Visit incredible Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain in Peru on this 2 day trek. You’ll camp under starry skies, learn about the mountain from a local guide, eat freshly-prepared meals, and see stunning landscapes and friendly alpacas on the way!
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2 Days / 1 Night
Day 1 – South Valley & Illapampa
The tour begins with an early morning departure to Quispicanchis. Here you will find the magnificent Ausangate, the Rainbow Mountain of Peru, and countless other natural wonders. During the drive, you will stop at several scenic lookouts and two restored colonial churches. The drive is about 3-3.5 hours total. You’ll reach the trek departure point around midday, where the group will stop for a picnic lunch before beginning the hike to the campsite in Illapampa.
The trek begins with a moderate climb, hiking through meadows surrounded by giant mountain peaks. During the hike, you will have the chance to see alpacas, llamas, and maybe even foxes and chinchillas! After about 2 hours of hiking, you will reach the campsite in Illapampa, where you will have a chance to meet a traditional alpaca farming family. After dinner, if the sky is clear, you should definitely take some time to check out the incredibly starry sky before bed!
Trek duration: 4 km to campground
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 – Illapampa-Rainbow Mountain-Cusco
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll set out for Rainbow Mountain! Hike through the red mountains accompanied by views of snowy peaks close by. After 1.5 to 2 hours you’ll arrive at Vinicunca pass, which directly faces the colorful mountain. Enjoy time to take photos and explore on your own as you enjoy incredible views of the Rainbow Mountain, Ausangate, and multiple other dominating peaks in the area. After some time to take photos and enjoy the view, you will begin the 3-4 hour hike back. After the return hike and lunch, you will return to Cusco, arriving in the evening.
Trek duration: 6 km of hiking
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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.