Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

$ 350 /
per person

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This incredible Rainbow Mountain 2 days Hike through and the Cusco Andes is ideal for those who enjoy nature but dislike walking in large groups. The majestic Ausangate Glacier will be your first stop on your first day trek, where you will enjoy amazing landscapes and majestic mountains, and the incredible Rainbow Mountain will be your second stop on your second day, with a magical sunrise between the sky and the mountains. Our trips are led in small groups of no more than two people and no more than eight.

Tour Location: Rainbow Mountain 2 Days Trek – This tour is located in the Andes Mountains, Province of Canchis and Quispicanchis, Region Cusco.
Type of tour: This tour is a combination of trekking and adventure.
Recommended: For those who enjoy trekking (challenging).
Difficulty: Moderate

Itinerary Rainbow Mountain 2 Days Trek

  Day 1: Cusco – Ausangate – Ananta

At 4:10 a.m., we will pass by your hotel on our way to Rainbow Mountain for a two-day trek, and then we will drive for approximately three hours to Alqatari, where our professional chef will prepare you a delicious breakfast made with organic ingredients. We will begin our adventure at 4900 feet in the morning, passing through local villages, lush pampas, and hundreds of llamas and alpacas.

The destination will be the Pucacocha steps, from which we will have a spectacular view of the Ausangate glacier. After admiring this magnificent glacier and its colorful lagoons, we return to our camp for a delicious lunch prepared by our chef. Finally, you’ll be able to walk around knowing about the local experiences and customs. As the sun sets over the mountains, our team will set up a tent inside one of our mountain camps for you to relax and, if possible, play soccer at an elevation of over 15,200 feet/4,700 meters while our chef prepares a delicious dinner. Tonight you will be a spectator in a spectacular night under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
Overnight Elevation: 4,650 m/15,255 ft
Highest Elevation: 4,320 m/14,890 ft
Distance to walk: 4 km/2.5 miles
Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging


  Day 2: Ananta – Warmi Saya – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

Finally, the Rainbow Mountains’ long-awaited big day has arrived. We will wake you up at 3:20 a.m. with coca tea or coffee delivered to your store, followed by a delicious breakfast to fuel your first ascent to Warmi Saya Pass (5150m) (16.8963ft). Then, after descending through breathtaking scenery, we will arrive at the lake and walk along it until we reach Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountains).

You will be the first traveler of the day to arrive at Rainbow Mountain, enjoying a sunrise in the silence of these majestic mountains, taking as many photos as you can and as you wish, before your guide tells you moving stories and lived experiences that will make you appreciate the colorful surrounding mountains. It is an incredible location; at an elevation of 5200 meters above sea level, you will feel the true power of the Andes.

Then, after a two-hour descent, we will arrive at our camp, where your chef will reward you with the best and most delicious Andean lunch for a successful trip. After your delicious lunch, we will return to Cusco in our private van for approximately 3 hours. Arriving in Cusco around 3:30 p.m. and dropping you off at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch + snacks
Highest Elevation: 5,020 m/16,466 ft
Distance to walk: 10.5 km/6.5 miles
Approximate walking time: approx. 6/7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Importan Information Rainbow Mountain Tour 2 Days

Getting to Cusco:

All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.

Arrival to Cusco:

At the Cusco airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Please notify us of your complete flight details at least days prior to 24 arrival. At the arrival terminal, look for our representative holding an Blue ALTITUDEXPERIENCE Peru board. Please keep in mind that you must first exit the airport; drivers are not permitted to enter the airport. This can be done on whatever date works best for you!

Altitude in Cusco:

People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than there is at sea level, your body must work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

You could initially experience the illness or a hangover when suffering from altitude sickness. You can get headaches, exhaustion, a loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty breathing while exercising. Please get in touch with our office if any of these side effects worsen, and we’ll assist you find a doctor.

These symptoms will typically be slight. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

The coca plant’s leaves contain alkaloids that assist your body absorb oxygen and ward off the effects of altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.

They will make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke. Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

Weather in cusco:

Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April through October, but be prepared because it can rain in June or get sunny in December.

Please make sure you have rain gear, including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you are taking the journey.

Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates.

Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures. Please be ready with a heavy, winter-weight jacket because evenings will always be chilly.

Luggage Storage:

Your luggage allowance is still restricted owing to railway regulations even if this is an overnight train vacation. To be transported to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), all bags must fit in a carry-on.

While you trek, you can leave any additional luggage in Cusco at your hotel or with us at the Alpaca Expeditions deposit. On the morning of your tour, we will collect from you and return after you have reached Cusco. Make sure your baggage are identified in some way so they can be found easily.

First Aid:

AltitudExperience guide has completed a physician-led first aid course. Every February, we hold a training session that is required for all ALTITUDE guides. When guiding you, they’ll have oxygen and a first aid pack for common medical emergencies including traveler’s diarrhea and cuts and scrapes.

In the event that anything unforeseen occurs and you feel you are unable to finish the walk, they will plan the fastest and safest route off the trail to a clinic. You won’t ever be on your own; a team member will accompany you at all times until you reach a doctor in a safe location. We’ll make sure you still have the opportunity to see Machu Picchu and get back in touch with your group when you’re feeling up to it.

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Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

$ 350 /

per person

Distance:
15 Km/ 9,320 Miles
Season:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
Considerations:
Not permit required
Type of Tour:
Aventura & trekking

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