Rainbow mountain – red valley. Enjoy this new option of tours in the city of Cusco, enjoy this experience visiting the Rainbow mountain – red valley, this place is considered after Machu Picchu, the second place to visit on your trip to the city of Cusco, in This tour of the rainbow mountain and the red valley, you will visit some Andean communities, where you can interact with the local people, who still keep the culture alive. You will see snowy peaks, glaciers and lagoons, herds of llamas, all within a range of incredibly colorful mountains. The hike is regularly difficult due to the height (5,000.m.s.n.m). Enjoy this option in the city and cusco the Rainbow Mountain – Red Valley. over 5.000.m.a.s.l
*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.
- Start- altitude of 4,800m / | 12,000ft.
- Higher altitude – 5.100m / 15,300ft.
- Total distance – 12.km /
- Difficulty – Moderate
- Location – cusco, cordillera vilcanota
- Duration – Full Day (5.ooa.m / 5.00.p.m)
- Availability – Every Day
Day 01: Cusco – Cusipata – Rainbow Mountain.
PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs
RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – RED VALLEY – CUSCO DAY TREK
We pick you up at your respective hotel at 4.30 to 4.45 am, to then start our incredible adventure driving, approximately 2.30 to 3.00 hours in our tourist transport through the southern valley until we reach the town of Cusipata, which is at an altitude of, 3,310 masl, where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast, then we continue our journey, until we reach the town of killiwani, starting point of the trek (4,800 masl) Along this road there are impressive views of agricultural terraces, canyons and traditional Andean towns.
Once you arrive at the beginning of the trail, our Guide will give you a brief explanation of the area, and you will be able to start the hike approximately 1.30 hours on a path laid out with a gradual rise of 30 degrees, during the hike we will have the opportunity to appreciate spectacular landscapes of the area. At 11:45. A.M. Approximately we will arrive at our destination the mountain of colors that is at 5000. masl. Here you will have enough time to enjoy this landscape and also take photos of the highest mountain in the region. Ausangate (6,400.m.s.n.m). Our guide will give you detailed information about color formation:
THE COMPOSITION OF EACH STRIP ACCORDING TO ITS COLOR.
Pink or Fuchsia: mixture of red clay, mudslides (mud) and sand.
Off-white: sandstone (quartz sand) and limestone.
Purple or lavender: marl (mixture of clay and calcium carbonate) and silicates.
Red: argelitas and clays.
Green: clays rich in magnesium iron (mixture of iron and magnesium) and copper oxide.
Yellowish browns, mustard or gold: limonites, calcareous sandstones rich in sulfur minerals (combined with sulfur).
After visiting this place, we continue with a 20-minute walk, along a quiet path until we reach the viewpoint of the Red Valley, here we will have a spectacular view of the Red Valley in all its splendor. After visiting the mountain we will return to the place where our transportation is located, to return to Cusipata, where our lunch awaits us. And in the afternoon return to the city of Cusco. Arriving at approximately 5.30 p.m.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Pick up from your respective Hotel
- Round trip transportation
- Buffet lunch
- Bilingual professional guide
- Access to the protected area
- Snack for the way
- Finished blankets
- Walking stick
- First aid kit
- Oxygen bottle
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Extra Spenses
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- A small backpack
- Thermal clothing
- Trekking shoes
- Sun hat
- Warm coat
- Gloves, hat and scarf
- Photographic camera.
- Rain jacket / poncho (for safety)
OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):
- Horses for rent (100. Soles)
- Personal expenses
- Private Guide (U$.70 )
PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs
Price & Add – ons
Group: U$: 50
Private: U$ 150
Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?
- Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
- If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
- Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.
- Hiking poles – U$: 10 (pair)
- Extra Horse – U$: 100
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Positive Impact Travel
By joining this trip, you are directly supporting a project with a positive impact, with the Goal of Sustainable and responsible Development for future generations.
The earnings that Pacha Expeditions receives, for each of our tours, a percentage is destined to support various Andean communities. Pacha Expeditions organizes activities for the benefit of the local community, for children and adults, throughout the year.
Our projects are backed by local authorities and with internationally recognized standards and are audited by third parties. Which imply positive impacts on the beneficiaries