Rainbow Mountain 2 Days/1 Night


This two days trek to the Rainbow Mountain of Peru are going to leave you with a memorable experience, On this 2 days of hiking you will observe a wonderful night amongst some of the shimmering stars, a milky way so colorful and the constellations of southern hemisphere, you will be startled. This new trek will spellbound you constantly. With a combination of amazing landscapes, snowcapped, colorful tarns. Rushing streams, challenging mountain passes, local herders, Andean geese, llamas, alpacas, chinchillas, condors and vicuñas, everything seeming intact and undiscovered.

OVERVIEW

Duration: 2D/1N- camping
Rainbow Mountain 2 Days
Distance: 27km/ 17.5 miles
Elevation: 4300m (14,100ft) – 5080m (16,666ft)
Difficulty: moderate/difficult

CONSIDERATIONS

Dont forget you are hiking (above 14,000ft), make sure you are fully prepared, this trek is challenging and very rewarding at the same time. you should be in shape and healthy. We really recommend you to spend at least two to three days in Cusco or in other places with the same elevation to acclimatize, and drink plenty of fluid before starting the hike.

Rainbow Mountain 2D1N

ITINERARY


At the scheduled time we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, and start driving through the South Valley. The ride to the beginning of Rainbow Mountain hike at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is approx.3 hours long. Once we arrive to the trail head, our cook will prepare a delicious lunch. After lunch, our horseman will load all the gear on the horses and then we will be able to start the Rainbow Mountain hike uphill, following a small side valley; we will be surprisingly surrounded by the herds of alpacas and llamas; this region is the home of numerous Andean people who own those beautiful animals. In our Rainbow Mountain hike, we will have great views of Ausangate Mountain. We will also hike through a small villages and interact with the local people. If we are lucky enough we will have the chance to see the Vicuñas, the Peruvian National animal.

After approx. 3 hours hike, we will arrive to the campsite of kayrabiri, close by the village of Llamachimpana. After to set up our camp, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. This campsite is quite high so we recommend travelers to be acclimated before to come to do the Rainbow Mountain hike. We will sleep only one hour away from the famous Rainbow Mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner / snacks
  • Estiimate walking time: 2 to 3 hours
  • Walking Distance: : 4 km / 2 ½ miles
  • evel of the hike: Challenging

We will continue with our Rainbow Mountain Hike, waking up with a cup of hot coca tea and the beautiful sunrise. After the delicious breakfast prepared by our chef, we will start our Rainbow Mountain Trek, 1 hours uphill hike will let us to arrive to our dreamed destination at Vinicunca Mountain Peru. It is important to visit this place before the crowds.

The Rainbow Mountain (5,100 m / 16,500 ft), is a spectacular geological formation, which is surrounded by a beautiful mountain scenery; after our arrival we will have the opportunity to explore the area and admire this amazing rainbow Mountain. We will spend approx. one hour to take pictures and have snacks while we enjoy the view of the whole Ausangate mountain range.

After to enjoy and admire the Majestic Rainbow Mountain, we will walk back downhill for approx. 2 hours to the lunch place. In the afternoon we will have 3 hour return drive to Cusco, arriving to your hotel around 6 pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast/2 lunch /dinner & snacks
  • Estimate walking Distance: Uphill: 1.6 km / 1 miles
  • Estimate walking Distance Downhill: 7 km / 4 ½ miles
  • Approximate walking time: 1 hours up; 2 hours down
  • Level of the hike: Difficult

MORE INFORMATION


INCLUDED

  • Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek 2 Days / 1 Nights
  • Trek briefing with your guide.
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide
  • Private tourist transport (minivan for 5 people, van for 12 people, or bus for 20 people)
  • Explore: Checacuppe, Uchulluqllo lookout, LLAMAS, Alpacas and the Rainbow trek
  • ticket to the Rainbow Mountain.
  • All pick-ups (pick up and drop off at your hotel)
  • Horses or mules and indigenous horsemen to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking utensils, tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables.
  • Personal items up to 7 kg/15.4 lb. will be carried for you, so you just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day in your Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek.
  • One cook
  • Wake up with a cup of coca tea in your tent
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner + 1 afternoon tea.
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, and meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request) Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek
  • 1 night camping; spacious tents and sleeping mat
  • A duffle for personal items
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Oxygen tank & First aid kit
  • All local taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag, Bring a good one! four season is recommended.
  • Trekking poles or the Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek.
  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
  • Horseback for riding + horseman $85
  • Tips
  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE

  • Sleeping bag, Bring a good one! four season is recommended.
  • Trekking poles or the Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek.
  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
  • Horseback for riding + horseman $85
  • Tips
  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance
  • A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack (to carry your personal belongings).
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 1 pair of trekking pants (not jeans) Rainbow Mountain Hiking Trail Peru.
  • 1 rain jacket (even if we are in dry season) Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek
  • 1 warm/winter jacket / gloves, scarf, cap cold, thermal clothing full bod!
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner that is super lightweight and easy to pack. Definitely does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes–The air is cold and damp so your nose is going to run a lot. Everyone seems to run out of tissues by the end of the trek. In addition, most bathrooms do not have toilet paper (if you even get a bathroom), so wet wipes are key.
  • Bring some meds to Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptom Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek.
  • Sun protection Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek
  • Water
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste/floss, shampoo/conditioner, brush/comb, Vaseline (for feet great for potential blisters), feminine hygiene products, deodorant, nail clippers/file/tweezers, spare glasses and/or prescription, mini-eyeglass repair kit, contact lenses if required and supplies, hand sanitizer etc.–and whatever else you need, but pack light.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes if it raining in the Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Camera and film.
  • Bandages or moleskin for the Rainbow Mountain & Vinicunca Trek
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, & tips for your staff

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

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TRIP DETAILS

Start:

Cusco

End:

Cusco

Duration:

2 Days

Max Altitude:

1,609 - 5,200m. / 5,278ft - 17,060ft.

Difficulty:

Moderate - Challenge - Easy

Departures Dates:

Every day (Please check availability in our groups)

Activities:

Archaeological, Trekking, Landscape

Type of Tour:

Archaeological Cultural Trekking Landscape Ecological Camping Flora & Fauna

Meals provided:


Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú

RESERVATIONS

If you want to make a reservation, please fill out our Passenger Details Form.

*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

Once the deposit will be confirmed we will send you your contract voucher.


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*** USD $ 200.00 is not the price of the Trek, is only a down payment.

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