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Rainbow Mountain One Day Tour

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Rainbow Mountain One Day Tour

  • 1 Day
  • All food on the trail
  • Accommodation: Camps
  • max. Altitude:
    5100m / 16.732ft
  • Difficulty:
  • Professional guide
    (English and / or Spanish)


The rainbow mountain is a natural attraction in the Peruvian Andes mountain range, it is located at (5,000 masl / 16,404 fals) surrounded by snow-capped peaks that exceed 6,000 meters in altitude.

This natural formation is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful attractions in this part of the region, as it has colors that Mother Nature has been sculpting for thousands of years.

The rainbow mountain is also known as Winincunca by the inhabitants of the place since according to them they say that around the rainbow mountain there is a certain type of dark mineral in small rocks that they call (WiniRumi).


Ausangate Explore invites you to do this day trip and enjoy the natural beauty, contemplate the majesty of the snowy peaks and try to understand why the Incas considered these mountains sacred.

To do this tour to the Rainbow Mountain we only need a day and a lot of desire to want to explore incredible places, throughout this walk we will see incredible landscapes such as snowy mountains, glaciers and lagoons.

The tour basically starts at more than 4,000 meters of altitude and reaches 5,000 meters of altitude, from where you will have a beautiful view of the rainbow mountain to be able to enjoy those shades that each color of this natural wonder offers and of course you will also see one of the highest mountains of Cusco, the majestic Apu Ausangate.

  • Explore incredible places with the experts
  • Ausangate explore invites you to enjoy a jewel in the Andes.
  • Feel the energy of the Apus, feel the tranquility and peace of the place.

Day 1Cusco | Cusipata - Llacto - Rainbow Mountain - Llacto – Cusco

This excursion begins very early in the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel at 4:00 am. to head for three hours of travel to the South of Cusco in our private transport and before reaching our destination we will stop for breakfast.

After a nutritious and comforting breakfast, we will continue with a car trip until we reach the starting point.

Remember that the starting point of our walk is located at 4,638 masl / 15,216 fasl. On the way, we will observe some Andean communities, agricultural fields, fertile valleys and beautiful mountains.

Even in the morning, herds of llamas and alpacas will entertain you as we pass by in the direction of the starting point. Once we have reached the starting point of the trek, there we will go along a winding path in the middle of the Andean mountains following a beautiful stream. As we go uphill we will see snowy mountains and a spectacular view of the rainbow mountain.

Around this natural wonder there are some communities which is home of many farmers who are dedicated to the production of potatoes and also to the raising of llamas and alpacas and surely you will also be surprised to see the traditional clothing they use, they are garments that they have made themselves thanks to the practice of textile art that they have inherited from their ancestors from generation to generation. In this way, ancient culture is preserved and refuses to submit to the rules of the Western world.

Your guide will teach you and explain the meaning of the design of some garments and will also explain a little about the experience of them. After two or three hours of walking, we will arrive at the incredible Winincunca mountain or rainbow mountain of Cusco (5,000 masl / 16,404 fasl). Take the time to admire, enjoy the unique beauty of this impressive natural formation and feel the emotion of witnessing a natural and unique spectacle. You will explore the surroundings a bit while your guide explains the theories that exist about the origin of this mountain that seems to be taken from a colorful dream of the gods. Take pictures or immerse yourself in the immense landscape that also shows you in all its splendor the majestic Ausangate and understand why the Andean people still worship this sacred mountain. There we will take a break of between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the speed of your steps and the weather conditions. If you want to stay longer, please inform your guide. Later, there is the possibility of walking through the Red Valley, if the weather allows it. Don’t miss this valley of completely red mountains! It will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour to get back to the starting point from where we will take our private transport to the place of lunch and then

We will be back to the city of Cusco. At approximately 5:00 pm we will drop you off at the door of your hotel.

Travel distance: 8 km / 4.97 miles
Minimum altitude: 4,400 masl / 14,432 fasl
Maximum altitude: 5,000 masl / 16,404 fasl
Walking time: 3 to 4 hours

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing with the guide
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional guide (English and / or Spanish)
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch
  • Snacks
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle
  • Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain route

Price Excludes

  • Walking sticks
  • Dinner is not included in this package
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Water Don't forget to fill your bottles before leaving!
  • Tips for our team
  • Additional costs
  • Emergency Horse (This is optional)

You must bring

  • Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
  • Original passport
  • Walking boots
  • Walking sticks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun hat + sunglasses
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money
Before You Go:

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before pushing yourself on a hike. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days before the trek begins to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness during the trek. You may have already been to another area of Peru at high altitudes before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the trek. Here are some suggestions of activities to do in the vicinity of Cusco before starting your adventure trip:

  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley
  • Rainbow Mountain

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All meetings and briefings are very important, which takes place at our office or at your hotel at 5:00 p.m. one night before the tour starts. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If for any reason you cannot attend our informative meeting, you must contact Ausangate Explore by email or by Whatsapp.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The hike must be paid in full. one day before your departure (usually after the briefing). It would be greatly appreciated if you pay the balance of the trek in cash in US dollars or local currency at our Office. You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance in traveler’s checks.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this can interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and railway tracks can be taken. However, we will try to make your trip as smooth as possible. originally planned, even if it means going out the night before the scheduled date. under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you and our operations staff. Your safety is our top priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

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