The Rainbow Mountian Trek 2D/1N a mountain of striations of colors embedded in the hillsides. best known as The Rainbow Mountain, it speaks for itself.Start hiking from the trailhead, accompanied by our local guide who can provide insights into the region’s history, culture, and natural features.
The trail will take you through beautiful valleys, rural communities, and picturesque landscapes. You may encounter llamas, alpacas, and local farmers along the way.
We ended up having a marvelous time and arrive to Cusco.
DAY 1: CUSCO-QESUNO-ANANTA
On the first day of your Rainbow mountain adventure, we will pick you up at your hotel at 4:00am and drive 3 hours to the trailhead. While packing up our gear near the trailhead, our chef will be preparing a hot breakfast to get you fueled up for the hike ahead of you. Our guides will go over the itinerary for the day and safety tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the next two days. The trek begins in a large green valley. There, you will see hundreds of alpacas, local farmers, and the beautiful Ausangate Mountain, towering high above. This is only a teaser for what is to come on your journey!
As you continue making your way on the trail, you will conquer the first pass of the trek, the Pucacocha pass. At around (4876mt, 16,000 ft), the pass sits just above Pucacocha Lake, and the massive Ausangate Mountain is directly in front of you. After a successful climb, we will stop around noon to eat lunch and recharge our bodies for the remainder of the hike.
Our destination for the night is Anata, where we will enjoy a beautiful evening surrounded by jaw dropping landscape at the base of the Andes Mountains. As the sun sets, we set up the dining tent with chairs for the group to relax and enjoy conversation while dinner is being prepared. This night you will see an unforgettable night sky full of constellations, shooting stars, and keep yourself warm with coca tea or hot chocolate made from Peruvian chocolate.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Distance: 14km/ 8.7 miles
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
DAY 2: ANANTA – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN- CUSCO
Today is what you have been waiting for! Your chance to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain, and the best part is you’re almost there! We will wake you up bright and early between 4am and 5am with coca tea delivered to your tent, and served a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for your final climb to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain). Upon arrival, you can take all the time you want soaking in the amazing 360-degree vistas of the surrounding lands and explore the mountain itself. Take some time to yourself and really enjoy the beauty of nature around you. It truly is a magical place. Then we will hike down for 1 hour to the Red Valley, enjoy the amazing red mountains and valley and finally we hike to the Llacto where we will have lunch and take our transportation back to Cusco (3 hours). Arrival time back in Cusco will depend on how long you want to spend on Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley, but we typically get back around 5pm and drop you off at your hotel.
Bilingual English speaking
Photographer tour Guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
Pre-Departure Briefing at your
hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
Pick up from your hotel and
transportation to Quesiuno and return transportation with hotel drop off
Four-person tent for every 2
Inflatable Mattress and pillow
Dining tent with tables and
Toilet tent and portable
Professional Chef and
Wranglers and horses to carry
all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
Horse to transport 8 kg of your
Duffle bag for your personal
Two breakfasts, two lunches and
Hot water for washing
Boiled and cold water to fill
the water bottles.
Emergency oxygen bottle and
Services Not Included:
Sleeping bag – you can rent
one from us
Trekking poles – you can rent
them from us
Tips for the crew (guide,
Travel /Health / Emergency
What to bring:Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
Clothes (warm/winter jacket, rain pants, hiking boots, poncho, winter hat, gloves)
Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
Sun block, factor 35+ recommended
Sunglasses and sun hat
Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes
Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us), must have rubber tips
Our trek rankings are the following
Price Per Person.2023
1 people : US$680.00 per person
2 people : US$450.00 per person
3 people: US$420.00 per person
4 people : US$390.00 per person
5 people : US$360.00 per person. DISCOUNTS
18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of
student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Group of 5 or more: $30 USD – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
Walking Poles -$20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
Personal tent- $35 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
Vistadome Train Upgrade –$75 USD per person (Return Only)
Huayna Picchu Mountain –$75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Mountain – $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Single supplement-$35 USD per night (for solo travellers with single room)
**Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a
guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the
extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
TRANSFER – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price!
BOILED WATER is included along the Inca Trail
OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
EMERGENCY HORSE is included in the price which can be ridden if you get tired or sick
PLASTIC RAIN poncho made by Inca Land Adventures is included