Huchuy Qosqo by Qoricocha
Rainbow Mountain Trek
Group Size:
2-12 Guests
Group / Private
Walking distance:
15 km / 9.3 miles
Highest elevation:
5.200 meters / 17.070 feet
Places to visit:
Rainbow Mountain
Activity Level - Moderate ACT. LEVEL: MODERATE
Trek Tour Duration 01 Day

Rainbow Mountain Trek

  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Rainbow Mountain Ausangate
  • Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Before:
    USD $ 120
  • Now:
    USD $ 100

Rainbow Mountain - full day tours
Duration: 14 Hours
Departure: Cusco (03:30 - 04:00 hrs)
Return: Cusco (5:00 pm)
Destination: Rainbow Mountain
Language: English / Spanish
Type Walking: Moderate

Tour operates on the following days:
Season 2019 (01 Jan. - 31 Dec.)
Rainbow Mountain Trek map and itinerary
Surprise yourself with a destination like no other: Rainbow Mountain! Vinicunca Mountain offers you a dream-like landscape with the colors of the rainbow all stacked on top of one another for you to see like a multicolor mantle or a reflection of a rainbow on Earth. Vinicunca can be admired all year-round.

The peak of this hike is at approximately 5200 MASL (17060 FASL) and can be reached after a four-hour walk from the base camp. The radiant sun will accompany you all along the route and so will families of sheep, horses, and camelids like llamas and alpacas.

The imposing mountain landscape is sure to be the protagonist of your photographs.

DAY 1: Cusco | Rainbow Mountain Trek – Full Day Tour

Rainbow Mountain Trek
Rainbow Mountain Trek
You will need to wake up early to enjoy this natural marvel at its best. Between 3:30am and 4am we will collect you directly from your hotel to start our ride to Qollasuyu, located to the south of Cusco city. First we will drive for around 1 and a half hours where we will then stop for 20 in the district of Cusipata (3310m.a.s.l.) There we will find a restaurant named Tonceca where we get to enjoy an appetizing breakfast. After this, we will continue our journey for another hour to Fulawasipata (4660m.a.s.l.), where we will speak about the details of our route. From there, at the foot of the sacred mountain Ausangate, we will begin our hike. We start with an approximately 2 hour ascent with our destination being Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca (5200m.a.s.l.). Along the way we get the opportunity to observe diverse South American camelid species like alpacas, llamas and vicunas. When we reach the red hill or colina roja you will have some time to rest, enjoy the impressive landscape and and take photos of Vinicunca mountain that shows us all it's imposing colors: red, pink, turquoise and yellow. At this point it will be time to start the descent back along our return route. We descend for an hour towards level ground and then upwards again to where we started the days hike in Fulawasipata. There our transport will be waiting to take us to restaurant Tonceca where we enjoy an energizing lunch. Finally we return back to Cusco city arriving at approximately 4:30pm to 5pm.

What is Included?

  • Transportation: Cusco – Fulawasipata – Cusco
  • Professional and experienced guide licensed in tourism (English and/or Spanish)
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain
  • Meals: 01 breakfast, 01 lunch
  • Snacks

Not Included:

  • Water
  • Trekking poles
  • Meals: 01 dinner, snacks
  • Waterproof layer for rainy season


  • 1-liter water bottle
  • Hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Extra layers for the cold and wind
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Snacks (i.e. dried fruit, chocolates, granola bars, nuts, etc.)


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Please complete the form below to request a reservation. One of our Trip Coordinators will contact you, often within two business hours, to confirm availability of the trip and/or provide you with other options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 958191179 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

"Thank you for considering salkantay, Unfurtnately due to the rainy season and trail maintanance we will be closed from the 31st of January till the 28st of February. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service !"

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Salkantay Trekking pioneered trek-based adventures over ten years ago, and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

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Our Experience
With ten years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.
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Environmental Sensitivity
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Fantastic meals
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