Rainbow Mountain Full Day
From $40 per person
Embark on a thrilling day tour through the wild desert terrain to reach the renowned 7 Color/Rainbow Mountain at a breathtaking altitude of 5,100 meters in Peru’s Vinicunca region. This adventure is a hiker’s paradise, offering a stark contrast between the rugged desert landscape and the vibrant, mineral-rich Rainbow Mountain. As you ascend, the awe-inspiring scenery unfolds, with vivid mineral deposits earning the mountain its colorful nickname. The Rainbow Mountain itself is a geological marvel, displaying a breathtaking spectrum of hues like a natural work of art, creating unmatched photo opportunities. This challenging yet rewarding expedition allows you to delve into one of nature’s most spectacular creations while absorbing the pristine beauty of the Andean highlands.
You will be picked up from your accommodation around 5:00 a.m. and we will start making our way to Arco (on the road to Puno), continuing on to Pitumarca and a number of small villages, until we reach the community of Hanchipata-Quesuno (approx. 3-hour drive total), where we will begin our hike.
The whole trek lasts approximately 5-6 hours, beginning at 4250m and ascending to Vinicunca-Rainbow Mountain-Cerro Colorado at 5020m for roughly 3-3.5 hours of that time. We will follow a lovely stream on the ascent whilst being surrounded by the stunning mountainous landscape and local wildlife including different camelids. You will also gain a better idea of how local communities have adapted to live in this impressive mountain range. As you get closer to Rainbow Mountain, you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills, and your guide will have explained how Rainbow Mountain was formed along the way. Once we reach Rainbow Mountain, we will spend about an hour relaxing, taking photos and taking in the stunning views including the Ausangate glacier. Afterwards, we’ll hike back to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 05:00 p.m..
- Daily Departures and hotel pick-up
- Advance bookings are highly recommended
- Duration: 16 hours
This tour involves at least 5-6 hours of high-altitude trekking, so you should be reasonably fit!
- Starting altitude: 4,256m/14,189 ft
- Highest altitude: 5,020m/16,466 ft
- Length of hike: 15km/9.3 miles
- Elevation gain: 685m/2,250 ft
Despite the gradual climb and wide valley walk, this is a challenging day of hiking due to the elevation. We recommend spending at least 3 days in Cusco or somewhere with a similar elevation, to give you enough time to acclimatize.
Keep in mind that Rainbow Mountain’s colors are only bright on sunny days.
We require at least 2 people to confirm before we can run this tour, but there are usually two people as it is a very popular tour.
- Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (the tour ends in the Main Square or you can be dropped off at your hotel)
- Private transport
- Spanish and English-speaking professional guide
- Entrance fee to the park
- Breakfast and 1 Buffet lunch.
- First Aid Kit including a small oxygen tank
- Horseback service (available upon request)
- Trekking poles – you can rent these from our agency
- Travel Insurance – we strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance for the duration of your trip
What you should bring
- Copy of Passport
- ISIC card (isic.org) if applicable
- Hiking boots
- Rain gear: a good raincoat or a plastic rain poncho
- Long -sleeved shirt
- Thermal gloves, scarf, hat
- Day pack
- Water bottle (recommended 1 liter)
- Sunscreen – factor 35+ recommended, hat and sunglasses
- Trekking poles (can be rented from us)
- Headlamp with spare batteries (very important)
- Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down at a faster rate at high altitudes
- Extra money for drinks, souvenirs, tips etc. (soles or dollars)
- USD$ 40.00 por persona
Private Service Price:
- 2 personas USD$ 150.00 por persona
- 3 personas USD$ 140.00 por persona
- 4 personas USD$ 130.00 por persona
- 5 personas USD$ 120.00 por persona
- 6+ personas USD$ 100.00 por persona
We are focused on the environment.
You will enjoy evironmental activities that are part of the COCA LIFE ADVENTURE
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Your dedicated and personal trip coordinator is available around-the-clock throughout your trip to accommodate requests, take care of the details, and handle any unforeseen situations.
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Hello! I’m Brissy Luz, thanks for visiting our website. Ever since i was a little girl i was interested spreading the Inca culture and history. I studied tourist administration and worked in different fields of tourism due to which i know very well the needs of our tourists. I decided to create COCA LIFE ADVENTURE with the aim of offering unforgetable experiences to those who visit us.