what you should know before you visit Rainbow Mountain in Peru

The Vinicunca Mountain, popularly called the Mountain of the Seven Colors or Rainbow Mountain, is a phenomenon in Peru, thanks to social networks. About 4 years ago only a dozen people passed through this spectacular landscape around the Apu Ausangate, the highest snow-capped mountain in the province of Cusco. Today an average of a thousand people visit the mountain every day.

What is the starting point for the hike and how long does the hike take?

The shortest route to Vinicunca starts the hike from Queshouno and lasts only one hour, this is the best option for those who do not want to walk that far. There are other routes from K’ayrawiri where you walk between 2.5 and 3 hours to Vinicunca.

How long can I stay on the mountain?

In most of the tours you will have time to climb up to the viewpoint mountain (a steep climb but it must be done because otherwise the mountain is not appreciated), take some pictures and come back down. If you want to stay longer we recommend a private tour or the tour that includes the red valley.

How many people go on the tour?

It is important to know the size of the group you will join, generally between 16 and 33 people. The cheaper the tour is, the larger the group tends to be. If you want to arrive at a certain time to the place it is best to hire a private tour, which you can get depending on the number of people from about 150

Do you visit other places?

On the way to Vinicunca there are several sites of interest that most tours ignore. If the tour stops by Checacupe ask to stop and see the church, it is beautiful. A stop in Oropesa to try their delicious and huge bread is also worthwhile.

What to take to Rainbow Mountain?

To enjoy even more of Machu Picchu without any inconvenience, in any season you choose DANZAK PERU TRAVEL reminds you to bring

  • Comfortable and warm clothes
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolates
  • Lemon candies
  • Sunscreen
  • Protective lipstick
  • Mosquito repellent