The Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca or The Seven Colors Mountain or also known by locals as Cerro Colorado, is located in Vinicunca, Quipicanchi province, Cusco.
Its geological formations reveal all their splendor, in contrast to the blue sky forming a formidable barrier between the coastal desert and the Amazon jungle, dominated by the beautiful snow-capped Ausangate (6384 m), one of the great Apus of this region.
The Rainbow Mountain is one of the spectacular places of the Vilcanota mountain range, it awaits a natural coloration, this coloration is due to the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion. This is an impressive mountain that have been formed to form a set of seven colors. The height of the Rainbow Mountain is approximately 5,000 meters above sea level.
Vinicunca has mountains of exceptional beauty that seem to have taken on all the colors of nature. An extraordinary landscape, a pleasure for the eyes.
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Hike to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
After about 3 hours of travel by bus from the center of the city of Cusco, an approximate 4-hour walk begins to reach the mountain from which you can admire the Rainbow Mountain and the beautiful valley that surrounds it. The return is less difficult and could be done in approximately 2 hours.
The walk has sections with a medium to high degree of difficulty and you need to be in good physical condition.
The inhabitants of the community offer, every certain section, a horse transfer service for an approximate cost from 25 to 50 soles (8 to 15 USD) depending on the section to be covered.
It is a pleasure to mention the good organization of the service for visitors, which includes bathrooms with basic infrastructure but very useful, where you can also find garbage cans and water.
Hiking to Vinicunca
This hiking to the Rainbow Mountain will please all demanding tastes of nature for visitors, taking pleasant memories of unique high mountain panoramas, where they will also be able to appreciate the South American camelids in their natural habitat and how the inhabit