Trekking to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco
1x 216 €
- Amazing views of the Andes
- Famous Rainbow Mountain
- A chance to spot local wildlife
- See amazing views of the valleys and Ausangate Glacier Peak
All about the trip
We will pick you up at 4:00 from hotel you are staying at within Cusco. It is about a three and a half hour drive in our private van, during which we will pass through traditional villages and see some amazing views of the Andes. When we reach the trail for this hike, we will stop and enjoy a lovely breakfast, prepared by our trekking chef. After breakfast, we will begin the hike from Chillca, at 3,700 m elevation. From here, it will be a four hour, uphill hike to reach the famous Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, you will enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and traditional llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley. As you reach the summit of the mountain, you will be able to spot some Andean wildlife. This is the only place in Cusco where you can see wild Vicuñas, the Andean camel. Vicuñas are in the same family as llamas, although they are smaller. Their wool is the most expensive wool in the world.
Once we arrive at the top of Rainbow Mountain, you will have enough time to absorb the majesty of the red mountains that surround this area. You will also see amazing views of the valleys and Ausangate Glacier Peak in front of you. Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota Range. While taking in these magnificent views, our staff will bring you some hot drinks and share some information with you about the composition of these mountains and how they became striated in the rainbow of colors. After taking a few amazing pictures and soaking in the views (perhaps we will even see a few condors floating on the air currents), we will begin our descent with a two hour, downhill hike. We will then meet up with our trekking chef and enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared, hot lunch. After lunch, we will start our return trip back to the Chillca village, to catch our private van back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel around 19:00 - 20:00 .What Wikipedia Says Watch on Youtube
What is included in the price
- Private transportation to the trailhead
- Pick-up from any hotel in Cusco
- Breakfast at the trailhead
- Entrance fee into the park
- Tour guide for the entire trip (English speaking)
- Drinking water
- Freshly prepared, hot lunch
- First-aid kit
- Trekking poles
- Porters and cook
- Dining tent, chairs and tables
- Private toilet
What is not included in the price
- Tips for your crew
- Personal insurance
This trek is ideal for those with a sense of adventure and in good physical shape.
Please note that the trek itself will take about five hours.
Every guide will have a fully charged satellite phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to connect us anywhere in the world. While not cheap, they can be used by our clients for non-emergencies as well.
This activity is organised by Alpaca Expeditions, Calle Heladeros 157, Cusco, Peru, 08002, Peru, +51 84 254278, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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