You want to see the stunning colors from the rainbow mountain, but the long hike up Vinicunca scares you? There is a little-known but great alternative. If the hike up Vinicunca is challenging as it is going up a lot, is long, and the altitude can cause problems to some people, the way from Palccoyo is easier, shorter and mostly flat. Moreover, as Palccoyo is a new route, you will also most likely be alone with your group or with a few other groups. Your pictures will then be better, and you will also see 3 rainbow mountains instead of just one with the classic tour to Vinicunca. This tour is a must-do in the area.
Early in the morning (about 3:00 am,) we will be at your hotel or hostel to pick you up. Please make sure you are ready and waiting in the lobby for our guide who is going to look for you. After you aboard our private transportation, we will drive to Cusipata where we will have the chance to stop for our have breakfast, relax a little and stretch our legs, there is a small shop where you can buy some snacks or water before start our Rainbow Mountain day hike.
After the Cusipata we will continue until starting trailhead. there we will organize everything before starting our Vinicunca hike. Then we will start our adventure to the famous Rainbow Mountain. There is 04 km of trekking. Uphill followed by 1 km over flat land that will take us to our goal called Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca Mountain which is located at 5100 meter about sea level where we will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views across the ancient valleys Ausangate. We will show you a good place to stop and enjoy the flight of the condor and see walk wild Llamas, Alpacas and Vicuñas.
After this we will turn back on the same trail, This time it will be easier because most of the trail is easy sailing—downhill! Once we get back to Cusipata, we will have a lunch then we will take our transportation back to Cusco.