Book your Rainbow Mountain Peru with this plan Rainbow Mountain Cusco 2 Days and guided by Experienced Local Tour Guide with professional chef and visited all year round, so hiking through rainbow mountain you see some snow-capped mountain and watch the stars and see the famous rainbow mountain and the famous red valley.
So about the rainbow mountain is the formations , when the tectonic plates from Pacific and Atlantic hit each other, thus forming mega mountains range with plenty mineral spread all over the mountain ranges and lagoons like one of the lake being called, Lago Titicaca and others ones too in the Andes range so now a days these places are populated by the Quechuas people.
You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your trek. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.
We pick you up by 4:30am and then ride our private car through Quesiuno place located (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) and takes 3 hours and we arrive to Inkintuyoc bridge then some good breakfast, so afterward we will load all the gear on the horses and begin our hike uphill. Following a lovely stream, you will be immediately surprised by the literally herds of alpacas and llamas.
Also we will see the Ausangate Mountain and hike through villages and interact with the local residents then also we have the opportunity to see chinchillas and then after After 3 to 4 hours we arrive to our campsite called Ccayrabiri, near the village of Llamachimpana so here lunch and afterward we free afternoon to hike around the place for photos and visit some local people and then later and if is clear night watch the stars.
• Meals: Breakfast and Lunch then Dinner and plus some snacks
• Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
• Highest Elevation: 4,598 m / 15,082 ft
• Distance to walk: 4 km / 2 ½ miles
• Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
• Level of Difficulty: Challenging
We wake you up with cup of hot coca tea and then see the gorgeous sunrise then in in brief breakfast then we hike through the valleys to destination today is the Rainbow Mountain so this hike takes 2 hours uphill and we will have consistent views of stunning red mountains and the Ausangate glacier and then finally we arrive to Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft).
Once we arrive to this beauty place we will have time to explore the area and then will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment and then time to hike downhill the way we came then the hike will take 4 to 5 hours untill the end of the road and lunch and afterward we ride our car for 3 hours back to Cusco city and drop you off at your place, time to arrive by 7:pm.
• Meals: Breakfast/Lunch + snacks
• Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
• Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
• Distance to walk: Uphill: 3.5 km / 2 miles; Downhill 7 km / 4 ½ miles
• Approximate walking time: 2 hours up; 4 to 5 hours down
• Level of Difficulty: Difficult
• Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
• Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
• Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Quesiuno and return transportation with hotel drop off
• Four-person tent for every 2 people.
• Inflatable Mattress and pillow
• Kitchen tent
• Dining tent with tables and chairs
• Toilet tent and portable toilet
• Professional Chef and assistant chef
• Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
• Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
• Duffle bag for your personal gear
• Two breakfasts two lunches and one dinner
• Hot water for washing
• Boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
• Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit, finger tip pulse oximeter.
• Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
• Trekking poles – you can rent them from us
• Tips for the crew (guide, chef, wranglers)
• Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
• Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
• Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
• Clothes (warm/winter jacket, rain pants, hiking boots, poncho, winter hat, gloves)
• Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
• Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
• Head lamp
• Sunglasses and sun hat
• Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes
• Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us), must have rubber tips
The people who live here at high altitude with super cold temperature are Inca’s ancestor and speak people Quechua language for the Incas time while the Incas in Peru has been like Roma empire who inhabited this land in 1400 after Crist so they have been around 12 million people and these people have been conquered by the Spaniard in 1532 and then most of the Incas who lived out of the Incas capital, had time to run away.
Now we can see these people living in these places and conserving their language and tradition and still weaving their clothes with the llama and alpaca wool and cooking their food with llama and alpaca manure, because the places they live no fire woods and being too high for the trees growing.
• US $350 per person
• Hiking poles – US $10.00 (pair)
• Sleeping bag – US $10.00
• Private tent – US $15
Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Quesiuno – Llamachimpana
Day 2: Llamachimpana – Vinicunca – Quesiuno – Cusco
• Overall trek distance: 15 km / 9 ¼ miles
• Starting altitude: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
• Maximum altitude: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
• Overall trek difficulty: Challenging*