Rainbow Mountain Hike 1 Day
Enjoy the natural colours of the rarely visited Rainbow Mountain, hiking through some isolated communities, in which you may interact with the local´s who are still keeping the culture alive! You’ll see snow capped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly colourful mountain range. The trek is one of the quietest in the region it is likely you will not see another trekker.
The trek offers a selection of wildlife including soaring condors, vicunas, bobcats and pumas. The colourful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunca area is probably the coolest thing you’ll see in Peru.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 4am, then we begin with our amazing 1 day adventure and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours , along the way there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, valleyÂ´s and rocky mountains.
Once we reach the train-head, we start off on our hike following a lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by herds of alpacas and llamas. Having consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain we hike through villages and interact with the local people who are still keeping the culture alive,
After a total hike of 4 â€“ 5 hours, (approx) we finally reach our destinationâ€¦.the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After being awed by their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.
At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike will take 2-3 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return.
We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 8.00 and 9.00pm.
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Professional Bilingual English speaking tour guide
Pick up from your hotel
Tourist Transportation to Quesiuno
Entrance fee to the Vinicunca Mountain
Return transportation from Quesiuno to Cusco
Emergency medical kit.
Trekking poles â€“ you can rent them from us
Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both).
Rain jacket / poncho
Winter hat and gloves
Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
Sombrero para el sol
Sunglasses and sun hat
Camera with spare batteries â€“ batteries run down faster at high altitudes
Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
Hiking poles â€“ US $10.00 (pair)
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