This hike to Rainbow Mountain lets you know the local people’s traditional experience. In addition, you will be able to socialize with the tour guide and the muleteers who accompany you throughout the tour. You can also learn about their beliefs, traditions, customs, etc.
Year after year, this hike is becoming one of the most visited in the city of Cusco. Also, an obligatory stop for all foreign tourists walking on this top of the mountain of the seven colors.
Boredom is not allowed during the route because the trail is full of curious things, like Andean plants (Llaully, Ichu, Iru), small rodents, and Andean bird species (hawk, condor, etc.). South American camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, etc.), and Andean hunters (fox, puma).
Observe the High Andean Agriculture
From the moment we leave, towards the mountain of the 07 colors, we can observe the agriculture of different products, such as potatoes, aba, tarwi, olluco, oca, etc., and cereals such as aba, peas, quinoa, quiwicha, barley, wheat, among others. Peruvian agriculture; was inherited from the time of the Incas; agriculture is practiced for self-consumption and marketing or for barter to exchange products.
This trek offers attractive, surprising, and unmissable landscapes, such as the fourth most prominent peak, “Ausangate,” mountains with lagoons of different colors, and not to be missed rainbow mountain, among others.
The trek to the mountain of colors presents steep ascents and downhill plains; it is not dangerous. To make the mountain of the seven colors, you must acclimate your body in the city of Cusco for at least 01 days to avoid problems with altitude sickness. The hill of the seven colors is 5200 meters above sea level.
Throughout the hike, you will be accompanied by South American camelids (llama, alpaca, vicuña, among others), Andean bird species; if we are lucky, we will run into (condor, hawk, among others), Andean hunters (fox – puma).
A hike to the colorful mountain will be something that your body and health will thank you for. The cellular oxygenation of the organism reduces stress, eliminates toxins accumulated in the organism, and improves our anemic state. It is perfect for getting away from all the polluted city air and “enjoying all the benefits of nature.”
When you arrive at the Mountain of Colors, appreciate the perfect combination of colors, different soils, or layers of sedimentary rocks, such as sandstone, gravel, halite, limestone, and limestone. As well as other, green and yellow with the combination of more minerals, this makes its formation in layers.
Gastronomy is one of the things enjoyed more in Cusco and throughout Peru. It is an art that transcends from generation to generation. This adventure makes unique to the city of Cusco, of the originality of its typical dishes and a great experience. Foreign tourists enjoy new flavors for many palates.