The Rainbow Mountain also know as Vinicunca is located in the Vilcanota range, also home to the majestic Ausangate. The minerals in the Rainbow Mountain caused the sandstones to acquire a red rust-like color that contrasts the yellow, maroon and turquoise stripes, caused by the presence of other minerals combined with weathering; truly a geological wonder. Locals say that the Rainbow Mountain used to be covered in glaciers that melted due to global warming, thus its late touristic discovery.
All Year – Upon Request
During this trek you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas then you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier 6,385m. The highest mountain in the Cusco Peru.
This day We will pick you up 4:00 am. Directly from your hotel to start our ride to the south of Cusco through beautiful landscapes of valleys and agricultural communities. The drive takes around 3 hours to get Pitumarca community stop for breakfast. After that we will continue to drive for 30 minutes more to Fulawasipata community where we are going to start with hike up to Rainbow mountains it take approx.. 3 hours on the way We will see Alpacas Llamas and traditional local houses , on the top we will have enough time for pictures, to see beautiful red mountains then we will descent for 2 hours to the beginning of our trekking point There our transport will be waiting us then drive to Pitumarca for lunch then to Cusco. It take approx.. 12 hours