Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley 4 Lakes Full Day
- Location: Cusco / Peru
- Duration: Full Day
- Level Walk: 2
- Departures: Evereyday
- Places to visit: Vinicunca, 4 lakes
Is collected from the hotel between 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. and then take a 3 hour trip to Japura where they will have a delicious breakfast and then continue our route to reach K’ayrawiri (4400 M.A.S.L.) where we will enlist to begin the Hike, first will be approximately 2 hours and a half to 3 hours of ascent where we can see beautiful landscapes with many mountains covered with snow, local people with typical costumes of the area and breeders of llamas and alpacas, in addition to small gaps formed by the thawing of the snow-capped peaks, reaching the top (5020 M.A.S.L.) We will have a free time to take our photographs, then we begin to descend this time by the Red Valley, the name is due to the pigmentation Special of the earth that has a reddish color, where this color predominates most of this road, the place is much more interesting since most travelers or visitors compared it and have the feeling To be walking on the Red Planet Mars, we will visit for about 20 minutes and then return by Vinicunca (mountain of colors) and also return to where we expect the mobility that will move us to reach Japura where we will be waiting for a Comforting lunch buffet, then we will take our mobility to visit the circuit of the four lakes of the province of Acomayo as are: Pampamarca, Asnacocha, Acopia and Pomacanchi Where we can appreciate the peculiarities of each of these lakes where it is also the habitat of the Parihuanas (birds), in each lagoon we will visit between 15 to 20 minutes and then return to Cusco arriving between 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
information of 4 lagoons:
Lake Pampamarca or Tungasuca
The fourth lake is the highest circuit (3 750 masl.), call Tungasuca or Pampamarca and is home to a great variety of wild fauna like parihuanas and wild ducks, due to the abundance of totorales that surround it. The practice of sport fishing is carried out especially in Pampamarca. This lake is of fresh water.
Lake de Asnaqocha
The third is the lake of Asnaqocha (meaning smelly lagoon) concentrates abundant algae that exposed to the solar rays produce the strong smell.
The lake of Acopia
The second is a small lake called Acopia, located in the town of the same name, the lagoon of Acopia is very populated of birds, here Vera Pelicanos and wild ducks. In Acopia you can meet the woman who inspired the best-known huayno of Cusco Valicha, Valeriana Huillca Condori (85 years) inspired the composer Cuzco Miguel Ángel Hurtado to write this beautiful melody.
The lake of Pomacanchi
The first lake called Pomacanchi, is located in the upper part of the River Vilcanota. the lake of Pomacanchi has a maximum depth of 140 meters; Around this there are abundant natural pastures: medicinal species, Totora, mirmi, etc. and of fish: Trout, silverside, Huitas, Ccarachis, Ch’iñis and carp. In Pomacanchi lake, the municipality has built a tourist camp of Totora huts, , an eating shed and a trout-making grill, which in this area there are up to 300 associated fishermen, here you can walk in pedal boats accompanied by a guide.
Included / Not Included
- Informative talk one day before the tour (in Oficina CUSCO MAN TAOR).
- Pick up at the Hotel u hostal
- Roundtrip transportation.
- 01 Breakfast and 01 Lunch buffet (vegetarian and vegan options at no additional cost).
- Entrance tickets.
- Bilingual Professional Guide.
- First aid kit (with oxygen balloon).
- Wooden canes.
- Permanent Assistance
Does Not Include:
- Personal Items (jacket, gloves).
- Rental of horse (between S/ 50 and 80.00)
You need to bring:
- small backpack.
- Warm clothing (jacket, good polar, gloves, hot hats).
- Hat or cap (by the height The sun is strong).
- Trekking shoes or the more comfortable you have to walk that are with thick ground the road is stony.
- Snacks (cookies, fruit, candies, water).
- Sunglasses (optional)
- Medicines for personal use