Rainbow Mountain

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Rainbow Mountain 1 Day

Why Rainbow Mountain?

Vinicunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain) in Cusco Peru is one of these places where travelers have yet to discover. A secret that has been kept so well there is no information about it. Soaring glacier peaks scrape the sky to the left. A valley plummets to the right. Front and center is a mound of earth striped with intense turquoise, rust red and golden yellow. The colors flow like a wave so perfectly that you would believe they were painted by the gods. The only way to get to this secret corner of the earth is the Ausangate Trek.

From our perch, the Andean winds gust wildly as if to prevent any mortal from staying too long in this unworldly place. It’s not an easy path but the views are the rewards for those who are up for the challenge of hiking day over high altitude passes. It’s a trail that cuts through a land seeped in legend. Wild, remote, beautiful and surreal. Nature is god here. Take a journey to this place and you will see why.

Day-by-Day Summary

DAY 1: Cusco – Tinki viillage - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco


  • Discover how beautiful are rainbow mountains in the Ausangate peak park

Places Visited

Tinki Village and the Rainbow Mountain

Departures:Our company has daily departures, since 2 to 10 participants maximum per group, we are a 100% direct trekking tour operator, sustainable and responsible with Nature.
Starting From
USD 50
  • Duration:
    1 Days and 0 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    0 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    0 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Challenging (depends on your level of fitness).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Van, local car

Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Quesiuno – Rainbow mountain - Cusco

We start to pick up you from the hotel around 03:00 am, the bus driving taking 3 hours to Quesiuno village through the bus is clearly to see the white snowcapped mountain like Ausangate the holy Gods of the Incas, the spectacular scenic on the upper part and lower valleys with colorful landscape. Two hours driving at head the first stop in Pitumarca town there are souvenirs and optional short breakfast, to soon continue at Quesiuno the trailhead. There we will meet with our support staff.

There we will organize all the necessary equipment, horses and mules. Around 8:00 a.m. we will start our trek to Rainbow Mountain (5,200 m.a.s.l) the first section of the path are uphill them flat and finally uphill until research the Rainbow Mountain. Where we enjoy our box lunch with incredible views of the mountain and another mountain landscapes, finally we will return to Quesiuno village to go to Cusco City.

  • STARTING POINT: Cusco at the hotel
  • ENDING POINT: Cusco at the hotel
  • DURATION: Full Day
  • TRIP STYLE: Active
  • ACTIVITIES: Cultural, Ecological, Hiking
  • LEVEL DIFFICULT: If you are not terribly fit/hardy we suggest looking at the 2 days Rainbow Mountain Trek as the hours of walking each day are shorter.
  • DEPARTURE DATES: any day with two people. We offer affordably prices Tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best.

  • ENTRANCE TIKETS: In our treks, the entrance to Rainbow Mountain.
  • BRIEFING: Two or one night before your expeditions, we are going to your hotel or you will come to our office for your briefing, it is an information session for the tril to be ready to 100% for the trek day.
  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDES: All our guides studied English and Tourism at the University, institutes, and have many months giving support to the trekkers before to start to work in this kind of adventures like a guide.
  • FOOD & CHEFS: Include a breakfast and luch in a local restaurant
  • TRANSPORTATION: All the transportations during the trek are included, we will pick you up from your hotel at around 6 AM to carried to the trailhead (day 1) and come back.
  • FIRST AID: Your safety is our number 1 concern. All our guides are trained to provide support in these causes. They all will have first aid kits and full oxygen bottle in case anything happens. We will get you off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed and will make sure you get directly to a clinic for treatment. This is not something to worry about - but if something happens, we will be there for you.Note: before to do the trek or any type of adventure tour, we recommend you to visit your doctor and explain about the activity that will do, and please try to bring a small first aid bag each according to your conditions to stay peaceful.


• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.

The Prices are per traveler:

Class Departures Price
Shared Every Day $ 70 USD $ 50

Private Tour:

Private tours are available and priced by party size.

Private Service Departures Price per person
02 Trekkers Every Day USD $ 150
03 Trekkers Every Day USD $ 120
04 Trekkers Every Day USD $ 100
05 Trekkers Every Day USD $ 90
06 -07 Trekkers Every Day USD $ 70
08 to + Trekkers Every Day USD $ 50

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