The colored mountain, Vinicunca
Excursion of one day at the colored mountain at Vinicunca al Peru
Come to discover the Vinicunca Mountain, the seven-colors-mountain.
We suggest a trek of six hours to appreciate its beauty. Vinicunca is a mountain who peaks at 5000 meters and is more famous with the name of "Rainbow Mountain".
This excursion in altitude required a good physical condition.
The price of this trek is USD45/person.
We will come to pick you up at your hotel at 3:00 AM with a bus or private vehicle, according to your choice.
The ride to the colored mountain is 3-hour-long.
First, you will stop in a village, Pitumarca, where you will be welcomed by the locals inhabitants, to have your breakfast.
After about thirty minutes, we will leave the village and we will drive during 10 minutes in the direction of the starting point of the trek.
During the 3-4 hours of trek, you will have the chance to observe beautiful landscapes like the snow-capped mountain of Ausangate and livestock farmings of lamas and alpacas! A guide will go with you during the trek.
There are about 800 meters difference in altitude. For the less sporty, you can do the trek on horseback. The choice has to be taken at the departure of the trek.
Arrived at the point of view, you will have an hour to admire the mountain of 7 colors (departure at the 12h30 PM).
After, we will walk in the other way during 2-3 hours to the bus that will take us back once again at the village of Pitumarca, where a meal will wait for you.
Departure 04:00 PM and return at Cusco from 07:00 PM.
More informations about Vinicunca, the colored mountain
BE CAREFUL: you have to be in good physics conditions to do this trek, because it has important differences in altitude. Also, we recommend you to have good materials, like hiking boots and walking stick. It's very important to be used to the altitude before doing this trek because it culminates at 5100 meters.
Due to rain season, the trek can be done all year long, but we recommend it between May and September, as you can enjoy better the colors of the mountain, and can walk easily, without mud.
SERVICES INCLUDED :
- Breakfast and lunch
- The guide (English-speaking/Spanish-speaking). For a guide French-Speaking/Germanic, additional cost
- Tourist transportation
- Entrance included
- First aid-kit and oxygen
SERVICES NON-INCLUDED :
- Horses : 70 soles
- Warm clothes
- Food and drink during the trek
- Leafs of coca for the altitude
- individualized guarantee