Rainbow Mountain Cusco 3 Days

This  Rainbow Mountain Cusco  is a new alternative option especially designed for people who want to take more time to appreciate in the glorious surrounding peaks and colorful terrain.This trek allows for a more thorough exploration of the beautiful Rainbow Mountain cusco(5200m 20,314 ft) as well as a more secluded experience as the route taken avoids the 1 Day Rainbow Mountain . You will also view the stunning snow peaks of Ausangate Mountain range(6400m 20,314 ft), picturesque lagoons with crystal clear water and herds of llamas and alpacas, vicunas and andean chinchillas .

this Rainbow Mountain Cusco is unique in south america perhaps in the world, recently national geographic ranked as 5 top hikes in cusco region that is the reason why we designed this wildness hike

once you will explore the glorious rainbow mountain cusco you won’t have words to describe this natural wonder of cusco – peru

 Rainbow Mountain Cusco – Highlights

  • Amazing Ausangate Mountain ranges
  • Beautiful villages
  • Amazing lakes of grassland
  • Llamas and alpacas
  • History and cultural immersion
  • Beautiful streams and cascades
  • Flora and fauna
  • Delicious food and traditional cuisine
  • Amazing wonder of RAINBOW MOUNTAIN CUSCO


Rainbow Mountain Cusco – Overview

  • Trip style: Adventures, History & Cultural Immersion
  • Length: Rainbow Mountain Cusco 3 days/ 2 nights
  • Frequency: All Year Round
  • Group: 2 persons min, max 10 persons
  • Fhysical grading: Moderate, Challenging
  • Total distance hiked: 16 km /9,100 miles
  • Beginning altitude: 4,326 m /14,189 ft
  • Maximun altitude: 5,020 m /16,564 ft


Rainbow Mountain Cusco – Itinerary

  • Day 1: Cusco – Tinki– Upis – Ausangate
  • Day 2: Ausangate – Rainbow Mountain Peru
  • Day 3: Rainbow Mountain – Cusco


Rainbow Mountain Cusco – Itinerary

Day 1 – Cusco – Tinke – Upis – Ausangate

We pick you up from your hotel at 3.40am from where we take a private bus to Tinke. We arrive at approximately 7: 30 am and will have a filling breakfast in Tinke to prepare for the challenging hike ahead. We will also meet our horsemen and begin the trek to Rainbow mountain cusco (approx. 4000 m , 13,100 ft). We begin by hiking for 3 hours, starting with a gradual ascent through farm land before following an undulating path that descends into the valley through herds of alpaca.

We then reach our lunch spot Upis (approx. 4400m , 14.225 ft) alongside a stream in the shadow of the incredible snowcapped Ausangate Mountain. After lunch we continue upwards again and cross the Ausangate Mountain Pass at 4800 m before following paths past llamas, picturesque lagoons and glorious glacial mountain peaks. We reach our campsite at approximately 4.30pm where we enjoy a dinner together before getting some rest to prepare for the following day’s trek ahead.

  • Start altitude – 4000m/13,100 ft
  • Highest altitude – 4800m/15,300 ft
  • Campsite elevation – 4600m/14,754 ft
  • Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Difficulty – Moderate

Day 2 – Ausangate –Puka Moco – llamagchimpana

We have another early start, woken by a warm cup of coca tea, taking in the spectacular views of the Ausangate Mountain and Glacier bathed in the early morning sunlight. After some time for photos we start our day’s hike with an hour and a half ascent up to (4900 m 15,415 ft) where we cross another mountain pass and bid farewell to Ausangate Mountain. Following this we encounter an approximately 2 hour undulating descent to our next campsite situated in the valley next to 3 Days Rainbow Mountain Valley. Here we will make a stop for a tasty lunch before continuing the spectacular ascent up Rainbow Mountain in the afternoon.

