Vinicunca Trek Full Day in Cusco:
The Rainbow Mountain Full Day is an amazing trek to vinicunca leaving from Cusco. This excursion is made especially for people with limited time.
The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, are stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate Trek. Ausangate mountain itself is considered a holy mountain (or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today.
03:30 a.m, we will pick you up from your hotel a meeting point for the group and make a trip of 2 hours aprox. to the town of Pitumarca, picturesque village south of the city of Cusco, this is where we will stop to buy some things as rain ponchos, mineral water or energy drinks, snacks, etc.
After this short stop, we’ll continue our journey through magical landscapes that seamlessly are mixed between mysterious snowy mountains, multicoloured crops, Andean camelids and deep valleys to observe very picturesque villages as Ocefina, Chilca, this will be where we’ll descend from our transport and have some time to stretch our legs and relax from the trip, here is where you can taste a nutritious Andean breakfast with the residents of the area and have some time to organize the rest of the things that we need for the walk that will take approximately 3 hours (7.5 km) up the mountain, we’ll go through the town of Machuraccay and then to the foothills of Vinicunca where villagers have organized a checkpoint and collect 10 soles to enter this mystical place, there we’ll begin to walk a path where step by step the landscape of mountains of intense colors is changing and small streams of ice water run throug that nourish and give life to the valley, we will see how the colours around us are changing with the movement of the unpredictable weather of the mountains, We’ll reach an altitude of 5,033 meters.
Top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colours (Vinicunca), here we’ll have enough time to take pictures and capture images of memory time and enjoy a nice snack while sight-seeing. After this wonderfull experience, we’ll start our way down.
The way down is much calmer and more easily, we’ll arrive to the town of Chilca where we will be awaiting as a reward a very nice lunch prepared by our Andean Chef and share the experience with the rest of the group, then we’ll return to our bus which will bring us back to Cusco where we will arrive around 7 or 8 in the evening to our hotel.
Note: During the ascent, we will have a horse for backup in case of some emergency since the change of altitude is very Sharp.
+ Transportation back and forth from Cusco.
+ Professional guide English / Spanish
+ Breakfast + Bux Lunch
+ Entrances Fees
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