Rainbow Mountain Full Day

Rainbow Mountain Full Day

from $150 USD / 180 USD standard service

Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region (just under 21,000 ft elevation) and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota Range.Refreshingly off the standard tourist path lies mountains home for this gorgeous spectacle of colored peak, located high above mountains.

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Rainbow Mountain

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Group Size Max 12 People
Activity Level Moderate

Cusco - Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) - Cusco

We’ll pick you up at 3:am and take you in our private van for 3 and a half hours through the Vilcanota Valley and passing small towns and communities until we reach chillca (3750m), the starting point for our hike. There, your guide will take you to a local house to teach you about the local traditions, and you’ll enjoy a healthy breakfast.

After a delicious breakfast, you’ll start your journey. We’ll hike for approximately 3 hours until we get to the famous Rainbow Mountain. On the way up, you’ll appreciate beautiful landscapes and alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas, the national animal of Peru. Once we summit Rainbow Mountain, we’ll stay at the top for an hour in order to enjoy the beautiful view and learn cool information about the culture of the Inca.

We will then make our descent for approximately 2 and a half hours until we reach our rest spot, where our master chef will be waiting with a delicious, organic buffet lunch. After lunch, we will catch our private van back to Cusco and leave you at your hotel.

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  • Tour Guides : All of our tour guides are professionals who studied tourism at University and come from around the Cusco region. They also all speak Quechua the language of Cuzco region. All of them are extremely knowledgeable and fun to be around.
  • Master Chef : Your master chef is an important person, preparing you delicious, buffet-style organic meals throughout the trek. If you have any dietary requests, such as vegetarian foods, please let us know.
  • Transportation : Our transportation will be round-trip, from the beginning to end of the tour. The van is just for the Machulas Journey family and nobody else
  • Pre - Briefing : For every trek, briefings are typically in your hotel. Please let us know where you are staying and what time is good for you. We suggest around 6:00 pm, but if you can choose another time if you prefer.

Not Included

  • Walking Sticks : The walking sticks are very important. They can be very helpful, especially when going downhill. Machulas journey recommends using them., If you don’t have your own, you can rent them from our office for $5 US.


  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the Journey - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Snacks : biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

Tour Price

standard service price

$180 per person.
Groups of 3-4 $150 per person.
Groups of 5-6 or more $120 per person.

private service price

$220 per person.
Groups of 3-4 $170 per person.
Groups of 5-6 or more $130 per person.

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