OVERVIEW

Vinicunca is considered by the National Geographic Magazine as one of the places you must visit before dying.

Vinicunca, also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors or Mountain Rainbow, is a natural wonder on the way to Ausangate. During this full day excursion you can visit this beautiful mountain, and see from the top the colors that characterize it as well as an impressive view of the Ausangate apu.

Trip Summary

Highlights:

The rainbow mountain of Peru, also known as vinicunca, this trip that allows you to see the mountains of the rainbow. On this hike you will see picturesque villages, beautiful adobe houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate mountain (6,385 m / 20,945 ft.), The highest mountain in the Cusco region.

Travel Details

LOCATION: CUSCO, CORDILLERA VILCANOTA.
DURATION: FULL DAY (From 3:00 Hrs. to 18:30 Hrs.)
AVAILABILITY: EVERY DAY.
DIFFICULTY: MODERATE – HARD (This is more for the altitude).

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Itinerary

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03:30 am. – Pick up from your hotel or a meeting point of the entire group and start a trip of 2 hours approx. to the City of Pitumarca, a picturesque town south of the city of Cusco, this is where we will stop to buy some things like ponchos of water, mineral water or energy drinks, sandwiches, etc.

After this brief stop, we will continue our journey through magical landscapes that mix perfectly between mysterious snow-capped mountains, multicolored crops, Andean camelids and deep valleys. We will observe very picturesque towns such as Ocefina, Chilca, this will be the place where we will descend from our transport and have some time to stretch our legs and rest from the trip. This is where you can taste a nutritious Andean breakfast with the neighbors of the area and we will have some time to organize the rest of the things we need for the trip, which will last approximately 3 hours (7.5 km) until the mountain. We will cross the city of Machuraccay and then at the foot of Vinicunca where the villagers have organized a checkpoint and charge of 10 soles to enter this mystical place. There we are going to start walking a route where, step by step, the landscape changes between mountains of intense colors and small currents of icy water that nourish and give life to the valley. We will reach an altitude of 5,033 meters.

At the top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca), we will have enough time to take pictures. After the wonderful experience, we will begin our way back.

The descent is much quieter and easier, we will arrive at the town of Chilca, where a good lunch, prepared by our Andean Chef, will be waiting for you as a reward. Then we will return to the buses to bring us back to Cusco, where we will arrive on average at 7 or 8 at night. Finally they will be transferred to their respective accommodations.

Note: During the ascent, we will have a backup horse, in case of an emergency due to the change of altitude.

  • Round trip transportation from Cusco
  • Professional Spanish / English guide
  • Breakfasts + Box Lunch
  • Tourist Tickets
  • Beverages
  • Extras

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