2-Day Trek to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco
2-Day Trek to Rainbow Mountain from Cuscofrom $640 USD Request trip information
Enjoy an adventure with us on the incredible trek to Vinicunca, also known as "rainbow mountain." The trek takes us to an elevation of 5,000 meters above sea level (16,404 feet) in Quispicanchis, Cusco. The mountain, considered one of the most spectacular places in the Vilcanota Mountains, is naturally colored by the presence of eroded sedimentary rock. During the trek, we will also see many impressive views of snow-capped Mt. Ausangate.
This is a private trek with an overnight at a lodge.
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Day 1: Travel from Cusco to Chilca trailhead; hike to Anantapata; overnight lodge (LD)
In the early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and begin our bus journey to the town of Chilca, where our trek begins. En route, we will make stops in the towns of Urcos, for a visit to a local market, and Checacupe, to see the colonial bridge and the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Upon our arrival in Chilca, we will begin our trek along a trail that brings us to Anantapata, the location of our lodge for the night. Once there, you can rest by the fireplace and take in the views of snowy Ausangate.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Hike up to Vinicunca, with views of surrounding mountains; return to trailhead and then Cusco (BL)
We will wake early to begin our ascent of the colored mountain (5,000 meters above sea level). During the hike, we will observe beautiful countryside scenes and, if we are lucky, we will spot several South American camelids including llama and vicuña. After approximately three hours of hiking, we will arrive at Vinicunca where you will be able to see the magnificent coloring of the mountain caused by eroded sedimentary rock. You will also be able to see the surrounding mountains, like Sarinini and the imposing snow-capped Ausangate. After enjoying the views from Vinicunca, we will begin our descent to our waiting vehicle that will take us back to Cusco.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Pricing2-Day Trek to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco
from $640 USD
NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.