CHALLENGING
Considerations: This trek will take about five and a half hours.

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