Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek – 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek
The Rainbow Mountains 2-day Trek provides breathtaking views of the Peruvian Andes. Guided by one of our expert rainbow mountain trip local guides, you will enjoy an incredible night among some of the brightest stars you have ever seen.
Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek
The Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek provides breathtaking views of the Peruvian Andes. Guided by one of our expert local tour guides, you will enjoy an incredible night among some of the brightest stars you have ever seen and unapparelled views of the milky way galaxy.
In terms of the route taken, the Rainbow Mountains Trek links part of the Ausangate Mountain circuit, which will take you off the beaten track. An adventure that will take your breath away constantly, combining wild desert landscapes, glaciated peaks, rushing rivers, and challenging mountain passes. We get you away from the crowds where everything seems untouched and undiscovered.
The Trek involves hikes through many high elevations. It is a high-altitude experience. We highly recommend that you spend a few days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
We operate the Trek in small groups. Do take a moment to check our reviews on TripAdvisor.
DAY 1: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PALCCOYO + ANANISO CANYON
At 0400 AM, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco in our private transport and will embark on a 3 and a half-hour drive to the trailhead. We will be serving you a traditional breakfast so you are fueled up for the adventure ahead of you.
Our guide will go over the itinerary for the day and safety tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the next two days.
We will begin the full-day hike through the Vilcanota valley. The route encourages us to explore rural villages and the sights of living breathing cultures, stunning nature, and the grand imposing majestic snow-capped peak Ausangate standing 6375m.
On arrival at the first viewpoint of the canyon, you will witness the true strength at the core of the earth. Deep elongating cracks form this crust of beauty sharing in its vulnerability as the ground opens up the path for us to continue beyond to the Ananiso community (4400m)
At this point, we will have the opportunity to physically be in the presence of this impressive Ananiso Canyon. We will explore and hike in the canyon. It is home to distinct flora and fauna.
We will be following a narrow path for 2 hours until we reach the captivating waterfall. On our way back we will be visiting the ancient cave paintings from thousands of years ago.
You will have plenty of opportunities to spot the llamas, Alpacas, vizcachas, and Eagles as we will hike to some sacred sites. After exploring the canyon we will be hiking for an hour to our lunch camp.
Our chef will be waiting for us with a freshly cooked Andean meal. After relishing an outdoor meal, we start hiking up for 3 hours to the campsite.
On our way up, we will see the massive Ausangate Mountain Glacier and breathtaking views of the surroundings.
After a successful climb, we will stop and enjoy nice views while this is arguably the most beautiful spot on the entire Ausangate circuit.
Our campsite nestles in the nicest part of the trail. You will have captivating views of the sunset.
We will be serving you a multi-course Peruvian dinner.
DAY 2: ANANISO – PALCCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – CUSCO
The epic day of the 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek. We will be hiking to see the iconic Rainbow Mountains of Cusco. After relishing a typical breakfast, we will begin our gradual hike for three hours up the hill with a sight of the stunning Ausangate Glacier at a distance.
We will be stopping for lunch at our campsite before reaching the emblematic Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains.
After relishing a traditional meal amidst the Andean peaks, we will be hiking for another three hours to the summit of the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains.
On arrival, you can take all the time you want to soak in the amazing vistas of the surrounding lands and explore the mountain itself.
Take some time to really enjoy the beauty around you- it truly is a magical place. The best part is, we will be walking alone. No other companies offer this route so you get the mountain all to yourself!
After exploring The Rainbow Mountain, we will hike down an hour to the parking area. Our driver will be waiting to transfer us back to Cusco. It will be a three hours drive back to Cusco. We will be reaching by 0730 PM.
- Private transportation from and to your Hotel in Cusco.
- All food on the trek prepared by our trekking chef.
- Boiled water and snacks
- Fluent english and spanish speaking native Guide.
- All gear and camping supplies.
- 4 season expedition tents
- Large dinning tents, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent
- Portable toilet tent
- Duffle bags for your personal belongings (up to 8kg per person)
- Fees to access private land
- Horsemen / pack horses to carry all of the gear + 8 kg of your staff.
- First aid kit + Oxigen tank
- Sleeping pad (thernarest)
- Sleeping bag.
- Trekking poles.
- Pick up from hotels outside of Cusco
- Dinner on the last day.
- Tips for Guide,chef,and porters.
- Travel insurance.
- Fees to access private lands
- Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
- Walking boots.
- Walking sticks
- Rain poncho
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.