Reasons to do the Rainbow Mountain Tour

Relate with the Andean Culture

This hike to Rainbow Mountain offers you to know the traditional experience of the local people. 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.

Fun on the mountain

Boredom is not allowed during the whole route because the trail is full of curious things, like Andean plants (Llaully, Ichu, Iru), small rodents, and Andean birds 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.

Appreciate all the Natural Beauty

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, the rainbow mountain, among others.

There are no risks during the trek.

The trek to the mountain of colors presents slightly steep ascents and downhill plains; it is not dangerous. To make the mountain of the seven colors, you must necessarily acclimatize your body in the city of Cusco for at least 01 day to not have problems with altitude sickness. The mountain of the seven colors is 5200 meters above sea level.

A hike accompanied by Andean fauna

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).

Breathing Pure Air

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 air of the city, “enjoying all the benefits of nature.”

Enjoy the Rainbow Mountain Hike

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.

Hiking scene in Vinicunca, Cusco Region, Peru. Montana de Siete Colores, Rainbow Mountain.

Enjoy the Andean gastronomy.

Gastronomy is one of the things enjoyed more in the region of 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 showing a great experience. Foreign tourists enjoy new flavors for many palates.

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