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Rainbow Mountain 1 DAY

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What to Expect
DAY 1. -  The saying... 'It's not about the destination but the journey it takes to get there" , becomes obsolete for this excursion as both the journey and the destination are full with mesmerizing vistas of wonderful, pristine and untouched Landscapes, snowcap mountains, lagoons and rushing streams. During our challenging hike, we will have the opportunity to view vicunas, llamas, alpacas, chinchillas and sometimes pumas and condors. Our driver will pick you up at your downtown hotel in Cusco at 3:00 am. You will be offered a coca leaf tea to help you adjust to the altitude. 


3:00 am. Pick up from your hotel in the City of Cusco and departure to Pitumarca Town, average 3-hour trip.

6:00 am Breakfast (Pitumarca Town)

After breakfast, we continue the journey to the starting point 40 minutes away.

7:20 am Start the walk to the Rainbow Mountain.

On the way, you will enjoy landscapes full of flora and fauna.

Duration: between 3 to 4 hours on average to arrive at the “Rainbow Mountain”.

9:45 am We will arrive at the “Rainbow Mountain”.

10:20 am Downhill to the starting point.

12:45 pm Lunch in Pitumarca town.

14:00 pm Van from Pitumarca to Cusco City yo your hotel.

18:00 pm Arrive in Cusco city (Drop off at your hotel – Private service).


Walking Distance: 10km/ 6.21miles

Duration: Day Trip

Pick up: 3:00 am from your hotel

Altitude Gain: Above 700 meters /2,298 feet

dropped off: 06:00 pm roughly in your hotel

The starting point of the hike: 4350m (14,271ft)

Maximum Altitude: 5045m (16,500ft)

Difficulty: moderate/difficult depending on health and age.

Hiking time: 5 hours roughly

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch (Plus Snack)


This day trip to the Rainbow Mountain is very challenging, therefore, you should be fit and in good physical condition. If this is your first time here in Cusco we highly recommend renting a horse.

Before coming to the Rainbow Mountain you need to acclimate at least for a minimal of 3 days in Cusco. You will hike over 4,300m (14,100ft), with an elevation gain of 715m (2,260ft). This hike is difficult because of altitude.
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  • Peru Sacred Tours
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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