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.
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:
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.
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!