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Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

3 Days from $ USD 100.00

Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

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3 Days from $ USD 100.00

Price
$ USD 100.00
Duration
2 Days
Physical Level
Easy
Altitude
3300 mnsn
Accomodation
Glamping
Departures
Daiy Departures
Cusco

Overview

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with our 2-day Rainbow Mountain trek. Witness the stunning Rainbow Mountains of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, along the spectacular Ausangate Trek. The holy mountain of Ausangate is considered a deity by the locals, and has been a place of worship and offerings since pre-Inca times. Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days, but our brand new itinerary makes it possible to see them in just one day!

On this trek, you’ll pass through quaint villages and see beautiful adobe-style houses, as well as herds of llamas and alpacas. You’ll also have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier, the highest mountain in the Cusco region, standing at 6,385 m / 20,945 ft. With uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a perfect trip for trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.

Check out the real traveller reviews for an idea of what to expect on this wonderful and memorable experience!

Trip Details

  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:00 am to 4:30 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 2 Days Time
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 4. we Also recommend Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the trek
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 5200 m.a.s.l
  • TRANSPORTATION: Bus Round trip Cusco – Quesiuno – Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Camping Tent & Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • MEALS: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Price from
$ 100.00
Per person un Private service
Food

3B, 2L, 1D

Travel Asistants

Loal Guide
Private Conductor

Transport

Bus, and Boat

Group Size

Accomodation

Glamping

Physical Level

Easy

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sunrise In Ausangate Mountain
  • Enjoy the scenic of the Ausangate Snow Mountain
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about the Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides

Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You Are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Quesiuno – Hampatuyoc Rumi – Pampa Camp

Your adventure-packed day commences in Cusco with a 5:00 am pickup by a private Kondor van, which will take you on a 4-hour journey to the trailhead. Along the way, we will make a stop at Checacuppe village to admire the ancient Inca/Colonial bridge and pause at a beautiful Andean location for taking stunning photographs. The Rainbow Mountain Hiking Trail Peru begins at Quesiuno, 4,326 m / 14,189 ft, where we will hike to Hampatuyoc for lunch (1 ½ hour hike). After trekking for about 3 and a half hours, we will reach the Pampa base camp at 4,885 m / 16,026 ft, where you will enjoy an afternoon tea and popcorn while gazing at the glacial peak and the Rainbow mountain chain.

Meals provided during the day include lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The trek will cover a walking distance of approximately 6 km / 9.6 miles and last for an estimated duration of 4 hours. The highest point of the hike will be at Pampa base camp 4,885 m / 16,026 ft, which can be challenging due to the cold weather.

Meals: Lunch, Afternoon tea, Dinner

Early morning pickup from your hotel (5:00 am)
Private transfer to the trailhead “Quesiuno”
On the way by Kondor Transport, we explore Checacuppe Inca/Colonial bridge, Uchulluqllo lookout, Ocefina Andes Cañon view, and others!
Lunch at Hampatuyoc Rumi
Walking distance: 6 km /  9.6 miles approx.
Estimated duration: 4 hours trek
Highest point: Pampa base camp 4,885 m / 16,026 ft.
Campsite elevation: Pampa base camp 4,885 m / 16,026 ft Rainbow Mountain Hiking Trail Peru.
Weather: Cold, and very cold!
Difficulty: Challenging!
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2

Pampa – Rainbow Mountain Pass Vinicunca – Cusco

In the morning, we’ll climb through the dark red mountains to reach Vinicunca Pass, which sits at an elevation of 5,020 m / 16,466 ft. From here, you’ll get your first breathtaking view of the Psychedelic Rainbow Mountains of Peru, situated in the incredibly colorful and magical landscape of the Ausangate region. Afterward, we’ll descend through the Andes meadows, taking in stunning views of glacial peaks, lakes, and mountains. Finally, our Kondor van will meet us and transport you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Meals: Wake up with tea in your tent, Breakfast, and Lunch.
Today we will enjoy the full Vistas of the Rainbow Mountains Peru
Walking Distance: 8 km /   12.8 miles approx. “up and downhill trek” trekking poles are recommended!
Estimated duration: 5 hours.
Highest point: Rainbow Pass 5,020 m / 16,466 ft.
Early afternoon we return to Cuzco by Kondor van.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusions

Included

  • Private Transportation To Tinki and Bus Back from Tinki (Trailhead)
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 2 days of the Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain
  • Guided assistance
  • Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping pad
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.
  • Cooking equipment
  • Snacks
  • Daily tea service
  • Dining equipment including chairs and tables
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett)
  • Food service in the campsites (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu
  • Vegetarian menu at no extra cost
  • Personal trekking food – nutritionally balanced menu(Buffet)
  • Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite)
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). During Ausangate Sector.
  • Porters to carry all our camping equipment as well as food.
  • Ausangate entrance fees, valid for 3 days
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our Cook and horseman
  • First-aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office)
  • Insurance policy for our porters and Cooks.

No Included

  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

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DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years) : US$20. Please send us a a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$20  Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$20 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.

