Rainbow Mountain Full Day USD 25

Since a few years, the Rainbow Mountain has become one of the most visited places, in the Department of Cusco. Indeed, in the Andes, the mountains are the result of successive tectonic up-lifts. So, this hike is the best option, for nature lovers, in a splendid setting, located south of the ancient Incan Capital City.

Besides, these mountains are the habitat of animals and birds, such as ‘wallatas’, ibis, cara cara, guanacos and vicuñas that are among the most sacred animals, for our people, due to its fiber (wool) that is the world´s finest, and is used in the weaving of the best textiles.


Between 4:00 and 4:30 a.m., we´ll pick you up at your hotel, to travel, aboard a group tourism transportation unit, along the Southern Valley, following the asphalted road to Puno. After two hours and a half, we´ll get to the District of Cusipata (3,310 m.a.s.l. – 10,859 ft.), in the Province of Quispicanchis, where we´ll have breakfast.

Then, we´ll go on, aboard our vehicle, along a dirt road, passing by several farming communities, like Japura and Hanchipata, to get to the Community of Pampachiri (4,600 m.a.s.l. – 15,091 ft.), where the road ends. There, we´ll start hiking, for about 5 km. (3.2 miles), to the Vinicunca Mountain Pass (5,020 m.a.s.l. – 16,469 ft.).

That horsepath goes gradually up to the pass, in a one and a half-hour hike, during which we´ll have the opportunity of observing alpacas and lamas and, at the top, we´ll be able to see the the famous mountain range and its colors.

At the pass, we´ll have some free time to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views Mother Nature offers us, with the Colorful Mountain that looks like a rainbow, with pink, whitish, red, green, greenish-brown, brown and mustard-yellow tonalities.



  • Group tourism transportation unit: Mercedes Benz.
  • Professional mountain guide.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • First-aid kit and oxygen.

Not included:

  • Entrance fee to the Rainbow Mountain.
  • Horses.
  • Water, snacks, personal medicine, etc.
  • Tips and personal expenses.


What to bring:

  • Daypack.
  • Mineral water and snacks.
  • Clothes for warm weather, rain and cold, in successive layers.
  • Wool bonnet, scarf and gloves, sunglasse and sunblock lotion.
  • Mountain hiking shoes or sneakers (tennis shoes).
  • Photo/video camera and extra batteries.
  • Light binoculars.
  • Hiking sticks.


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