Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Tour

From:

30.00 USD$

Locations Visited : Ausangate Mountain 
Trip Style : Trekking Tours
Length : 1 Day
Frequency : Every Day
Group : Min 8, Max 20
Physical Grading : 1,2,3,4,5

overview 

The Rainbow mountain or seven colors mountain (vinicunca) is one of the trekking that leads to majestic AUSANGATE It is cataloged by the magazine NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC as one of the 100 places you must visit before dying.

Vinicunca is located in the district of Cusipata and Pirtumarca, province of Canchis, region of Cusco in southern Peru, is currently inhabited by high Andean communities with llamas and alpacas

Tour Itinerary

Your adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel at 4 am to 4:45  am , travelling towards the south of Cusco until we arrive at cusipata (3.310 mmeters/10.859feet) which takes about 2 hours car ride Once we arrive, we will have a delicious continental breakfast then we will continue with the van  to the starting point ( phula wasipata) (4, 326 meters/14,189 feet) after we will hike 1:30 minutes we will arrive to hill of colors, known as Rainbow mountain (5,020 meters/16,466 feet). The only one in the world! You will have sufficient time to explore and then return to where we started, approximately 1 to 1:30   hour.then we board to our van to cusipata. There awaits our delicious lunch, later we will board the bus and return to Cusco, a 3-hour bus ride, arriving to Cusco around 4 – 5 pm

 

inclusions 

  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Pick-up from hotel between 4 – 4:45 am
  • Transportation to and from , Cusco – cusipata –starting point – Cusco
  • Food Breakfast and Lunch
  • Entrance fee

 

Exclusions

 

  • Personal horse (s/.80)
  • Walking sticks ($10 for 2)
  • Extra energy snack (chocolate bar, dry fruit)

 

What you need to bring:

 

  • A backpack to bring your personal items
  • Comfortable walking shoes with ankle protection
  • Walking sticks with metal tips
  • Clothing for cold weather and rain
  • Thermal clothes
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, wool hat
  • Shirts and pants for walking, convertible
  • Camera and batteries, spare batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Hat for the sun
  • First-aid kit
  • Pancho or rain coat
  • Small towel
  • Toilet paper
  • One bottle of water
  • At least s/.100 in extra money

 

Recommendation:

 

We recommend that you get used to the altitude by being in Cusco for 2-days or somewhere with a similar elevation. In this hike, you will ascend (5,020 m / 16,466 ft ) and a distance of 10 kilometers/ 6.2137 miles and descend 800  meters/2,624 feet. The reason that this hike is difficult is because of the high altitude. The Andean valley has a gradual rise, so please consult with your doctor if you are suitable for a high altitude hike of 5,100 meters/, 16,732 feet.