Rainbow Mountain Full Day

rainbow mountain full day

Description

Vinicunca, also known as Rainbow Mountain, situated in Cusco, Peru, stands out as an exclusive and unparalleled destination within the Andes. Here, visitors can marvel at the captivating landscapes that include the Ausangate snow mountain, Inca valleys, and revered snow-capped peaks like Ausangate Apu. The Vinicunca mountain offers an incredible opportunity for exploration in Cusco, with a full-day tour showcasing its vibrant colors, stunning scenery, and encounters with Andean fauna such as llamas and alpacas.

cusipata full-day trek to the "Rainbow Mountain" is a relatively new and shorter trail leading to Vinicunca. This hidden gem unfolds with its wild desert panoramas, glaciated peaks, alpaca herds, and the pristine beauty of the Andes. Departing from Cusco, the Rainbow Mountain Full Day trek takes you through picturesque villages, charming adobe houses, llama and alpaca herds, offering a magnificent view of the Ausangate glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 feet). It's an ideal journey for outdoor enthusiasts seeking both beauty and solitude.

ITEP Travel specializes in high-altitude ecotourism, featuring the Vinicunca Full Day Tour for nature lovers seeking an authentic Andean experience. Joining an exclusive ITEP Travel group allows Cusco explorers to realize their dreams in the captivating landscapes of Cusco, Peru, and Machu Picchu.

Whether you're in Cusco or elsewhere, seize the opportunity not to miss the Rainbow Mountain Tour, considered a spiritual gateway to Andean deities such as Mother Nature (Pachamama). Expect a unique and memorable experience, and for those with more time, consider the Vinicunca 2-day tour with an overnight stay in our Andean Lodge. ITEP Travel also provides customizable travel packages in Cusco that include the Rainbow Mountain experience.

ITINERARY

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Include:

  • Briefing: You will meet your guide and the "rainbow Mountain" group at our facilities to receive an orientation before the trek. During this meeting, we will give you the duffel bags that will be carried by our porters. This session is scheduled for 6:00 PM the evening before the trek begins. In case you are unable to attend at this time, "please inform us" to coordinate an alternative time.
  • Tourist transportation: You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and will travel by private transportation to the "Chillihuani Village", the starting point of the trek to Vinicunca Mountain.
  • Adventure guide for Vinicunca the Rainbow Mountain: Your guide, English speaking and with tourism certification, has experience in adventure tourism.
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain.
  • Meals: Includes 1 breakfast and 1 lunch, with vegetarian, vegan or special menu options available at no additional cost.
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottle: Our team will carry a complete first aid kit, which incorporates an emergency oxygen bottle for your safety.
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private tourist transportation will be provided from Vinicunca to your hotel in Cusco.
  • 24-hour guest service: We are available by phone 24 hours a day to facilitate communication and preparation with the agency prior to your trek.

Not Include:

  • Walking sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you wish.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Our transportation will be waiting for us to return to Cusco for 2 hours approx. We will arrive at 5:00 p.m. approx. We will drop you off at your hotel.

what to bring?

  • Original passport.
  • Day Pack
  • Full rain gear or poncho
  • Gloves (thin riding and warm gloves)
  • Trekking pants
  • Breathable dry fit top-wear
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Comfortable shoes/flip-flops
  • Cold-weather jacket
  • Long-sleeve fleece/sweater Wool hat
  • Hiking boots
  • Baseball cap, sombrero and bandana
  • Casual mountains wear for evenings
  • Photo/video cameras and chargers
  • Binoculars
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended)

Map

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Best time to hike the 7-color Mountains

Severe weather makes it difficult to hike for adventures. While having a clear day will be the best hike at 7 Colors Mountain. With blue skies, July through August are most likely the peak months of Peru's tourist season, and these are the best months to plan an adventure to 7 Colors Mountain.

What will we see during the hike?

The 7-color mountain attracts a large crowd from all over the world, which is why the route has become much more popular thanks to social networks. In this beautiful hike, we will be able to see a large number of llamas and alpacas as well as surrounding snow-capped mountains and a landscape full of mysticism and color.

This trek culminates on a ridge with panoramic views of the full range of changing colors (pinks and greens, grays and yellows) embedded in a granite bench that rises into the sky from the ground, undoubtedly a postcard to remember.

Rainbow Mountain Full Day

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