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Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata – 1 Day

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 02:15
  • Small Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 02:15
  • Private/Closed Group Service(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 02:15

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  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure, Off the beaten path

Rainbow Mountain Trek via Cusipata (Short Trek)

We will be the first ones at Rainbow Mountain and beat the crowds!

Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata – 1 Day, today is a must destination to visit and this is thanks to its 7 colors that reflect on the Peruvian soil, appreciate the beautiful panorama, the unique Andean culture, abundance of flora and fauna are the wonders that make this route perfect. And it will be much perfect if you go with us, because we will leave Cusco very early in the morning to beat the crowds.

This Rainbow Mountain is located in southern Peru, in the region of Cusco and in the center of immense peaks of the highest Andes, at the foot of the Ausangate (Fifth highest mountain in all Peru at 6.384 m.a.s.l.); province of Canchis between the districts of Pitumarca and Cusipata. Over 5.038 m.a.s.l.

To visit this beautiful site was only possible by the district of Pitumarca , in the province of Canchis, but now we introduce you the new route by Cusipata, which takes advantage of the old route since access to the mountain of colors becomes much easier and a short trek.

If your physical condition is not the best then this new route is for you.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (2:15 am – 2:35 am).

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

Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata highlights:

  • You will have the opportunity to appreciate the Ausangate mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.

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

About us:
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in the city of Cusco, we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them they do. We will make the Rainbow Mountain Trek even if your 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.


Cusco – Cusipata – Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

We come and pick you up at 2:15; this is because our goal is to BEAT THE CROWDS! We will have the mountain for a while just for us (Rainbow Mountain nowadays receives over 1000 people per day), so after everyone is picked up, in about 2 hours we make our way to the breakfast location (Cusipata),  we have breakfast at one of the local restaurants there.

Then we keep driving for 1 more hour by unpaved road until Phulawasipata (4.840 m.a.s.l.), from where we start hiking to the rainbow mountain, we get to the summit at around 7 am when the sun is coming up, the hike itself at the beginning is gently uphill and the last part a bit steep. It takes 1.5 hours to get the summit and you will be rewarded with the 360 stunning view of the mountain, before all the tourist arrives.

Our guide will give you enough time and take care about everybody if someone has problems with the altitude; also he will explain you all about this mountain and take you great pictures. Next, on the way back he will lead you to the red valley. The red valley is on the right side of the Vinicunca rainbow mountain, it takes 30 minutes to walk there, it is much less traveled and is even much more impressive than the rainbow mountain, because you will feel like walking on Mars due that there are lots of red mountains.

Subsequently, we hike down to the starting point of the hike; we will see people hiking up while we went down already, going down is much easier than going up. In less than 1 hour we will be at bus station to take our transport back to Cusco. There is a stop for lunch in Cusipata. We stop at the same restaurant to have lunch (good and tasty traditional buffet lunch), there will be toilet facilities too. Afterwards we back to the city of Cusco and drop you off at the main gate of your hotel.

Arrival time will be around 3pm.

Maximum Altitude: 5,038 m / 16,528 ft.
Food: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 06 Km / 3.72 miles.
Highlights: Spectacular views of the Vinicunca, Ausangate Mountain, we beat the crowds!.


Price Includes for Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata:

  • Pre orientation one night before of your departure (Hotel / Office).
  • Pick up / Drop off hotel Cusco.
  • Roundtrip transportation.
  • Professional guide with Spanish / English / Quechua speaking.
  • Second guide for groups with over of 12 people.
  • Local food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch) prepared by a restaurant.
  • Vegetarian food without additional cost.
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank.

Price Excludes for Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata:

  • Entrance ticket to Vinicunca (10.00 Soles) .
  • Entrance ticket to Red Valley (15.00 Soles) .
  • Dinner.
  • Other meals not mentioned.
  • Extra expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Poncho for the rain.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (chocolates, raw fruits).
  • Water.
  • Your own first aid kit with special medications you could use.
  • Enough money for snacks, tips and gifts.
  • Enthusiastic and adventurous spirit to enjoy your walk.

Would you like Rainbow Mountain Trek by Cusipata 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 by Cusipata private service, includes additional items such as:

  • Master Chef.
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables.
  • Sabor the Peruvian cuisine.You will sabor the peruvian cuisine which will be prepared by our master chef.
  • An extra horse for any emergency.
  • Ticket to Vinicunca rainbow mountain.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks per person.
  • Private transportation just for you.
  • Professional guide to Palccoyo mountain to explore the time you want and of course we increase the salary for our team.


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)

Per Person


(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

Per Person


(Group Size: Upon Request)

Per Person



Where is Vinicunca Rainbow mountain?
The rainbow mountain of Vinicunca is located in the mountain range of Vilcanota, at 5,038 m.a.s.l, in the district of Pitumarca in the community of Pampachiri and at 29 km of Pitumarca in Cusco.

Is there toilet facilities in Rainbow Mountain?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol

What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.

When is the best time to go to Vinicunca Mountain?
Best season: Dry season (May to October)

What is vinicunca?
Vinicunca is the place where the mountain of 7 colors is, Recently it was made known to everyone and since then it receives thousands of visitors.

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!
11 Reviews
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Regina Shin

Couple Traveller

One of the most amazing places that I have visited in my life. But should be very prepared physically to trek until the top where is 5200mt above sea level.

February 10, 2020


Couple Traveller

One of my favourite tour companies I have ever booked with.. was a great service from start to finish… Juve’s knowledge and passion was evident throughout. I would highly recommend this company as the tour are also very small (not a massive group) so you also get a better experience

January 22, 2020

Eiko Tomokiyo

Couple Traveller

Fantastic experience but tough to those who are not good at altitude like me. I used a horse to go up to half way for 60 solos, which was helpful. Early start is worth it as not many people around but FREEZING!

October 17, 2019

John Atkinson

Couple Traveller

breathtaking nature. literally. it’s a high altitude walk. take care. be prepared and you Will be really pleased with the beauty of it.

July 22, 2019

Bronwyn Planck

Solo Traveller

The climb was so worth it!!! It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Prepare well for the altitude but it is a must visit!

June 12, 2019
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