Rainbow Mountain Trek Full Day

Price from: $ 85.00 USD (See: Price List)

Rainbow Mountain Trek Full Day

Price from: $ 85.00 USD (See: Price List)

Are you looking to explore one of the most rewarding treks in the world? Join us as we journey to the magnificent Rainbow Mountain or colored mountains in Peru! Get ready for a spectacular view!

Rainbow Mountain Day Hike

Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day – Experience the vibrant colors of Vinicunca Mountain, famously known as Rainbow Mountain. Located in the Peruvian Andes, it’s roughly a 70 minutes trek from Llactoc in Cusipata to this unique geological formation. Enjoy hiking through some of the area’s most stunning scenery and finish with an unforgettable view between the ranges of snowcapped mountains!

Hike to Rainbow Mountain Peru; for an incredible adventure that won’t take weeks, take a one-day hike to Rainbow Mountain in Peru’s Cordillera Vilcanota range! Enjoy fantastic scenery and beautiful wildlife while you explore the unique terrain! Explore nature and connect with your surroundings on an unforgettable trek to the 7 Color Mountain Peru. Get ready to take in the stunning views that await you!

Rainbow Mountain Peru Hike: Embark on an adventure to Peru’s stunning Rainbow Mountain, where you’ll experience breathtaking vistas as you walk through the rural countryside. Get ready for a challenging but rewarding hike that will take you to the top of this unique landscape, giving you a new appreciation for nature.


Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek Overview

The Rainbow Mountain in Peru, also known as Vinicunca, is a breathtaking 4.3-mile hike that takes hikers through some of the most stunning landscapes in South America. Along the trail, you will traverse high-altitude lagoons, picturesque valleys, and snow-capped mountains while gaining unparalleled views of distant glaciers and ancient ruins. With its colorful nature, unique wildlife, and mystical atmosphere, a trip to Rainbow Mountain is undoubtedly one of Peru’s most unforgettable hikes!

Is the Rainbow Mountain Day Hike right for me? AT A GLANCE

Experience the majestic beauty of Peru’s Rainbow Mountain on a thrilling trek! Discover the secrets of Peru’s unique alpine destination with our local tour guides for hiking this jaw-dropping mountain.

The Best Itinerary

  • Type of service: Private
  • DOOR-TO-DOOR PICK-UP: Cusco Hotel
  • Pick-up time from the Hotel: 05:30
  • Trip departure time: 05:30
  • Other start times of the trip: The service is private, so the adventure to 7 Color Mountain Peru can also start at the following hours “the client chooses”
    • 04:30 a.m.
    • 06:00 a.m.
    • 07:00 a.m.
    • 08:00 a.m.
  • Travel time from Cusco to Llactoc, “beginning of the adventure of Vinicunca mountain Peru”:
    • 3 hours (2 hours by highway and 1 hour by dirt road)
  • Rainbow Mountain Peru Vinicunca trek starting elevation: Llaqtoc 4,900 meters/16,076 feet.
  • Walking time to the top: 70 minutes.
  • Distance of the walk: 7 km/ 4.3 miles
  • Elevation of the Rainbow Mountain Peru Pass: 5,100 meters / 16,732 feet.
  • Adventure Difficulty: Ida Challenging! – Moderate return
  • Meals: Box Lunch “Lunch”
  • At the request of walkers, FREE walking sticks “write us.”
  • Time of return to Cusco: Between 13:30 and 17:30.

NOTE: The spectacular adventure to the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca in Peru is recommended after all your excursions in Cusco, generally for the last or penultimate day when the body is already adapted to the heights of the Andes.



Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day Highlights

Why you will love this experience

  • Take breathtaking views at the top of Peru’s Rainbow Mountain with our ultimate adventure in Cusco!
  • Ascend to the summit of the iconic Rainbow Mountain Peru Vinicunca, and take in the breathtaking views! Get ready for a truly magical experience!
  • AUSANGATE: Explore the remarkable landscapes of Peru’s Rainbow Mountain Hike while trekking in Cusco!


Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day Itinerary

Vinicunca, commonly known as the Rainbow Mountain in Peru, is a popular and spectacular trekking destination in the Andes Mountains. The mountain is known for its colorful striped patterns of sedimentary minerals, forming a landscape of reds, purples, yellows, and greens. Hiking up this 17,000 ft peak will reward you with the most incredible views of this surreal landscape. Whether you are a first-time hiker or an experienced climber, this trek is not missed!

We depart from Cusco at 5:30 a.m. Just 3 hours away from Cusco, the walk of the beautiful colorful Andes mountain range begins; we travel to the south of Cusco, where we cross incredible valleys and ravines with spectacular panoramic views, “2 hours of a road trip and 1 hour of travel by dirt road from Cusipata to Llactoc”.

The enchanting colorful mountains lead us to or near the snow-capped Ausangate, where explorers are amazed by the scenic natural landscape “impressive environment of the 07 colors with the snow-capped southern peaks of Cusco”.

In Llactoc, there are three vehicular parking lots; in LLACTOC, the adventurous walk of 70 minutes to the top of the vast mountains of colors BEGINS “the last 18 minutes are uphill with some steps”. Explore the Rainbow Mountain of Peru in its natural environment. The Vinicunca tour takes us through colorful ancient towns where the locals speak the language of the Incas, “Quechua or Runasimi” they preserved the Andes of Peru for hundreds of years where little by little, they reveal the landscape wonders of the wrinkled Andes.


Rainbow Mountain Trek Full Day INCLUSION

  • Unique outdoor hiking activities around Vinicunca
  • A certified tourist guide with experience in hiking
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Llactoc round trip.
  • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountains hiking circuit.
  • Food: Box Lunch “there are vegetarian, vegan, etc.”
  • Portable oxygen balloon with first aid kit.
  • Logistic service before and during the guided tour of Vinicunca or Montaña Arcoiris.
  • All Peruvian taxes.

Note: The vehicles to use “see the photo in prices.”


  • Cusco Hotel or Cusco Airbnb.
  • Meals: Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Trekking poles are “recommended.”
  • Travel /Health / Emergency insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tipping.

Bring – Hiking Rainbow Mountain Peru.

In general, the climate of the Andes to the south of Cusco, where the Rainbow Mountains are located, is changeable, so it is advisable to bring complete winter clothing, even when there is an excellent weather forecast since in front of the Rainbow Mountain, we have the snowy and the Ausangate glacier!

  1. A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings!
  2. Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support!
  3. One pair of hiking pants – not jeans!
  4. One rain jacket.
  5. One warm/winter jacket/gloves, scarf, cold cap, thermal clothing, whole body!
  6. Bring some meds!
  7. Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  8. Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  9. Re-usable plastic or metal water container
  10. Bandages or moleskin
  11. Extra money for souvenirs and drinks.

Travel Facts

FACTS Day Trip from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain

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Rainbow Mountain Day Hike COST

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  • Solo travel is $269. “prices reduce if more people are in your group.”
  • 02 persons $169.
  • 03 persons $138.
  • 04 persons $116.
  • 05 persons $109.
  • 06 persons $99.
  • 07 persons $92.
  • 08 persons + $85.

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