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Vinicunca is a majestic mountain that has an authentic beauty that captures every visitor, wrapping it in different sensations.
Also known as Vinicunca, Winikunka, Rainbow Mountain or colorfull mountain, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level. Located on the road to the Ausangate mountain belonging to the range on mountains “Vilcanota”, in the Peruvian Andes in the region of Cusco, specifically in the district of Cusipata, province of Quispicanchi, and Pitumarca, Province of Canchis.
It is a chain of mountains of various colors that owes its nature to the mineral composition of the area and the large amount of sedimentary stones in erosion, which makes it so beautiful and striking is how these stones are formed to give it the appearance of a rainbow (7 colors).
The particularity of this mountain has led it to be one of the most visited tourist destinations in Cusco, highlighting the colors red, purple, pink, green and yellow among others at a glance.
Thanks to its popularity, also impeded by social networks, the hill became a regular destination in the best rankings of tourist attractions in the world. For example, in 2017, it appeared on the list of 100 places to visit before dying, recommended by travel experts on the Business Insider website.
The tourist “boom” is quite recent, but the history of the mountain and its colors began millions of years ago.
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