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Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 03:30
  • Small Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 03:30
  • Private/Closed Group Service(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 03:30

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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Difficulty: 6/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure, Off the beaten path

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days, an outstanding trek for photographers by off the beaten path which connects Ausangate to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain; this new route allows you to have great pictures of the Rainbow Mountain because you will be the first one to arrive at the rainbow mountain. On your trek, you will enjoy beautiful mountains, lakes, and wild animals. This new trek is still little known by people.

The Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca can be trekked in 2 Days by the new route, which starts from the valley of Hanchipacha; it is about 18 km hiking in total. This is an ideal trek for new routes to Rainbow Mountain. What makes the best is that you will beat the crowds at Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.

We highly recommend you this trek. If you have 2 days off in Cusco, please be well acclimatized before starting this adventure.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (3:30 am – 4:00 am).

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days availability: 
The availability for Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days is unlimited.

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days highlights:

  • Forget about the big spots of tourists in the Vinicunca; you will be the first one at Rainbow Mountain!.
  • Ausangate mountain itself is considered a holy mountain.
  • Camp in a lovely place with a view to Ausangate Mountain.
  • Chance to see local flora and flora, including the Andean condor.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine, which our master chef will prepare.

We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.

About us:
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in Cusco; we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them do. We will make the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days even if you are 2 people only. We won’t cancel your trip! We are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry; we have the best professional team to make your journey unforgettable.


Day 1: Cusco - Hanchipacha - Ausangate - Anata.

This tour begins with the pick-up from your hotel in Cusco, then we will drive to Hanchipacha for about 3 hours, the place where we start with our hike, but before we will enjoy our delicious breakfast that our chef will prepare. After a presentation by your tour guide of the small family, such as our cook and horseman, we will start with our adventure towards the enormous mountain in Cusco (Ausangate ). It will take us approximately 3 hours uphill with spectacular scenic views and surrounded by alpacas.

We will achieve an altitude of 4,930 meters above sea level from where we can enjoy the beautiful lagoons that this Ausangate Mountain offers us. After a good break, we will have to descent for 1.30 min until we reach the lunch place, known as Ananta, on the way we will have picturesque mountains and typical animals of this place. After our lunch, we will have a free afternoon, dinner, and rest in our tents in Ananta (4,730m).

Maximum Altitude: 4,930 m / 16,174 ft.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner.
Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours approx.
Distance of walking: 08 Km / 4.97 miles.

Ausangate Lake
Ausangate Lake

Day 2: Ananta - Warmi Saya pass - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco.

With a wake-up at 3 am and an early breakfast, we will hike during the night towards the mountain of Vinicunca; the first hour will be uphill until we reach the pass of Warmi Saya (4,980m) to enjoy the sunrise. Then we will have a descent of 40 min to reach the Surini lagoon, and from there, we will have a gradual uphill of 1 hour until we get the mountain of colors of Vinicunca (5,038m).

There we will have a good time as we will be the first ones to arrive at this mountain and avoid the crowd of people who come later, we will have good photographs, and also our local guide will also explain the formation and the importance of this mountain. Then, if you wish, you can go with your guide to the place called “Red Valley,” an area of red mountains that undoubtedly are incomparable with the mountain of colors, you will hike an extra 1 hour in total. And then take a descent to reach Alqatari in about 2 hours to enjoy our delicious lunch and celebrate the victory completed of your trip.

After our lunch, we will say goodbye to our horseman and Cook and take back our private transport to Cusco that will be waiting for us there. We will arrive in Cusco around 4 pm.

Maximum Altitude: 5,038 m / 16,528 ft.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours approx.
Distance of walking: 08 Km / 4.97 miles.

Rainbow Mountain
Rainbow Mountain


Price Includes for Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days:

  • Pre trek briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure.
  • Roundtrip private transportation.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Local food service (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 Dinner, snacks).
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • First aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Entrance fee to Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain.
  • Master Chef
  • Horseman and Horses. (To carry our camping equipment, food and 8 kilos of your stuff like sleeping bag and mat as well as clothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare).
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort and also storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett).
  • Camping spots fees.

Price Excludes for Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Dinner – Day 2.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you).
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 15 for the entire trip).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 10 for the entire trip).

Items to bring for Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days:

  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Warm clothes include jackets, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and knit / tour beanies. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films, and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days private service, includes additional items such as:

  • Extra Horse to ride (only for any emergency).
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.
  • 02 Waking Poles per person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bags, self-inflating pad as well as your clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley all day. and of course, we pay a little bit more to our Staff and Guide.
  • Private round trip transportation.


We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.


(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

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(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

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(Group Size: Upon Request)

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Vinicunca location?
The mountain of Vinicunca is located in Cusco, province of Canchis and district of Pitumarca. It is situated at the height of 5,038 meters above sea level.

How long is the walk?
Every single day we walk for approximately 6 hours.

Is it necessary to acclimatize?
It is mandatory to acclimate before doing this route; remember to walk until you pass 5000 m.s.n.m. This demands a lot of physical and emotional effort, especially for those not accustomed to hiking at high altitudes. You can do your gradual acclimatization if you have the opportunity by visiting high places like Puno or staying in Cusco for at least 2 days.

Is there a horse rental?
If you have trouble walking on this trek, we recommend you rent a horse (there are horses in the camp); remember that the horse cannot take you all the time since there are very steep descents for which you must get off the horse and then continue on foot.

Are we going to be the first ones at Rainbow Mountain?
Yes, because our camp will be near the mountain of Vinicunca.

Why Huaynas Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We Never Pass you onto another operator.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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Solo Traveller

Awesome tour!

July 24, 2019
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