Doing the route of the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) with Red Valley is a colorful experience in the Cordillera de Vilcanota. It has become one of the most requested tours of Cusco by giving an experience in the heights 5,200 masl / 17,060 feet.
You will come into contact with the wildlife of the Peruvian Andes, its camelids such as llamas and alpacas, glaciers, and sight the imposing Ausangate whose meaning in Quechua is Awsanqati, the highest mountain in Cusco.
Enjoy the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), the colorful mountains and the descent through the Red Valley, during a great day of many adventures, culture and surprises.
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The tour begins between 04:00 and 04:30, when a representative will pass by your accommodation for the journey to Cusipata, a town located south of Cusco, where you enjoy breakfast in the community of Tintinco. You can buy last-minute items such as drinks, snacks, and sunscreen, among others that you consider necessary.
From the town of Tintico, the one-hour ascent begins, towards the Phulawasipata camp (4,600 masl / 15,091 ft). During the trail you see a beautiful landscape, peasant communities and alpacas in their natural habitat.
When you arrive at the base, our professional guide offers directions to continue the ascent that lasts an average of an hour and a half in the Peruvian Andes, observing imposing mountains and rocky hills with llamas and alpacas.
At a moderate pace, very early you arrive at Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca’s elevation is approximately 17,060 ft. Starting the tour at dawn will give you enough time to take advantage of the day in this place without a large group of tourists and on a clear mountain where you can appreciate the imposing valleys, and the snow covering the mountains crowned by the fifth highest snow-capped mountain in the world., our Ausangate.
After enjoying this beautiful experience, you can choose the direct return to the base camp or discover walking at the top of the Vinicunca mountain, you can visit the Red Valley, or “Mars”, a desert in the Andean Cordillera with a reddish landscape where wild vicuñas and other camelids live.
After enjoying the place, start the descent for an hour to take our transport to Cusipata.
In Cusipata, you will enjoy a buffet lunch with Peruvian cuisine (vegan and vegetarian options available). After regaining strength, the return in private transport to Cusco, directly to the center of Cusco in Plaza Regocijo, around 4:00 p.m.
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