Rainbow Mountain Trek in Ausangate 1 Day

Pick up from your hotel at 4am and transfer to trailhead.
3 hours of Hiking up through the most isolated communities, having the opportunity to interact with them and 3 hours back.
Enjoy the amazing views of glaciers, valleys and the most natural colourful rainbow mountain.
Walking distance: 15kms/9.3 miles.
Highest elevation: 5100 mt/16732ft.
2 hot meals, breakfast and lunch.
Late afternoon, we take our van back to Cusco.
Arrive to Cusco around 6pm.


Rainbow Mountain

Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarka – Qesiuno – Rainbow Mt – Quesiuno – Cusco

We will pick you up from your hotel at 4am, and begin with our amazing Rainbow Mountain Trek Adventure. We set out on our drive through the South Valley; ending up at the trailhead at Quesiuno, (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours. Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, valleys and rocky mountains.

Once we reach the train-head, we start on our hike following a lovely stream. The herds of alpacas and llamas all around you will immediately surprise you. Continually you will have views of the Ausangate Mountain as we hike through different villages and interact with the local people, who are still keeping the culture alive,

After a total hike of 4 – 5 hours, we finally reach our destination….the Rainbow Mountains (5,020m /16,466ft). After being awed by their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.

At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike takes 2-3 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return.

We will embark on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel, arriving around 6:30pm.

Included in the tour:

  • Peruvian style breakfast.
  • Lunch prepared by our chef in our local community home.
  • Snacks for the trek.
  • Drinking water (1.5 liter).
  • Bag of Coca leaves.
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking expert trekking guide.
  • Fees to access private land.
  • First aid kit & Oxygen.

Not Included in the tour:

  • Additional Water: we recommend bringing 1 liter per person (there are locals along the way who sell water if you run out).
  • Voluntary Gratuity.
  • Personal riding horse*
  • Travel insurance.

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