Trek to the Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca – 1 day

Experience a beautiful route to the Ausangate valley in a 4 hour hike, in which we will appreciate a mountain of many colors, similar to the rainbow and known as Cerro Colorado. The mountain Vinicunca is located at 5000 m.a.s.l., the amount of minerals that the mountain has, give it its lines of colors and make it so special…

Itinerary Overview

  • Ausangate Tour day 1.- Trip to the Rainbow Mountain
  • 4am hotel transfer
  • 4 am – 7 am 3 hour trip to the foothills of the snow-capped Ausangate
  • 7:30 am breakfast
  • 8 am – 3 pm hike in ausangate mountain
  • 3:30 pm return by transportation to Cusco
  • 7 pm arrival in Cusco – Peru
  • Home: Cusco, Peru
  • Ends: Cusco, Peru
  • Service: Group
  • Departures: Daily
  • Group size: Min 1, Max 16
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure Walk
  • TOUR DURATION: 01 day
  • HIGH ALTITUDE: 5200mt.
  • TOTAL DISTANCE: 10 km.
  • DIFFICULTY: Difficult and tiring
  • Date of visit visits:
    • Best weather: March to November
    • Regular weather: December January
    • Difficult weather: February (rains)



Early in the morning, at 03:40 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco, to make our beautiful trip to Qollasuyo, located in the southern part of the ancient capital of the Inkas (Cusco), which was an important part of the tawantinsuyo (4 ancient regions of the Incas) the trip will be 3 hours, our first stop will be in the beautiful village of Pitumarka where we will have a short break to buy water or energy drinks, snacks, cereals, etc.. After the break we will arrive to Pampachiri a perfect place to enjoy our breakfast and after a brief talk, start our walk towards the mountain vinicunca or mountain of seven colors.

We will start with our walk at the foot of the Ausangate snow-capped mountain, an ascent of approximately 3 hours, during this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids and the beautiful reflection of the landscape is impressive.

Upon arriving at the colorful mountain we will have enough time to take pictures of this enigmatic and amazing place, then we will return with our 3 hour hike down and with some flat parts until we reach Pampachiri, where we will take our transportation to go to Pitumarca and enjoy our delicious lunch. On the way back we will stop to visit the beautiful colonial bridge of Checacupe. Finally between 18:00 hours we will be in the imperial city, where we will drop you off at your hotel.

  • Walking Time. 2 hours and a half uphill
  • Travel time by bus 3 hours
  • Height of Hanchipacha: 4,410 m.a.s.l. / 14,465 feet
  • Mountain Height of Colors: 5,020 m.a.s.l. / 16,465 feet
  • Ausangate snow-capped mountain: 6,410 m.a.s.l. / 21025 ft


This program includes

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen balloon
  • Detailed assistance and talk of the excursion (01 or 02 days before the hike), delivery of maps of the mountain of the 7 colors.
  • Transportation Cusco – Pampachiri (round trip).
  • 02 walking sticks to the mountain of the 7 colors.
  • 01 rain poncho (it is not known when it will rain even when it is dry).
  • 1 Consistent breakfast to go and hot drinks
  • Professional chef specialized in Peruvian gastronomy.
  • Entrance ticket to the Mountain of 7 Colors.
  • 1 delicious lunch in Pitumarca.
  • First aid kit / oxygen / medicine / altitude pill, etc.
  • Accredited professional tour guide.

This program does not include

  • Food not mentioned
  • Entrance to the road ( S/10 soles)
  • Return to the hotel
  • Emergency Horse (3 or 4 people can get together to rent a horse, paying per person between 20 soles, the decision is made before the hike).


What to bring

  • Passport number
  • Small Backpack (Water, Camera, snacks, etc)
  • Light clothing, and jacket (since the weather is changing and there is a lot of wind)
  • Cap for sun and cold
  • Sun block
  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpack 20L or 30L
  • Rain poncho
  • dry Fit T-shirts
  • 1 trekking trousers
  • Warm jacket
  • Coca leaves
  • Cap, hat and gloves
  • Sunscreen, toilet paper
  • Sunglasses, water bottle
  • Personal medications (headache, anti-inflammatory medications)
  • Extra money (preferably in soles)

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Per person: $ 225.00

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