Journey through an undiscovered land of wild Andeans landscapes, snowcapped peaks, herd of alpacas and lamas, amazing views of the Andean valley, driving true typical Andean town are spread along the road, it take to arrive at the ultimate destination; the colorful hills hidden deep in the Andes, that the locals call them the rainbow mountains, as their ponchos.
Your adventure starts in Cusco, we picked you up from your hotel at 3:00am, and we ride in direction to Ausangate Mountain (holly mountain (Apu), for about 3-hour trip in private tourist van until the town of Quesiuno. Where we will have local breakfast (nutritive) and get ready to hit an ascending road true an Andean desert, (Puna). Where you will be able to observe the Andean Camelids from very close distance, after 4 hours (depending on fitness level) you will reach the main destination the Rainbow Mountain, also known as 7 color mountain, in Quechua language Vinicunca, from where the locals get the inspiration to color their ponchos that they use every day.
This view it will take your breath way, the large, bride colorful landscapes, in the other side the sacred mountain Agusante, with impressive snowcapped picks, the highest mountain in Cusco area.
After all this exited experience you will star to descend for 2 hours to the start point, where you will have lunch. After take the transport back to Cusco in a journey of 3 hours, arriving in Cusco around 7pm.
*Horseback available upon request, at additional cost $30
|Weather in the Andes it is unpredictable. Please be prepared with warm clothes (rain jacket, hat, gloves and windbreaker), sunscreen, sunglasses and at least 2 liters of water (per person) indispensable your camera!!!|
|The hike to the Rainbow Mountain is a challenging one. It will take a full day to complete the adventure and you are going be in a constantly high elevation (above 14,000ft). Make sure you are acclimatize to the altitude before you take this adventure experience. It is a good idea to have a day or two of acclimatization, and drink plenty of water the prior days to the hike.|
Price shared service $ 60, 20 people in the bus.
Price private service $180 pp. minimal 2 people maxima 6 people.