Duration of experience: 2 days and 1 night.
DAY 1: CUSCO/VINICUNCA
DAY 2: PALOMANI/CUSCO
Overall trek distance: 15 km / 9 ¼ miles
Starting altitude: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft
Maximum altitude: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Challenging*
Location: Canchis, Cusco, Perú
Type of trip: Adventure, Nature, Culture
Travel Style: trekking, camping, local communities, highest mountains, shepherd's paths.
• Vinicunca The rainbow Mountain (Colorful Mountain).
• Ausangate (The Andean Worldview´s most importantSacred Mountain)
• Quechua-speaking Inca descendants
DAY 1.- CUSCO - Anantapata -Lake Camsite - Sunset Rainbow Mountain .
we leave Cusco early morning, adjust to its altitude by exploring through the Vilcanota Valley and small villages, colonial church, and its small inca site, a short drive from here takes us to the beginning of the trek, beginning with a short uphill climb followed by a gradual trail along the Quesiuno Valley until we get to our lunch spot located at Anantapata 4400m/14,435ft. Here we have amazing views of green hills and snow-capped peaks. After lunch and a little rest, we start on our steep uphill climb for 1.5 hours until we reach the Warmisaya (aka Pitumarca) Pass 5050m/16,568ft. After enjoying the views at the top we descend for 20 minutes to Yanacocha lake (4600m/15,092ft) where we set up camp for the night. Optional sunset hike: after dropping our bags, we take our 1 hour uphill sunset hike to the Rainbow Mountain Pass (5050m/16,568ft) and watch as the sun sets over the stunning Rainbow Valley. Once we have finished enjoying the view, we hike 45 minutes back down to camp to have happy hour (tea and snacks) followed by a hearty dinner.
• BOX LUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER
• CAMPING (WITH BASIC FACILITIES)- 01
DAY 2.- Sunrise Rainbow Mountain - Red valley/CUSCO.
Today is what you've been waiting for, your chance to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain! We'll wake you up bright and early with coca tea delivered to your tent, and serve you a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for your final climb to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain). Upon arrival you can take all the time you want soaking in the amazing vistas of the surrounding lands and explore the mountain itself. Take some time to really enjoy the beauty around you- it truly is a magical place. The best part is, we arrive earlier than other companies so you get the mountain all to yourself!
From here, you will have the option to visit the Red Mountain Valley and explore another out-worldly landscape before hiking down the mountain to our departure point. Here, we will celebrate a successful journey, and enjoy lunch before departing back to Cusco (3 hours), arriving around 4 or 5pm with drop you off at your hotel
- Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
collection from your hotel at 5 am
- private transportation to Quesiuno and return transportation with hotel drop off
- Four-person tent for every 2 people.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
Toilet tent and portable toilet
Professional Chef and assistant chef
Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
Duffle bag for your personal gear
Two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
Hot water for washing
Boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
- lunch the BEST GUINEA PIG, typical Andean food.
- transport to Cusco
- End of the service
- Extra food
- Optional tip for field staff
- Extra costs
- Tip for your staff and guide not mandatory.
prices from 295 usd per person
- 2 people: US$ 440 per person
3 people: US$ 380 per person
4 people: US$ 320 per person
5 people +: US$ 295 per person
Rainbow Mountain Hiking Trail Peru optional Item:
Horseback for riding + hoseman $ 85 (2 days) Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek
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Cultural Immersion Experience
Travel is about meeting the local people and experiencing different ways of life. That is why EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU immerses you in the local communities. Visit the most interesting and off the beaten track locations to experience the real Peru! Have a unique cultural adventure at local communities, COMMUNITY STAY and CULTURAL IMMERSION before each trek and take part of our tours.
We are a 100% locally owned and operated company!
EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU offers an assortment of adventurous treks and exciting tour packages in Peru, specially designed to appeal to most visitors' budgets that doesn't have a negative impact on the environment or adversely affect local communities. EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU employees are local, Peruvian people. We work to invest in our own country and develop social work to offer our people a better lifestyle and provide opportunities to keep growing. This is the main difference between local companies and foreign companies and associated companies.
Our Group Services have a maximum group size of 8
Most tour operators work with a maximum of 16 on the Inca Trail, since this is authorized by law, or even higher on other trekking routes.
We treat our staff
Including chefs, porters and wranglers with the utmost respect and fairness. EXPLORE ADVENTURES not only complies with the Porter Law and Regulation, but our wages are over the minimum requested by law and above the average pay by most tour operators.
We have expert Top Tour Guides
For special requests (ornithology, history and archaeology, flora and fauna and also generalist guides). All our guides have been trained in advanced first aid by certified doctors in Peru. On all of our treks, not only on the Inca Trail, there will be a guide for every 8 guests. The head guide will ensure the utmost safety to our guests by providing them undivided attention.
We use innovative equipment
Such as an igloo, waterproof, spacious tents, camping equipment specialized for high mountain treks, such as Vaude, Eureka and Doite tents. Each tent has a capacity for 3 people, but are used only for 2 people.
We have one of the most outstanding meal services in the field
Our chefs have been highly trained by several institutes in Lima and Cusco. You should be prepared to not only have a superb trekking experience, but also a culinary one, including generous and delicious breakfasts, snacks, lunches, tea services and dinners. Our delectable menus include a variety of Peruvian and international food and also cater for vegetarian and other dietary needs at no extra cost. EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU is recognized for its buffet meals, the quantity and quality of food, and its freshness.
EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU performs responsibly.
Making sure to cause minimal impact on the environment of the natural protected areas where it operates.
We pay legal taxes (19% IGV or consumption tax)on all services contributing to the country’s growth and development. Further to this, we pay a 30% tax on all earnings.
Our superb treatment to our staff is not reduced in the low season: porter and chef wages are maintained, same as guide fees.
Finally, EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU strives to provide top quality service to its clientele and will continue to listen to their comments on how to improve our services and take it to a higher level. Our clients are extremely satisfied as our numerous testimonials prove. Please read their trip reports on the Testimonials section of our website and also on Tripadvisor.
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Hiking poles – US $10.00 (pair)
Sleeping bag – US $10.00
Private tent – US $15
Upgrades to the trek
Machu Picchu by train 1 day Excursion – US $300
Machu Picchu by train 2 day Excursion – US $500 per person
2 day, 1 night Sacred Valley plus Machu Picchu Tour – US $530