The fabulous Vinicunca rainbow mountain reflects an overwhelming natural beauty in the imperial city of Cusco. Today is a must destination to visit and this is thanks to its 7 colors that reflect on the Peruvian soil.
Visiting the mountain of 7 colors is to enjoy its colorations of the mountain, appreciate the beautiful panorama, the unique Andean culture, abundance of flora and fauna are the wonders that make this route perfect. Today, more traveling are those who want to venture into the bowels of the Vinicunca mountain.
This geological jewel is located in southern Peru, in the region of Cusco 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 meters above sea level) considered Apu tutelary protector and protector Cusco Province of Canchis between the districts of Pitumarca and Cusipata. Over 5,030 meters above sea level.
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.
If your physical condition is not the best then this new route is for you.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (2:30am – 3:00am).
Around 2:30 a.m. we will pass by your hotel in our private touristic transport, to then move on the route to the south of the city of Cusipata Paucarpata. We will drive around 3 hours approximately where before starting with our trek, we will enjoy our box breakfast.
The walk will last us an approximate of 1 hour and 20 minutes until we reach the top of Vinicunca or Mountain of Colors 5030 Msnm. On the way we will observe a great multitude of llamas and alpacas that have never seen, that are at the mercy of shepherds dressed in beautiful colorful costumes.
After passing by beautiful gorges leading to the highest parts, surrounded by snowy peaks (Ausangate), almost reaching the top we will observe the change of landscape, the mountain range of color of Vinicunca (5020 m / 16.466 ft.) and we will be the first ones at this Mountain before the Crowds.
Arriving at this point between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Here our guide will explain in detail about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain, then take from another horizon the most beautiful photos of the mountain of 7 colors, we will see the beautiful landscape from the highest point 5030 m.
After that we will take the return route through the viewpoint of the Red Valley, Red Mountains, walk on this ecosystem considered as the Andean red desert. We will have great photos, and return to the starting point where our vehicle will be waiting. Then we will have our delicious Box-Lunch. Afterwards return to the city of Cusco. Arriving approximately around 3:00 p.m.
Minimum Altitude: 4.930 m.
Maximum Altitude: 4.980 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.
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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!
Without a doubt a natural wonder that you can not miss … But it is definitely very physically demanding to be able to reach the top
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!