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February 6, 2021
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Cusco - Urcos
Quesiuno – Cusco
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 2 - 10



Hiking the Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru is one of the natural wonders that was found in the foothills of the Vinucunca Mountain slope. If you are a nature lover and adventurer do not hesitate to explore the Rainbow Mountain in Peru that you will be amazed by its charm and the breaktaking views it has around especially the totem Apu Ausangate reach over 6371MTS (1725 fts).  

The Route to Rainbow Mountain in on the way to Ausangate which is considered as the 5 biggest and the most important mountain of the Andean cosmovision. And although it is also one of the most beautiful is the least known abroad, always overshadowed by that impressive ‘Wonder of the World’ called Machu Picchu.

Hiking the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days is one of the most amazing experiences you can have, enjoy the epic landscape, be accompanied by birds and native animals during the trip is only part of what this great opportunity offers, you can find yourself, where you will receive the protection and wisdom of what was once sacred to our culture in Cusco.

During Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru you will experience and combining the fact of being at such heights with the enjoyment of an outdoor activity and the contemplation of a visual wonder

Hiking the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 days is the best option to avoid the crowd of 1 day Rainbow Mountain and also you enjoy part of Ausangate trek. This stunning Rainbow Mountain Trek is a dream hike for those people that love nature and peaceful.

Rainbow Mountain Peru – Highlight

  • Amazing Mountain ranges of Apu Ausangate
  • Beautiful Local villages
  • Amazing  turquoise lakes and bluebirds
  • Natives Llamas and alpacas From Peru
  • Reach History of Peru and Cusco which  immersion in to the local leaving
  • Flora and fauna
  • Delicious  Peruvian food and traditional cuisine
  • Amazing  colorful Foothills of Rainbow Mountain Route 
  • Please come and join us for the hike of a lifetime!

Vinicunca Mountain Hike – Overview

  • Trip style: Adventures, History & Cultural Immersion
  • Length: =Rainbow Mountain Peru 2 days/ 1 night
  • 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 Trek in Cusco – Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Quesiuno –Palomani – Auqui (Meals: L/D)
Day 2:
Auqui– Vinicunca – Quesiuno – Cusco (Meals: B)

Rainbow Mountain  Trek Peru – Pre-trek briefing:

One or two days before your departure day for Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru you will be attend a briefing with your trek guide. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and discuss final preparations. 


DAY 1:Cusco – Urcos – Quesiuno – Auqui

We will pick you up early from your Hotel in Cusco and begin our journey driving through the Southern Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno at over 4,320m will take approximately three hours. We arrive at Quesuino village where our chef will prepare a tasty breakfast to set us up properly for the day’s trekking to Apacheta Pass to se the epic Mountain Ranges of Apu Ausangate.

After breakfast we will pack up all our mountain gear on the horses and begin our ascent of the Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru. We will pass by a lovely crystal stream, after which we can encounter native llamas and alpacas of Quesuyuno Village.

We will then be blessed with our first views of and Ausangate Mountain peak, which will be a constant for the rest of our journey. We will hike through villages and interact with the local Quechua people and after hiking for approximately three or four hours we will reach our camp site at Auqui near by the village of Llamachimpana. Our chef will then prepare a delicious lunch for us, after which we will have the opportunity to learn about the history, customs and traditions the local Quechua people which they love to share with hikers and mountain lovers.

At the camp site we will have some free time whilst being heartily fed with afternoon tea and dinner, before getting into our tents and getting a good night’s sleep under the starlit sky.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
Overnight Elevation: 4,650 m/15,255 ft
Highest Elevation: 4,320 m/14,890 ft
Distance to walk: 4 km/2.5 miles
Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 2:Auqui – Vinicunca – Quesiuno – Cusco

We will wake up early to a lovely cup of coca tea and a beautiful sunrise. Our chef will prepare a delicious breakfast to start our second day of our 2 Days VInicunca Rainbow Mountain Peru.

The goal of today’s trek is to reach the spectacular Rainbow Mountain which will be a two hour uphill hike. On our way up we will have views of the stunning colourful mountains, the Ausangate Glacier and the Surine Mountain in from of us.

After walking 3hrs 30 minutes Finally we will reach the pinnacle of our Rainbow Mountain Trek Vinicunca Peru at 5,020m, what we came to see…the Rainbow Mountain! Once we have taken in the impressive views and the beauty of the Rainbow mountain, there will be time to take photos and explore the surrounding area. After about half an hour, we will begin our descent via the same route that Rainbow Mountain 1 day.

This should take approximately 2 hours, but know that our chef will have a tasty lunch waiting for us at the bottom. After we will drive for three hours back to Cusco where you will be dropped off at your Hotel at approximately 7pm.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch + snacks
Highest Elevation: 5,020 m/16,466 ft
Distance to walk: 10.5 km/6.5 miles
Approximate walking time: approx. 6/7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

  • Professional English speaking tour guide for our Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru (an additional guide will be present for groups of 9+)
  • Pre-trek briefing at your hotel
  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel and transportation to Quesiuno
  • Four man tent per every two trekkers
  • Use of Kitchen tent, Dining tent and portable toilet facilities
  • Professional Chefs
  • Porters and Horses to carry 8kg of your personal items
  • Duffle bag to hold 8kg of your personal gear
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Hot water for washing
  • Boiled and then cooled water to fill water bottles
  • Use of emergency oxygen bottle and first aid kit if required
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain Peru
Doesn`t Includes
  • Sleeping bag (Can be hired from us US$10)
  • Hiking poles (Can be hired from us US$5)
  • Air Mattress (Can be hired from us US$10)
  • Tips
  • Travel/Medical/Emergency insurance
What to bring to the Rainbow Mountain Trek
  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking clothes (warm/winter jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, rain poncho, winter hat, gloves etc.)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Sun protection lotion (factor 35+ recommended)
  • Head lamp
  • Sunglass and sun hat
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries (batteries run down faster at altitude)
  • Binoculars Hiking poles (must be rubber tipped)

Group Service

  • 2019 – Price per person  US$360.00 (adults)

Private Group Price

  • 2019 – Price per person US$400.00 ( 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$10
  • Walking Pole US$5
  • Inflatable Mattress US$10
  • Single Tent Supplement US$25

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: andeanpathtravel@gmail.com

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