Tour Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley

$ 140 /
per person

Review

Hiking Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley, is the most visited place in Cusco, located 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, located at 5,200 above sea level, it is a mountain that has many colors product of the minerals of the earth, its surroundings are surrounded of similar and incredible mountains. It is time to take a break, because the true landscapes will be waiting. Discover this place full of mysticism and connect with nature.

Tour Location: 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: Challenging

Itinerary

 Rainbow Mountain (Vinincunca) – full Day

On this trip we will visit the Rainbow Mountain located at 5,200 meters above sea level, the tour begins with the pick up from your hotel in the city of Cusco at 5:10 a.m. Going the bus car for approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes through the south of Cusco, arriving at the district of Cusipata, where you will have a delicious breakfast prepared with organic products, after breakfast you will continue with the tour, until you reach the checkpoint of where you will start your walk for more than 1 hour and 30 minutes.

During the walk you will observe a variety of typical animals of the Peruvian Andes and mountains dressed in many colors, thus reaching the highest of the Vinincunca viewpoint, better known as the mountain of 7 colors, where you will have a wide view to capture the best photos and have A better enjoyment of this beautiful mountain, which will undoubtedly fill you with a lot of energy and you will be delighted, once the visit is finished you will return with your guide to Cusipata where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Once completed, we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving at 6 p.m. and leaving you at your hotel.

Elevations: 5,200 mts

Weather: cold and sunny

Walking distance: 7 kilometers/4 miles

Duration: 10 hours

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

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.

10 Hrs.

Tour Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley

$ 140 /

per person

Distance:
5 Km
Season:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
Considerations:
Not permit required
Type of Tour:
Adventure and Hiking

Considerations: Groups are capped at 6 people

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