Duration: 1 day
Price: US$ 40 dollars per person.
This Tour is good for people in a Good Hiking Shape to Climb the Mountain that is above 5200 m.a.s.l or if you want you can rent Horses along the Route.
One day before the tour, we will visit your hotel at the time indicated to provide all the necessary information of the tour, we will meet you at approximately 8:30 pm.
The day of the Tour we will pick you up from your Hotel from about 4:20 to 4:45 am, to board the transport that will take us along the path of Qollasuyo (old road of the Quechuas), in our way to Cusipata (2 hours average trip) , where we will taste a delicious breakfast to then continue our journey, passing through its beautiful landscapes, valleys and enjoy of the amazing views of the Andes, arriving later at Fulawasi, the starting point of the walk where our guides will provide sticks that will help you with the walk.
We recommend you to wear warm clothing (jacket, hat, gloves, scarf) since it is the route of the Apu Ausangate above 5,200 m.a.s.l. the weather conditions are strong (cold and high), not recommended for people who do not hike (can rent horses).
Before the start of the walk, we will have a small talk with the guide who will give you all the instructions and recommendations and a brief introduction of the walk.
We will continue with our walking tour to the Rainbow Mountain Vinincunca, if you wish, you can rent horses so you can go riding with the help of a muleteer, the cost of renting the horse is US $ 25 dollars. In the whole route you can see people who live in this area selling snacks, water and other drinks, anyway if half way someone desists from walking you can rent horses halfway since they are rented in the whole route.
The hiking time is about 1 hour and 20 minutes of light section and 30 minutes of difficult climb, then we will reach the Vinincunca Mountain at 5200 m.a.s.l., from where we will be able to see the Rainbow Mountain, appreciating the sunrise that shows its best and imposing Valley and colored hills with magical colors.
Around the Rainbow Mountain we will be able to appreciate the mountains of Apu Sarinini and Apu Ausangate. Ausangate is the tallest mountain in Cusco with an altitude of 6372 m.a.s.l
We will have free time of 30 minutes in the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscapes of the Rainbow Mountain, take amazing pictures, rest a bit and then go to back to Cusipata, where we will have a delicious lunch with basic products of the area to later go back to the city of Cusco, where we will be arriving at approximately 5:00 pm.
- Briefing in your Hotel 1 day before the tour to give you a brief explanation of the trip.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Transportation, Minivan from Cusco to the beginning of the walk and return.
- 1 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- Guide on the entire trip. (English/Spanish)
- Oxygen tanks.
- First aid kit.
- Entrance fee to Vinincunca.
- Water and snacks
- Horse rental, about USD 25 or S /. 80 Peruvian soles. (Optional)
Recommendations of what you should take with you to the Rainbow Mountain:
- Warm and comfortable clothes.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Pill for altitude sickness to take before boarding the transport.
- Rain poncho.
- Trekking shoes or shoes with good sole.
- Sun Hat.
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- Extra money for souvenirs, water, snacks, tips, etc.
Brief description of the Rainbow Mountain Vinincunca:
The tour to the Mountain of Vinincunca or Rainbow Mountain takes place every day of the year. The reservation is made with a minimum of 3 days in advance.
Note: The best season to visit the Rainbow Mountain is between April to November.
Vinincunca or Winincunca also called Mountain of 7 colors or Rainbow Mountain with an altitude of 5200 m.a.s.l, is located in the way of the Ausangate Glacier Peak that is the fifth highest mountain of Peru, with 6372 m.a.s.l. in the Andes of Peru, Cusco region.
The Rainbow mountain is a magical place where there are ancient Quechua roads where ancient Quechuas swapped their products with people from the other Regions (4 Inca regions).
The colorations of the Rainbow mountain are due to the mineralogical composition that it has: the pink color is red clay, fangolitas (mud) and arilitas (sand). The whitish, the quartz’s sandstone and the marl, those rich in calcium carbonate. The red one made of claystone (iron) and the clays belonging to the upper tertiary. The green is due to the compound of phyllites and clays rich in ferro magnesian. The earthy brown is the product of the fanglomerate composed of rock with magnesium belonging to the Quaternary era. And the mustard yellow color for the sandstones rich in sulfur minerals.
Currently, the mountain of 7 colors is mostly busy, this is due to its landscape beauty, flora and fauna that it has in the route, and that can be visited in just 1 day, making the tourists recommend it and thanks to them this route becomes increasingly popular in the short time it has been enabled.