Rainbow Mountain hike 2 Days is new route which includes a part of the Ausangate route, it is an adventure that will take your breath away constantly. With a combination of wild mountain landscapes, glaciated peaks, rushing rivers and challenging mountain passes, everything seeming untouched and undiscovered.
- Private transport:
• $225 p/p (Mínimo 2 pax)
• $200 p/p (Mínimo 3 pax)
• $180 p/p (Mínimo 4 pax)
• $150 p/p (Mínimo 5 pax)
- Shared Transportation:
• $160 p/p (Mínimo 2 pax)
• $130 p/p (Mínimo 3 pax)
• $110 p/p (Mínimo 4 pax)
• $80 p/p (Mínimo 5 pax)
DAY 1: Cusco - Checacupe - Quesiuno - Ausangate Lagoon
Pick-up times in Lodgings:• Private Transportation: 06:00 A.M.
• Shared Transportation: 03:00 A.M - 4:00 A.M.
Our adventure begins around 03:00 AM to 6:00 AM (Depending on the service you have hired), picking it up at your respective lodging and then heading to the picturesque town of "Checacupe" where you will receive a nutritious and energizing breakfast (08:00 AM-09: 00 AM approx.); later we will visit two very important places within the history and culture of "Checacupe", one of them is the "COLONIAL BRIDGE OF CHECACUPE", built in the XVII century, its structure is lime and singing, it makes the shape of a semicircular arch , mounted on its solid walls of natural rocks. The bridge is located on the river Ausangate or Pitumayu; adjacent to the bridge you can see the foundations of an Inca bridge, and another one of rails from the time of the republic. This bridge fulfilled its function for many years giving way to the first coal engines that arrived from Arequipa to Cusco; Then we will go to the "CHECACUPE TEMPLE", its construction dates from the sixteenth century, until the early eighteenth century. Its adobe walls were decorated internally with almost entirely murals which have themes such as the face of the Immaculate Virgin considered as the oldest painting in Cusco.
After visiting these two important buildings of the town, we will go to the town of "QUESIUNO", town that is in the midst of multicolored landscapes, mountains, snow and Andean animals such as llamas and alpacas, to start our journey to the lagoons that are around the majestic "APU AUSANGATE" (10:00 to 10:30 AM approx.), after about seven kilometers of walk from the town of quesiuno, we will visit our first lagoon where we will be around an hour to enjoy the landscape, the majesty of the mountains and our delicious lunch prepared by our chef. At the end of our meal, we will walk approximately four kilometers more, enjoying the landscape, lagoons, colors and surroundings to reach our base camp, where we will have free time, we will have dinner and spend the night, to rest and recover energy for the next day .
DAY 2: Ausangate Lagoon - Rainbow Mountain - Quesiuno - Cusco
Very early in the morning (05:00 AM) we will get up and prepare for our nutritious breakfast (06:00 AM) and begin our adventure towards the wonderful "MONTAÑA DE COLORES", step of 5,029 meters above sea level, where you can see beautiful landscapes , lagoons where South American camelids (alpacas, llamas and vicuñas) and other species of mammals such as pumas, Andean birds, condor etc. The place
Called Montaña VININCUNCA, it is from where you can observe the wonderful colorado hill with the sunrise shows its best impressive valley and colored hills of magical colors that only exists in this place of Peru. Around you can see mountains like Apu Sarinini and "Montaña Ausangate", with a height of 6,372 m.s.n.m. being one of the highest in Cusco. In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes - among which Sivinacocha stands out, from where the masculine energy that fertilizes the sacred earth mother Pachamama is born.
We will be visiting the Mountain of Colors approximately 30 minutes, in which our guide will give us a small explanation of their surroundings and take some pictures of this wonderful landscape. After this wonderful experience, we will begin our descent (2 hrs and 30 min approximately) to the town of quesiuno, observing the wonderful landscape it offers us and the small towns that are there and live in this wonderful valley, upon arrival we will receive our exquisite lunch buffet, which consists of typical Peruvian food, then pack and return to Cusco around 19:00 hrs. approximately.
Guía (Inglés – Español)
Ticket de Ingreso “Vinincunca”
Botiquín Primeros Auxilios
What you should bring:A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - 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 .
trong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. * This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
Camera, batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
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.
Binoculars (if you have them)
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