Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 days

Homestay Journey

Description

Rainbow Mountain Trek (5,200 m). This trek gives you the opportunity to visit typical sites of the Andes with a spectacular panoramic view of nature. Around Apu Ausengate you may enjoy snow covered mountain tops. The Rainbow Mountain, which is a natural erosive formation that was formed millions of years ago, meets with the Vilcanota chain (Andes, above 5,200 m) with its flocks of lamas, alpacas, and sheep passing by. You may also enjoy the jungle wildlife with its wild vicunas, the Andean heron, condor, fox, vizcachas etc. And the typical jungle flora if only the Andean grass (ichu) and several medicinal plants. Finally, to pass the night in a tent camp, is a unique experience with a sky that allows you a fantastic view of stellar constellations in the middle of the mountains.

Important



Day 1 Cusco Valley of Chillca, Rainbow Mountain, Anantapata

We will leave Cusco very early by private transport until we arrive in the Valley of Chillca. There, we will meet our team of carriers who are in charge of bringing everyone’s personal belongings, around 10 kg per person, as well as all the trekking materials, such as tents, food supply and a medical kit. In case of emergency, we can also count on a horse that will stay with our group.

We are starting our trek with a climb to the Rainbow Mountain. We enjoy its natural sites, geological formations of the Vilcanota chain (Andes) and a chain of naturally colored mountains. The Cordillera of the Andes are formed by frictions of tectonic plates,that have caused a natural erosion since millions of years. When we arrive at the highest point, we will be able to see the natural formation of colors and the entire red valley of mountains. There, we will conitnue our way to our camp, where we will pass the night with an impressing view of a usually clear sky full of stars.

Day 1 includes:

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco to the Valley of Chillca, and back.
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner included
  • Entrance: Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Carriers: Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • For the night: Two person tents and mattresses.

Day 2 Anantapata Valley of Fire, Pitumarka, Cusco

We are waking up to a day full of colors, Andean nature is offering us as a present, Starting our second day trek, we will pass through the Valley of Fire, called that way for the red colored mountains, you may find in this region. From there, we will descend until we reach Labraco, where our driver is waiting for us to drive us back to the city of Cusco. We have already come to the end of our trek. Time to say goodbye, also to our team of carriers, whose unconditional support had us enjoy this wonderful 2 day trip.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Transport: Private transport from Labraco to Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.
  • Carriers: Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)

Include

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide for the whole track
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco to the Valley of Chillca, and from Labraco to Cusco.
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2.
  • Entrance: Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Carriers: Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • Horse(s).
  • Materials: 2 person tents and mattresses.

Not includes

  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Snacks and alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • flights (from Lima to Cusco)

  • a pair of water resistent hiking shoes
  • a rain jacket
  • a warm jacket
  • sun protection cream/ sun blocker
  • sunglasses and
  • an extra pair of shoes

Prices and discounts

A mínimum group size would be 2 persons. The bigger the group, the lower our cost per person: please, find our prices and discounts below!

  • Group of 2 USD 420,- per person
  • Group of 3 USD 300,- per person
  • Group of 4 USD 250,- per person
  • Group of 5 USD 230,- per person
  • Group of 6 USD 220,- per person
  • Group of 7 or more USD 200,- per person