Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain 1 Day – New Route by Cusipata
Rainbow Mountain Tour
Vinicunca, also called “The Mountain of 7 Colors” or Rainbow Mountain Peru. It is a new tourist attraction near Cusco, Peru, located in the province of Quispicanchis.
Forgotten by everyone until a few years ago, it has now become very popular. And the best part is that you can visit it in one day.
According to locals, this mountain and the surrounding ones were covered with snow a few decades ago, and because of global warming, the snow has disappeared leaving them exposed and showing us an incredible view, and not just the view of the mountains, but also the Apu Ausangate, Cusco’s highest snowy peak.
Some people also say that the coloration of this mountain is due to the large number and variety of minerals that can be found if any mining were to be done, something the locals are afraid of, because these mountains have not yet been declared protected and any mining company could take it in concession and destroy this beautiful wonder. Hopefully our government can protect it by declaring it as a reserve or something similar.
Highlights of Rainbow Mountain Tour
Rainbow Mountain is one of the most beautiful, and beautifully hidden treasures in the Peruvian Andes. The rainbow unfolding in the land of vibrant colors is an indescribable visual delight, a little-known wonder of South America certainly adds to the appeal for discerning explorers. Only a few visitors who come to Peru manage to include this phenomenal trek to Vinicunca, or Rainbow Mountain, taking a look at this splendor of Mother Nature is, without a doubt, one of the most attractive aspects of all.
CUSCO / CUSIPATA: We will pick you up at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Cusco. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes on the Cusco-Sicuani highway. We will arrive at “Cusipata River Lodge”. Upon arrival you will find: our dining room where you will have breakfast and find hygienic services. After the breakfast at 8:30 am we will continue our trip to take them to the “Rainbow Mountain”via Cusipata for about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the village of Llactoc with a beautiful landscape you can see a lot of wildlife like herds of alpacas.
We start with our adventure with a walk uphill for about 1 hour and a half. Continuing we appreciate in the distance the snowy mountains and wonderful landscapes, finally we arrive at the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN and we will also visit the “Cerro Colorado”, from the highest part you can appreciate this stunning landscapes. After visiting and taking pictures, we will return with a 1.5 hour hike arriving to Llactoc and then to Cusipata Private Lodge and then to the city of Cusco arriving approx. 6.00 p.m.
- All Transports included, in Tourist Service.
- 1 full lunch, 1 breakfast (Optional vegetarian meal)
- Professional trekking guides
- Lodge facilities: Sauna, SS HH, Dining room.
- Tips, etc.
We Recommend to bring
- Comfortable clothes for the trip.
- Wool caps (chullo), gloves, scarf.
- Waterproof jacket, rain poncho, small backpack and rain cover.
- Good hiking shoes
- Mineral water.
- Binoculars, Walking stick, sunscreen. Personal medications
- Photo Camera with extra batteries
Pricing Rainbow Mountain Tour
To confirm your reservation just send us US$ 60.00 per person and your trip application Our accounting department will contact you in less than 24 hours, with your invoice and voucher.