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Rainbow Mountain JOURNEYS

 

We offer personalized private tours to Rainbow mountain with high quality service, amazing guides and excellent food. 

 

Rainbow Mountain - 1 Day Journey

This tour will take you to see stunning views of Ausangate the highest mountain the Cusco region, while hiking through fields where alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas are grazing. When we reach the summit, we will be rewarded with the magic vistas of the rainbow mountain.




 

Rainbow Mountain - 2 day journey

The tour features a hike in a beautiful valley where we will see local families farming and herding llamas and alpacas just like the Incas used to do. Then, we will ascend slowly and steadily to our first pass, Condor pass. We will be rewarded by amazing views of the glacier covered Ausangate mountain and learn about how the Incas used to worship this mountain. On the second day we will see our first glimpse of Rainbow Mountain. The benefit of the 2-day Rainbow Mountain trek is that we arrive early, before the majority of the other trekkers arrive.

 

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN - 1 day journey

 
 
 
 

EXPERIENCE


 
 
Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain

For those that have limited time, the one day trip to Rainbow mountain is a long but very rewarding day tour

 
 
 

ITINERARY


 

1 DAY OPTION

Rainbow Mountain

This tour starts very early in order to avoid the crowds. You will be picked up by private driver at your hotel at 2 am. It will likely be cold so you have to dress very warmly with hat, gloves and warm coat. We will have pillows and blankets in the van so that you can try and continue resting on the way while we will drive 3 hours to the trail head where a hot breakfast will be prepared and served. After breakfast, we will start ascending from 4,300 meters (14.200 feet) towards our goal of 5,200 meters (16,200 feet). Because of the elevation, it is best to do this trek towards the end of your time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Depending on your fitness level, we will hike for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  The terrain will vary between flat and steep, and the path can be dusty and slippery because of the gravel. During our hike, we will see stunning views of Ausangate the highest mountain the Cusco region while hiking through fields where alpacas, llamas and vicuñas are grazing. When we reach the summit, we will be rewarded with the magic vistas of the rainbow mountain and your tour guide will explain the geology and geography of the region. There will be time for photos and questions before we start our descent which will take 2 to 2 1/2 hours. On the way back, we will stop at one of the amazing viewpoints for a box lunch before hiking all the way and taking the bus back to Cusco where we will take back to your hotel by about 7 pm. 

 
 

PRICING


 
 

1 DAY

Groups of 2 (minimum): $175 per person
*horseback available for extra $45

 
 

 

-INCLUDED-

Private transport, certified official guide, fluent English speaker, entrance fee, guide breakfast and lunch, &snacks.

 

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN - 2 Day Journey

 
 
 
 

EXPERIENCE


 
 
Ausangate Llama

Ausangate Llama

This tour offers a more relaxed schedule than the one day tour and allows us to get to Rainbow mountain before the crowds arrive in order to get the best pictures possible. It also takes a different route past some of the most stunning countryside in all of Peru. 

 
 
 

ITINERARY


 

DAY 1

Cusco - Qesuno - Anata

On the first morning, I will pick you up at your hotel at 5:00 am and drive 3 hours through beautiful scenery south of Cusco to the trailhead. On our way, we will make a stop in a local village to visit a local market where we can see the locals selling fruits and vegetables and their famous massive loaves of bread. Before starting the hike, we will enjoy a hot breakfast. We will carry our day packs and leave rest of our gear to the local horseman that will meet us at our breakfast spot. The hike will start in a beautiful valley where we will see local families farming and herding llamas and alpacas just like the Incas used to do.  

We continue ascending slowly and steadily to our first pass, Condor pass, which is at an elevation of 16,000 feet. We will be rewarded by amazing views of the glacier covered Ausangate mountain and learn about how the Incas used to worship this mountain. We can take time to take photos of 5 crystal clear lakes blow. We will descend a bit and hike for another 2-3 hours to reach Ananta, where out campsite will be located where our chef will be waiting with a delicious lunch.  After lunch, we can have a siesta and walk around and take in the incredible views. We will have dinner at 7 pm and then will take time to look at the stars and see the Southern Cross, Venus and Jupiter and the milky way.

Distance: 14km/ 8.7 miles
Elevation: 4200m-5000m
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

DAY 2

Ananta - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

We will wake you up at 5 am with Coca tea delivered to your tent. After a delicious hot breakfast, we will hike to our second pass. After about one hour, we will reach the second pass where we can see our first glimpse of Rainbow Mountain. We will then descend for half an hour and after 1 and a half hours we will reach the final destination of Rainbow Mountain. You can take as much time as you want to take photos of this magical place. The benefit of the 2-day Rainbow Mountain trek is that we arrive early, before the majority of the other trekkers arive. The hike back to the trailhead will only take about three hours we will enjoy lunch before departing back to Cusco (3 hours). We typically get back around 5pm and will drop you off at your hotel.

Distance: 18km/ 11 miles
Elevation: 5000m-5200m-4200
Hiking time: 6-7 hours

 
 

PRICING


 
 

2 DAYS

Groups of 2 (minimum): $375 per person

 
 

 

-INCLUDED-

Private transport to and from the start of the hike, private guide, horseman to carry your belongings, lunch on day 1, dinner on day 2, breakfast on day 1, snacks, & tents.

-NOT INCLUDED-

Sleeping bags (available to rent for $15 per person), trekking poles (available to rent for $15 per person), & lunch on day 2.