Hike with us, this Rainbow Mountain Cusco, with plan famous rainbow mountain 4-day trek, with trekking at the bottom of some snow-capped mountain, named Ausangate located to the southeast of Cusco city. Rainbow Mountain, Peru is the newest and least crowded trekking route, in the Southern Cusco region without booking in advance, and being the best place in Peru to hike than the traditional Inca trail to Machupicchu.
Discover one of the most breathtaking hikes through the Andes mountain in the Cusco region of Peru, this spectacular rainbow mountain trek evolved into a magical experience through the famous Andes mountain, trekking beside colorful mountains, and red mountains, surrounded by native animals, like llamas, and alpacas.
Therefore, on this trip, we pass through several rural communities, then you see the amazing snow-capped mountain and beautiful lakes.
Moreover, we see the native living culture, people, who speak the Quechua language while this language has been spoken in Machupicchu 600 years ago, and also they do farming potatoes.
Also, we keep having fresh excellent reviews, from our clients on the Trip Advisor company, from taking some tours with us¡
Trekking Rainbow Mountain, Peru
Trekking this Vinicunca rainbow mountain in Peru, actually, is better than hiking the traditional Inca trail to Machupicchu, since, on this hike for a couple of days, you see living culture, people named Quechuas, and also you see plenty of llamas and alpacas, then at the end of the trek, you see the famous real rainbow mountain and hike through the amazing red valley.
For hiking, this famous rainbow mountain 4 days in Cusco, Peru, is organized with good camping equipment to spend the night through the Andes mountains for our clients and our workers, and most important in this trek you just carry your little daypack, and then the rest of the equipment is carried by the horses, every day. so, you finish this trek with a light backpack carrying.
Furthermore, this adventure hike to rainbow mountain is with an experienced local tour guide, and an oxygen tank to help you with altitude sickness, and also the type of food is organic, cooked by our professional chef with some drinking water.
Rainbow Mountain In Cusco
This rainbow mountain in Cusco now is very famous and we organize day tours, from Cusco city and also for a couple of days, do the connection hike with Ausangate mountain.
So, this adventure trekking rainbow mountain for a couple of days in Cusco is a new, and much better hike than the classical Inca trail to Machu Picchu, so this trek is through the Ausangate mountain with arriving at the famous rainbow of Vinicunca and then hiking in the red valley.
Moreover, in this adventure trek, you have the option to ride a horse for the difficult part, so you have the chance to finish this trek, in case you can get tired.
Type Of Trip for Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Trekking
- Adventure, nature, culture, outstanding views, plenty of llamas and alpacas animals, along the trek
- Travel style: trekking with camping and local communities and the highest mountain is 5200 masl(17,060ft), and being shepherd’s paths.
- Vinicunca the rainbow mountain and nice red mountain
- Ausangate (The Andean Worldview´s most important Sacred Mountain)
- Quechua-speaking Inca descendants
- Camping over the moonlight
Itinerary For Famous Rainbow Mountain Trekking In 4 Days
Day 1. Cusco Arapa
DAY 2. Samacancha and four lagoons
DAY 3. Surapampa and Yauricunca
DAY 4. Vinicunca and Cusco
Day 1. Cusco Arapa Tinqui
This early morning we ride our car from Cusco city located at 3326 masl to Tinqui up to 3800 masl, and we acclimatize our bodies to the higher altitude for a while, and then at the beginning of the trail, we have some breakfast, and afterward, we hike for 5 hours up to pass named Arapa (4757masl).
Then after the pass, we have some lunch and then camp at the base of this mountain, so this day is hard to hike, but it is worth doing, and then as soon as we get to the campsite we get some tea and hot water for the wash-up and later dinner.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Overnight in camping tents
Day 2. Samacancha Four Lagoons
After breakfast, we hike through the Ausangate region, and being amazing colorful mountains and four lagoons Yanaccocha then Vinoccha and then Huchuypucaccocha, and Hatunccocha, and also the magical landscape of Vinicunca.
And along the trail, we meet Quechua-speaking Inca descendants people who live up here in the mountains, and besides that, we see plenty of Llamas and alpacas and sometimes wild Vicuñas, and then arrive at the camp in 6 hours to the place named Hatunccocha.
• Breakfast and lunch, then dinner
• Overnight in camping tents
DAY 3. Surapampa Yauricunca
This day after breakfast, we hike aside of colorful lakes and nice mountains and then some climb with plenty of stops, and arrive at the high pampas – rugged meadows of long grass across to Apacheta Pass (4850masl).
