Rainbow Mountain day trip
Rainbow Mountain Day trip from Cusco
Embark on a breathtaking day trip from Cusco to the vibrant Rainbow Mountain, a natural wonder in the Peruvian Andes. This full-day adventure offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning mineral-rich stripes that give the mountain its rainbow-like appearance. Ideal for nature lovers and photographers, the journey includes professional guides, comfortable transportation, and insights into local culture. Experience the high-altitude landscapes, encounter indigenous wildlife, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region. Book now for an unforgettable experience in one of Peru’s most extraordinary destinations
General Tour Aspects
The tour includes
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Rainbow Mountain Day Trip Itinerary
Pick up We will pick you up at 4:00 – 4:30 am from any hotel, Airbnb, or hostel in Cusco. It will be a 3 hour drive to the trailhead, after 2 hours we will arrive at the village of Cusipata.
Breakfast. In Cusipata we will stop at a restaurant to enjoy an exquisite buffet breakfast to get energies for the hike, after breakfast we will take a 1 hour trip to the starting point of the hike.
Trek The hike takes about 2 hours uphill to Rainbow Mountain. At a slower pace, it could be 2¾ hours, or if you are really fit and well acclimatized, some people can do it in 1½ hours. The climb includes some brief pauses where the guide will explain some important facts about the mountains and the geography of the area. You may have the opportunity to see some of the local people, such as llamas and alpacas, who frequent this area.
Upon arrival at the top of Rainbow Mountain, you will have about 1 hour to take pictures and explore the spectacular views of the surrounding area – valleys, mountains and to see the highest glacier mountain in Cusco – Ausangate, whose summit is at an altitude of 6,384m / 20,944ft, making it one of the highest mountains in Peru.
Descent and Lunch At the end of our visit to the 7 Colors Mountain we will descend the same way we used to climb the mountain until we reach the starting point where our transportation will be waiting for us.
With the complete equipment we will go to Cusipata to the same restaurant where we had breakfast, there our buffet menu will be waiting for us.
After lunch, it will be another 2½ hours drive to Cusco around 5:30 – 6:00 pm and thus ends our tour to the 7 Colors Mountain.
What to bring
Is Rainbow Mountain worth it?
If you are someone who enjoys outdoor adventures and stunning natural landscapes, then the Rainbow Mountain is definitely worth a visit.
How much does it cost to go to the Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day?
30 USA Dollars – Per person
How long does it take to hike Rainbow Mountain?
The time it takes to hike Rainbow Mountain can vary depending on several factors, including one’s fitness level and altitude acclimation. However, on average, it takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete the hike to Rainbow Mountain from the trailhead.
Why is the Rainbow Mountain rainbow or what causes rainbow mountains?
The mountain’s striking colors come from mineral deposits, including iron oxide (red), copper sulfate (green), and calcium carbonate (yellow and purple). These minerals were deposited in layers over millions of years, creating the vibrant bands of color visible on the mountain today.