Rainbow Mountain one Day Tour

From: 30.00 USD$

Locations Visited : Rainbow mountain & Ausangate Mountain 
Trip Style : Trekking Tours
Length : One Day
Frequency : every day 
gruop : Min 6 , Max 15
Physical Grading : 1,2,3,4,5

Description:

The majestic mountain of Ausangate is considered God’s protector and is currently the fifth tallest mountain in Peru at 6,384 meters. In the middle of the snow-capped mountains and herds of alpaca is the rainbow mountain, known as “vinicunca”, meaning hills of colors.

Vinicunca is found in the district of Pitumarca, province or Canchi, and the region of Cusco, in the south of Peru, and is currently inhabited by communities in the high Andeas with their llamas and alpacas.

DAY 01 :  CUSCO – CUSIPATA – CUSCO 

Your adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel at 4:20 am, travelling towards the south of Cusco until we arrive at the starting point, cusipata ( phula wasipata) (4, 326 meters/14,189 feet), which is about a 3-hour car ride. Once we arrive, we will have a delicious continental breakfast and then we will start the hike and along the path you will find herds of llamas and alpaca, and at the same time you will see the majestic Ausangate surrounded by snowy peaks. On the way we will pass local community members, the only experience in the world with flora and fauna typical of Puna ( ecological level ). After walking approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, we will arrive at the hill of colors, known as Rainbow Mountain (5,020 meters/16,466 feet). Once we arrive we will enjoy the beauty of the mountain, the only one in the world! You will have sufficient time to explore and then return to where we started, approximately 1 hour, There awaits our delicious lunch, later we will board the bus and return to Cusco, a 3-hour bus ride, arriving to Cusco around 3-4 pm. (depends of traffic )

 

Included: 

  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Pick-up from hotel between 3-3:30am
  • Transportation to the start
  • Breakfast and Lunch

Not Included:

  • Personal horse (s/.80)
  • Walking sticks ($5 for 2)
  • Entrance ticket (s/.10)
  • 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 4,500 meters/15,000 feet and a distance of 15 kilometers/9.3 miles and descend 685 meters/2,250 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 4,500 meters/15,000 feet.