The Rainbow Mountains of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, are stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate Trek.
Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days. That has changed with this brand new itinerary. We have designed this hike so that it can be done as a day trip!
On this trek you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region.
With uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.
This trek is a six-day hike around the base of the enormous Mount Ausangate. It is the highest and most sacred mountain in southern Peru and for centuries has been central to the religious beliefs of the Andean people who still go on annual pilgrimages to its icy slopes.
The mountain’s snow-capped peak is 21,000 feet, or 6,385 meters, and although we will not climb up that far, we will get up-close and personal with the nature and the spectacular views that the region offers. While hiking completely around this mystical mountain, we will camp near hot springs and turquoise lakes inhabited by numerous bird species, including Andean geese and the almighty Andean Condor. We walk amongst herds of llamas and alpacas in remote native Quechua villages.
With spectacular glacial vistas, uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.
The famous four day Choquequirao trek is one of the most beautiful and spectacular treks in the Cusco region. On this trek you will see the great Choquequirao ruins and have a real adventure enjoying the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, great valleys, and amazing canyons. You will also see native animals such as Andean Condors, birds, and native flora and fauna such as orchids and so much more.
The ‘lost city’ Choquequirao (meaning ‘cradle of gold’) was discovered in the 18th century by a French explorer and it fascinated 19th century explorers. It was also visited by Hiram Bingham prior to his discovery of Machu Picchu.
Lying in a cloud forest, a dramatic 1,150 meters (3,772 feet) above the Apurimac River and surrounded by a fascinating landscape created by the Vilcabamba mountain range, Choquequirao has everything to offer a trekker.
It is a challenging but amazing experience to hike down to the depths of the Apurimac Canyon and then up to the site in the clouds…