Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru 2 Days

Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru 2 Days

Cusco Rainbow Mountain

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights

Max Size: Min 2

Physical rating: Challenging


Explore the untouched wildness mountain and enjoy our spectacular crafted mountain huts in Peru with us

Our special route which links part of the Ausangate Trek Peru 4 Days circuit will truly take you off the beaten track. An adventure that will take your breath away constantly, combining wild desert landscapes, glaciated peaks, rushing rivers and challenging mountain passes. We get you away from the crowds where everything seems untouched and undiscovered.

This Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru 2 Days is perfect option for those who really like the wilderness mountain and outdoor hikes,

Trip Overview:

  • Duration: 2D/1N- camping
  • Distance: 32km/ 20 miles
  • Elevation: 4200m (13,200ft) – 5200m (17,000ft)
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Group pricing available 2 + guests

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  • An adventure that will take your breath away constantly,
  • combining wild desert landscapes,
  • glaciated peaks,
  • rushing rivers and challenging mountain passes.


On the first day of your Rainbow mountain Hike with Camping, we will pick you from your hotel foyer at the delightful hour of 4am and begin our incredible Rainbow Mountain Trek peru. We set out on our 3-hour scenic drive through the South Valley, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, valleys and rocky mountains. While packing up our gear, our chef will be preparing a hot breakfast to get fueled up for the hike ahead of you. Our guides will go over the itinerary for the day and safety tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the next two days. The trek begins in a large green valley. where you will see hundreds of alpacas, local farmers, and the beautiful Ausangate Mountain towering in the distance. This is only a teaser for what is to come on your journey.

As you continue making your way on the trail, you will conquer the first pass of the trek, the Pucacocha pass. At around (4,876m/ 16,000 ft), the pass sits just above Pucacocha Lake, and the massive Ausangate Mountain is directly in front of you. After a successful climb, we will stop around noon to eat lunch and recharge our bodies for the remainder of the hike.

Our destination for the night is Anata, where we will enjoy a beautiful evening surrounded by jaw dropping landscape at the base of the Andes Mountains. As the sun sets, we set up the dining tent with chairs for the group to relax and enjoy conversation while dinner is being prepared. This night you will see an unforgettable night sky full of constellations, shooting stars, and keep yourself warm with coca tea.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Distance: 14km/ 8.7 miles
Elevation: 4,200m-5,000m
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Today is what you have been waiting for! Your chance to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain and the best part, you are almost there. We will wake you up bright and early between 4am and 5am with coca tea delivered to your tent, and served a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for your final climb to Vinicunca red valley (Rainbow Mountain). Upon arrival, you can take all the time you want soaking in the amazing 360-degree vistas of the surrounding lands and explore the mountain itself. Take some time to yourself and really enjoy the beauty of nature around you. It truly is a magical place. The hike down will only take about three hours and here we will celebrate a successful journey, and enjoy lunch before departing back to Cusco (3 hours). Arrival time back in Cusco will depend on how long you want to spend on Rainbow Mountain, but we typically get back around 5pm 6pm and drop you off at your hotel.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 18km/ 11 miles
Elevation: 5,000m-5,200m-4,200m
Hiking time: 6-7 hours



  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • All meals/drinks prepared by private cook (All food on the trek, which incorporates traditional Peruvian cuisine as well as modern fusion cuisine -we can accommodate
    specific dietary needs)
  • Boiled water and snacks
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking guide
  • All gear and camping supplies
  • Top of the line Mountain Hardware 4 season expedition tents
  • Large dining tent, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent
  • Portable toilet tent
  • Duffel bags for your personal belongings
  • Horseman/ Pack horses to carry all of the gear and personal belongings (up to 6kg per person)
  • Fees to access private land
  • First aid kit including oxygen tank

Not Included

  • Dinner on the last day
  • rekking poles (optional
  • Voluntary Tips for Guide, Driver and Cook
  • Personal Riding horse*
  • sleeping bags 15$
  • walking poles 15$
  • Machu Picchu Tours
$ 375.00

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Our local bilingual tour guides are fully trained and experienced in many different hikes to Machu Picchu. They are among the best in the industry!


Travelling with us will always feel like being with friends - we ensure our passengers leave with lifelong unforgettable memories of exciting experiences!


With over fifteen years experience in a range of tours to Machu Picchu, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition that’s right for you.


We cater for all diets (eg. Vegetarian, gluten free etc.) and provide nutritious and balanced food on the trail that leaves you satisfied and ready to hike.


We use top quality equipment from well known brands that specialize in hiking and mountain expeditions for your comfort to facilitate enjoyable hiking and good sleep.


We are a sustainable tour operator that protects our land and environment to preserve it for future generations. In addition, we work with the local communities on various social projects.