Then we hike the trail to another mountain pass and walk by Lake Ausangate which is surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and the great valley below and camp at the place called SURAPAMPA .
• Breakfast and lunch, then dinner
• Overnight in camping tents
DAY 4. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Then Cusco
After breakfast, we hike to Puca punta place with red sandstone, which is sediment formations, and having a wonderful experience, and here we can see some vicuñas, then climb to Vinicunca mountains which are colorful streaks of mountains.
And once we arrive here at the viewpoint of this mountain the views are extremely amazing then have time for the photos and then ready for the downhill for 3 hours for our car and afterward 3 hours the way back to Cusco city and we drop you off at your place in Cusco city, this being the end of our famous rainbow mountain 4 days.
What You Need To Bring
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Polar or thermal clothing
- Sweater and Warm jacket
- Thermal sleeping clothes.
- Good hiking boots waterproof pants and a jacket for the rainy season
- Wool gloves and some scarf
- Wool socks for sleeping
- Hat or cap for the sun
- Sleeping bag (If you don’t have one so please ask for assistance)
- Water bottle for the first day until lunchtime
- Sunglasses and some sunscreen
- Hiking poles (we some hiking sticks for rent)
- Good flashlight
Included For Famous Rainbow Mountain 4 Days
- Experienced plus paramedic tour guide
- Private transport round trip
- Accommodation: Camping intent
- Plenty of delicious food and drinking water
- First aid kit and oxygen tank
Not Included For Famous Rainbow Mountain 4 Days
- Gratuity for the working team
Vinicunca Altitude & Acclimatization
The Altitude in this region affects different people in different ways, but common symptoms of altitude sickness include headache and nausea and loss of appetite, and then trouble with sleep, and lack of energy so to prevent altitude sickness we recommend you always remain well-hydrated, gradually expose yourself to higher elevations and exercise moderately until altitude acclimatized and get plenty of rest.
Most importantly, we suggest that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 to 3 days prior because altitude issues are intricately tied to dehydration and once in Cusco you should increase your fluid intake as MUÑA tea (tastes like mint) or Coca tea and makes you feel better.
Price For Famous Rainbow Mountain 4 Days
- Per person $US 550.00
Note: We do some discounts, just let us know your budget
How I Book This Rainbow Mountain Trek Cusco
For booking this tour, you have to send us, a deposit of $20 dollars through our PayPal account, and PayPal charges 7% from any amount of money to send, and the %7 is charged to you, so that means you need to send us $22 and then the rest of the money in cash when you arrive in Cusco city and then, you need to send us the following details to our WhatsApp number.
- The date of the tour and type of tour
- Number of people
- Address in Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
- Email to keep in touch
- Passport copy, the profile side to pay the Peruvian tax
Then, we send you an email confirmation of the deposit and the tour.
Note: The $22 dollars deposit, is for any number of people, for booking this tour, then the rest of the money in Cusco city in cash, it can be in dollars or soles, this is up to you, and also please the final payment with good US$ bills, because the broken dollars bills no working in Peru.
This is our PayPal account to send the deposit: email@example.com
Is Rainbow Mountain difficult?
Firstly, the hike to Rainbow mountain for a couple of days is with hard parts and moderate parts, and some easy parts too, like any trek in Peru. Also, this Rainbow Mountain Trek is located, in the Andes mountains with some passes to hike over 5,000 masl (16,404ft).
If you are planning this adventure trek, is better to have this trek in an organized group from a serious tour company, so you hike at your own pace and be guided by a tour guide, moreover, once you get to the lunch places and campsites, you get everything set up for you, such as food, sleeping tents.
But, if you go on your own for this rainbow mountain trekking, will be hard for you, to handle it, like for cooking and setting up your equipment to sleep, because in the morning and in the afternoon is so cold the temperature, also when you hike, mainly you need some good warm food and a tour guide to show you the right trail, and explanation about the living culture people you see along the route.
Are The Rainbow Mountains Of Peru Real?
In Peru, we have 2 real rainbow mountains, named Vinicunca, and the other one is called Palccoyo, and the formations from both mountains are full of minerals and clay, such as.
- Pink or fuchsia: a mixture of red clay, mud stones (mud), and sand.
- Whitish: sandstone (quartz sand) and limestone.
- Purple or lavender: marl (a mixture of clay and calcium carbonate) and silicates.
- Red: argillites and clays.
Also, these mountains are located close to Cusco city, in the brown Andes mountain range, and nowadays are famous to see plenty of llamas and alpacas along the route with living culture people.
Moreover, you see some beautiful red mountains, with red valleys, then in the background, you see some beautiful snow-capped mountain named Ausangate.