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Rainbow Mountain /Vinincunca Trek - Group Service

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Rainbow Mountain /Vinincunca Trek - Group Service

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Full Day Rainbow Mountain /Vinincunca Trek – Small Groups

  • Cusco
  • Cusipata
  • Phuluwasipata
  • Rainbow Mountain

The Mountain of seven Colores is a natural attraction of Cusco that awaits you! Encourage yourself to visit this wonderful work of nature’s art. Embark on an unforgettable trip in the Andes.

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16,470ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 16,470ft.

2-10

LEVEL Moderate

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

  • Full Day Rainbow Mountain Tour is one of the favorite places in Cusco chosen by visitors. An incredible experience over the 5000 mt./ 16404 ft.
  • Along the Vinincunca Trek, you will see glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and pass through herds of hundreds of llamas and alpacas with a shepherd or local people taking care of them.
  • With the objective to arrive to the top of the Vinincunca Mountain in good time, we will start very early in the morning but do not worry because we will provide you with breakfast and lunch into this full-day tour.
  • Since the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain Trek Cusco you can admire and appreciate the rare geological formations that appear to be painted with exotic colors by God’s hand, this accompanied of the outstanding views in all directions.

Highlights

Full Day Rainbow Mountain / Vinincunca Trek – Small Groups

Experience the Rainbow Mountain full-day tour and complete your visit to Cusco by the most important attractions that the land of the Incas has to offer.

Mountain and Red Valley scaled

Itinerary

Full Day Rainbow Mountain Trek - Cusco

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Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour: Firstly, you will need to wake up early to enjoy the natural marvel Vinicunca rainbow mountain at its best. So, between 4:00 am and 5:00 am (We’ll reconfirm this information after you provide us with the details of your accommodation), we’ll pick you up directly from your hotel to start our ride to the south of Cusco through beautiful landscapes of valleys and agricultural communities. Certainly, we will drive for around 2 hours to the town of Cusipata (3,329m / 12,772 ft.).

After that, we will continue our trip by van, following a beautiful way between the mountains, accompanied by our first views of Ausangate, the highest peak of Cusco. In addition, along the way, we will pass through herds of hundreds of alpacas and llamas and the occasional shepherd or local people moving about their daily activities.

As a result, our ascent will begin in Phuluwasipata and last about 2 hours, bringing us to our final destination and the highest point on our Vinicunca rainbow mountain (or Vinicunca trek), at 5,020 masl / 16,470 ft. Therefore, we will stop to admire and appreciate the outstanding views in all directions and the rare geological formations that appear to be painted with exotic colors by God’s hand. Far below and into the distance are infinite valleys and glaciers as now as one can see.

Rainbow Mountain

Consequently, we will stop for about 30 minutes – the perfect amount of time to rest, have a snack, and immerse ourselves in this wild environment before we must begin our descent, roughly an hour and a half hours towards the point where we started the day’s hike in Phuluwasipata. As a result, our transport will be waiting to take us to the restaurant in Cusipata where we enjoy an energizing lunch. Likewise, we will have time after lunch to visit some of the local households and observe the lifestyle and customs that are still being practiced today since Inca times. Certainly, the native language of Quechua is spoken very well, and agriculture is essential for life.

Finally, our Cusco Rainbow Mountain tour will conclude with an opportunity to meet with local people from the community before making our journey back to Cusco in our private van. We will leave you back at your hotel from around 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,890 m / 14, 189ft   
  • Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 3 km / 1 miles
  • Walking time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Weather: Cold
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation:

What's Included?

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN INCLUDES:

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BRIEFING

  • 1 or 2 days before the hike we will send you the pick-up time and recommendations for your tour.
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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain
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FOOD

  • 1 Breakfast & Lunch
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TRANSPORT

  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Water.
  • Horse rental price.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

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ESSENTIALS

  • Money in cash (Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
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CLOTHES

  • T-shirt
  • Hiking pants
  • 1 Fleece jacket
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Plastic bags (to keep clean)
  • Walking stick
  • Good daypack (smaller is great)
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RECOMMENDED

  • Face moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camara
  • Rain gear

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OUR GROUP SIZE: We offer daily departures with 2 to more people.

