Rainbow Mountain 1 Day

THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (VINICUNCA) HIKE : 1 FULL DAY

TRIP AT A GLANCE

- 1 Day PRIVATE hike from only: US$250 per person

- 1 Day hike with a GROUP from only: US$90 per person

This is the best program which will let you visit in 1 full day The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, this amazing colorful area can be seen over the Ausangate area.
On this hike you will also see typical Andean villages with beautiful adobe & stone houses, herds of llamas &  alpacas and you will have amazing views of the Ausangate Mountain (6,385 m / 20,945 ft.), the highest mountain in Cusco.
Tour Type: Hiking, off the beaten path adventure
Suited for: People with a good sense of adventure, adapted to the high altitude and in good shape
Difficulty: Moderate to hard
Hiking hours: 5 - 6 hours
DETAILED ITINERARY

We will pick you up between 04:00 – 04:30 am, then we will drive south east from towards the mountains. The drive will take around 3 hours until arriving to Hanchipacha community (4168 m / 13754 ft.) where we will stop for breakfast. After breakfast we will continue by car for 15 more minutes to Quesiuno community (4,326 m / 14,189 ft.), This is where we are going to start the hike of 3 - 4 hours long until the rainbow mountain (most of the way is uphill about 15 km/9.4 miles). On the way we will enjoy views of amazing landscapes, herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, lots of reddish mountains and traditional local houses.
Rainbow Mountain
At the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft.), you will have time to explore the area and take pictures; we will spend there approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the time and weather conditions).

Later we will hike downhill back to the beginning; this will take about 2 hours approx. Then we will take our transportation to Hanchipacha community to have lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Cusco and drop you at your hotel.

Note: The route may change according to the conditions of the road, trail and guide's recommendations
Rainbow Mountain
DATES
. This Hike is available from March to November
. We just need a minimum of 2 guests.
. If you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the hike but only if there is already a GROUP for the day you want.
PRICES & INCLUSIONS
. PRICES PER PERSON in US$$, MINIMUM 2 GUESTS
2-3 PEOPLE
- US$250 per person for the private Hike
- US$90 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
4-5 PEOPLE
- US$200 per person for the private Hike
- US$85 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
6-7 PEOPLE
- US$170 per person for the private Hike
- US$80 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
8-+ PEOPLE
- US$130 per person for the private Hike
- US$75 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: PRIVATE HIKE
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hot drinks & Snacks
Round trip PRIVATE transportation: Hotel - Beginning of the hike - Hotel
Professional English/Spanish speaking Tour Guide
Assistant tour Guide (for more than 9 people)
First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle
Entrance fees
Horse for emergencies.
Porters & cook
Dining tent, stools & table

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: HIKE WITH A GROUP
Round trip transportation: Hotel - Beginning of the hike - Hotel
Professional English/Spanish speaking Tour Guide
Assistant tour Guide (for more than 9 people)
First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle
Entrance fees
Horse for emergencies.

Does not include: Tips, Horse for entire day US$40, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, non described meals & snacks, insurance of any kind.

You must bring:
Day pack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
Walking boots
Walking sticks
Rain poncho
Sun hat + sunglasses
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
Sunscream
Personal medication
Small Flashlight with spare batteries
Recommended extra money for tips and drinks, etc: 250.00 soles (USD $80.00)

BOOKING & DEPOSIT FOR THE TRIP:
- To reconfirm, book and to buy all the necessary tickets, we will need you to send a deposit of 70% of the trip's price ASAP.
- You can make the deposit in a saving account (with 3% bank’s fees)
- If you want to use a credit card there will be 6% fees over the deposit (bank commissions & fees, not ours)
- The remaining balance has to be paid 45 days before your hike or in US$$, cash in Cusco.
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