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Vinicunca Trek to The Rainbow Mountain 2 days

Trekking to The Rainbow Mountain 2 days

Vinicunca Trek to The Rainbow Mountain 2 days

Vinicunca The Rainbow Mountain Cuzco - Peru 

Trekking to Vinicunca The Rainbow Mountain 2 days

Vinucunca or the colorful mountain, from high above, its geological formations reveal all their splendour, in a contrast with the blue sky forming a formidable barrier enters the coastal desert and the Amazonian jungle, imposing cordillera Vilcanota counts almost as many glaciers as the White Cordillera. Located at the south of Cusco and dominated by Ausangate (6384 m), this moved back area always remained isolated from the external influences and knew to keep intact much customs and habits of the pre-colonial period.

Begin from: Cusco / Vinicunca Moutain

End in: Vinicunca Moutain / Cusco

Duration: 02 Days/ 01 Night

Physical Rating: Moderate

Accommodation: Tourist Class 

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Vinicunca Trek Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Quesiuno – Llamachimpana

We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, our chef will cook us an amazing breakfast.

After breakfast, we will load all the gear on the horses and begin our hike uphill. Following a lovely stream, you will be immediately surprised by the literally herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We have the opportunity to see chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru.

After at hike of 3 to 4 hours, we will reach our camp Ccayrabiri, near the village of Llamachimpana. Our chef will make us a fantastic lunch when we arrive. After lunch (time permitting), we will go to the village and have the chance to interact with the residents. They will tell us about their local customs and love to share their history with trekkers. They will tell us about the fields of potatoes that surround the area.

We then return to camp where we will have happy hour and dinner. When night falls, we will have a serene
night´s sleep under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
Highest Elevation: 4,598 m / 15,082 ft
Distance to walk: 4 km / 2 ½ miles
Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging

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Vinicunca Trek Day 2: Llamachimpana – Vinicunca – Quesiuno – Cusco

We wake up to a cup of hot coca tea and the gorgeous sunrise. Our chef will prepare an amazing breakfast to start the day. Our destination today is the Rainbow Mountain. This is a two hour uphill hike. On the way up, we will have consistent views of stunning red mountains, the Ausangate glacier and Surine Mountain. Finally, we reach our destination, what we came to see….the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, we will have time to explore the area. We will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.

At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 4 to 5
hours. Our chef will be waiting for us at the bottom with a hearty lunch. Following lunch, we will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is 7 PM.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch + snacks
Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
Distance to walk: Uphill: 3.5 km / 2 miles; Downhill 7 km / 4 ½ miles
Approximate walking time: 2 hours up; 4 to 5 hours down
Level of Difficulty: Difficult


• Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
• Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
• Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Quesiuno and return transportation with hotel drop off
• Four-person tent for every 2 people.
• Inflatable Mattress and pillow
• Kitchen tent
• Dining tent with tables and chairs
• Toilet tent and portable toilet
• Professional Chef and assistant chef
• Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
• Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
• Duffle bag for your personal gear
• Two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
• Hot water for washing
• Boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
• Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.


• First breakfast
• Last Lunch
• Sleeping bag (you can rent one from us)
• Trekking poles (you can rent them from us)
• Tips for the crew (guide, chef, wranglers)
• Travel /Health / Emergency insurance

You Must Bring:

• Small backpack or daypack, well fitted trekking boots
• Water bottle, flashlight hat, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen
• Warm and Light clothing, rain coat or plastic poncho
• Chocolates, cookies, dry fruits, snack
• Binocular
• Extra Money (local currency and lots of coins)
• Original passport
• Clothes (warm/winter jacket, rain pants, hiking boots, poncho, winter hat, gloves)


IMPORTANT: To go on the VINICUNCA trek, you must be in good physical condition, and we recommend a preliminary 2 days acclimatization stage, for your body to react better during the trek, as we will be in hiking up to high passes at altitudes of about 5,100 meters, and it also is important to drink plenty of Muña tea /or coca leaf tea.

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Hiking Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N


Meet and follow the traces of the Incas that headed to the Machu Picchu city. This is a great alternative for those who are interested in hiking through the complete Inca trail. Stages at the trail are from 7 to 8 hours hikes through an Inca trail full of impressive history. Arriving to the last mountain we'll be able to see the Machu Picchu city with enough time to visit the most important archaeological site of the Incas after which we'll return back to Cusco city on train.

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N



The Inca trail trek is one of the most famous treks in the world, the Inca Trail is as popular as it is ancient. The trek follows a section of ancient highway that connects the Inca capital city of Cusco with the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail route, which was part of a huge network spanning the entire Andes, was a vital artery for the Inca Empire, where royal messengers used a foot relay system to cover thousands of miles at an astonishingly rapid pace.

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Salkantay & Machu Picchu 5D/4N



The Salkantay Mountain (6,271 meters/20,471 feet above sea level), part of the Vilcanota mountain range, was called "Apu" by the Incas and was worshipped as a deity of guidance and protection. Salkantay dominates a great part of the Sacred Valley, and the spectacular Vilcanota Mountains which are the main starting point for this trekking program. The whole area is filled with fantastic natural landscapes and attractive Inca archaeological sites.

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Lares Trek & Machu Picchu 5D/4N



For those who do not book far enough in advance (usually several months), there are other hikes that can be just as challenging and rewarding as the Inca Trail. Most notable among these is the Lares Trek. Unlike the Inca Trail, there is no limit on the number of those who can hike the Lares route. Despite this, though, it is always significantly less crowded than the Inca Trail. However, it ends prior to the entrance of Machu Picchu and Lares trekkers must take the touristed bus up to the site.

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