Departure Dates

Departure date for Rainbow Mountain:

  • Inkayni Peru Tours offers DAILY DEPARTURE, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. We can leave any day of the week.

Departure time for Rainbow Mountain:

  • Certainly, we depart from Cusco around 04:30 am or 05:30 am. Moreover, it will depend on the location of your hotel in Cusco.

FAQS?

Money in Peru?

Peru uses the Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded from S3.00 to S3.30 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be use for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (billetes pequeños), as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as posible, especially in small towns.Public bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.The best places to exchange money are normally foreign exchange bureaus (casa de cambio), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be aceppted by Peruvians. It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

How to contact Inkayni Peru Tours?

Inkayni works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Inkayni Peru Tours, will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and others items for give you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator which give you the alternative to do your own packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.

I am ready to reserve my expedition! What do I need to do?

Welcome on board! You can make your booking online at any time by writing us an email to info@inkayniperutours.com

Do I need to be physically fit or prepare prior to making any of your treks?

ALL of our treks (Inca Trail, Salkantay, Lares, etc.) are moderately difficult, long, and cover rough terrain. We kindly recommend that you evaluate your physical condition and stamina before booking any of our treks. Being acclimatized before your trek is a MUST, which means arriving at least 2 DAYS prior to the start of your trek. One or two months before your arrival, we recommend practicing a regular exercise routine to prepare your endurance. Our mountains are beautiful and literally breathtaking – the terrain is not to be taken lightly! Although challenging, it is possible to enjoy your experience in every way imaginable, especially when you prepare by following our recommendations. We want you to have the best experience possible and to live each moment to the fullest!

How is the wheater in Peru?

The weather in Peru is extremely varied depending on the region you visit!

Peru has a wide variety of climates due to its proximity to the equator and tropical influence, along with the towering heights of the Andes Mountains and the strong currents of the Pacific ocean. The country is usually divided into three principal geographic regions.

Coast – The main characteristic of the coast is dryness – it is mostly desert, but a desert with mild temperatures, and plenty of humidity. Light rain is possible a few months of the year, but usually the coast is covered in a heavy fog coming from the sea, which brings plenty of mist onto land and often a chilly sensation. During summer months (Dec-Apr), the fog disappears and temperatures may exceed 30ºC (86º F), especially in the north.

Mountains – The Andes has two well-marked seasons – dry season with its endless sunny days from April to October and wet season between November and March. Day temperatures do not fluctuate much all year, but dry season night temperatures often bring a harsh chill due to frequent frost above 3,500 mts (11,500 ft). Most tourist choose to visit during the dry months. Climate varies greatly depending on altitude. In general, mountain weather is wild and unpredictable any time of the year!

Amazon – A tropical climate with two seasons – dry and very hot between the months of April to October and a more mild-heat wet season between November to March. High humidity is present all year long.

Extra Services?

SERVICE

PRICE

Additional night at 3 star hotel $75.00
Walking stick highly recommended! $10.00
Pick up outside the historical center of Cusco, consult us before? $0.00

Why Inkayni?

Why book with Inkayni?

Inkayni Peru Tours is a local tour operator exceptionally recommended by its clients, guidebooks, forums, and others. Our principal objective is to provide the best service, achieve the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and assume the responsibility as guardians of Nature in all our undertakings.

  • Experienced and Professional Team: Get assistance and support from our team, a group of specialists highly qualified to organize your trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Eco-friendly Local Tour Operator: We respect and protect the environment and the local communities that we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and donate to social projects.
  • Door-To-Door Service: Pick-up and drop-off are included at no additional cost from your hotel or Airbnb located mainly in the surrounding area of the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Delicious Andean Fusion Food: During your expedition to Machu Picchu, taste delicious foods prepared by our highly recommended chefs for this kind of experience to Machu Picchu. If you have any dietary request or allergy let us know.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Included kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, portable private toilet, and comfortable 4 people Eureka Tent (2 people per tent).
  • Comfortable Sleeping Pads: Included inflatable Thermarest or REI sleeping mattress, and inflatable pillow.
  • Labor Welfare: We take care of all our staff, and fully comply with the salary and insurance of our porters, cooks, horsemen, and additional staff

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