1 day
duration
4/10
physicality
Cusco – Vinicunca
location
14+
age
Mar-Jan
dates

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain or 7 Colors. Mountains; located in South America: Peru, in the southern region of Cusco, which will satisfy the most demanding hikers and receive unforgettable memories such as sumptuous high mountain panoramas, formidable glaciers and crystalline rivers, lakes, peaceful pastoral scenes of the herds of sequins and alpacas maintained by the Andean and colorful clothes, this new route out of the ordinary in a day trip, is a true adventure, through a nature preserved and wild, where the only meetings to be by Vinicunca the ” the mountain of the rainbow “, Pucapunta (red mountain) and small communities of descendants of Quechua-Inca speech. The route reaches a circuit of scale, passing through the necks between 4710 and 5200 meters above sea level, then turn to the starting point of the circuit. Exploring on this remote route, you will see few or no hikers rarely, so you have this southward extension all to yourself. However, Vinicunca one day is able to offer travelers an alternative hiking that is unsurpassed.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco – Vinicunca
DEPARTURE TIME 3:00 o’clock
INCLUDED
Private transport minivan.
1 breakfast.
1 lunch.
English / Spanish guide.
NOT INCLUDED
Mineral water or Rehydrating.
Income: S /. 10 per person (Qayrawiri)
Tips, Personal purchases.
Horse for ride or climb to the mountains.

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Detailed Itinerary

3:00 am – Departure from Cusco to Qollasuyo.
We will arrive at Checacupe and then arrive at Pitumarca, where we will learn the history of the first rebels who challenged the Inca Pachacútec.
Then we will go to the native village of Japura, Hachipacha to finally arrive in Quechuyno, where we will have a rich breakfast.
After that, we walk past beautiful landscapes and lagoons where alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, puma, Andean birds, condors, etc., take a walk of 3 ½ hrs approx. until Paso Vinicunca (5,200 m.s.n.m.), from where we will have an impressive view of Cerro Colorado, which with the sunrise shows its imposing valley and hills of magical colors.
We will observe mountains like the Apu Sarinini and the Mountain Ausangate, the highest of Cusco (6,372 m..s.n.m.).
The Community of Chillca, constituted by llamas and alpacas, is known as the guardian of these Andean sites
Every year, on the north side of the Ausangate, the festival of Qoyllur Rit’i is celebrated since time immemorial, where the faith is impressive, as dancers from different parts of Peru arrive.
At the end of the day: Return to Cusco.
Arrival approx: 7:00 pm.
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Humantay Lake

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