DAY 1: Full Day Itinerary
Duration: Full Day- 2:30am- 4:30pm
Distance: 12km/7.5miles – 5hr hiking (roundtrip)
Elevation: 4450m (14,600 ) – 5035m (16,520 )
Route to Rainbow Mountain! Your VSA mountain guide will pick you up at your hotel between the hours of 2:15am and 2:30am, for a 3 hour trip via private van to the start of the trail. Upong arriving, you will be served local Peruvian breakfast prepared by our local chef to get your energy up for our our day ahead!
Our day will consist of a 2.5 hour hike and is a distance of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). roughout your journey you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the snow capped peak of Ausangate towering in the distance. You will see hundreds of roaming alpaca, and have the chance to truly see how Quechua people live. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain you will begin to see the rst signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain and how it was formed, and nally with one last push you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land.
We will have snacks on top and take relaxing break to soak up the vistas, where you can enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. At this time you can also enjoy some coca tea that the locals prepare for visitors. A er about an hour you will embark for your hike back to the trailhead (1.5 hours), where you will have a gourmet lunch prepared by our chef in a traditional mud-house and depart back to Cusco. Arriving in Cusco around 4pm.