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Direct operator & locally owned.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours since 1990.
US$ 48.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco between 04:00 am to 4:30 am
2 Hours drive on a private transport to Cusipata located at 4,320 masl
Stop for Breakfast and it will be provided at our cozy place. Afterward
1 more hour drive to the Comunity of Fulam Wasi Pata) located at 4,630 masl
We start our hike from this point located at 4,630 m to 5,100 masl to RAINBOW MOUNTAIN aka:(Cerro Colorado, Montaña de Colores or “Vinicunca”) lead by our expert guide, here we can see the stunning colors that are natural formations of minerals since ages that give colors to the mountain. Beautiful views of red and colors mountains, streams and herds of alpacas and llamas and the south side of Ausangate ranges of mountains. We will hike through small traditional andean villages a see the local people with their colorful dresses and an unique andean landscape south of Cusco near the Apu Ausangate mountain 6,384 masl - the 5th highest mountain in Peru.
After a total hike of approximately 2-3 hours, we finally will reach to this mirador spot to have an impressive views of Rainbow Mountains located at 5,100 masl. Time to explore the area. Time to rest and enjoy our packed lunch. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. (We will spend approximately 30-45 minutes at the top). Then we start our return back hiking a downhill the way thru we came. The hike will take 2.5 hours.
Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is before 6:00 pm
WHAT TO BRING.
• Original passport
• Water to drink 2-3 Lt
• Rain jacket / poncho
• Winter hat and gloves
• Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
• Sunglasses and sun hat
• Camera with spare batteries
• Trekking poles