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During 3 days you’ll explore some of the mountain passes of the Andes, while trekking to the beautiful Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. The route is full of breathtaking highland landscapes dotted with local Andean farms. The trek starts in Pacchanta town and it ends on Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am. Then, we’ll be leaving Cusco at 5:00 am. We’ll drive for 3 hours to Pacchanta, where we’ll have breakfast. Afterwards, we’ll walk for 2 hours to the 7 Lagoons. Once there, we’ll have lunch. Next, we’ll walk for three hours to Upis, where we’ll have dinner and visit the hot springs. We’ll be spending the night here.
After having breakfast in Upis, we’ll hike to the Arapa pass, located at 5100 m.a.s.l. Next, we’ll go to Yanacocha, from where we’ll walk another 2 hours to the second pass of Puka Qocha, located at 5100 m.a.s.l. After leaving Puka Qocha, we’ll walk to the Ananta campsite, where we’ll have a delicious lunch. Our next stop will be the third pass of Huarmy Saya, located at 5100 m.a.s.l. Finally, we’ll arrive at the Surine campsite, located at just one hour from the Rainbow Mountain.
After having breakfast, we’ll walk for one hour to the top of the Rainbow Mountain, located at 5000 m.a.s.l. You’ll have free time to take photos and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Then, we’ll hike down for one hour to Cusipata, where we’ll have lunch. Afterwards, we’ll return to Cusco, where we’ll be arriving at 5:00 pm. Once there, our staff we’ll transfer you back to your hotel.
Vinicunca is simply a beautiful place to visit!