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Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco – Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour

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Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco is one of the most popular full day trips. Infact, it tops the bucket list of many travellers in Peru, just after Machu Picchu. The full day Apu Vinicunca Peru Tour takes you through the Peruvian wilderness where you will get to immerse in the sight of beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

Locally known as Montana de Siete colores, people did not know of the existence of Rainbow Mountain Cusco until early 2016. It was when the dense snow started to melt, the colors gradually started to appear. 

It soon got all the deserving attention and became one of the popular tourist attractions in Peru. Around 1500 people visit the mountain in a day.

Rainbow Mountain Trek takes you closer to the Sacred Andean Mountain, Apu Ausangate. It is one of the tallest mountains in Peru and dominates the Southern Skyline of Cusco on a clear day. 

Rainbow Mountains are a part of the Vilcanota mountain range. 

The highest point of the trek is at 5200 metres above sea level. Although all our tour guides are experienced mountaineers and have training on first aid. We highly recommend you to spend 3-4 days in Cusco before the tour to avoid altitude sickness. 

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0430 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Round trip transport
  • Drinks: a bottle of still water per person
  • Walking Stick

Price Excludes

  • Horse rental (Optional)
  • Accommodation
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Backpack with protective layer.
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water-bottle and Snacks
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, caps and hats.
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Rainbow Mountain Tour

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco between 0420 and 0500 in the morning. Then we will embark on a two hours drive through the South Valley of Cusco to Cusipata. Here, we will be stopping for breakfast. 

After relishing a local breakfast, we will be driving further for an hour ro Phulawasipata. This is the starting point of the trek. 

It will be almost an hour’s hike up the hill to get to the summit of the Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, you will be rewarded with a sight of Andean highland farms and villages. You will also get to see plenty of Llamas and Alpacas.  

If you are not willing to hike, you can also rent a horse from the starting point of the trek. 

From the summit, you will get a closer view of the Sacred Ausangate mountain that towers to 6400 metres above sea level. If desired, you can hike further to the Red Valley. 

After enjoying the beauty of this marvel, we will start descending to the car park. It will roughly be a 45 minutes hike down the hill. 

Once you have finished the tour, we will then drive you to Cusipata for lunch. After lunch, we will drive you back to Cusco city. 

We will be reaching Cusco by 0600 PM. 

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FAQs

How high is Rainbow Mountain?

The highest point of the Rainbow Mountain is at 5200 metres or 17060 feet above sea level. However, the trek is relatively easier as you will begin hiking from 4200 metres or 14300 feet above sea level. But you need to be acclimated to avoid altitude sickness. 

What causes Rainbow Mountains?

Rainbow Mountains are a result of mineral deposits. Different minerals like copper, iron, sulphate causes the colours that can be seen on the mountain. 

Where is the Rainbow Mountain located?

Rainbow Mountain is located at 102 kilometres (63.4 miles) to the south of Cusco. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain is a part of the Peruvian Andes 

What causes the Rainbow Mountains in Peru?

Vinicunca mountain is rich in minerals. Rainbow Mountains are a result of mineral deposits. Different minerals like copper, iron, sulphate causes the colours that can be seen on the mountain. 

Where is Rainbow Mountain located in Peru?

Rainbow Mountain is located at 102 kilometres (63.4 miles) to the south of Cusco. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain is a part of the Peruvian Andes.

What is the altitude of Rainbow Mountain?

The highest point of the Rainbow Mountain is at 5200 metres or 17060 feet above sea level. However, the trek is relatively easier as you will begin hiking from 4200 metres or 14300 feet above sea level. But you need to be acclimated to avoid altitude sickness. 

Is Rainbow Mountain Peru worth it?

Yes it is totally worth visiting the Rainbow Mountain in Peru. On a full day trip from Cusco, you will not only see the beauty of this seven colored mountain, you will also get to see the life and culture of the local community living here. 

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Rachel

Couple Traveller

It was a fantastic experience hiking the Rainbow Mountain with Antonio from Machu Picchu Kingdom. We did this tour after our Sacred Valley and Inca Trail trek, so we had no issues with altitude. We can totally rate the tour as a must visit in Peru.

February 13, 2020