Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or the Montaña de Siete Colores, has only recently become a major attraction in Peru. It lay hidden until 2015, when the snow that covered it melted away, revealing the amazing layered hues of gold, lavender, red, and turquoise that give the mountain its name. The varied mineralogical compositions on the slopes and summits of the mountain give it a stripped, rainbow-like appearance, creating a spectacular natural attraction that is now famous throughout the world.
Our full-day Rainbow Mountain hike will take you to the top of the mountain, where you’ll have sweeping panoramic views of the otherworldly landscape and across to the imposing Ausangate Massif. We’ll have to trek to get there, but it’s worth the effort – and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (2:15 am – 2:35 am).
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Peru Tripper is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
Our Rainbow Mountain Tour by Cusipata begins with the pick-up from 2:15 am – 2:35 am am depending on where your hotel is located in Cusco; once everyone is in the vehicle, we will go to the south of Cusco.
The trip will be approximately 2 hours to Cusipata, where breakfast will be. We will continue for another hour of travel in the minivan, where we will be able to observe llamas, alpacas, and the local people on the way.
Phulawasipata is the starting point of the walk. We will hike approximately one or more hours, depending on the pace of the walk; you will also have the option of renting a horse if you do not feel well. From this point, we will have the best view of the mountains, and in front, we can see the highest mountain in Cusco called Ausangate at 6400 m.a.s.l.
After this, we will descend for 01 hours to take the transportation to the lunch point again in Cusipata, to finally go to the city of Cusco where we will arrive approximately between 4:00 to 5:00 pm Cusco. Thus we will finish our excursion, hoping you enjoyed it.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Where is Vinicunca Rainbow mountain?
The rainbow mountain of Vinicunca is located in the mountain range of Vilcanota, at 5,038 m.a.s.l, in the district of Pitumarca in the community of Pampachiri and at 29 km of Pitumarca in Cusco.
Are there toilet facilities in Rainbow Mountain?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol
What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide an oxygen tank for this kind of tour.
When is the best time to go to Vinicunca Mountain?
Best season: Dry season (May to October)
What is Vinicunca?
Vinicunca is the place where the mountain of 7 colors is, Recently it was made known to everyone and since then it receives thousands of visitors.
The climb was so worth it!!! It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Prepare well for the altitude but it is a must visit!
It’s so beautiful I don’t have words to describe that
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