Have you ever dreamed of visiting the incredible Rainbow Mountains? Enjoy this 2-day tour at the breathtaking sights of Vinicunca and Palccoyo for an unforgettable experience!
Two days of trekking through the two spectacular Rainbow Mountains, “VINICUNCA & PALCCOYO.”
Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days with the destination through the Andes of the southwest of the Cusco region; hike the two famous rainbow mountains! One of them is VINICUNCA: The classic Rainbow Mountain. The second mountain is PALCCOYO: The Alternative Rainbow Mountain, eventually becoming the leading destination.
Discover one of the most picturesque sites in Peru – the Vinicunca and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain. With this 2-day tour, you’ll explore the stunning views, captivating wildlife, and beautiful landscapes at the striking mountain range.
Trekking at high altitudes can be physically demanding. Make sure to acclimatize yourself in Cusco before embarking on the journey to Palccoyo and Vinicunca.
Take in the spectacular beauty of Peru’s astonishing Vinicunca and Palccoyo mountains on an unforgettable 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Tour! Experience unrivaled views of the vivid and colorful landscapes, snap pictures of beautiful alpacas, and enjoy a refreshing hike as you soak in all that mother nature has to offer.
Embark on a breathtaking adventure through the Andes Mountains to witness the stunning Rainbow Mountain. This 2-day trek will take you through remote villages, past snow-capped peaks, and over high-altitude passes. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with local communities and learn about their traditional way of life, where you’ll be awed by the vibrant colors of the natural wonder. This trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
AT A GLANCE
Hike to the rainbow mountain of Vinicunca – Overnight in Combapata.
To avoid the tourist crowds, we leave CUSCO at 08:00 in the direction of the VINICUNCA tourist circuit. The walk lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes to conquer the colorful peak and has impressive panoramic views of the classic rainbow mountain with its reddish and other colored mountain ranges. Take good photos and videos to take home the memory of visiting Vinicunca.
In the afternoon, we board our tourist vehicle until connecting with the main road, entering CUSIPATA to travel to COMBAPATA. In Combapata, we spend the night in basic accommodation with a hot water shower. The reason for spending the night in Combapata is to continue exploring the other rainbow mountains without getting up early and starting our walks at a suitable time.
For the 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek, visitors can take their principal suitcases in the tour vehicle to have all their luggage at hand for the first night in COMBAPATA. Important note: after the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Day in the organized itinerary, it is described as a return to Cusco. But if visitors need to continue the trip to Puno Lake Titicaca because we are already halfway there, write to us to send you a new travel quote when booking the tour.
Box Lunch & Dinner
7km (4.3 miles)
Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)
Rainbow Pass: 5,100m (16,732 ft)
Light walk to the rainbow mountain of Palccoyo with the forest of colored stones
We leave Cusipata or Combapata at 07:00 towards Palccoyo. During the land trip, we will make several stops to have the best panoramic views of the Andes with the alpacas and llamas in their natural habitat—herds of South American camelids along the vehicular route and hiking trails.
Arriving at the beginning of the Palccoyo trek, we already see the first photographic shots of the rainbow mountains. There are 03 rainbow mountains plus a colorful path along the stone forest. The circuit of Palccoyo has an approximate walking time of about 35 minutes, so you can stay longer and have time to enjoy the multicolored Andes.
2.5km (1.2 miles)
36-Minutes (up & down)
Palccoyo Parking Lot: 4,800m (15,748 ft)
Palccoyo Pass: 4,900m (16,076 ft)
It is to enjoy two spectacular tourist circuits that have become famous over time. Exploring Machu Picchu is also the perfect complement for your next vacation in Peru. It is IMPORTANT to mention that on day 01; we spend the night in a basic hostel with hot water showers in the town of COMBAPATA so that we can continue exploring the colorful mountains of the Andes in a unique circuit the next day. The Rainbow Mountain Trail 2 Days is for lovers of the rainbow in its fundamental nature embodied in mother nature.
