If you want to visit Rainbow Mountain in a full day trip from Ollantaytambo, here’s a sample itinerary:
- Meet your guide in Ollantaytambo for an early morning departure to Rainbow Mountain.
- Make sure you have packed enough water, snacks, and sunscreen for the hike.
- Arrive in the small village of Chillca, where the hike to Rainbow Mountain starts.
- Start the hike, which takes around 3-4 hours, depending on your pace and physical condition.
- During the hike, you’ll pass through beautiful Andean landscapes, small villages, and herds of alpacas and llamas.
- Take breaks as needed to rest and enjoy the breathtaking views.
- Finally, arrive at Rainbow Mountain and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the multi-colored mountain range.
- Take your time to soak in the beauty of the natural landscape and take plenty of pictures.
- Enjoy your packed lunch while taking in the views.
- Start the descent back to Chillca village, which takes around 2-3 hours.
- Take your time and enjoy the views during the descent.
- Return to Chillca village and board the private transportation back to Ollantaytambo.
- Arrive in Ollantaytambo and end the tour.
This itinerary is designed for those who have limited time and can only afford a day trip to Rainbow Mountain. The tour starts early in the morning and lasts around 14 hours. The hike is quite strenuous, so make sure you are physically fit and well-prepared for it. It is advisable to book the tour with a reputable tour operator to ensure safety and maximize the experience.