Rainbow Mountain Day trip

Distance: 16km+
Duration: 1 day
Max. Altitude: 5100m
Rating: Hard
Starting point: Kayrahuiri 4630m
Finishing point: Kayrahuiri 4630m

Rainbow Mountain or "Vinicunca" is a sacred place near Apu Ausangate in the Inca mythology, those natural colors and amazing background of the red valley make one of the incredible spots in Peru. Rainbow Mountain in Cusco, Peru. It is also known as Vinicunca in Quechua name, It is stunning spot considered a holy mountain by locals. Since, pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today that is why you will see guides carrying and offerring coca leaves. On this day hike, you see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of alpacas and you have magnificent views of the Ausangate mountain (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region.

Rainbow Mountain - vinicunca