Rainbow Mountain Trek
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Rainbow Mountain Hikes
Rainbow Mountain Hikes—Wild and remote colorful landscape with endless scenery fills our day hike and multi-day hikes to the southern end of Cusco, where the Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate Mountain are located.
Rainbow Mountain for locals as Vinicunca Mountain, it is known for its majestic colorful mountains and valleys is a must-do for any hiker. This new and iconic destination in Cusco Peru does not disappoint to all those who hike there. Southern part of Cusco is where the Vilcanota range located with high glacier mountains that gave origin to gorgeous lakes and colorful valleys where the Rainbow Mountain is. It’s here the highest mountain in Cusco is located, called Ausangate Mountain with an altitude of 20,956 feet, one of the main destinations in Peru for mountaineering ice climbing or mountain climbing. Here, eroded peaks, lakes, and spires form impressive mountain vistas and stunning scenery. It’s how we create absolute mountain experiences for memorable adventures.
If we hike just the Rainbow Mountain in one day, We start our hike from the end of the road to the impressive Rainbow Mountain, we aim to get it as earlier as possible to avoid the crowds, leaving Cusco early in the dawn–Rainbow Mountain Private Tours.
Our tailor-made tour experts will work with you, offering guidance on the best time to travel at a pace that makes sense for you and yours. This tour is completely customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on certain interests, where our private guides will offer you with more unique experiences, we will tailor this adventure to your specifications. This is the way we guarantee a successful adventure to this great place and other destinations of our country–Rainbow Mountain Hikes.
This tour is tailored to make the most out of every moment, which means you will be totally satisfied. And if you are not, it is probably just because you haven’t eaten enough guinea pig or drinking enough Pisco sour
Highlights | Rainbow Mountain Trek
- Hike among jagged peaks, dramatic vistas, and pristine lakes.
- Visit the Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate Mountain on 2 day hike.
- Trek in a wild landscape filled with vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, birds, and locals in their colored clothes.
- Stay in cozy and roomy 4 season tents, the best of equipment on the trail.
- A totally supported hike with a private staff, for lifetime adventure.
Rainbow Mountain Trek
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When it comes to planning a journey/hike that is just right for you, there is no substitute for working alongside an expert and Peru Summit Adventures has the best, in Peru. See for yourself how easy it is to create the journey of your dreams with Peru Summit Adventures.
There’s no better way to bring your journey imagination to life. This is our specialty, for more than 10 years, we have crafted Custom Tours–anything from luxury personalized, multi-day jaunts to multi-day, country-spanning hikes. We will work hand-in-hand with you to polish every detail and handcraft your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
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Best Time to Go to Rainbow Mountain Trek
- The best time to go is from mid-April to October.
- November, March (mid-March), and April can be hiked, but rainfall, snow and hails can be expected, for sure.
- We do not recommend a hike in December and January, the strongest rainy months.
Altitude of Rainbow Mountain Trek
When you research altitude information about this place it’s usually to find 5,200 meters, but that elevation is too much exaggerated for this place and of course, that’s a wrong altitude information.
The correct altitude for Rainbow Mountain is 5,050 meters / 16,568 feet, sometimes it may vary in 30 meters/ 98.4 feet on some GPS gadgets. The trail that follows around the Ausangate Mountain goes through different high passes, which are from 4,850 meters/ 15,912 feet to 5,000 meters/ 16,404 feet, and a couple of 5,200 meters/ 17,060 feet which are the highest passes along the trail. Hiking at this elevation requires making an extra effort and some shots of oxygen are very helpful and make sure you have that. Our hikes always come with an emergency horse and a muleteer that escort our travelers along the trail to reach the destination, where our travelers are free to ride or upload the daypacks, and our emergency horse comes with a super oxygen tank and a first aid kit.
Get Inspired with Our Video From Rainbow Mountain Trek
The Vilcanota mountain range is one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet and one of the most starkly beautiful, carved by giant mountains, towering glacier peaks, gorgeous lagoons, red hills, and home to highland animals like vicuña, alpaca that could make this place unique. It’s also a region where Aboriginal culture is still alive. On this footage, we show you just a tiny part of this wonderful place. Explore the area now, before big business encroaches further. JOIN US!