Journey through an undiscovered land of wild desert landscapes, snow capped peaks, herds of alpaca, and arrive at the ultimate destination – The “Rainbow Mountain” at 5000 meters above sea level, hidden deep in the Andes.

These multi-coloured beauty sticks out a mile in the Peruvian Andes. The journey will take you through a vibrant green valley with an impressive view of the Ausangate mountain towering at a distance. On this tour you will get a first hand experience on witnessing how the local community spend their daily life and will have an opportunity to interact with them. As you would start getting closer to the iconic Rainbow Mountain, you would start  witnessing the first signs of the coloured mineral deposits such as iron, copper, dolomite, sulphur, lime, lead and hematite that formed the mountain. Our guide will talk to you on the formation and existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally with one last push, you will hike up to the vantage point that would give you a jaw dropping 360 degree view of the stunning landscape that makes this a sacred land in Cusco.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Transportation Bi-Lingual Tour guide
Breakfast,1 Buffet lunch (eat as much as you like!) Hot drinks and snacks
Assistant tour Guide (only for 9 people or more) First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle
Entrance fee Horse for emergencies
NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the lis Walking stick USD 5.00 (each)
Dinner Rain Coat(can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail)
Horse for entire trip (USD 35.00)

Day1
We will pick you up from your hotel/hostel within the historic centre of Cusco between 03:00 – 03:30 in the morning. We will then start our journey through the south valley. The drive to Hanchipacha community would take about three hours. We will stop here for breakfast. We will then continue our 15 minutes drive towards the base camp to Quesiuno community (4,326 m / 14,189 ft.). Our guide will then brief you about the route and the amount of time you will be spending in each stops along the way up to the summit. You will then start the hike through gentle upward slope trailing behind our guide. It normally takes three hours to reach the summit. On the way up you will walk through the gravel road with herds of Alpacas and Llamas grazing on the sides at a distance you would see the snow-capped peaks of Ausangate Mountain towering and many red coloured mountains. Once you will reach the summit, the Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,466 ft.) you will have time to walk around the area and pose for some pictures. You would normally spend 30 minutes to one hour at the summit (depending on your trekking speed and weather conditions). You will then start our trek downhill, back to the point from where you started, it would approximately take two hours to get back. You would stop at Hanchipacha community for lunch before starting your journey back to Cusco. We will be dropping you at Regocijo Square, a block away from Plaza De Armas (main square).

Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain-jacket, gloves)

Walking boots.

Walking sticks

Rain poncho

Sun hat + sunglasses.

Toilet paper and hand sanitiser.

Suncream

Extra money, minimum 250.00 soles (USD $80.00)

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Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya
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Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya
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