Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

VINICUNCA, also known as the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN or MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLOURS, is located to the south of Cusco, in the Canchis province.

 It offers its visitors a marvellous panorama of majestic mountains and glaciers such as Ausangate, crystalline rivers, peaceful pastoral scenes, herds of sheep, camelid breeders, and Andean people dressed in their native colourful clothes. This new route, apart from the established routes, is a real adventure through a wild and untouched landscape where the only encounter you will have is with VINICUNCA “THE MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLOURS”, PUCAPUNTA “the red mountain” and small Quechua-speaking communities, descendents of the Quechuas , who exploit the Altiplano.

This is a high mountain route and reaches altitudes of up to 5200 metres above sea level.

Location: Canchis province, Cusco, Peru

Level of difficulty: Normal to moderate

per adult from

$490

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation at camp site (double tents – 2 people per tent)
    • Sleeping mat
    • 02 lunches, 01 breakfast, 01 dinner
    • Professional guide
    • Oxygen tank and first aid kit
    • Transport to/from your hotel in Cusco
    • Full camping kit
    • Cook and assistant
    • Cold boiled water or hot water with breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Puente Colonial de Checacupe
    • Entry/Admission - Ausangate
    • Entry/Admission - Montana de Siete Colores
    What's excluded :
    • Payment of S/.1.00 to use the toilets (cooperation with the services of the community)
    • Breakfast on the first day
    • Sleeping bag
    • Personal items
    • Tips
    • Travel Insurance

  • Day 1: Pickup - Checacupe - Pitumarca

    Stop At: Puente Colonial de Checacupe, Calle 7 E6 Checacupe, San Lorenzo 12145 Peru
    At around 7am you will be picked up at your hotel to begin the excursion. We head south, passing the town of Urcos (on the road to Puno) and in about 3 hours arrive in Checacupe district with its imposing Inka bridge and a colonial bridge that dates from the XII century. We then take a detour towards Pitumarca village and from here the rest of the journey is on main roads.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    After approximately 4 hours we arrive at our destination, the slopes of the snow-capped mountain Ausangate (Hanchipata). After enjoying our lunch and a short briefing, we begin the hike of about 2 hours to reach our camp site. Along the way we will pass locals from this area and herds of camelids. Night camping (lunch and dinner).
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

    Stop At: Montana de Siete Colores, Cusco 084 Peru
    After an early breakfast, at around 6am, we begin the ascent of the mountain of 7 colours (5200 masl, known as Vinicunca Mountain or the Rainbow Mountain). Along the way we will have the opportunity to see the snow-capped mountains, the imposing Ausangate, and explore the extensive grasslands that the coloured mountain offers for about 2 hours. Once we are at the top we will have plenty of time to take photos and explore the area. The return to our camp will take approximately 1 hour where our lunch will be waiting for us. After lunch we will walk for about another 1.30 hours to get to Hanchipata where our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco, arriving at around 18.00. Transfer to your respective hotels.
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Bottle of water
    • Windbreaker
    • Warm clothes, warm waterproof jacket, rain poncho
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Personal items
    • Sleeping bag
    • Torch
    • Sunglasses
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Perú Agency

Activity ID: V-11789P19

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