Cusco: Montaña Siete Colores

Tiempo: Full day
Cusco
Full day
Difficulty Intermediate
2 Persons
Cusco
Full day
Dificultad Intermediate
2 Persons

Description

Route: Cusco – Vinicunca (Montaña Siete Colores)

Cusco – Montaña de Siete Colores

Be amazed at the Mountain of Seven Colors

The Vinicunca mountain offers you a dreamlike landscape, its slopes and summits are dyed by strips of intense shades of fuchsia, turquoise, lavender, gold, among others. Similar to the colors of the rainbow stacked one on top of the other like a multicolored blanket or the reflection of the rainbow on earth. The mountain is located in the Cordillera del Vilcanota at 5,200 meters above sea level, in the district of Pitumarca.

Climate:

Vinicunca stands to be admired throughout the year. It is almost 5,000 meters high (16,400 feet) and three hours of walking.

Purpose of purchase

10% contributes to the Good Eco-Friendly Practices Project and social entrepreneurship in Peasant, Indigenous and Vulnerable Communities led by our NGO Red Ecovolunteer Nassf Latin America.

Itinerary

4:00 am Pick up from your accommodation. The tour begins at 4:30 to travel by car for approximately two hours to the south, until reaching the district of Cusipata – Paucarpata, (3310msnm) where we can enjoy a nutritious breakfast in Chillihuani.

Start of the walk that will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, we will observe the typical flora and fauna of the Andes, among which the presence of Llamas and Alpacas stands out, we will pass through beautiful ravines and see snowy peaks. We will arrive at the Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores viewpoint (5080msnm) our guide will give us an explanation about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain, we will also be able to take advantage of the moment to observe the Vinicunca mountain range (5020 m / 16,466 ft. ), take souvenir photos and admire the beautiful scenery. Then we will return along the same path to the point where we started the walk (Llaqto) where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch.

Finally we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. Arrival to the city of Cusco (near the main square).

Includes:

  • Pick up from your accommodation
  • Touristic bus
  • Official adventure tourism guide
  • First Aid Kit (emergency oxygen balloon)
  • Local breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance ticket to the Mountain of Seven Colors
  • Anti-shock walking stick
  • Thermal blankets
  • Professional assistance

Does not incluide:

  • Horse
  • Guide in English or French
  • Tips
  • Foods
  • Extra activities and gratuities

Notes:

  • Rates per person in USD$ (U.S. Dollars)
  • Rates may vary during holidays or special events.
  • Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other unexpected events.

Travel Tips

Who is suitable for this trip?

Ecoresponsible traveler and nature lover / Difficulty
Maximum altitude: 5080 masl

What to bring

Identification document
Comfortable clothes
Hiking shoes
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Mosquito repellent
Rain poncho (from October to March)

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Frequent questions

Why buy with us?

SOCIAL

Opportunity for empowerment and leadership in indigenous and / or vulnerable communities.

ENVIRONMENT

You contribute to the care of nature with a project for the preservation of the environment

ECONOMIC

You generate fair trade and job opportunities for local people, mostly women from indigenous communities

PURPOSE

Every time you buy, between 5% to 10% is invested in socio-environmental projects directed by our NGO Red Ecovoluntariado Nassf Latinoamerica.

EMPOWERMENT

Development of the solid waste management project. Rescue of core skills and talents. Community leadership and shared responsibility. sustainable tourism

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Delivery of materials for the development of prototypes for your ventures. It is managed and monitored for the creation of formal entrepreneurship and development of responsible tourism in its community

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