Trek to the fabulous Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain via the new route (Cusipata), 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:
Pick up from your hotel (2:15 am – 2:35 am).
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.
Minimum Altitude: 4.930 m.
Maximum Altitude: 5.038 m.
Food: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 06 Km.
Highlights: Spectacular views of the Vinicunca, Ausangate Mountain, we beat the crowds!.
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.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
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.
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.
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
breathtaking nature. literally. it’s a high altitude walk. take care. be prepared and you Will be really pleased with the beauty of it.
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!
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!
Beautiful view! Must bring poncho very likely to experience snow or hail. I would strongly suggest riding the horse only 60 soles each way