Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek 1 Day
Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek 1 Day
Rainbow Mountain Cusco Trek and Red Valley
Rainbow Mountain Cusco Trek –Spend a full day hike following deserted highland paths through alpaca and llama herds to this breathtaking Rainbow Mountain Cusco, perched high above the Vilcanota Range with an expert private guide.
Peru’s incredible natural and man-made wonders offer travelers unparalleled adventure and unforgettable moments of emotion. Explore the dramatic, colored hills (Rainbow Mountain Cusco), snow-capped peaks, valleys of the Andes in the Vilcanota Range as you make your journey. This famous hills are also known as Vinicunca mountain, beckons curious travelers with its astounding natural feature, remarkable wildlife, and local people. Venture from the modern Peruvian city Cusco to the heart of Vilcanota Range, discovering the remote quaint villages, llama, alpaca herds, and the stunning Rainbow Mountain, Cusco’s hot-star attraction. Take a rest while hiking in order to admire the striking view of Ausangate mountain ( the highest peak in Cusco region) considered “Apu” (holy mountain or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today. Your private guide will take you through the magical of these mountains and reveal the history and legend behind these colored hills.
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DAY 1: Cusco - Trailhead - Rainbow Mountain - Red Valley
Today the adventure takes to the Rainbow Mountain Cusco, We will start early in the morning at 3:30 A.m with a pick up from your hotel in our private transport, with a private guide. We will head out through the South Valley passing very quaint Andean towns to trailhead located at an elevation of 4,400 m / 14,432 ft,
We will then start hiking through the trail that winds up, following a lovely stream, with herds of llamas and alpacas with a private guide. Along the trail we’ll enjoy amazing views of the highest mountain in Cusco region, Ausangate Mountain (20,936 ft), and will marvel at traditionally-dressed women and the colorful textiles they spin before your eyes. Using the wool of alpacas, and llamas, the women create patterns using natural dyes that have existed in the Andes since the time of the Inca. In addition to the textiles, visitors have the chance to interact with local inhabitants, learning words in Quechua language.
After 1 hour and 30 minutes hiking or more, we will embrace this great natural formation of Rainbow Mountain Cusco (5,050 m / 16,564 ft). Our knowledgeable private guide leads us through the side of hills, recapping, and explaining the current theories regarding the purpose and significance of the colored hills, and we will take our time to shoot amazing photos.
Our next place to explore is the Red Valley, a stunning reddish valley with reddish hills, a must-see place after the Rainbow Mountain. Once we have enough time at this stunning place, we’ll walk for about one hour to get our transportation where we will take our picnic lunch. After enjoying our lunch, we will drive back to Cusco with some stops on the way. Packed lunch included
- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
- Hiking Distance: 8 km / 4.97 miles
- Lowest Elevation: 4,400 m / 14,432 ft
- Highest Elevation: 5,050 m / 16,564 ft
- Trekking Surface: Dirt trail, rocky, muddy, slippery
- Weather: Unpredictable, Some days could be sunny with blue sky, while other days foggy, rainy, snowy. Be prepared!
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
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