Hidden at the Andes range of mountains we encounter this breath-taking colored mountain, one of the most important side destinations in the region of Cusco.
This natural attraction is located in the town of Pitumarca, formerly only visited by those on the area.
Nowadays, Vininunca or the so called Rainbow Mountain has become one of the most visited places by travelers, nationals and foreigners. It will only take one day to visit it, the walk is steep but not very long, so it’s reachable for mostly everyone.
If you enjoy beautiful landscapes traditional of the Andes and a little hiking then this side trip is for you!!!
Very early in the morning, our transportation will pick us up from the hotel and drive towards Vinincunca or the so-called Rainbow Mountain, known for its beautiful red colors.
After approximately 2 hours, the ride will stop for breakfast in the town of Cusipata - Paucarpata and continue to the final destination. We will follow the route for another 1 hour until we reach the starting point of the hike.
The ascent to the overlook is around 2h; meanwhile we will see a large number of llamas and alpacas that are at the mercy of shepherds dressed in beautiful colorful costumes typical of the place. We will pass through beautiful ravines heading to the highest parts, surrounded by snow-capped mountains (Ausangate).
Arriving at this point, our guide will explain about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain, while we are able to witness wonderful views, take pictures and breathe the purest air of all.
The descend will be through the Red Valley, where you will be able to see one last time the Vinincunca mountain and start the road back to Cusco, with a stop for lunch.
Arrival to Cusco and end of services to continue with other destinations or side trips.
Remember that travelers who make the trip to Rainbow Mountain must be in a good physical condition and adapted to the high altitude.