Rainbow Mountain Trek (2 days / 1 night)

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 days Tour Package

Vinicunca, also known as the Rainbow Mountain or Mountain of 7 colors, is located to the south of Cuzco, in the Canchis province. It offers its visitors a marvellous panorama of majestic mountains and glaciers such as Ausangate, crystalline rivers, peaceful pastoral scenes, herds of sheep, camelid breeders, and Andean people dressed in their native colorful clothes.

This new route, apart from the established routes, is a real adventure through a wild and untouched landscape where the only encounter you will have is with Vinicunca "the red mountain" and small Quechua - speaking communities, descendents of the Quechuas, who exploit the high Andes plateau.

This is a high mountain route and reaches altitudes of up to 5200 metres above sea level.
Location: Canchis province, Cuzco, Peru
There are no booking restrictions, we accept bookings with up to 7 days notice.

Altitude: 2,050 - 5,200 m.a.s.l.
Duration: 2 days
Difficulty Level: Normal to Moderate
Season: Recommended between April to October

Recommendations: You should arrive in Cuzco 1 day before the walk in order to acclimatize to the altitude, or more days if you can.

Outdoor Tours in Cuzco - The tour package includes:

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Bus transfers hotel in Cuzco / Huachipata / hotel in Cuzco

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Accommodation at camp site (double tents – 2 people per tent) / Sleeping mat

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2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner - Cold boiled water or hot water with breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Professional guide

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Oxygen tank and first aid kit

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Entrance to Vinicunca

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Full camping kit

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Cook and assistant

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English speaking guide.

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Optional flight tickets or bus tickets

AXA Travel Assistant

Optional AXA Travel Assistant

Itinerary - Rainbow Mountain Trek (2 days / 1 night)

Daily departures


Day 1: Cuzco / Pitumarca / Hanchi Pacha (4,180 m.) / K'airahuiri Alto (4,700 m.) (L-D)

  • At around 7 am. you will be picked up at your hotel in Cuzco to begin the excursion. We head south, passing the town of Urcos (on the road to Puno - Corridor Manco Capac) and in about 3 hours arrive in Checacupe district with its imposing Inca bridge and a colonial bridge that dates from the XII century.

  • We then take a detour towards Pitumarca village and from here the rest of the journey is on main roads.

  • After approximately 4 hours we arrive at our destination, the slopes of the snow-capped mountain Ausangate (Hanchipata).

  • After enjoying our lunch and a short briefing, we begin the hike of about 2 hours to reach our camp site. Along the way we will pass locals from this area and herds of camelids.

  • Night camping


Day 2: K'ariahuiri Alto (4700 m – 5000 m) / Vinicunca / Hanchipacha / Cuzco (B-L)

  • After an early breakfast, at around 6 am, we begin the ascent of the Mountain of 7 Colors (5200 m.a.s.l., known as Vinicunca Mountain or the Rainbow Mountain). Along the way we will have the opportunity to see the snow-capped mountains, the imposing Ausangate, and explore the extensive grasslands that the colored mountain offers for about 2 hours.

  • Once we are at the top we will have plenty of time to take photos and explore the area.

  • The return to our camp will take approximately 1 hour where our lunch will be waiting for us.

  • After lunch we will walk for about another 1h 30' to get to Hanchipata where our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to Cuzco, arriving at around 18:00.

  • Transfer to your respective hotels.


What to bring:
• Bottle of water
• Windbreaker
• Warm clothes, warm waterproof jacket, rain poncho
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Personal items
• Sleeping bag
• Torch
• Sunglasses

The program does not includes

  • Flight Tickets and airport taxes

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Payment of S/ 1 to use the toilets (cooperation with the services of the community)

  • Breakfast on the first day

  • Services not mentioned in the program

Rates 2019 - Rates per person in US Dollar (March to December)



Rainbow Mountain Trek (share service)

$ 303

Rainbow Mountain Trek (private service 1 passenger)

$ 545

Rainbow Mountain Trek (private service 2 passengers)

$ 304

Rainbow Mountain Trek(private service 3 passengers)

$ 208

Rainbow Mountain Trek (private service 4 passengers)

$ 171


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  • Rates subject to change and / or availability

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