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Rainbow Mountain Peru – Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike (2D/1N)

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Rainbow Mountain Peru - Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain is one of the most beautiful destinations in Cusco, Peru. The surface of this mountain is covered in red, green, blue, and purple tones. Vinicunca has an altitude of 5200 meters (17000 feet) above sea level. 

The beautiful colored mountain of Vinicunca is located just 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Cusco city. This mountain is surrounded by the colorful Red Valley, situated amidst the Vilcanota mountain range. This trek is perfect for appreciating the flora and fauna of the Andean valleys.

The colors of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain have a geological origin. For thousands of years, nearby glaciers deposited minerals on the surface of Vinicunca. In recent years, these glaciers have almost completely disappeared, leaving behind colorful geological formations like Vinicunca. 

During this 2 days hike, you will be visiting the colorful Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain as well as the legendary 7 Lakes of Ausangate. These lakes are seven stunning glacier lagoons located near the Ausangate mountain, the highest peak in the region of Cusco. The names of these lakes are Azul Cocha, Oqecocha, Pucacocha, Alqacocha, Qomercocha, Morococha, and Otorongo. 

Be aware that the Rainbow Mountain – 7 Lakes trek goes to high altitudes. So, we recommend spending some days in Cusco city before attempting this trek. By doing this, you will help your body to acclimate and avoid suffering from altitude sickness.

Why travel with us?

We are a local travel agency committed to providing the best tours and treks in Cusco. Our staff have years of experience guiding group and private tours in the region. During our travel packages, you will get unique insights about the history and traditions of all the places you will be visiting. 

Our Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate 7 Lakes hike is perfect for exploring the beautiful landscapes of Cusco in the span of just 2 days. We also offer day trips to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Humantay Lake. Do not forget to check our Classic Inca Trail of 4 days.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

5:00 am

Price Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Transportation from Cusco to Soraypampa trailhead and back to Cusco.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Camping equipment (two people tent, dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen, and toilet tent).
  • Breakfast.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner on the first day.
  • First aid kit.
  • Horses to carry your baggage. 7 kg (15 pounds) for each traveler.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Entrance tickets and fees.

Price Excludes

  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Air mattresses.
  • Dinner on the second day.
  • Any private expenses.
  • Tips.
  • Travel insurance.

Recommended to carry

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses.
  • Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Water bottle and snacks.
  • Camera.
Itinerary

Day 1Cusco - Llacto - Rainbow Mountain - Llacto - Pacchanta

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 5 am. Then, we will drive to Llacto, where the trailhead to Vinicunca is located. We will stop there to have a delicious breakfast. Then, our adventure will start.

We will be hiking for around 1.5 hours before arriving at the beautiful Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Once there, you will have free time to appreciate the incredible views of the surrounding Red Valley. Also, our tour guide will give you a short explanation of the history and cultural importance of Vinicunca. 

Afterwards, we will hike through the Red Valley. We will stop there to have a break and appreciate the stunning surrounding scenery. Then, we will hike back to Llacto, where we will stop to have a traditional Andean lunch.

After having lunch, we will drive from Llacto to Pacchanta. Once there, we will set up our campsite, have dinner, and spend the night.

Day 2Pacchanta - 7 Lakes - Cusco

We will wake up early in the morning to have breakfast. Then, we will hike to the famous 7 Lakes of Ausangate. We will be hiking through the peaceful Andean valleys. You will be able to spot some of the region’s wildlife, including huanacos, vizcachas, and condors. After visiting the 7 lakes, we will stop to have a delicious lunch. 

Finally, we will board our private vehicle to return to Cusco city. We will be arriving there around 5:00 pm.

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Kelly Fischpo

Couple Traveller

the tour was very nice, since we left I liked the bus ride and walk up the mountain, a great view of colors despite the cold weather, the guide very attentive to everyone.

June 17, 2022