Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

Rainbow Mountain Peru and Ausangate Trek

2 Day 1 Nights Multi-day hike

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Hike to the Wonderful Colored Mountain and Ausangate Mountain.

Cusco - cusco – Vinicunca rainbow mountain- Ausangate Lodge - Circuit of the seven lagoons – pacchanta – cusco
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The Rainbow Mountain 2 Days Trek provides breathtaking views of the Peruvian Andes. Guided by one of our expert local tour guides, you will enjoy an incredible night among some of the brightest stars you have ever seen and unapparelled views of the milky way galaxy. In terms of the route taken, the Rainbow Mountains Trek links part of the Ausangate Mountain circuit, which will take you off the beaten track. An adventure that will take your breath away constantly, combining wild desert landscapes, glaciated peaks, rushing rivers, and challenging mountain passes. We get you away from the crowds where everything seems untouched and undiscovered.

The Trek involves hikes through many high elevations. It is a high-altitude experience. We highly recommend that you spend a few days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness. We operate the Trek in small groups. Do take a moment to check our reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Itinerary

Our Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days with Lodge is a good option for those who don’t have much time and is still want to see the Majestic Ausangate Mountain which is the 5 highest mountain in Peru. We have Lodge where you will spend the night comfy. You will visit the first-day Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca and the second day the 7 lakes of Ausangate. At the end of the trip, you will enjoy the hot spring with a beautiful view of the mountains around you and the daily life of the farmers of the community of Pacchanta.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN : It was only a few years ago that this incredible rainbow mountain in Peru called Vinicunca became known to the whole world. Standing at a massive 5050 metres, this impressive mountain can be found at approximately 100 km from the city of Cusco and within the same Andean mountain range as the Sacred Ausangate mountain. This mountain range is spread between 2 communities called Pitumarca y Cusipata found within the Cusco region. Vinicunca possesses a spectacular panorama amongst its geographical matrices that decorate the horizon and it is impossible to put into words the natural beauty of this magical place. Come with us and discover this enchanting rainbow mountain itinerary, especially organised by Ausangate Trekking Peru.

 

The APU AUSANGATE: The Cordillera Vilcanota can be found in the mountain range 100 Km south of Cusco and form part of the Andean mountain range in Peru. This Sacred mountain or “Apu” as it is known locally, reaches 6,384 metres in elevation. The area is inhabited by farming communities, who’s livestock are the native llamas and alpacas, domesticated many years ago. These communities are one of the few remaining societies of high altitude farming that remain in the world.

The Ausangate circuit is one of the most famous mountain treks in the region of Cusco. The natural geography of the land and the warmth of its’ people, will make this hike a unique and unforgettable experience. The never-ending glaciers, the colourful lagoons and the picturesque valleys are home to an array of wildlife that includes chinchillas, vicuñas, Andean foxes and condors, as well as the famous rainbow mountain of Vinicunca.

Would you like to explore the best of the Peruvian Andes? Stunning landscapes, snowy peaks, beautiful lakes, hot springs, Peruvian wildlife, small Andean communities high in the mountains, and much, much more… With our short version of the Ausangate Trek we have created the perfect package to experience all of this in just 2 days!

DAY 1: CUSCO – VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN.

We will begin our incredible journey early in the morning when we collect you from your hotel. We will then head off to the Vilcanota valley, passing through different picturesque villages along the way, until we arrive at the village of Cusipata, Here, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast, always adhering to the strict health and safety protocols in place. After breakfast, we will continue for 40 minutes to the trailhead where we will start to ascend gradually for 2 hours until we arrive at the Vinicunca viewpoint at 5050m. Once we have reached the summit of the mountain, you will be able to appreciate this natural marvel of mother nature, formed over millions of years.

After being able to enjoy the incredible geology of Vinicunca mountain and explore the surrounding area, we will start our descent of 1 hour towards our waiting vehicle. We will then have a delicious lunch break. We will then continue our 3-hour drive to the village of Pacchanta, at the foot of the Apu Ausangate. After we have settled into our lodgings for the evening, we will enjoy our dinner next to an earthenware stove and be able to appreciate the starry night and distant galaxies in all their splendour.

 

  • Walking Distance: 10km/ 6,21 miles.
  • hiking hour: 5 hours roughly.
  • Difficulty: Difficult.
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,700 meters / 15,419 feet.
  • Accommodation: Mountain Huts.

DAY 2: CIRCUIT OF THE SEVEN LAGOONS – PACCHANTA – CUSCO

We will begin our day bright and early with a hearty breakfast and watch the sunrise over the Andes. We will then head off on the ascent to the seven lagoons, where you will discover some of the wonders of mother nature in all their glory. After hiking for 3.5 hours, we will arrive at the viewpoint of the seven lagoons where we will be able to appreciate the snow-peaks and glaciers surrounding us. Around every corner, there will be a new discovery on this magical Ausangate hike, where you can find inner peace and be at one with nature. The wildlife here is abundant with the native chinchillas, vicuñas and local birds as your company for the duration of your trip and always in the shadow of the sacred Ausangate mountain.

After we have spent some time enjoying this spectacular place, we will begin our descent through the valley of Comercocha and returning to our lodgings where a delicious lunch will await us. In the afternoon we can visit the thermal springs of Pacchanta before we take our car back to the city of Cusco. This will be the end of your rainbow mountain tour.

 

  • Walking Distance: 9 km/ 5,59 miles.
  • hiking hour: 4 hours roughly.
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult.

Inclusions

INCLUDED:

  • Private transport.
  • Official guide.
  • Meals throughout this rainbow mountain itinerary that are mentioned above.
  • Entrance tickets to the Ausangate circuit and Rainbow mountain.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Oxygen tank
  • Trekking poles
  • Sanitary protocols

 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance to the hot springs (S/5.00 soles)
  • Extra drinks.

Before You Go

WHAT TO BRING

  • 1 litro y medio de agua (por persona, ¡al menos!).
  • Sun Protection.
  • Alcohol gel
  • Thermals for the evening
  • Extra cash in Soles and small denominations.
  • Bathing suit, towel and sandals for the hot springs.
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Toilet paper
  • Day pack with the following:
  • Rain poncho
  • Snacks.
  • Refillable water bottle/camel pack.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Torch/ headlamp
  • Extra Batteries

 

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

At Ausangate Trekking we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Ausangate Trekking we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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