Color Mountain "Vinicunca" Full Day
- Location: Cusco / Peru
- Duration: Full Day
- Departures: Evereyday
- Places to visit: Vinicunca
Visiting this place will undoubtedly be one of the great experiences that you can enjoy. Starting from dawn 3 am approx. And ending approx. At 7:00 p.m.
Route: Cusco – Checacupe – Pitumarca- Quesoyuno- Vinicunca- Cusco
The rainbow mountain, known as the 7-color mountain, Colorado Mountain, Vinicunca Mountain, is a magical place where its roads were part of the ancient Quechua culture, and used to exchange its products (barter products) together With the other Quechua regions, has now become a natural wonder.
We start very early, around 03:30 hours, we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to make the trip to Qollasuyo, southern part of the ancient Quechua (Cusco), which was an important part of Tawantinsuyo (4 ancient regions of the Incas ) – from the beginning we will travel for 3 hours in transport, first we will pass by the village of Checacupe, then we will continue to Pitumarka, finally arriving at Quesoyuno 4,300msnm, place where we will start the trek and we will also have the respective traditional Andean breakfast.
After a short talk, we will begin our trek very close to the foot of the Ausangate snowfall, an ascent of approximately 3 hours to the highest point of the red hill, during this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids (llamas, Alpaca, vicuñas, etc.), arriving at Cerro Coloradoado or Vinicunca at 5,200msnm approx., We will have time to take photographs of this enigmatic place approximately between 45 ‘and 1 hour.
Afterwards, we will continue our 3-hour descent trek and flat parts to the starting point of the trek (Quesoyuno), where we will have the Andean lunch, finally we will return to Cusco, where we will arrive at approximately 19:00 hours.
Finally we return to the city of Cusco where the end is in these points the Av: Tullumayo – Cusco.
We recommend staying at least 2 days in Cusco for acclimatization purposes. Remember that although the hike is approx. 6 hours if not well acclimatized may have difficulties during the trip.
Included / Not Included
What is included for this day?
- Transportation Cusco – Quesoyuno (round trip).
- 1 Andean breakfast
- 1 Andean lunch
- Professional guide English / Spanish
- Ticket to Vinicunca
- First aid box
What is not included?
- Extra expenses
- Water bottles
- Extra power
Recommendations for you to bring?
- Trekking shoes
- Small backpack 10 kg or 15 kg.
- Rain poncho
- Dry Fit T-Shirts
- 1 trekking trousers
- Warm jacket
- Coca leaves
- Hat, hat and gloves
- Sunscreen, toilet paper
- Sunglasses, water bottle
- Personal medicines (headache, anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Extra money (preferably in soles)