An unforgettable walk to discover the Rainbow Mountain, between Andean landscapes and majestic glaciers.
Departure at 6.30am, we’ll go to discover the Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca (5.200 meters altitude), located in the heart of the Vilcanota Mountain range, at abound 100km from Cusco.
After a 3-hour trip by private vehicle and with our English-speaking tour guide we reach the starting point of this trek (4.636m). Today is a very high altitude day: we’ll reach 5.100m!
We walk for about an hour and a half to reach the Rainbow Mountain where we can rest and enjoy the sight for about an hour. We can also visit the red valley. We then return to the departure point (about an hour walking down) and have lunch at a family restaurant in Cusipata. We get back to Cusco at around 6pm.
The hike starts at 4400M and reach 5200m. You will feel the altitude. It is recommnded to walk slow.
If you wish so, hrses are available (extra cost)
Tour only for fit people.
Last summer between late July and August we did the ‘All Peru’ tour. It was not simple journey but a daydream. We visited all the most interesting places from the Andes to the southern desert. Fantastic places to visit with PeruEtico at least once in your life. Thanks to Emanuele we customized our tour, skipped Nasca and “climbed” the Rainbow Mountain. With the precious advice of Emanuele and Gianni we had no problems with altitude. The guides were fantastic; they introduced us, through their stories, to the Inca and Peruvian culture. Special thanks go to ‘Carlitos’, John and David. During the tour we had a problem getting to Aguas Calientes, due to cancelation of trains. Gianni promptly solved the problem by booking a room for us to take the train the next day by moving the reservation for entry to Machu Picchu the next day. Thanks again to Gianni for his availability, always present. Perfectly organized hotels and transfers. We hope to return and visit the Amazon. Thanks again for everything.