Rainbow Mountain Trek Full Day

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Benigunga is the name local people use for their territory located in between the provinces of Quispicanchis and Canchis, because of the beautiful multicolor views this place offers. The tone of the color depends of the weather at the momento. When it is cloudy, the mountain colors will be dark and on sunny clear sky, the colors of the mountain will be light. On our journey, we will have the opportunity to appreciate the seven different varieties of Southamerican camels. On a good day, we could observe the biggest bird of the world, the condor, and if we are lucky we would be able to see a puma, the Andean feline.

This tour has been designed for visitor with a good physical condition to take a 5-hour trek, which would take two and a half hours on the way up and two and a half hours on the way back down. Average trekking – medium difficulty level.

Distance: 10kms aprox.

Daily tours: “Everyday”



04:00 – 06:30: Pick up from lodging – Transportation to Cusipata – Breakfast
The tour begins between 04:00 and 04:30, when a representative of ATV CUSCO by your accommodation for the journey to Cusipata, a town located south of Cusco, where you enjoy breakfast in the community of Tintinco. You can buy last minute items such as drinks, snacks, sunscreen, among others that you consider necessary.
06:30 – 7:30: Tintinco – Phulawasipata – Hike
From the town of Tintico, the one-hour ascent begins, towards the Phulawasipata camp (4,600 masl / 15,091 ft). During the trail you see a beautiful landscape, peasant communities and alpacas in their natural habitat.
08:00 – 9:30: Hike to the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)
When you arrive at the base, our professional guide offers directions to continue the ascent that lasts an average of an hour and a half in the Peruvian Andes, observing imposing mountains and rocky hills with llamas and alpacas.
At a moderate pace, very early you arrive at the Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca elevation is approximately (5,200 masl / 17,060 ft). Starting the tour at dawn will give you enough time to take advantage of the day in this place without a large group of tourists and on a clear mountain where you can appreciate the imposing valleys, and the snow covering the mountains crowned by the fifth highest snow-capped mountain in the world., our Ausangate.
10:15 – 13:30: Red Valley – Return to base camp
After enjoying this beautiful experience, you can choose the direct return to the base camp or discover walking at the top of the Vinicunca mountain, you can visit the Red Valley, or “Mars”, a desert in the Andean Cordillera with a reddish landscape where wild vicuñas and other camelids live.
After enjoying the place, start the descent for an hour to take our transport to Cusipata.
13:30 – 16:00: Paucarpata – Lunch – Return to Cusco
In Cusipata there is a buffet lunch with Peruvian cuisine (vegan and vegetarian options available). After regaining strength, the return in private transport to Cusco, directly to the center of Cusco in Plaza Regocijo, around 4:00 p.m.
Each experience is unique. Traveling with ATV CUSCO makes you discover a new vision not only of Peru, but a connection with what you love to do and a new way of seeing the world.


Departure from the lodging in the historic center of Cusco.
Return to Plaza “Regocijo” (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco) (Historic Center of the city).
Professional guide in English and Spanish (other languages are available on private tours).
Buffet breakfast and Lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request).
Red Valley Visit (optional and extra)
Trekking or hiking poles (on request).
First Aid and oxygen.
Entrance tickets to the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca).


Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (for private tours, ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
Tips for the guide.
Food not specified in the itinerary.
Horse or mule rental (approximate cost USD 30 round trip)

What to Bring?

Hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglases
Proper cold weather cloting
Walking stick
Trekking shoes
Personal Medication

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