Way Vinicunca or 7 Colors Mountain
7 Colors Mountain in Peru, currently the most visited adventure trek in Cusco, we have the perfect offer to you!.
Our tour star at 4:00 a.m that we have to go the hotel where you are staying in Cusco, then we take our private van to chillihuani the small village where star our adventure , on the way we are passing through villages and glimpse some amazing views of the Andes. When we reach Chillihuani which is the breakfast spot, we are going to enjoy a lovely breakfast prepared by our chef then we have to be ready to begin the hike from Chillihuani that is over 4,450 msnm, from there it will be two hour uphill to get the famous Rainbow Mountain, along the way you will enjoy the view of snow capped mountains, colorful mountains as well llamas and alpacas grazing along Rainbow Mountain valley.
As you reach to the summit of the mountain, you will see the Rainbow Mountain surrounded red mountains as well we have the option to see part of the mountain range that is part of the andes will also glimpse Ausangate Glacier Peak in front of you, Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region. While taking in these magnificent views our trek leader will share some information about the composition of these colorful mountains and how they became stared calling as the rainbow mountain . After taking wonderful pictures we returnt to village that takes one hour and half downhill to get chillihuani which is ending point of our hike. After lunch, we will start our return to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel around 2 – 3 p.m.
|DEPARTURE TIME||4 am|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 2- 3 pm hrs.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
The most important city of the Inca Empire, Cusco, is located at 3350 masl, where we will go by bus to the Sacred Valley passing through the villages of Maras, Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, towns with living identity that have been maintained through years. Our starting point starts at KM 82 at 2800 masl
Day 1: Cusco - Vinicunca
This adventure begins very early, we will meet at your hotel at 3:00 am heading south (al Qollasuyo), a route used by the ancient Quechuas to be part of the Tawantinsuyo road system. After a two-hour bus ride, we will arrive at Checacupe to take the road to Pitumarca, passing through the villages of Japura and Hachipacha, until arriving at the village of Quechuyno, here we can take energy and enjoy a traditional breakfast.
We will start our trekking through beautiful landscapes, lagoons inhabited by South American camelids (alpacas, llamas, vicuñas), Andean birds and hopefully see some puma or condor. The hike lasts about 3 ½ Hrs approx. To finally reach Vinicunca at 5,200 masl. With the sunrise Vinicunca shows us its best landscape full of colors, here we can take advantage of taking pictures for the souvenir and delight us with the breathtaking view of the Cerro Colorado. An adventure that only Peru brings you from the hand of Peruvian Sacred.
In the afternoon, we will take the return to Cusco taking the same road.
It is important to take into account that passengers arrive in Cusco at least two days before to acclimatize and make the trek. You can do practice tours like visiting the city and the Sacred Valley, these are gentle walks at considerable heights.
For this route it is also recommended to carry the following:
02 Long Sleeve T-Shirts (Thermo Skin).
01 thermal wool jacket.
01 hunting coat.
01 snow jacket
01 Trekking Trousers
02 pairs of socks
02 pairs of underwear
01 sun hat
01 rain covers (raincoats and others)
01 pair of trekking shoes that support the ankles
01 towel for personal hygiene
01 biodegradable soap
01 A personal cleaning kit (toothbrushes, toothpaste and other essential items).