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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, are stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate Trek. Ausangate mountain itself is considered a holy mountain (or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today. Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days. That has changed with this brand new itinerary. We have designed this hike so that it can be done as a day trip! On this trek you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region. We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, we will have a fueling continental breakfast. We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by literally herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for a deluxe box lunch along the trail. Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike. After a total hike of approximately 5 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see….the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 4 to 5 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return.
+51- 084 - 204130 | +51 984 701969 | 974902200 | 974903030 info@mirandatravelperu.com Ollantaytambo, Cusco - PERU
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INCA TRAIL ALTERNATIVE TREKS
CUSCO EXSTENSIONS
AREQUIPA PUNO ICA-NAZCA LIMA
MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS HUCHUY QOSQO 3 DAYS SALKANTAY TREK 5 DAYS SALKANTAY TREK 4 DAYS INCA JUNGLE 4 DAYS CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS LARES TREK 4 DAYS AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS CUSCO 5 DAYS CUSCO 4 DAYS CUSCO CITY TOUR SACRED VALLEY MORAY MARAS SALT MINES RIVER RAFTING RAINBOW MOUNTAIN HUCHUY QOSQO 4 DAYS ARCHEOLOGICAL AREA OF PUMAMARCA CHINCHERO – MARAS MORAY - SALINERAS ÑAUPA CHURCH – PACHAR AND OLLANTAYTAMBO ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF PEROLNIYOC & THE WATERFALL OLLANTAYTAMBO- CACHICATA PICHINGOTO PUMAWANCA OLLANTAYTAMBO AND OLLANTAYTAMBO VILLAGE PICHINGOTO RIDE - SALT MINES AND MARAS MORAY HORSEBACK RIDING SOUTH VALLEY PISAC AND PISAC MARKET THE VALLEY VIA FERRATA AND ZIP LINE VIA FERRATA ZIP LINE AREQUIPA CITY TOUR COLCA CANYON COLCA CANYON TREK 2 DAYS UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS FULL DAY UROS AMANTANI TAQUILE ISLANDS SILLUSTANI UROS ISLAND PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE ICA-SANDBOARDING ICA PARACAS NAZCA 2 DAYS CITY NIGHT SACRED CITADEL OF PACHACAMAC CITY LIMA AND PACHACAMAC LIMA CITY TOUR