We begin our afternoon’s trekking with a steep ascent for 1hr 30 mins before descending into the next valley for another 30 mins. From here we will be able to see Rainbow Mountain cusco in the distance, getting ever closer as we hike past glorious lagoons and then begin the final approximately 1 hr ascent up  to the peak of Rainbow Mauntain cusco (5200 m/ 20,314 ft). We will spend between 30 mins to 1 hr (weather dependent) to take photos to commemorate this incredible hike also allowing time take in the spectacular views of this special mountain and the glorious surrounding landscape. We will then descend to the campsite along the same route we came arriving back at approximately 5pm for another delicious dinner and a well earned rest after this intensive day of hiking.

  • Start altitude – 4600 m/14,754 ft
  • Highest altitude – 5200m/20,314 ft
  • Campsite elevation – 4600m/14,754 ft
  • Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • Acomodation – camping

Day 3 – Cerro Colorado (Rainbow Mountain Cusco) – Cusco

On the last day of the 3 Days Rainbow Mountain cusco we have a more leisurely start having completed the hardest part of the hike. We are again awoken with a lovely warm cup of coca tea and a tasty breakfast before we set out on our hike. We follow the stream down into the valley for approximately two hours, taking in the beautiful sights of the surrounding snow capped mountain peaks, crystal clear waters and herds of llamas and alpacas. As we descend in altitude the terrain changes from glacial mountain peaks to rolling luscious green turf until we reach our final destination at the base of the traditional 1 Day Rainbow Mountain cusco. From here we will travel by private bus for approximately 3 hours until we return to Cusco where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Start altitude – 4600m / 14,754ft

. lunch spot altitude – 420om/11.125ft

. meals included – breakfast, lunch

. Difficulty – easy

. Acomodation – N/A


Services Included in the Rainbow Mountain Trek Cusco:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef and Assistant Chef
  • Horsemans
  • Mules to carry 7 kg of your personal items
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Private van from your Hotel to Upis
  • Private van from Quesiuno village to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 3Breakfasts, 3Lunches, 2 Afternoon Snacks and 3Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Kitchen tent and Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain Cusco

Services Not Included in the Rainbow Mountain Trek Cusco:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be rented from us : US$20.00)
  • Hiking Poles (Can be rented from us : US$B15.00)
  • Air Mattress (Can be rented from us : US$ 20.00)
  • Lunch and Dinner on Day 4
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – Andean Path Travel strongly recommend taking out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What to bring to the Rainbow Mountain Trek Cusco:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack


Rainbow Mountain Trek Cusco- Prices

Group Service

  • 2017 – Price per person  US$465.00 (adults)

Private Group Price

  • 2017 – Price per person US$500.00 (adults)

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).


  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$20

Optional upgrade:

  • Sleeping Bag US$20
  • Walking Pole US$15
  • Inflatable Mattress US$20
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35

Optional upgrade (Need to book in advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD50.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Dependent on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance)

How to book (Group or Private Service):

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form provided on this site.

By e-mail: info@andeanpathtravel.com

Send us your main Departure date and back up date: By providing us with a main date and a back up date for your Rainbow Mountain Cusco (Classic Inca Trail, Short Inca Trail, Lares Trek, Cachicata Hike, etc.) Andean Path Travel will reply to you e-mail automatically.

Send us your Personal Details for Booking: 

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Inca Trail / Alternative trek (you will need to show the real ISIC card http://www.isiccard.com upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).


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Payment of deposit amount is:

  • US$ 200 per person for the Rainbow Mountain Cusco

Payment of the deposit can be made through 1 following options:


  • We accept deposits through PayPal.The Paypal deposit is US $200 dollars per person. Paypal charges a fee of 6%, so the deposit will actually be US $212 dollars per person. The Paypal fee does not count toward the final Rainbow Mountain Cusco price. Through Paypal you will send the deposit to info@andeanpathtravel.com

Booking your Rainbow Mountain Cusco with Andean Path Travel you are choosing the best local company in Cusco – Peru

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 We look forward to Rainbow Mountain Cusco with you in 2017!!


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