The “Rainbow Mountain” in Peru, also known as Vinicunca, is an spectacular place near the snowy Ausangate glacier which is considered a sacred mountain by local people, is one of the most important deities of ancient Cusco.

Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues untill nowadays.

Most trips that let you see the “Rainbow Mountain” requires a trek of at least five or six days. That has changed with this new itinerary. We have designed for this walk, so now that it can be done as a day trip.

On this walk you will see picturesque villages, beautiful “adobe” houses, herds of llamas and alpacas, and you will have a magnificent view of the glacier Ausangate (6,385 m / 20,945 feet).

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…With the beauty and uninterrupted solitude, this is a spectacular journey for hikers who love a true outdoor adventure.

The itinerary is as follows:


  • 03:40 am. – 4:20 am. Pick up from your hotel and departure from Cusco to Cusipata town.
  • 06:20 am. Breakfast for 01 hour at Cusipata Town. (3300 metters over the sea level).
  • 07:20 am. After breakfast, we continue the journey thru a dusty road for 1.5 hours untill “Fulawasi” (Hiking Starting Point) .
  • 08:50 am. We arrive to “Fulawasi” (Stating hiking point) and will have and small speech with our guide continue with our adventure.
  • 09:00 am. You will star the 02 hours hike on the 4700 metters over the sea level.
  • 11:00 am. Arrive to the “Rainbow Mountain” over the 5200 metters over the sea level and explanation from our guide.
  • 12:00 pm. Return from the the “Rainbow Mountain” to Fulawasi. (1.5 hours of hike).
  • 13:30 pm.  Arrive to Fulawasi.
  • 13:40 pm. Transfer from Fulawasy to the restaurant in Cusipata..
  • 14:30 pm. Arrive to Cusipata for the Lunch.
  • 15:30 pm. Finish the lunch and transfer from Cusipata to Cusco city.
  • 17:30 pm. Arrive to Cusco city. We finish the activity one block away from the main square (Plaza Regocios).

Walking level: Demanding

It is Mandatory to be in good physical condition


  • Transport (roundtrip)
  • 01 breakfast
  • 01 Lunch
  • Professional guide, English – Spanish.
  • Hiking poles.
  • Small blankets for the cold morning (June; July & August).
  • 01 small bottle of water.
  • Portable Oxygen.
  • First aid Kit.
  • Therapeutic Oxygen.


  • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow Mountain.
  • Horses S/. 90.00 ( We do not rent the horses, but you can find them at the starting point of the hike).
  • Food not described
  • Tips
  • Phone calls
  • Travel and accident insurance


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