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Rainbow Mountain Full Day

Rainbow Mountain Full Day

Have you seen that incredible image of a mysterious mountain with many colors that dazzle your vision and surprise your imagination? Vinicunca, better known as Rainbow Mountain,is the mountain of seven colors, part of the magnificent adventure destinations that Peru offers. Take your map and take a walk like no other.We know that there are mountains and amazing hills all over the world, but whoever looks at the Ausangate viewpoints, will discover the thousand colors that this unique mountain shows. A geological gem that is becoming very famous, very fast. Because of the incomparable nature of its landscapes, we do not doubt that this incredible mountain will soon be known, as the Mountain of the 7 colors will be one of the most desired hiking routes in the world; The mountain Ausangate (Vinicunca in quechua) is located only 100 km from the city of Cusco and is the 4th highest mountain in Peru, it is nothing less than 6,372 meters high; Its exposed minerals (iron oxides, copper sulfates and others) are shown to form an almost surrealistic image.

The "Apu" Ausangate is for the Andean culture, giver of life and guardian of one of the most varied ecosystems in the world; its name means "copper" in Quechua. When you are on this mountain, remember that it is sacred to local people; In fact, many of the nearby Andean communities still have pilgrimage dates to the top of the mountain. Like the community of Chillca; of llama shepherds and alpacas, which have inherited Inca and pre-Inca cultural traditions. It is possible to share the daily life of the shepherds.The road to Rainbow Mountain is one of the most amazing experiences you can have, enjoy the scenery, be accompanied by birds and native animals during the road is only part of what this great opportunity offers, where you will receive the protection and wisdom of what was once sacred to our culture.

Before you go

Quick Itinerary:

3:00 am: Pick up from your hotel

6:00 am: Pitumarka (breakfast)

6:30 am: Start walking from Quesuno

9:00 am: Rainbow Mountain

2:00 pm: Return to Pitumarka

7:00 pm: Arrive in Cusco


Reasons why you should go to Rainbow Mountain:

  • Relate to the Andean Culture: This route to the mountain of the 7 colors offers to know, the real life of the local people, in addition, in this way you can relate or socialize with the guide, in the same way with the muleteers, who accompany during the whole route, you can also know their beliefs, traditions, customs among others. This route is becoming one of the most visited of the city of Cusco, now considered a mandatory stop, for all foreign tourists, enjoy the view on this top of the mountain of the 7 colors.
  • Safe Fun: Throughout the route, boredom is not allowed, since the entire route is full of curious things, such as Andean plants (llaully, ichu, iru), small rodents (mice, Andean rabbit, etc.), Andean bird spaces ( hawk, condor, etc.), South American camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, etc.), and Andean hunters (Fox, puma).
  • Observe the Agriculture of the High Andean: from the exit of the city of Cusco to the mountain of the 7 colors it is observed, the agriculture of different products, like the Pope, aba, tarwi, olluco, oca, etc. and cereals such as aba, pea, quinoa, quiwicha, barley, wheat, among others. Peruvian agriculture is inherited from the time of the Incas, agriculture is practiced for self-consumption or to exchange the products.
  • Appreciate all Natural Beauty: This route offers attractive, surprising and unforgettable landscapes, such as the fourth largest peak "Ausangate snow".
  • No Risks During the Journey: The route presents, slightly steep climbs and downhill plains, nothing dangerous, to make mountain of the 7 colors, you must necessarily acclimatize your organism, in the city of Cusco at least 1 day, to not have problems with altitude sickness. The mountain of seven colors, is 5200 meters above sea level.
  • Travel your journey with the Andean Animals: Most of the journey will be accompanied with the South American camelids (llama, alpaca, vicuña among others), Andean bird species; in case we are lucky we will run into (condor, falcon among others), Andean hunters (fox, puma).
  • Breath pure air: you will breathe pure air, it benefits us a lot in our health, as the cellular oxygenation of the organism, reduces the level of stress, eliminates toxins accumulated in the organism, improves our mood. It is very good to get away from all the polluted air of the city, and spend some time enjoying, of all the goodness of nature.
  • Enjoy the Colors of the Mountain of the 7 Colors From the top of the mountain, you can see the perfect combination of colors, different types of soils, sediments of rocks, such as sandstone, gravel, halite, limestone as well as ocher, green and yellow with the combination of more minerals, this makes its formation incredible.
  • Enjoy the Andean Gastronomy: Gastronomy is one of the things, which is most enjoyed in the region of Cusco and throughout Peru, this is transcended from generation to generation, this makes it unique to the city of Cusco, for the originality of its typical dishes and showing a great experience, to its foreign tourists to enjoy new flavors, for many palates.
  • Cheap: The tour is cheap do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the new wonders of the city of Cusco.

