The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is one of the mountains located in the Vilcanota mountain range, and from this place, you can see the snow-capped Ausangate. Visitors are attracted to this place by the colorful natural landscape due to stones and minerals sedimented by wind and water erosion. Here is some helpful information about what you should carry in your backpack and enjoy this impressive attraction.
The first thing to keep in mind is that the tour of the Seven Colors Mountain is only one day, and therefore it is NOT necessary to bring too many belongings and or too much luggage such as backpacks or large luggage stays at your hotel.
Warm clothing: The Rainbow Mountain tour is NOT that frigid; especially if we get a sunny day; however, remember that the cold does feel at the top of the mountain, and for this, you should bring: a light but warm jacket, a sweater or sweater, a scarf, a cap and the wool gloves that will help protect you when you are taking your best pictures or just enjoying the Vinicunca mountain scenery.
Food: take mineral water to keep you hydrated; some snacks include nuts, chocolates, candies, cookies, etc. These will help you to recover the energy demanded by the hike.
Other personal items: Rain poncho, sunglasses or sunglasses, sunblock, hiking shoes, extra shoes, and or sandals to rest your feet on the bus.
Money: Don’t forget to bring some extra cash in Soles for your expenses for snacks, mineral water, soft drinks or sodas, horse service, and tips.
IMPORTANT: Remember that many of these products are also available locally. If you prefer to support the locals, you can buy them on the spot and avoid carrying them from Cusco.
For the rainy season: November, December, January, February, and March, it is recommended to include a pair of slippers, shoes, or sandals in addition to the ones you will use for the hike; these can be left in the vehicle (Van, Bus or Car), until your return after the wet walk; also take with you an extra sweater, sweater or polo shirt and thus avoid the possibility of catching a cold or similar.