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Rainbow Mountain Hike 1 day

Rainbow Mountain

Duration 1Day Altitude 4,400 Masl Difficulty High Tour Guide Español / English VisitInca Site



Enjoy the natural colours of the rarely visited Rainbow Mountain, hiking through some isolated communities, in which you may interact with the local´s who are still keeping the culture alive!

You’ll see snowcapped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly colourful mountain range. The trek is one of the quietest in the region it is likely you will not see another trekker.

The trek offers a selection of wildlife including soaring condors, vicunas, bobcats and pumas. The colourful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunca area is probably the coolest thing you’ll see in Peru.


Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarka – Qesiuno – Rainbow Mt – Quesiuno – Cusco

We will pick you up from your hotel at 4am, then we begin with our amazing 1 day adventure and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours, along the way there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, valley´s and Rocky Mountains.

Once we reach the train-head, we start off on our hike following a lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by herds of alpacas and llamas. Having consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain we hike through villages and interact with the local people who are still keeping the culture alive,

After a total hike of 4 – 5 hours, (approx) we finally reach our destination….the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After being awed by their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.

At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike will take 2-3 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return.

We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 8.00 and 9.00pm.

End of our Services



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


We recommend that you bring

  • Original passport
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Down jacket, or a warm jacket
  • Trekking shoes with protector’s ankle, or similar
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Rain pants
  • Sunblock (factor 35+ recommended, the sun can be strong)
  • Water for the trek (recommend at least 2L)
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Camera and films with spare batteries (note: batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
  • Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper
  • Extra money (American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash – little coins for toilet) and also for souvenirs, drinks and tips.



For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us machupicchuwondertravel@gmail.com and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. Recommendations:

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