Rainbow Mountain Trek


Surprise yourself with a destination like no other: Rainbow Mountain! Vinicunca Mountain offers you a dream-like landscape with the colors of the rainbow all stacked on top of one another for you to see like a multicolor mantle or a reflection of a rainbow on Earth. Vinicunca can be admired all year-round.

The peak of this hike is at approximately 5000 MASL (16400 FASL) and can be reached after a four-hour walk from the base camp. The radiant sun will accompany you all along the route and so will families of sheep, horses, and camelids like llamas and alpacas.

The imposing mountain landscape is sure to be the protagonist of your photographs.





Early departure from Cusco 5 a.m., because we expect a trip by car from 4 h approx. to the rainbow mountain. We will make a break in the picturesque village of Pitumarca where you can have breakfast and buy some things for the walk.

The walk is considered something demanding since is exceeded a height of 5000 meters at the highest point and 3 h of ascent, where we will have panoramic views of the Apu Ausangate 6382 m, considered a deity and the 4th highest mountain in the country. We will take our special box lunch on the way. During this journey we will have the opportunity to see different varieties of South American camelids, the llama or alpaca and will have time to take pictures of this beautiful place. We will return to Cusco on 20 h. Total distance: 10km; duration of the walk 6 h (roundtrip).

Included/ not Included


  • Transportation: Cusco – Rainbow mountain – Cusco
  • Professional guide (English and/or Spanish)
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain
  • Meals: 01 box lunch


  • Service of mules
  • Water
  • Tips


  • Cold Sweater
  • Sportswear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Trekking poles
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket for rain or poncho
  • 2 liters of water
  • Extra money
  • Standard 25 liter backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper

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