Rainbow Mountain: Vinicunca Trek Full Dayfrom
Vinicunca mountain at 5200 m.a.s.l. is part of the mountain range of the Vilcanota.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Singular beauty and peculiar appearance, the Vinicunca or Winicunca mountain at 5200 m.a.s.l. is part of the mountain range of the Vilcanota presents cloudy or sunny weather for the day and at night icy weather.
The communities surrounding the tourist attraction, call it the “Red Mountain” for its tone fuchsia, turquoise, lavender, and gold making a rainbow land that enchants travelers, you can even see snowy mountains like the Apu Ausangate in the distance.
The Mountain gained popularity because of the social networks that spread its existence, making it one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
We will visit this place on a full-day excursion.
- Bilingual experienced Guide
- Private Tourist Transport
- First aid kit
- Buffet Breakfast
- Buffet Lunch
- Fees to the Mountain of 7 Colors
- Emergency oxygen bottle
- Walking sticks
- Extra money
CUSCO – CUSIPATA – VINICUNCA
Early, our private transportation will pick you up at your hotel between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. To head south from Cusco.
The first place we will visit is Cusipata, a town of captivating landscapes and charismatic people, where you will taste a nutritious breakfast buffet prepared with Andean ingredients (the average time from Cusco to this location is 2.5 hours)
On the route you can see impressive scenery such as glaciers and small lakes that surround the path, you can also find local people dressed in traditional costumes while caring for their llamas, alpacas, and sheep.
If you are lucky, you can see some Andean animals such as condors, wild cats, foxes, skunks, huallatas, partridges, deer or vizcachas near the road. Before arriving at Vinicunca (10 minutes away) there is a detour that leads to the viewpoint of the Red Valley, a unique destination covered by a reddish mantle where travelers usually take photographs or videos.
To enter the Red Valley requires an additional payment (S / 10 soles) (is not included in our rate, this is optional)
The Apu Ausangate and Sarinini will welcome us to the popular attraction. The walking time from Fullawasi to Vinicunca mountain is 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately (intermediate difficulty) during the tour our guide will be aware of you.
To appreciate the mountain, we will have to climb for 10 minutes to the so-called Paso Vinicunca where you can view 100% of the mountain. Our guide will explain the process that the mountain took to gain its peculiar tones and the change that its geography suffered (You will have time to explore the place on your own)
We will return to fullawasi where our tourist transport will be waiting for us that will take us to the Community of Cusipata to taste a deserved lunch buffet based on Andean ingredients.
The tour will end returning to the city of Cusco, our transportation will drop off our travelers at their hotels or near the main square.
- Appropriate clothing for the trip (hat, rain poncho (rainy season), sneakers)
Sunblocker, mosquito repellent, lipstick
Bottle of water
If you take any medication, bring it with you on your trip
Camera, external battery, sd memory
Additional national currency (soles)