Multi-day trip

From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

Activity provider: Inka Altitude
Multi-day trip

From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

Activity provider: Inka Altitude

From US$ 350 per person

Take a 2-day Rainbow Mountain hike through spectacular landscapes near Ausangate mountain with this trip from Cusco. Camp overnight and have the chance to see wild llamas and alpacas.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in downtown Cusco. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (please provide an address and phone number), in this case, pickup will be provided at a meeting point close by. The driver may take 10-15 minutes to find your place.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore the rich flora and fauna in the natural landscapes of the Ausangate area
  • Marvel with panoramic views of at different lookout points
  • Enjoy an unique sunrise near Rainbow Mountain
Full description

Travel from Cusco to Rainbow mountain for a hiking and camping adventure with this two-day group trip. See stunning views of the snow-capped Ausangate mountain and have the opportunity to spot wildlife like chinchillas.

Day 1:

Be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at 4:00 AM and relax as you drive to the trailhead. Stop for breakfast before starting your hike to the first pass of Puccacocha, which is located at 5000 meters above sea level.

Marvel at the imposing snow-capped Ausangate mountain and Lake Puccacocha. Make camp at Ananta with well-maintained equipment. Have the tent set up for you, so you can spend the evening relaxing.

Day 2: Start your day with a delicious breakfast before climbing to a Rainbow mountain lookout. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this place to you. Next, head to the Red Valley viewpoint to explore and snap some pictures.

After a nice lunch, walk to the bus station where your driver will be waiting to take you on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco at about 5:00 pm.

  • Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expedition tent
  • Sleeping pad (Thermarest)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pack horse to carry all of the gear and personal belongings (up to 7kg per person)
  • Duffel bags for your personal belongings
  • Fees to access private land and Rainbow Mountain
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 diner
  • Boiled water
  • First aid kit including oxygen tank
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Gratuities/tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Sunglasses are mandatory throughout the hike
  • Red valley is only available at the lookout point
  • The local partner is not responsible for changes in weather
  • Horseback is available to hire through local horsemen
  • Horses are not the property of the partner
  • If you choose to hire a horse, the horsemen do not speak English nor do they always stick with the group of hikers, as the horses walk faster than hikers
  • Should you choose to hire a horse, you assume all liability and ride at your own risk
  • On day one a distance of 14 kilometers or 8.7 miles is walked in 5-6 hours and an elevation of 4320-5000 meters is reached
  • On day two a distance of 17 kilometers and 10.7 miles is walked in 6-7 hours and an elevations of 4200-5000 meters is reached
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It was a great time and very exciting experience. Me and my friend had in fact a prive tour with assistance of 4 additional people! Our guide, Amilcar was very helpful and he adopted the speed of the walk to our pace. Wilson- our driver was conducting the car so safely that despite difficult road conditions, I felt 100% safe! And Grimaldo- the best cook you could possibly have, especially in such circumstances. We were treated with delicious 3-courses meals abd amazing desserts. A pancake for a breakfast at 4700 at 3 a.m.? Why not? I truly recommend this adventure!

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July 29, 2022


Product ID: 407635