Rainbown Mountain Cusco Full Day

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Rainbow Mountain Cusco Full Day

Ausangate Peru Rainbow Mountain Cusco in Peru is a treasure so hidden that only the gods and a few lucky tourists are able to enjoy it. This hidden world is one of those places that tourists have yet to discover. In fact, it can even be difficult to find information regarding what visitors can expect to discover while touring this enchanted area. Are you an adventurer dreaming of an undiscovered gem located off the beaten path? If you think all the beautiful places on the planet have already been popularized by tourists, you haven’t seen Ausangate Peru Rainbow Mountain Cusco.

From USD 60.00

Tour Type

Hiking, Sport, Adventure

Recommended

Those with a sense of adventure and in good hiking shape

Distance - Difficulty

43 KM /26 Millas Moderate, but challenging

DETAILS

Day 1: Cusco - Chillca - Rainbow Mountain - Chillca - Cusco

We will pick you up in Cusco at 3:00 a.m., from any hotel you stay in Cusco. It is a three and a half hour drive in our private van, during which we will pass through the traditional villages and see some incredible views of the Andes. When we get to the trail road for this hike, let’s stop and enjoy a lovely breakfast, prepared by our trekking chef. After breakfast, we will start the trek from Chillca, at 3,700 m / 12,139 feet of elevation. From here, it will be a four hour hike, uphill to reach the famous Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and traditional llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley. Upon reaching the summit of the mountain, you will be able to spot some of the Andean fauna. This is the only place in Cusco where you can see wild Vicuñas, the Andean camel. The vicuñas are in the same family as the llamas, although they are smaller. Their wool is the most expensive wool in the world.

Once we reach the top of the Rainbow Mountain, you will have ample time to soak up the majesty of the red mountains that surround this area. You will also see incredible views of the valleys and Ausangate Glacier Peak in front of you. Ausangate is the highest mountain in the Cusco region (just below 21,000 feet of elevation), and is part of the range of the Vilcanota mountain range. While you enjoy these magnificent views, our staff will bring you some hot drinks and share some information with you about the composition of these mountains and how it became striated in the rainbow of colors. After taking some amazing photos and soaking up the views (maybe we’ll even see some condors floating in the drafts), we’ll begin our descent with a two hour, downhill hike. Then we will meet with our trekking chef and enjoy a delicious and freshly prepared hot lunch. After lunch we will start our journey back to the village of Chillca, to take our private van back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel around 7 p.m.

INCLUDED

  • Private transport to the trail
  • Pick up from any hotel in Cusco
  • Breakfast on the way
  • Entrance to the park
  • Tour guide for the whole trip
  • Appetizers
  • Drinking water
  • Freshly cooked, hot lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Porters and cook Shop for dining rooms, chairs and tables
  • Private bathroom

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tips for your crew

WHAT YOU SHOULD TAKE FOR THIS TOUR

  • Day pack
  • Copy of your passport
  • Good hiking gear: hiking boots, warm jackets, gloves, hat warm fleece and socks
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Hat and gloves
  • Warm clothes: Layers for variable temperatures, especially at night
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable plastic/metal water container, or camel bags
  • Water for first four hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking, previously boiled water
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Walking stick
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and tips

Group Service:  USD 60.00

Private Service: USD 160.00 (from 2 pax)

Booking Form

Go to the booking page and fill out our booking form.You make a person fill out the form for the group, so be sure to book all together. Have your passport ready, that is important for us that you enter all your information details.

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