Vinicunca Mountain of 7 colors (full day)

Enjoy the mountain of 7 colors
1 days   1 nights

Close to  “Ausangate mountain “, This is considered a holy mountain (or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians. (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region. The area is inhabited by traditional Andean people or Quechuas. It,s  a very good chance to observe the real country life in Peru.

This route will take you through stunning landscapes with glaciers, snowcapped mountains,  and crystal clear rivers and lakes. Pass by local villages  and explore the breathtaking surrounding nature with  llamas and alpacas. The colours of the Rainbow Mountain are amazing!

1 Full day

You will be picked up from your accommodation at around 5.00 am and start making your way first to Arco (on the route to Puno) Then we will continue to Pitumarca ( where we stop to take some breakfast) and a number of small villages, till we reach the community of Hanchipata-Quesuno 4,530msnm  (another 1 hours). From here we start our hike after in total 3 h drive.

You will experience how locals live in the mountains. We will be able to enjoy the view of numerous mountains around, as well as of the Ausangate glacier. We will be able to witness up close the local wildlife and camelids in their natural environment. The trek lasts for about 3 to 3 ½ hours go and back, until we get to the stunning landscape of Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountains).

Where we see a spectacular geological formation and colors. We start our trek from 4530 m to 5020 m Cerro Colorado “vinicunca. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain. Here we will have about 1 hour to relax and take amazing pictures of this natural wonder. Yo also can walk to the red colored mountains. We hike back to the starting point , and we drive 1 h to take lunch at the local restaurant, and from there return to Cusco (arriving at approximately  between 18 and 18.30 h).

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