Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Montaña de Siete Colores, is a geological marvel located in the Andes mountain range of Peru. It is a stratovolcano composed of sedimentary rocks, including sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone.
The distinctive coloration of the mountain is due to the presence of iron oxide, copper sulfate, and other minerals that oxidize to form reds, yellows, greens, and blues. The minerals in the mountain have undergone metamorphism, a process in which the rocks have been subjected to high temperature and pressure, resulting in the distinctive banding pattern visible on the surface. The mountain is situated in a remote and rugged region, and the hike to the peak is challenging due to the high altitude and steep terrain.
Visitors are required to obtain a permit to hike the mountain, and it is essential to follow responsible tourism practices to minimize the impact on the environment. The study of the geology and formation of Rainbow Mountain provides valuable insights into the Earth’s processes and the evolution of the Andes mountain range.
You should book the Rainbow Mountain trek with us for several reasons. Firstly, you’ll have the opportunity to spend the night in our shelter, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Additionally, our van stays at the trailhead for two days, providing a quick evacuation option in case of illness or injury. Our horse riders live at the trailhead, meaning your trek directly benefits the local community.
We offer a private campsite with breathtaking views of Ausangate Mountain, and our horses carry all the equipment and supplies, allowing you to travel lightly. Unlike other travel companies, we don’t share the service of Rainbow Mountain 2 days with other companies, ensuring a unique and personalized experience. Our small groups consist of a maximum of 8 people, setting us apart from companies that take large groups.
As a 100% locally owned travel company and fully licensed Rainbow Mountain operator, Kondor Path Tours S.A.C. prioritizes responsible and sustainable tourism. Our tour guides are highly knowledgeable and up-to-date, with a comprehensive continuing professional development program. We’re passionate about showing visitors the fascinating and unique experience of the Rainbow Mountain trek. Contact us today to book your unforgettable journey.