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From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

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Tours Reseller exclusions Nature & adventure Outdoor sports

Take a 2-day Rainbow Mountain hike through spectacular landscapes near Ausangate mountain with this trip from Cusco. Camp overnight and have the chance to see wild llamas and alpacas.


  • Explore the rich flora and fauna in the natural landscapes of the Ausangate area
  • Marvel with panoramic views of at different lookout points
  • Enjoy an unique sunrise near Rainbow Mountain


Travel from Cusco to Rainbow mountain for a hiking and camping adventure with this two-day group trip. See stunning views of the snow-capped Ausangate mountain and have the opportunity to spot wildlife like chinchillas. Day 1: Be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at 4:00 AM and relax as you drive to the trailhead. Stop for breakfast before starting your hike to the first pass of Puccacocha, which is located at 5000 meters above sea level. Marvel at the imposing snow-capped Ausangate mountain and Lake Puccacocha. Make camp at Ananta with well-maintained equipment. Have the tent set up for you, so you can spend the evening relaxing. Day 2: Start your day with a delicious breakfast before climbing to a Rainbow mountain lookout. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this place to you. Next, head to the Red Valley viewpoint to explore and snap some pictures. After a nice lunch, walk to the bus station where your driver will be waiting to take you on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco at about 5:00 pm.


Tour Guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Expedition tent Sleeping pad (Thermarest) Sleeping bag Pack horse to carry all of the gear and personal belongings (up to 7kg per person) Duffel bags for your personal belongings Fees to access private land and Rainbow Mountain 2 breakfasts 2 lunches 1 diner Boiled water First aid kit including oxygen tank

Important Information

  • Sunglasses are mandatory throughout the hike Red valley is only available at the lookout point The local partner is not responsible for changes in weather Horseback is available to hire through local horsemen Horses are not the property of the partner If you choose to hire a horse, the horsemen do not speak English nor do they always stick with the group of hikers, as the horses walk faster than hikers Should you choose to hire a horse, you assume all liability and ride at your own risk On day one a distance of 14 kilometers or 8.7 miles is walked in 5-6 hours and an elevation of 4320-5000 meters is reached On day two a distance of 17 kilometers and 10.7 miles is walked in 6-7 hours and an elevations of 4200-5000 meters is reached

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