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The Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Peru

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Cusco, Peru
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About The Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Peru
The Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Peru works every day to fulfill and satisfy all the expectations of our customers, we have several years of experience in the tourism sector which has allowed us to surpass quality standards and to innovate day by day our tourism products.
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Overview
The trip to the mountain of colors on the Vinicunca route is one of the wonderful routes that makes the traditional mountain of colors. The route is interesting from the beginning to the end and is the second place more visit in Cusco city. 

Departure: 04:00am.

Return: 16.30hrs.

Duration: all day 

Location. Ausangate Mountain

Modality: In shared or Private group.

Number of people: 10 to 15 people in shared service.

Program:

Pick up from the hotel in the transport, then travel for few hours till Breakfast place, and then continue to the began of the trek. Start to climb up on a walk that lasts approximately 2 hours until we reach the highest viewpoint, located above 5 thousand meters above sea level. On the route you will enjoy of the snow-capped mountains of Ausagate. At the end of the panoramic enjoyment you will descend to the starting point. Local lunch and return to Cusco arriving at 17.00hrs.
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Steve Smithinsky wrote a review Jan 2021
Bogota, Colombia18 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful hike to the top of the world. Peak is over 5000m, so you better be ready for it. We walked the entire distance and not for the faint of heart, but could ride a horse 2/3rds of the way if you wanted. A must see and highlight to our trip to Peru.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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andreasmi wrote a review Jan 2021
Bogota, Colombia23 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a great experience! Hard, but worthwhile!! Getting to the top of Rainbow Mountain takes you to over 5000 meters. We were lucky, as we’ve been living in Bogotá, Colombia for several months and have gotten used to the higher altitude. Make sure you train before you attempt to do this trek. It is not the faint of heart. Our guide, Herlin and his 9 year old son Victor made the trip. Victor had never seen snow, so it was lovely seeing him enjoy snow for the very first time. Loved his giggles!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Piotr_B wrote a review May 2020
Gdansk, Poland21 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful trip . Not easy but must see.Perfect prepared , good guide ,breakfast and lunch at local restaurant
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rafal W wrote a review Mar 2020
Skoki, Poland1391 contributions81 helpful votes
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When, after two days of wandering around Sacred Valley I'd, finally, reached Cuzco, again, I'd decided to take a break from ruins and history and go in to mountains instead. In the hostel where I'd stopped for two nights I've booked a trip to Rainbow Mountain, and after having few hours long nap I was ready for a little adventure. Minibus was ready shortly after 4 AM but it took a time before our guide gathered all the other participants. After few hours of driving (Rainbow Mountain is over 140 km to the south of Cuzco) we'd stopped for breakfast and then we've hopped back on the minibus and covered last few kilometres that separated us from the climbing trail. In the meantime, some local guy joined us, from who we've heard a story about how local tribes copy with high altitude. They preparing some kind of potion to drink made of local herbs and alcohol which, actually, was very tasty, or they chewing dried coca leaves. There was just one check point to drive through, few tips about HAS (High Altitude Sickness) and what to do in case of noticing symptoms of it and off we went. The difference in altitude between starting point and the peak was around 2000 meters. Not a safest thing, especially if somebody didn't have time for acclimatisation, but there was some medical help point in place, in case of any problems. Also, one could choose to do entire trail on foot, or ride a horse, and then climb last few metres to the summit. I chose to trek and... as for me, it was the easiest 5036 metres above the sea level I'd climbed. The hardest part was last few metres before the saddle between Winikunka and Rit'iyuq peaks and then last metres leading to Winikunka itself. Rest of it it was a piece of cake. In my case, jogging and over thirty years of trekking and climbing was not in vain. But don't get me wrong. I did not underestimate it. Exactly opposite, especially, that day before somebody passed away on the trail due to the heart attack. Never underestimate mountains. Watch how your body reacts, find your own pace and take often short breaks. After long one, your muscles would cooled down too much and it would be harder to warm them up and continuing climbing. Luckily enough, HAS spared me one more time. At one point I felt a little dizzy, but I'd took a little break, and after few minutes I was ready to take up climbing again. The views were just stunning. I've seen quite a few mountain ranges in my life and this one was one of the most beautiful I ever seen, even, if Rainbow Mountain wasn't that colourful like on the photographs you can find here and there. The matter of light and/or HDR, I think. The entire ascending and descending took me less than two hours. Luckily weather was good, and apart from little drizzle it didn't rain. Everybody from our little group fared pretty well. On our way back we stopped for lunch, which was really good, and listened to story of what mineral is behind each colour, although, geologists admitting that they have no idea what geological processes caused formation of Rainbow Mountain range. Before we've reached Cuzco we'd stopped one more time for little break next to one of many lakes that can be found to the south of Cuzco. That was very well spent 70 soles.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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phil wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada30 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall a good experience for us , tough climb to the top at altitude but worth it when you get there. We started our climb in thick fog which lasted all the way to the top ,however we were blessed as high winds cleared the mist after we waited 30 mins at the peak behind a little wall. lots of people got there and turned back because they had no good pic ops ! I had been in situations like it before so if you wait you might be rewarded like we were ! Obviously Feb is not ideal time to visit so if you want those clear vibrant sun kissed shots/views visit in the peak season months!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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