Rainbow Mountain 1 day

Overview

On this Rainbow Mountain day trip after an early morning pick up you will drive approx 3 hours until Cusipata where you will have breakfast and be offered plenty of Cacao leaf tea to combat altitude sickness. Then after another 1-2 hour ride up the valley tracks you will arrive at the starting point of your hike. It takes approx 1 and a half hours to trek to the top peak to marvel at the colors below. On your trek you will see camelids, snowy peaks and glacial slabs. The route is mainly flat with a steep incline just before the double peak. There is an option for a fee to take a mule or horse to this point however. After spending an appropriate amount of time at the top where you can purchase snacks, photos and take in the spectacular view of the red valley you will head back down to travel to the same restaurant for a big buffet lunch. After this your trip back to Cusco will be the last thing on your adenda.

Route

Cusco – Cusipata – Rainbow Mountain – Cusipata – Cusco

Facts and Figures

  • Day length: Approx 10-12 hours;
  • Hiking time: Approx 1hour 30min
  • Highest elevation: 5,200m (17,060feet)
  • Difficulty: Moderate