Famous Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley one day Hike
This Rainbow Mountain hike is a perfect choice for travelers who are looking for an adventure in the mountains. In this stunning adventure, you will have the opportunity to see alpacas and llamas in their natural state grazing in the mountains. Once you get the top of this famous rainbow mountain you will witness the natural beauty that nature offers us with its multicolored natural formation.
Day1 - Cusco - Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain - Red Valley - Cusco
Early Pick up from your Cusco hotel at 04:30 am. (breakfast in a local restaurant) We leave for the rainbow mountain; after 3 hours and 30 minutes driving accompanied by a spectacular panoramic view with canyons, native villages, alpacas and llamas grazing in the mountains we will arrive at the starting point of our hike which is over 4500 meters. We will prepare our day backpacks and snacks, then we need only 1-hour hike to reach this famous mountain, on the top of the mountain it is quite cold because it runs icy winds, so I recommend bring a warm jacket, wool hat and gloves if you want to appreciate the beauty of the mountain without any discomfort.
We have around 30 - 50 minutes to enjoy the beauty of this stunning place. You have two highlights in front of you. A panoramic view towards the Vinicunca mountain with its natural spectacular colors, then when turning 180 degrees, you will have the sight of the prominent snowy mountain of Ausangate. Then 30 more minutes hike to reach the impressive red valley, which is located behind the Rainbow Mountain. You will simply fall in love with this place, it is a natural wonder, that you will not believe it exists. After taking photos, we will hike downhill to the point we started. As soon as we arrive at the foot of the mountain we relax a few minutes before our car will bring us to the local restaurant for our lunch, then back to Cusco.
- Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch in local restaurant
- Difficulty / Physical Activity: Moderate - Challenging - 1-3 hours of challenging physical activity daily
- Highest point of Rainbow Mountain: 5,020m /16,466ft.
Hike to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
Hike to Red Valley behind Rainbow Mountain
Transportation and Others
Entry Ticket to Rainbow Mountain
Meals according to mentioned in the itinerary
Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions
24-hour support by our local staff
Insurance and Others
No cover Travel Insurance during this tour
Personal items, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras