1 Day Tour of Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

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  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5000 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-9564
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  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a fascinating trekking experience
  • Check out the stunning beauty of the Rainbow Mountains
  • Discover the beautiful Peruvian culture
We will pick you up at 04:00 am to your hotel. After boarding your private car, we then take you to the village of Pitumarca. Pass through various towns and enjoy the incredible views of the Peruvian Andes right through the journey.

Arrive your destination and start the day with a delicious breakfast. We also help you buy some provisions that are necessary during the tour. After this short stop, we will continue our journey observing the landscapes, the mysterious mountains and the deep valleys.

We reach the village of Chillca at a distance of 3700 meters above sea level. From here, we start the walk uphill for 4 hours until you reach the Rainbow Mountain. When you reach the top of the mountain, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Andes and the Andean fauna.

All the mountains surrounding this area are red and there are stunning views of the valleys and mysterious mountain of 7 colors, where we will have enough time to be able to take photos and videos.

After the great experience, we will begin our return. We then proceed to enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, you can visit some of the locals in their homes, where you can see the way of life of people who still practice the ancient traditions of the Incas.

Later we will return to Cusco at 19.00 hours.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Private transportation to the start of the trail
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (no matter in which hotel)
  • Breakfast at the beginning of the trail
  • Entrance Ticket to the Park
  • Professional guide during the entire trip (English and Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • Emergency horse to ride
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Drinks.
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Other Practical InformationFULL DAY: CUSCO – QUESIUNO – VINICUNCA – QUESIUNO – CUSCO We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and head south from Cusco through the beautiful landscapes of valleys and agricultural communities. This route to the community of Quesiuno (4,326m / 14,192 ft) will take about 3 hours. Upon arriving the community, we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef. After breakfast, we will begin our hike, following a beautiful creek through a portal in between the mountains, accompanied by our first views of Ausangate, the fifth highest peak of Peru. Along the way, we will pass through herds of hundreds of alpacas and llamas and the occasional shepherd or local people moving about their daily activities. Our total ascent will last about 4 hours, which brings us to our final destination and highest point on our trek, Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain (5,020 mts / 16,466 ft), or, as we like to call it, Apu Ausangate’s Poncho! Here we will stop to admire and appreciate the outstanding views in all directions and the rare geological formations that appear to be painted with several exotic colors. Far below and into the distance are infinite valleys and glaciers as far as one can see. We will stop for about 30 minutes – the perfect amount of time to rest, to have a snack, and immerse yourself in this wild environment before we must begin our descent, roughly three hours. Upon arrival at the trailhead, our chef will be waiting with a delicious hot lunch. We will have time after lunch to visit some of the local households and observe the lifestyle and customs that are still being practiced today since Inca times. Here the native language of Quechua is spoken and agriculture is essential for life. At the end of the day, our tour will conclude with an opportunity to meet with local people from the community before making our journey back to Cusco in our private van. We will leave you back at your hotel around 7:00 p.m. Meals: Continental Breakfast / snacks / fresh lunch Lowest Altitude: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft Highest Altitude: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft Distance: 15 km / 9 ¼ mi Travel time: 4-5 hours ascent; 3-4 hours descent Level of Difficulty: Very Challenging
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • What is an ideal time to visit Peru? Is travel possible during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed to travelers. You can find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How long would I need to visit Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

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