THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PERU
Is another good option for a day tour from Cusco city, or also can be a 2 days tour, with camping gear, tour guide, and a cook.
The Rainbow Mountain Peru is a literally breathtaking trip, with stunning views all the time during the hike, is also known by the locals as Vinicunca Mountain trek. Highly recommended for those wanting to discover the astonishing landscapes in the area of snowcapped Mt Ausangate, hiking the popular day trek. The outlying area of Rainbow Mountain Peru is inhabited by the traditional Andean people, they chew coca leaves almost every day, who also herd llamas and alpacas in the proximity of the Rainbow Mountain Peru; a spectacular colorful peak set between equally multicolored hillsides. Besides, the interesting lifestyle of the locals are Inca descendants and they keep their traditions from Inca times, their daily life is based on agriculture and lives stock too, and they grow potatoes at high elevations, as well as quinoa and other cereals.
The very varied colours that those mountains have is because at very high elevations different minerals come up, also during the hike you will see some lakes with different colours too, some are blue, others brown, or red, etc. this area has very unique mind-blowing mountain scenery and is a very good opportunity to experience the true Andean life in Peru.
To get to the right Rainbow mountain of Peru, you will hike about 4 hours of gradual ascent, and 4 hours descent back to the starting point “Quesiuno”.
Some good physical conditions are required for this hike, that some people find it hard and others find it moderate, still is important and vital to have a professional tour guide who bring mules with an oxygen bottle, first aid kit, a horse just in case is needed for someone who feels any altitude sickness.
About the elevations there, are between 4320m to 5100m to see this beautiful Rainbow Mountain Peru.
Rainbow Mountain Hike Peru – Highlights:
• Amazing mountain scenery
• High Mountain passes
• Flora & wildlife
• Visiting local villages
• Hiking on the Rainbow Mountain Peru
• Astonishing views of the majestic snowcapped mountain “Ausangate”
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