Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain of Peru Trek
The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, Also known Vinicunca newly discovered surrounding the massive Ausangate Mountain (6370m).It is an excellent trekking area offering the travelers a combination of spectacular mountain views of snow-capped peaks, herd of llamas, alpacas and Quechua farming weaving communities who are still living almost like in the Inca time. As we get closer to the Rainbow Mountain, we will begin to see the colored minerals that formed the striped mountain with a Rainbow collection of colors which is become as popular as some other well know attraction of Peru.
This trek is recommended for those having short time and already acclimatized.
DAY 1: CUSCO-LLACTU-VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUTAIN-LLACTU-CUSCO
We will pick you up from your hotel at 05:00am in our private transport, and then we will drive through the South Valley of Cusco. It is about 3 hours driving to get the start of the hike Llactu community (4100m) while we are driving we will pass through traditional villages with the spectacular views of the Andes. Where we are going to enjoy our delicious breakfast prepared by our chef. After breakfast, we will start with our uphill walk to the Rainbow Mountain (5200m). The slope will be gradual on firm ground passing through small settlement and herd of Llamas and Alpacas. It will be unforgettable hike with the spectacular views of the Ausangate Mountain range (6370m) and surrounding peaks.
It will be 3 hours hiking approximately to reach the top of the Rainbow Mountain (5200m) with its beautiful colors spreading across the horizon and the multi-colored mountain, where we are going to have time to explore the area and take pictures.
After exploring the area and take amazing pictures we will start to descend around 2 hours and half to the lunch spot to enjoy our delicious lunch prepared by our chef, after lunch we may have time to meet with the locals in their home just to see the lifestyle on the highland communities, then after interaction with the locals we will start to return to Llactu community to take our private transport back to the hotel at Cusco around 18:00 pm.
- Starting altitude: 4100m
- Trekking distance: 15km
- Estimate time: 7-8 hours
- Maximum altitude: 5200m
SERVICE NOT INCLUDED:
- Private transport from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the trek and private transport from Llactu back to your hotel at Cusco.
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and snack
- Professional Bilingual local tour Guide
- Entrance fee into the park
- Cooks and cooking equipment dining tent kitchen tent.
- First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle
- Horse to ride (this can be hire at the beginning of the hike)
- Trekking poles
- Tips: Please note that our company staff is well paid so feel free to tip or as you wish
- Extra spending