Rainbow Mountain Trek 1D

Explore this mountain in the Ausangate range

Max Height

5,200 m

Trip Days

Full Day






Why Rainbow Mountain?

Vinicunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain) in Cusco Peru is one of these places where travelers have yet to discover. A secret that has been kept so well there is no information about it. Soaring glacier peaks scrape the sky to the left. A valley plummets to the right. Front and center is a mound of earth striped with intense turquoise, rust red and golden yellow. The colors flow like a wave so perfectly that you would believe they were painted by the gods. The only way to get to this secret corner of the earth is the Ausangate Trek.

From our perch, the Andean winds gust wildly as if to prevent any mortal from staying too long in this unworldly place. It’s not an easy path but the views are the rewards for those who are up for the challenge of hiking day over high altitude passes. It’s a trail that cuts through a land seeped in legend. Wild, remote, beautiful and surreal. Nature is god here. Take a journey to this place and you will see why.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Cusco - Pitumarca - Quesiuno - Rainbow Mountain (5,200 m)
Starting From
80 USD
  • Duration:
    Full Day
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    0 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    0 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Quesiuno – Rainbow mountain - Cusco

We start to pick up you from the hotel around 03:00 am, the bus driving taking 3 hours to Quesiuno village through the bus is clearly to see the white snowcapped mountain like Ausangate the holy Gods of the Incas, the spectacular scenic on the upper part and lower valleys with colorful landscape. Two hours driving at head the first stop in Pitumarca town there are souvenirs and optional short breakfast, to soon continue at Quesiuno the trailhead. There we will meet with our support staff.

There we will organize all the necessary equipment, horses and mules. Around 8:00 a.m. we will start our trek to Rainbow Mountain (5,200 m.a.s.l) the first section of the path are uphill them flat and finally uphill until research the Rainbow Mountain. Where we enjoy our box lunch with incredible views of the mountain and another mountain landscapes, finally we will return to Quesiuno village to go to Cusco City.

  • STARTING POINT: Cusco at the hotel
  • ENDING POINT: Cusco at the hotel
  • DURATION: Full Day
  • TRIP STYLE: Active
  • ACTIVITIES: Cultural, Ecological, Hiking
  • LEVEL DIFFICULT: If you are not terribly fit/hardy we suggest looking at the 2 days Rainbow Mountain Trek as the hours of walking each day are shorter.
  • DEPARTURE DATES: any day with two people. We offer affordably prices Tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best.


Note: If you do not have experience in trekking’s, you can made the tour with a horse for $ 30 USD.

  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transport from your hotel to Quesiuno (walking star point) and come back to Cusco
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain
  • Meals: 1 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, and Snacks
  • 24-h guest service
  • Horse:To go to Rainbow Mountain ( $ 30 USD)
  • Walking Sticks: You can hire a set($5 USD).
  • Travel Insurance, clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• Camera.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.


Shared Tour

from 2 to 4 from 5 to more
$ 120 USD $ 100 $ 100 USD $ 80

Private Tour

Private tours are available and priced by party size, write us for a private tour.


How to Book

In order to make a booking With Do Adventures, you need to follow the next steps:


It is always a good idea to contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, follow the next steps.


Is very important to read our Terms and Conditions, because when you book a tour with Do Adventures, means that you are accepting automatically.


Please send us to our e-mail the required details like: name, last name, passport number, nationality, birth date, those details has to be same of your passport or send us your passport photo. In addition, you have to send us your arrival date, hotel name in Cusco, departure of Cusco and date for a trip.


You have to pay the first deposit required according each tour to guarantee your journey, this can be made by one of our Payment Methods . After to complete the payment write us to our e-mail about that.
The Final Payment: Is due at least with 2 days or 1 day before to depart, normally is due on the briefing time.


Finally, after to obtain your full details and the deposit, our office staff will email you back a tour confirmation to guarantee your journey. We always send confirmations, so if you do not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us and we will resend you. We are so excited to take you on the Trip and thank you for your trust in us.

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