During this day excursion to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the unexplored and breathtaking natural scenery tucked away in the depths of the Andes.
Distance hiked: 15 km / 9 ¼ miles
Starting / minimum altitude: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft Maximum altitude: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Challenging
Embark on an early morning adventure as we pick you up at 5:00 AM from your hotel to journey through an uncharted territory of wild desert landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and herds of alpaca. As you make your way to the ultimate destination – the painted hills tucked deep in the Andes – you’ll pass through a lush green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain looming in the distance. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the local mountain lifestyle and even engage with the locals.
As you reach Qesiuno, the starting point, you’ll savor a fresh breakfast before heading out to witness the first signs of the colored minerals that create the painted hills. Your guide will provide an in-depth explanation of the Rainbow Mountain’s geological formation, and with a final push, you’ll hike up to a vantage point that offers a 360-degree view of the awe-inspiring landscapes that make up this sacred land.
After taking in the breathtaking scenery, you’ll have some free time before embarking on a hike to Qesiuno, where you’ll enjoy a boxed lunch en route.
Finally, you’ll return to Cusco, where we’ll drop you off at your hotel around 4:30 PM.
Overnight in Cusco – Own arrangement.
Packing list for the Rainbow Mountain in Cusco:
Remember to pack light and only bring what you need for the day, as you’ll be hiking and carrying your own belongings. Also, check the weather forecast before your trip and adjust your packing list accordingly.
Join a group: ask about our fixed departure.
** Holidays surcharge applies on Jan 01, May 01, Jul 28, and Dec 25 **
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