Price: Sale: $50.00 USD per person
Rainbow Mountain- ( Vinicunca )
We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, we will have a fueling continental breakfast.
We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by literally herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for a deluxe box lunch along the trail.
Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.
After a total hike of approximately 3 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see….the Ausanagte Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.
At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 1 hour and half. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return.
We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 6:00PM.
Meals: Continental Breakfast / Box lunch
Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
Distance to walk: 13 km / 7 miles
Approximate walking time: 3 hours up; 1-30 hours down
Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Included / Not Included
Terrra Quechua Peru Included:
*Professional Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
*Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Quesiuno
*Return transportation from Quesiuno to your Cusco hotel
*One continental breakfast, buffet lunch
*Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
*entrance fee to the rainbow mountain
Terra Quechua Peru Doesn’t Included:
*Trekking poles – you can rent them from us
*Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
What you need to bring:
*Rain jacket / poncho
*Winter hat and gloves
*Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
*Sunglasses and sun hat
*Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes
*Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
*Our trek rankings are the following
Prices & Availability
To confirm this trip we need you to send us your personal information, Deposit of US$50 per person as well as the name of the hotel to come and pick you up.
Our day tours are done shared and the cost is based on your group size.
2 – 10 people to more: 50 USD$
14 or more: Will be arranged and priced by your Terra Quechua Peru Team representative.
We sometimes offer to combine private tours (with your permission) into smaller groups with a discount.