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Rainbow Mountain Hike – Full Day

Rainbow Mountain Hike

Enjoy the natural Rainbow Mountain hike rarely visited, explore the ancient and remote villages, interact with the locals and experience their culture. The Rainbow Mountain Trek, also known as Vinicunca Trek has surprisingly beautiful mountain which has different minerals composition that seems like a carpet of seven colors.

The Vinicunca trek goes throughout snowcapped peaks, turquoise lakes, herds of Llamas and Alpacas, wild Vicuñas which has the most expensive wool in the world, bobcats, Pumas, Condors soaring over the mountains, basically all set within an incredibly colorful mountain.


Rainbow Mountain Hike – Over View

  • 6 hours driving (go and back)
  • 6 hours hiking
  • Walking distance 15km
  • Highest elevation 5000m


Rainbow Mountain Hike – Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco Pitumarka – Qesiuno – rainbow Mountain – Cusco

This adventure starts in Cusco at 4am, we will pick you up from your hotel on our van and travel all the way to the trailhead, located in a little town of Quesiuno (4350m – 14, 215ft) while you are driving enjoy the beautiful landscape, spectacular Inca farming terraces, and outstanding corn fild valleys.

As soon as we arrive to the trailhead we start the Vinicunca trek following a beautiful stream. You will be amazed with the beauty of this place full of herds of Llamas and Alpacas, as we are ascending the views are better and better specially the  amazing Ausangate mountain. We will be hiking by beautiful and little villages and for sure you have the chance to interact with the locals and understand better about them.

After 4 hours hiking we will be done and enjoy the magnificent of the rainbow mountain – Vinicunca trek 5,000m/16, 450ft.  you have time to explore and take pictures.
After a pleasurable exploration we just have to head back all the way to Quesiuno, for sure it is now all downhill, it takes 2 hours to reach our van. The Rainbow mountain Trek does not end here yet, we have 3 hours of drive back on our van all the way to Cusco.


What is included on the Rainbow Mountain Hike?

Professional Tour Guide.– Our tour guide staff are highly prepared and ready to take you on this adventure, they studied tourism and English at University. They all are passionate in the history, archeology, geology and also in the astronomy, they always will be happy teaching you about their heritage.

Briefing.- The night before the trek, your Guide will give you all detailed information about your tour schedule and give you all the instruction for this adventure.

Transportation.- Transportation is included in this tour from the beginning of your tour to the end of your tour, we are going to pick you up from your hotel in the morning and leave you in your hotel at the end of the tour.

Breakfast.- You will enjoy your Breakfast before you start the trek, a professional chef will be there to prepare a delicious breakfast for you and you can enjoy better your hike.

Lunch.- Inka Trail Explorer is the only company  that takes a professional chef who prepare fresh and warm  lunch at the end of your hike, before you take back  our minivan.

What is not Included  on the Rinbow Mountain hike?

Airport/Hotel.- Inka Trail Explorer does not include the transfer from the aiport to you hotel, but if you really need a transfer we can arrange for you, see optional Extras.

Dinner.- Dinner is not included, but we can recommend you some good Restaurants in the City of Cusco.

Walking Poles.- Highly recommended. It helps to keep your valance especially when you go steep downhill and (it can rented from us).

Horse Back Ride.- If you want to experience  a Horse back ride you can do on the rainmbow Mountain trek, if you feel tire or need a break,  there is a horse waiting for you.


Rainbow Mountain Hike – price

Inka Trail Explorer warmly welcomes to you, and we really want to make the best experience for you.
Price for March 2016 Group Service Tour USD 120
A group Service means that it is open to other Hikers to join you. Your group will have varying hiking and fitness abilities. All our Guides are experts on how to keep the trek moving and happy no matter how fast you go.
Private Tour Service is available and priced by party size

  • 2 Hikers   US$200 per person
  • 3 Hikers   US$170 per person
  • 4 Hikers   US$140 per person
  • 5 Hikers   US$125 per person
  • 6 Hikers   US110 per person
  • 7+ Hikers US$100 per person

Aditional Extras

Rainbow Mountain Hike – Aditional Extras

Optional Rentals

  • Walking Poles US$5
  • Horse Back ride $45.- In case you do not want to walk or you get tire
  • Transfer Aiport/Hotel.- two ways US$30
  • Maras Moray tour.- $150 per group of 6 if you booked with this trek

Packing List

Rainbow Mountain Hike – Packing List

What I need to pack?

  • Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend small one.
  • Warm Down Jacket
  • Water
  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Handsanitizer
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips


Rainbow Mountain Hike – Booking

How to book?
It’s always better contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Our office will email you back that day with your confirmation. We always send out confirmations, so if you don’t hear from us, check your spam or contact our office and we will resend.

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