The Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tours provides an amazing opportunity to see the iconic coloured mountains, snowy mountain tops and alpacas.
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
The Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tour begins with leaving the city of Cusco early in the morning and after 2.5 hours on our way we enter the community of Chiliuani. Here we can appreciate the Chilihuani valley where we can see a snowfall in the distance, and a variety of potato crops in this community. Within 15 minutes of arriving we can see a part of the red valley and the fauna of this area as vicuñas and alpacas.
Upon reaching the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, we begin our ascent on a path along the mountain. Halfway up the ascent, the climb is a bit steeper, but there are horses available to help those in need. In total we will make the ascent in 2 hours. When we climb to the top we can see the Ausangate snowy and a circuit of reddish-colored mountains and numerous valleys connected in the mountains. Here it will be at a height of 5,100 meters with winds of up to 25km / h and temperatures of up to 4 Celsius.
Return by the way of ascent for 10 minutes, and then we make another ascent by another way towards the Red Valley for 20 minutes. There we stayed for 30 minutes to appreciate this wonder of nature.
Our bright and early pick-up begins at your hotel (any hotel) in Cusco approximately 4:00 AM .
The bus takes the south route of Cusco for 1 and half hour passing through many colorful colonial towns before reaching Cusipata district where it’s time to have breakfast and get your energy for the hike ahead.
The start of the trail is one hour away named Chilliwani 4,600m/15 160ft. This is the warmup spot for our physical activity for the day. Ready, set, go!!! Upward we go step by step breathing deeply up this courageous mountain. Finally with every step closer to the summit the mountains become aesthetically perfect the sunrise calls on a new day, the natural magic of this hidden treasure exposes its treasures in full blossom, the ancient and the traditional local folks, llamas, alpacas, the wild vicuñas, allow you entrance to their secret world. The condors circle in their beauty complimenting other highland birds. 2 hours of our climb our reward stands waiting to attention, the top of the VINICUNCA standing erect at 5100m – 16700ft. Breath taking views of Vilcanota mountain range salute you. Introducing the highest glacier at Cusco Ausangate 6 375m 20,900ft, You will have plenty of time to recover while enjoying your snack, taking pictures and breathing in the fresh air of the Andes.
Our knowledgable guide will share with you a detailed explanation before descending for 1 and half hour along the same path to board the bus for a well deserved lunch, returning to Cusco around 6:30- 7PM to be dropped you off at Regosijo Plaza near to the Central Square.
- Experienced and Professional Guide
- Private Tourist Transportation
- Pick up from hotel in Cusco
- Traditional Local Breakfast
- Lunch that includes Soup and Main Dish with Drink Options
- Hot and cold
- First aid kit
- Oxygen Balloon
- Trekking sticks
- Warm Clothing (Casaca, Chompa, Chalina, Gloves)
- Rain poncho
- Sun hat
- Cap for the cold
- Water 1.5 Lt. To Drink