RAINBOW MOUNTAIN– FULL DAY TOUR
We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. in our private transport. Then we will make the three-hour trip to the beginning of the trek Llacto (4,630 meters – 15,190 feet). Before embarking on the adventure, we will stop in Cusipata village, where we will be offered an invigorating boxed breakfast.
Our task will be to reach the viewpoint of the rainbow mountain, locally known as Vinicunca. Throughout the trip, we will go through a valley formed by streams. As we ascend the winding road to the Rainbow Mountain we will see herds of llamas, alpacas and sheep that are scattered in the meadows. Approaching the summit, you will appreciate the imposing majestic snow of the AUSANGATE (6,300 meters – 20,900 feet) and the beautiful red colored hills. From the viewpoint located at more than 5, 020 meters – 16,400 feet, we will have a spectacular 360-degree view of the glaciers, valleys and picturesque mountains. The rainbow mountain in its natural formation will undoubtedly impact everyone.
While we enjoy this breathtaking view, our guide will provide you with a history to the formation of these eccentric colors.
After about an hour we will continue on to the red valley, another breathtaking area not to be missed by trekkers but seldom visited, literally is like to be in mars!
After thoroughly enjoying the majestic views and be weary of the wonder, we will begin our descent back from the Rainbow Mountain and red valley. Once back to the trailhead (1 hour), we will drive head back to Cusipata village. Shortly after you will have a lunch and depart back to Cusco, arriving around 4pm and dropping you close as possible to your hotel.
CLASSIC RAINBOW MOUNTAIN VINICUNCA – DESCRIPTION
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- Duration : Full day
- Walking distance : 8 km / 4.9 miles (round-trip)
- Minimum height : 4,630 meters – 15,190 feet
- Maximum height : 5,020 meters (16,400 feet)
- Elevation gained :390 meters / 1270 feet
- Temperature : Minimum -5 °C (23 °F) / max. 14 °C (68 °F)
- Physical difficulty : Moderate, but challenging.