Rainbow Mountain

Cusco, Vinicunca
Duration: 1 Dia
Max Altitud: 5,200 m
Activities: Trek

Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek.

The Mountain of the 7 Colors (also called Vinicunca or simply ‘Rainbow Mountain’) is one of the new and best attractions of Peru. Located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, in an altitudinal summit located at 5,200 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l) It is a mountainous and colorful formation  product of the complex combination of minerals. The slopes and summit are dyed in various shades including red, purple, green, yellow, pink and other variations. This tourist attraction was surrounded by ice not many years ago. Since 2016, this place receives hundreds of visitors a day becoming, along with Inca wonder Machu Picchu Peru, one of the most visited places in Cusco – Peru. Here you will find all the information about this incredible Mountain of 7 Colors – Vinicunca!!!


  • Unique panoramic views of Apu Ausangate
  • Incredible picturers of colorful mountain – Vinicunca
  • The level of walking of Rainbow Mountain is cataloged as 3/5.
Price Per Night



Quick Itinerary:

  • 05:00: Pick up from your Hotel to Pitumarca
  • 05:01 – 06-50: Take de breakfast at Pitumarca
  • 07:20: Pampachiri
  • 07:20 – 09:10: View the beutiful landscapes, Flora and Fauna to Vinicunca
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Walk around of the lost city of the Incas
  • 14:00: Lunch in Pitumarca
  • 19:00: Return to Cusco


In this program we will visit one of the new natural attractions of Cusco “The Rainbow Mountain Peru“. The tour starts early in the morning, we will pass by your hotel in Cusco between 04:00 and 04:30 am. To travel by car for approximately two hours to the south, seen some interesting towns in the road as Checacupe, Chilca and Pitumarca,  where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast , then we will travel by car 1 hour more until we reach the control post and start the walk in Pampachiri, the walk will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, we will observe the typical flora and fauna of the Andes, among which the presence of Llamas and Alpacas stands out, we will pass through beautiful gorges and we will see snowy peaks, upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Mountain of Colors (5080 meters above sea level) our guide will give us an explanation about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain, we can also take advantage of the moment to observe the mountain chain of Vinicunca (5020 m / 16.466 ft.), Take the photos of the memory and admire the beautiful landscape, then we will return by the same path to the point where we start the trek (Pitumarca) where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Pampachiri, where we will enjoy the peruvian lunch. After lunch we will start the return trip to the city of Cusco, arriving between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. The last stop will be near the Plaza de Armas of Cusco


  • Bus until the beginning of the walk and return in the same way.
  • Entrance tickets to the Mountain of the 7 Colors.
  • Breakfast.
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Walking Poles.
  • Professional guide (trained for adventure tours).
  • First aid kit, oxygen ball.
  • All the taxes.


  • Horse and Arriero.
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses.


  • Wear warm clothes.
  • Sunblock (preferably factor 90)
  • Sun glasses.
  • Cap.
  • Canes.
  • In rainy season, a water poncho.
  • Hiking shoes (hike / treeking).
  • Water.


Freequently Asked Questions

What to see in a tour to the Rainbow Mountain?

Should my physical condition be in order to reach at Rainbow Mountain?

Be sure of your good health, feel one hundred percent well, feel able to go around the world. For the safety of each one, it is advisable to go to your doctor to have a health check done.

How to get to Vinicunca from Cusco?

By the time you can get to Vinicunca hiring the service of a taxi or private Minivan, this will take you to the beginning of the walk and coordinating with the carrier can stay to wait or just turn around when leaving. Be clear with the carrier, there have been cases where tourists have been left having problems to return.

How to reach at Rainbow Mountain?

To reach at this magical mountain you must walk 5 kilometers from the community of Pampachiri (100 kilometers away from the city of Cusco, approximately). 

This magical mountain was on the route that leads to the snowy Ausangate. Due to the photographs, this attraction began to gain popularity in the world.

How long should I walk to get to the Rainbow Mountain?

The time you are going to walk is depends on your physical condition, approximately to arrive some 3 hours to 4 hours and return 3 hours. The best tip that we can give you is to walk calm and enjoy this beautiful trek.

How about the Climate during the walk?

From April to September it is considered the months where there is no rain and if there is minimum. From September to March it is considered rainy months, being from January to March with more intensity. However this is the rainy season there are days when not even a drop of rain falls. Also in any season can fall hail, or snow so you have to be prepared for any situation and enjoy the trip.