The very popular Vinicunca Mountain, also known as Rainbow Mountain, has a natural mound of color palates that is hard to find anywhere else on this Earth. Experience one of Peru’s most striking geological features during this full-day tour as you challenge yourself upwards with altitude of 5100m/16,442 feet. Its not for the faint hearted, but it is worth the feeling of adrenaline on completion. Hard as it may be your hands will rise to the occaision of accomplishment. This tour is for those who really like to escape and walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incan ways. If you are wanting to experience this truly magical place we also offer rainbow mountain through a different avenue. Almost unchartered filled with culture beauty and spectacular views of the mountain and only 1km of hiking. Recommended for our clientes who choose to enjoy their tours and have no need for the challenge and much more privacy. See – Rainbow Mountain a day trip to Palccoyo.
Our bright and early pick-up begins at your hotel (any hotel) in Cusco approximately 3:00 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.
Pick up from your hotel.
Private bus to palccoyo(around trip).
Professional Tour Guide(English and Spanish speaking).
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch(buffet).
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the list.
Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail).
Entrace fee 10 soles for Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley 20 soles each.
Horses to rent from locals 80 soles
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
Sun hat + sunglasses.
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Camera & Extra Film & Batteries
Personal medical kit
USD 95.00 per person based on 2 people.