More Adventures:


Early, around 3:00 a.m. we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to Qollasuyo, the Inca Trail, an important part of everything unparalleled of Tahuantinsuyo (4 regions of the Incas) we will arrive at Checacupe, and then arrive at the town of Pitucamarca, where the history of the first the rebels who began to challenge Pachuteq, the main Inca of that time,began to take life, then passing beautiful landscapes and valleys of Pitumarca, we will arrive at the native town of Japura, Hachipacha with Quechua native inhabitants, finally we will arrive at the end of the road called QUECHUYNO. Where we will have a rich breakfast.After our breakfast we walk passing beautiful landscapes, lagoons where we inhabit South American camelids (alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, puma, Andean birds and condor etc) walk of 3 ½ Hrs aprox. Until place called Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain , from where you can see the impressive view of the colored hill with the sunrise shows its best imposing valley and colored hills of magical colors that only exists in this place of Peru.Around we will observe mountains (apu sarinini, mountain 7 colors vinicunca Ausangate) Ausangate the highest mountain of Cusco with a height of 6372 meters above sea level. In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes - among which Sivinacocha stand out, from where the masculine energy that fertilizes the sacred earth mother Pachamama; After a long trip, the waters are lost in the unknown lands of the Amazon to return as rains, at the exit of the lakes and the glaciers, every night turned into the river of stars or Willkamayu that resembles our cosmo vision.Every year at north of the Ausangate Mountain, the religious feast of Qoyllur Rit'i, has been celebrated since immemorial time, where faith is printed as the dancers from different parts of the country, before the feast of Corpus Christi, during which miles of Quechua pilgrimage Lord of Quyllur Rit'i in the temple of Sinakara (painting done on a rock). This pilgrim is included in the Representative Heritage List.After a long photo shoot, we will return to a place in Hachipacha where our delicious lunch awaits us, before heading to the town of Cusco arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.


  • Food 01 Breakfast - 01 Lunch  
  • Hot Drinks 
  • Accredited professional guide 
  • Professional Chef specialized in Peruvian gastronomy 
  • Kitchen tent Entrance to the Mountain of the 7 Colors 
  • Emergency horse for the group 
  • Paramedic First aid kit / oxygen / medication / tablet for height, etc. 
  • Horseman for horses



  • Drinks except as mentioned 
  • Food except as mentioned 
  • Extra expenses 
  • Air flights


It is recommended to bring:

  • A lightweight backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek ( prepare for a wide range of changes in temperature.) 
  • Rain clothes (jacket and pants if available) or a rain poncho. 
  • Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for approximately $ 1. 
  • Sturdy shoes, waterproof hiking boots are recommended. 
  • The extra stockings can not miss. 
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, polar linings, gloves, scarf and hat. 
  • Thermal clothing is also recommended.
  • Camera, rolls and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly under cold conditions). 
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain and cold. 
  • Sunscreen Cream after sunbathing or moisturizer for the face and body. 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc. 
  • Non-disposable water bottle. 
  • We suggest you bring pills to sterilize the water in case you pick up water from the streams. 
  • Your own medical kit with any special medication you may need.
  • Cash - enough for sandwiches and souvenirs. 
  • Binoculars (if you have)


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