Mountain Rainbow: how to come? tips and frequent questions

What is the mountain Rainbow and where is it?

The mountain Rainbow is in Peru, in the region of Cusco, province of Canchis in the Pitumarka locality.

The mountain Rainbow is a natural formation that shows the change in the coloration of the ground as you will be advancing up to coming to the lookout of Vinicunca where from it will have a spectacular sight of the whole mountain range of walk with its capricious colors that are alike the Rainbow.

Does how much of height have?

The maximum height point is 5200 msnm; nevertheless the tour departs from the city of the Cusco passing for peoples like Checacupe and Pitumarka up to coming to the point of beginning of the walk called Pampachiri to 3800 msnm where from we will amount to the lookout to a height of 5000 msnm.

Distance and trip time from Cusco?

The mountain Rainbow is to 138 km from the city of the Cusco and takes approximately 8 hours to come to this place between trip in car and on foot without counting the stops to feed and to rest.

How to come, how much costs and how much lasts the tour?

The best way of coming to the mountain Rainbow it is hiring with an agency specializing in sports of adventure since the hours of walk are between approximately 2 at 3 hours for which it is always suitable to go with a qualified guide and the best services.

The tour in shared service normally this one between the US$ 40.00 to US$ 45.00 depending on the services that are included such like feeding, guide and income.

The tour lasts the whole day, the pick up is from your hotel in Cusco and they are of comeback at 19:00 hrs approximately.

Can anybody realize it? Are there horses?

The grade of difficulty of this route is intermediate by which it is recommended for persons with the ideal physical state since the ascent at least is quite exhausting. Nevertheless you can rent a horse in the same Pampachiri locality with the proprietors who offer this service exactly for the persons who could not walk or are ready to walk for three hours.

You must bear in mind that the horse guided by a muleteer will leave you to approximately 15 minutes of the lookout of Vinicunca for which if or if you will have that gait this stretch.

What months of the year and epoch is it better to visit it?

The tour goes out every day of the year, being the epoch the most advisable dries between April to November nevertheless the rest of months even with presence of rains and of hail (sometimes) it offers us conference that can only be seen by this climate that you can carry with a poncho of rain and a few good shoes of trekking.

Inca World Team
Publication date: 03 Ene 2018
Sources: Inca World Travel

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