Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Hike

Region de Cusco, Peru

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Rainbow Mountain Peru, also known as Vinicunca is a undiscovered land full of wildly desert landscapes, snow capped glaciated peaks, herds of alpaca, and pristine beauty. This hike gets you to experience summiting a mountain over 16,000ft!

Throughout your journey you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate mountain towering in the distance. You will experience first hand how locals live in the mountains and even see them hard at work. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally with one last push you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. You have made it to the ultimate destination- The painted hills hidden deep in the Andes.

  • Beat the crowds (We are generally the first tour to the trail, getting us to the top before the large group tours arrive!)
  • Private chef to prepare a gourmet Peruvian Lunch in a local community home.
  • Small groups 5 person average 8 max.(6+ assistant guide added).
  • Knowledgeable, certified mountain guides (Fluent in English)
  • Safety Equipment (oxygen).
  • Private Van with heat


Duration: Full Day- 2:15am- 4pm

Distance: 8km/ 5miles (round trip)

Elevation: 4460 (14,600ft) - 5035m (16,520ft)

Hiking time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Moderate/ Difficult

Highlights: Rainbow mountain & Red Valley

  • Peruvian style breakfast  
  • Lunch prepared by our chef in our local community home
  • Snacks for the trek
  • Drinking water (.5 liter)
  • Bag of Coca leaves
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking expert trekking guide
  • Fees to access private land
  • First aid kit & Oxygen


  • Additional Water: we recommend bringing 1 liter per person (there are locals along the way who sell water if you run out)
  • Voluntary Gratuity
  • Personal riding horse*
  • Travel insurance

*Horseback is available to hire the morning of the trek from local horsemen. Horses are not the property of FlashpackerConnect. If you choose to hire a horse please note horsemen do not speak English nor do they always stick with the group of hikers and the guide as the horses walk faster than the hikers. Should you choose to hire a horse you assume all liability and ride at your own risk. FlashpackerConnect is not responsible for any accidents that occur from riding a horse.

*We run our trips daily with a 2 person minimum (8 max). We take only small groups & private trips, to enhance the experience giving you the full attention of our guides and staff.


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Duration: 1 Days
Starts in: Cusco, Peru

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