The two tourist circuits of each have UNIQUE scenic beauty in the Andes! Explore by visiting the Rainbow Mountain Trek 2-Day Tour Circuit for panoramic views.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek is a popular trek in Peru that takes you to the stunning Vinicunca Mountain.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. The trek involves a steep climb to an altitude of over 5,000 meters.
The best time to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek is from April to November, the dry season in Peru.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek usually takes one day. However, there are longer treks available that can take up to three days.
Bring warm clothing, comfortable trekking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a camera.
Yes, it is possible to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek as a day trip from Cusco.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek usually includes transportation, a guide, entrance fees, and lunch.
Rainbow Mountain is 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) high.
Doing the Rainbow Mountain Trek independently is possible, but it is recommended to go with a guide for safety and convenience.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek is generally safe, but it is essential to be aware of the altitude and take necessary precautions.
It is not recommended to bring children under 12 years old on the Rainbow Mountain Trek due to the altitude and physical demands of the trek.
The Itinerary usually involves a drive from Cusco to the starting point, a trek to Rainbow Mountain, and a return to Cusco.
Yes, the Rainbow Mountain Trek is suitable for solo travelers. You can join a group tour or hire a private guide.
No, the only way to see Rainbow Mountain is by doing the Rainbow Mountain Trek.
Yes, altitude sickness concerns on the Rainbow Mountain Trek are due to the high altitude. It is essential to acclimatize before the trek.
The cost of the Rainbow Mountain Trek varies depending on the tour operator and the length of the trek.
The cancellation policy for the Rainbow Mountain Trek varies depending on the tour operator.
Changing your departure date for the Rainbow Mountain Trek is possible, but it depends on availability.
You can book the Rainbow Mountain Trek online through tour operators or travel agencies.
Accommodation on the Rainbow Mountain Trek is usually camping, with tents and sleeping bags provided by the tour operator.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek is usually a full-day trek that lasts 6 to 7 hours, depending on the group’s pace.
Yes, the Rainbow Mountain Trek can be pretty challenging as it involves hiking at high altitudes with steep and uneven terrain. However, it is a doable trek for people with a reasonable fitness level.
The best time to do the Rainbow Mountain Trek is during the dry season, from April to November. During this time, the weather is usually clear and sunny, making for better visibility of the rainbow-colored mountains.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek is a challenging trek that requires a certain fitness level, so it may not be suitable for young children. However, fit and active teenagers should be able to do the trek with no issues.
Hiking poles are not mandatory for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, but they can be helpful for those who may need extra support on the steep and uneven terrain.
The summit of Rainbow Mountain is at an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek does involve some steep and narrow paths that may trigger a fear of heights in some people. However, the hiking paths are generally wide enough to accommodate hikers, and the views are worth the effort.
You should wear comfortable and breathable clothing for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, with layers you can add or remove as needed. Good hiking boots and a waterproof jacket are essential in case of rain.
The Rainbow Mountain Trek is generally considered safe as long as you follow the guidance of your tour guide and take the necessary precautions to stay warm and hydrated at high altitudes.
You can bring your food and drinks for the Rainbow Mountain Trek. However, it is recommended to pack light snacks and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Season 2023 – 2024
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|1||$ 610.00 USD|
|2||$ 379.00 USD|
|3||$ 323.00 USD|
|4||$ 265.00 USD|
|5||$ 254.00 USD|
|6||$ 227.00 USD|
|7||$ 217.00 USD|
|8||$ 199.00 USD|
Venture out on a two-day trek to Peru’s renowned Rainbow Mountain and prepare for some of the most spectacular views in the Andes!
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Rainbow Mountain Hiking Trail 2 days
2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek – Take part in a fantastic two-day trek through one of Peru’s most breathtaking locations: Rainbow Mountain! The journey has stunning views, untouched wilderness, and local insight.
A fantastic escape awaits you on this 2-day tour to the famous Rainbow Mountain high in the Peruvian Andes! Get ready for a journey packed with adventure and spectacular views.