Vinicunca or Rainbow mountain is a place near the Ausangate. The mountains are partly formed of colorful sediments, which give the site a unique and surreal look. The mountain itself can only be accessed by foot or horse. From the nearest road, there’s a trail leading up, which takes about three hours to walk. Including the three hours drive from Cusco, it takes around six hours in total to reach the top. You can find the trail in Open Streetmap and it’s well marked and easy to follow, even if you’re not going with a guide. If in doubt, just follow the hordes of tourists.
the altitude

the altitude

Altitude

The walk is classified as grade C, which means that the walk is quite long and many sections are at high altitude (5,200 meters or + 16,000 feet). We recommend that you have spent at least 3 days in Cusco or at a similar altitude immediately before undertaking this trek to acclimatize.


Trekking experience
This walk is not suitable for the first-timers. If you are a strong walker and have completed some moderate walks before this, then you should be fine. You will need a good level of physical condition and endurance, as it will be trekking over many steep sections.


Weather
Hey – this is the mountains and they can produce their own time. Even 500 meters high changes can bring different weather patterns. In the higher regions, the weather can be quite rough and blizzards are not uncommon.

our experience

our experience

Package Details
All this in One day?
If possible.
This day hike to the rainbow mountains of Peru will be a difficult hike so you need to be fit for this one. A very early start and a fast step is required if you are packing all of this in in just one day. Our experienced guide will show you the way, but this is definitely not a walk for the faint of heart!
It will rise through the altitude quickly so that the climate in Cusco or at high altitude in other places for a few days is a definite recommendation.
The high altitude (5,200 meters) can bring your own time and blizzards are not uncommon, so be prepared for all climates.
INCLUDES IDEAL AND ROUND TRIP, GUIDE, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
DEPARTURE 3 AM EVERYDAY. PULL SERVICE

PRIVATE SERVICE IS MONTH APART.

local people

local people