Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain of Peru, at 6384 metres. For centuries it has received many names – ” The Roof of the Inca Capital “, ” Vinicunca ” (Hill of Colours).
Guardian of the Cusco region, located in the District of Pitumarca, Canchis province, Cusco region, in the South of Peru – Ausangate is considered the most important mountain of the Andean cosmovision.
Cusco – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco itinerary:
A fantastic day tour (with trekking) to the so – called 7 Color Mountain, leaving from Cusco. Located in southern Peru, in the Cusco region, this route will take you through stunning landscapes with glaciers, snowcapped mountains and crystal clear rivers and lakes. Pass by local villages of Quechua descendants and explore the breathtaking surrounding nature.
The colors of the Rainbow Mountain will leave you speechless. You will be picked up from your accommodation at around 3.00am and start making your way to Arco (enroute to Puno) arriving at the Checacupe district (2 hour journey). Then we will continue to Pitumarca and a number of small villages till we reach the Hanchipata – Quesuno community (another 1.5 hours). From here we start our hike. We will be able to enjoy the view of numerous mountains around as well as the Ausangate glacier, and witness up close the local wildlife and camelids in their natural environment.
The trek lasts for about 3 hours to arrive at the stunning landscape of Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountains). Here we will have about one hour to relax and take amazing pictures of this natural wonder. We then hike back to the starting point of the trek, and from there return to Cusco (arriving at approximately 19.00).
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch