Tour to Rainbow mountain

The Rainbow mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, is stunning and can be seen on the Ausangate Trek. Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru at 6,384 meters high; Ausangate is considered the most important mountain of the Andean worldview.
Wiracocha Rainbow mountain (Vinicunca)

Rainbow mountain route

This route is genuinely unique and is a real adventure through preserved wild natural terrain and includes Puka Punta, “red lead”, a mountain in the Vilcanota mountain range and small communities of Quechua-speaking descendants. The route of Rainbow mountain reaches great heights between 4710m and 5200m for stunning eagle eye views. The Vinicunca One-Day Tour is able to offer travelers an alternative trek that is paramount to other trips and destinations.

Itinerary of Rainbow mountain trip

rainbow mountain - wiracocha spanish schoolYou will be picked up very early and then head south through the town of Urco to the Cecacupe District (2 hours) and then follow the path to Pitumarca. We continue along the road through small villages until we arrive to the community of Hanchipata – Quesuno (1 hour and 20 minutes), the ideal starting point to walk the route. We will see many mountains such as Ausangate, beautiful blue lagoons, and many other natural sites. The hike is not long (8 km round trip) but it is all above 5100 m. Due to this altitude it is challenging but for sure, one of the best day hikes in Peru! For the fittest, you can continue from the Rainbow Mountain through the red valley to the top. From there you will have an amazing panorama of kilometers red dessert with mountaintops of different colors.

Details of the Rainbow mountain trip:

  • Price of trip: Upon request
  • Duration of trip: 1 day
  • Start date: Daily departures
The prices of tours tend to vary due to circumstances like changing regulations, lack of availability or changing entry fees or permits. And we don´t want to make any promises we can´t keep. That is why it is difficult to publish our prices although we would love to, as our prices are very competitive.

Please contact us to request a price quote and you will find this out for yourself!

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