Every time you visit a new place, there must be some details you need to know about the region you are getting into. The Vinicunca or Rainbow mountain it is an experience that everyone wants to have while doing a tour in Cusco. If you visit Cusco City we recommend you to be prepared, because the rainbow mountain tour can either a nightmare or a wonderful walk. It’s all up to you!
Visiting this destination is a great physical challenge, so if you are planning to take a tour to Vinicunca mountain tour it is good that you are prepared for what you are going to find.
You will enjoy the multicolored tones that decorate this beautiful mountain that are due to the different minerals that cover the area. These natural substances began to form 65 million years ago when the ice covered its slopes and summits. With the deglaze of snow is revealed to the world which is today one of the most important Cusco’s tourist attractions.
The starting point for this hike is at 4600msnm and you must walk for approximately 4km (2 to 4 hours) to reach the highest part which is 5020 meters above sea level. So, getting there is not an easy trip. There are many hiking trails in this region, however, this has a wide variety of landscapes grouped in one place, you can take wonderful photos at this mountain that shows the magic of Pachamama creation.
At first the path is not so abrupt, but as we approach the top it begins to become more challenging. You can do a part of the route on horseback, but definitely the final stretch to get to the rainbow color area and the Ausangate viewpoint should be done on foot.
There are two scenarios that you can find in this place, during the dry season you can appreciate the colorful tones of the land and vegetation, also it is easier to walk since, the dry land is very compact. On the other hand, during the rainy season, if we are lucky, we can find a beautiful snowy landscape, unfortunately this makes it more difficult to walk because as the snow melts the road becomes more tedious and humid.
Anyway, don’t forget to wear strong shoes to visit this destination. Now that you have all the information, it’s up to you to decide if you accept the challenge of visiting the rainbow mountain, with PERU LUXURY TRAVEL you will find all the support you need to experience this destination with all the comfort and help necessary. So, don’t worry about little issues, start training and enjoy the tour to Vinicunca Mountain with us. You won’t regret it!
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