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 trek you will:
Travel to the amazing Rainbow Mountain, a multicolored peak set among equally colorful hillsides and boarderd by steep snowcapped peaks.
This is an adventurous overnight trip, with comfort camping under the starry skys of the southern hemisphere. We`ll 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
South Valley & Illapampa: 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 we`ll stop at two beautifully restored colonial churches and scenic lookouts. We`ll arrive at our trek departure point midday, and break for a tasty picnic lunch before setting out for our campsite for the night, Illapampa.
Our 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 we`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, we`ll begin the return hike, arriving at your Cusco hotel in the early evening.
Rainbow Mountain Day distance: 10 km
Meals: B, L
What’s Not Included
Group min/max: 2-10 people
Rainbow Mountain Elevation: Approximately 5,023 m/16,478 ft
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