The Rainbow Mountain Hike peru 2 Days is one of the most varied and interesting hikes that Cusco has to offer especially for people wanting to explore the wondrous beauty of this region. Rainbow Mountain peru is known as Vinicunca Mountain and is situated in the Peruvian Andes near the Sacred Mountain Ausangate whose peak reaches over 6,380m.
This amazing Mountain has been voted by National Geographic as one of the top 5 hikes in Cusco region and is revered all over the world.
Rainbow Mountain peru , named thus for it’s unique and distinctively colourful stripes, is a wonder to behold. Our Rainbow Mountain Hike peru 2 Days gives you incredible views of snow-capped peaks and glacier as well as the chance to encounter native animals such as llamas and alpacas, explore local villages of Quechua descendants as well as the breathtaking natural surroundings of The Rainbow Mountain peru.
The Rainbow Mountain Peru is an excellent option for people who want to thoroughly experience the stunning Rainbow Mountain as well as taking in the surrounding mountain ranges and the lakes and lagoons these glacial peaks feed. The Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru 2 Days has the advantage of allowing you to experience sunrise and sunset in these magical surroundings taking full advantage of the morning light and the evening dusk.
Please come and join us for the hike of a lifetime!
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Day 1: Cusco – Urcos– Quesiuno – Llamachimpana (Meals: L/D)
Day 2:Llamachimpana– Vinicunca – Quesiuno – Cusco (Meals: B)
One or two days before the departure of your Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru you will 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.
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 Inkintuyoc bridge where our chef will prepare a tasty breakfast to set us up properly for the day’s trekking.
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.
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 Ccayrabiri 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
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 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.
Finally we will reach the pinnacle of our Rainbow Mountain Hike 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 we came.
This should take approximately four to five 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
Private Group Price
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
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: [email protected]
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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).