If you are pressed for time, but are in good physical shape and want to make the most of your time in Cusco, take on the challenge of doing a day trek to Rainbow Mountain and capture those incredible views.
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On this Rainbow Mountain day trip you will:
Travel to the amazing Rainbow Mountain, a multicolored peak set among equally colorful hillsides and boarderd by steep snowcapped peaks. Visit remote villages and share the trail with curious alpacas along the way!
Full Day – pick up for this trip is at 3:30 AM. You will be dropped off back at your hotel in Cusco in the evening.
Early morning departure for the province of Quispicanchis, home to magnificent Ausangate, the Rainbow Mountain of Peru, and countless other natural wonders. Along the way you`ll stop at two beautifully restored colonial churches and scenic lookouts. You’ll arrive at the trek departure point around 08:00am and break for a tasty picnic breakfast before setting out for Vinicunca (the Rainbow Mountain)
The hike begins with a moderate ascent, then continues through gently sloping meadows filled with grazing alpacas and llamas. Ascend through dark red mountains, with views of snowy peaks in the close distance. After 1.5-2 hours, you`ll arrive at Vinicunca pass, directly facing the colorful mountain. Enjoy time to explore on your own, take photos and enjoy incredible views of the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), Ausangate, and multiple other peaks that dominate the area. After a break for lunch, you`ll begin the return hike, arriving at your Cusco hotel in the early evening (around 18:00, depending on traffic).
Rainbow Mountain Day distance: 10 km
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
What’s Not Included
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.