UPGRADES:

  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$50 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • MachuPicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$40 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bed room, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$20 per person / Twin Bed room (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)

RENTALS

  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$60 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$40 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$30 for the entire trip

ADITIONAL INFO:

  • BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage with no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form

What to Bring

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:

  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you Incaused to purchase the inca trail permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *Zipp off
  • 1 pair of hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommended)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also by in Cusco.
  • Flashlight (headlight recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired from us) we have goose down or synthetic sleeping bag
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

Recommendations

If you are planning to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek, here are some recommendations to help you have a great experience:

  1. Acclimatize: The altitude can be a challenge for some people, so it’s important to acclimatize yourself in Cusco for at least two days before starting the trek. This will help you adjust to the altitude and avoid altitude sickness.
  2. Dress appropriately: The weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, and comfortable hiking boots. Also, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the strong UV rays at high altitudes.
  3. Stay hydrated: It’s important to drink plenty of water during the trek to avoid dehydration. You can bring your own water bottle or purchase bottled water along the way.
  4. Hire a reputable tour company: There are many tour companies offering the Rainbow Mountain Trek, but not all are created equal. Do your research and choose a reputable company with experienced guides and good reviews.
  5. Take your time: The trek can be challenging, so it’s important to take your time and pace yourself. Listen to your body and rest when you need to.
  6. Respect the environment: The Rainbow Mountain area is a sacred site for the local people, so it’s important to respect the environment and the culture. Do not litter, and do not remove any rocks or plants.

By following these recommendations, you can have a safe and enjoyable trek to Rainbow Mountain.

Pricing List

Group Price

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Number of persons Price per person
Price Per person (Max 12 participants) $100.00 Inquire Now

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Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 900.00 Inquire Now
2 Persons $ USD 800.00 Inquire Now
3 Persons $ USD 700.00 Inquire Now
3 Persons $ USD 600.00 Inquire Now
4 Persons $ USD 600.00 Inquire Now

What to Bring

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:

  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you Incaused to purchase the inca trail permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *Zipp off
  • 1 pair of hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommended)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also by in Cusco.
  • Flashlight (headlight recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired from us) we have goose down or synthetic sleeping bag
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

Travel Guide

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is a popular trekking destination located in the Andes of Peru. Here is a travel guide to help you plan your trip to Rainbow Mountain:

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Rainbow Mountain is during the dry season which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is dry, and the skies are clear, offering great views of the mountain.

How to get there: Rainbow Mountain is located about 100 km southeast of Cusco, the nearest city. The easiest way to get there is to book a tour with a reputable tour operator. Most tours start early in the morning and include transportation from Cusco to the trailhead.

Trek Difficulty: The Rainbow Mountain trek is considered a challenging trek, and it’s recommended for experienced trekkers or people who are in good physical condition. The trek involves hiking at high altitudes and can take anywhere from 6 to 10 hours depending on your fitness level.

Altitude Sickness: As Rainbow Mountain is located at high altitude, altitude sickness is a common problem among trekkers. It is important to acclimatize properly before starting the trek, drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and smoking.

What to bring: It is recommended to bring warm clothes, comfortable hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, and sunglasses. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and insect repellent.

Accommodation: Accommodation options are limited near Rainbow Mountain. Most trekkers choose to stay in Cusco or nearby towns and book a day tour to Rainbow Mountain.

Overall, Rainbow Mountain is a must-visit destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers. With breathtaking views and stunning landscapes, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t forget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is a mountain in Peru that is famous for its stunning rainbow-like colors.

Rainbow Mountain is 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) high.

Rainbow Mountain is about a three-hour drive from Cusco.

The best time to visit Rainbow Mountain is from March to November, during the dry season in Peru.

The hike to Rainbow Mountain is considered challenging due to the high altitude, steep inclines, and rocky terrain.

The hike to Rainbow Mountain takes about 2-3 hours each way, depending on your fitness level.

Yes, you should be in good physical condition to hike to Rainbow Mountain due to the high altitude and steep inclines.

Yes, there are many tour companies that offer guided tours to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco.

The cost of a tour to Rainbow Mountain varies depending on the tour company and the type of tour you choose, but prices typically range from $30-$100 USD.

You should wear warm layers, comfortable hiking shoes, and a hat and gloves to hike to Rainbow Mountain.

There are no bathrooms on the hike to Rainbow Mountain, but some tour companies may provide portable toilets.

Some tour companies provide food and drinks on the hike to Rainbow Mountain, but it’s best to bring your own snacks and water just in case.

Yes, you can hike to Rainbow Mountain on your own, but it’s recommended to hire a guide for safety and navigation purposes.

No, there is no fee to enter Rainbow Mountain, but some tour companies may charge a fee for transportation and/or guiding services.

No, you need to hike to Rainbow Mountain to see it up close.

There is no official limit to how many people can hike to Rainbow Mountain per day, but some tour companies may limit the number of people in their group.

Tour guides for Rainbow Mountain tours typically speak English and Spanish.

Yes, you can bring your camera on the hike to Rainbow Mountain to take pictures of the stunning scenery.

Yes, it is safe to hike to Rainbow Mountain with a reputable tour company or experienced guide.

If you feel sick or have altitude sickness during the hike to Rainbow Mountain, notify your guide immediately and descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible.

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